When I was first pregnant I just knew I was having a boy. Lousy maternal instinct, huh?
I listened to the wives tales. I wasn’t nauseas. I wanted salty, spicy foods, not sweet. My skin never broke out. Clearly all “scientific facts” that proved I was having a boy.
When we found out we were having a girl, I was incredibly surprised. I didn’t believe it at first and asked for further proof. I got all the proof I needed when our sweet Hailey came into the world September 15th. Now, I couldn’t imagine it any other way.
Though I don’t have a boy to compare to, I absolutely love having a girl! She’s snuggly and sweet. She whispers to herself when she plays. She’s gentle. She looks darling in bows. Her giggles melt me and I can’t wait to bake cookies and watch Disney princess movies with her. (No worries, gender stereotype warriors, I’ll gladly watch GI Joe if she’s into that!)
Some people believe that I wanted a boy, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Perhaps it was the fact I have an older brother or that David is 1 of 2 boys, but I just knew I’d have a boy first. What I wanted was a healthy baby, boy or girl.
It’s no secret that some people know what they want, though, and go to lengths to get what they want. You can look at China’s one child policy and how that has created an imbalance of many more males than females (source) and is sure to create socioeconomic ramifications.
Conventional wisdom says that if given a choice, couples would choose boys over girls, however, did you know that in the US that “how to have a girl” is googled three times as often as “how to have a boy” and 80% of gender selection patients have a goal to have girls? (source)
All this leads to one fact: some people clearly have a preference in their child’s sex. However, would many people go as far as to choose the sex if given the opportunity? I’m NOT talking about ending a pregnancy, I’m saying if a person could choose, pre-conception, if the child would be a boy or girl, would they? Would you?
What do you think?