I just got back from my 1st Ultra Sound. I am 18 weeks and she told me I was having a boy. I cried the whole way home. I am not married and had gotten on board with the idea that I could do a little girl, I can do hair, and pink, and flowers. Mother and daughter would go galavanty thru life together. I could raise a girl. Now I feel totally caught off gaurd. I have 4 brothers and my whole life I have been best friends with boys, so it's not that I don't love the guys. Yet, what do I know about raising a Dude? I feel like all I will be able to say for 18 years is- "keep your hands out of your pants". Is it just hormonal emotions? Why am I so scared about the Y chromosome? Someone tell me I can do boy!
i felt the same way! i wanted a boy but only because i am married and knew my hubby would help out! my whole family is nothing but girls, so i had NO clue what to do. you can do it and it will all come naturally, and you will learn as you go and learn from your mistakes! like not covering his little weewee when you take his diaper off. you learn that one real fast! LOL! it will be fine! little boys are so much fun! i wouldnt change the past 2yrs for anything!!!
I was really worried when we found out our second was going to be a boy. It's AWESOME!!!! You figure out why some boys are 'momma's boys" very quickly! i love my little stinker. Please forgive typos, nak.
also, since you weren't "planning" on a boy, some things to think about regarding RIC. Best if Luck & enjoy your little man!
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When I was pregnant with my first daughter I had really hoped she was a boy. My husband had lost a little girl in his first marriage, so I thought having another girl would be too hard on him. Plus I was never a girly-girl so I didn't think I would know what to do with her. Now that I have her I LOVE it and have another little girl on the way. The point is that your motherly instincts will kick in and you will do great no matter what!
a lot of people feel the way you do, whether they did/didn't want a boy/girl...
but in a few months, after he is born, and you are holding him, and caring for him, you will be so in love with him, that you won't be able to remember why you thought you might like a girl. (And vice versa if you wanted a boy and found out you were having a girl.)
babies are awesome and special no matter what, and they will touch your heart in ways you can't even imagine.
So don't worry about it now, it will all work out once you have him in your arms!
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I was single when I had my little boy until he was 4 and it was the BEST time I ever had! Boys LOVE their mommies SO much! They aren't dramatic or whiney either. For the most part they want to "look cool" from the start and they are just so loving. You are going to LOVE having a boy!!! You'll see...
Boys ROCK! I wanted a boy all throughout my pregnancy...and I got one! They love their mommy's soooo much. I think that they are easier too. With girls, they are kind of expected to be 'pretty' all of the time, even as babies. Boys can just be boys, it's fun.
Actually though, these days, you only have to say that for 10 years or so. Then you have to switch to "keep your hands out of other people's pants". I still have years to go, and I'm already loathing puberty.
My hubby & I were in your shoes with our first. We wanted a girl something fierce, but indeed the sonographer found outdoor plumbing. I don't want to say that we were disappointed, but I'll admit to feeling a bit lost for a really long time.
Fast forward to Kindergarten - I wouldn't trade my son for all the girls in the world. So far, we've managed to raise a smart, thoughtful, considerate little boy who also happens to be cute as a button. He's the absolute light of my life.
...but I will admit to crying when I found out that this time 'round, we're getting a girl. Then it hit me - like your family, we're all boys. This will be the first girl on either side.
I am so NOT looking forward to the grandma-spoiling to come. Maybe having that boy first was a good thing?
well iam 7 weeks and i dont know what iam have but i will take a girl or a boy
with my first, i wanted a boy and so did my husband...when we found out it was a girl we were shocked. but in someways i deep down wanted a little girl b.c. i could take her shopping and do hair and play babies and all that with her. i will admit i think girls are a little more tough to raise b/c they have some little attitudes, lol and well my daughter is very whiney and needy. she also is a big daddys girl! in any case, we love her so much and are so glad we had a girl. we are going to start trying for another and this time hoping for a boy but if we get another girl hey no sweat right? just means we wont have to buy anything b/c we already have all pink lol. so good luck and just pray for a happy, healthy child b/c i think we can all agree thats whats most important!