What if your baby is a girl, but you wanted a boy? Or vice versa?
March 22, 2010 4:33 PM Subscribe
How do people cope when the sex of their baby isn't the one they were hoping for? What if you were hoping for a girl, but got a boy instead? Or vice versa? What if you have a definite preference? Should you just not have children?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (53 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Right now I don't have kids, but kids has come up. I am hoping for a girl because I have heard that girls are less "wild" than boys and I am by nature a quieter person, even though I know that babies, by nature, will rock one's world in a very loud way. But I was just wondering if anyone else has encountered this in themselves, a definite preference for one sex over the other, and how they coped once their baby was born, if that baby was born of the undesired sex. I know that it is politically incorrect to profess a preference for one sex or the other, but I was hoping that someone who has gone through this might be able to offer me some advice, because I can foresee that at some point in my life, this may possibly present a kind of complication, and I have been thinking a lot about it lately. Thanks.