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Did you 'have a feeling' of the gender? And panic incase you were wrong?!

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Firstpregnancy2014 Sun 15-Jun-14 19:01:32

Basically I really think I'm having a boy and I have no idea why
I can imagine myself with a little boy, I look at boys clothes when I'm shopping! I seem to only be able to look at boys stuff !! Even if I try to look at girls stuff I just don't like it. I feel awful and worried how I'm going to react on Wednesday if I'm told its a girl!
I have nieces who I adore, and my friends have little girls who I love and all I care about is that my baby is healthy so why do I feel like this!
Did anyone else feel the same ? Or just have a feeling and were right? I've attached scan photo too

pommedeterre Sun 15-Jun-14 19:04:47

I've been wrong twice! Was suspicious with this one as was very different to other pgs but having been wrong twice ignored my instinct (which was right).

HolyDrinker Sun 15-Jun-14 19:06:52

Felt exactly the same as you do with dc1, down to clothes shopping etc. To the point I didn't even ask the sex after the birth. I was right, a little boy.

Second time around I had no such feeling. If pushed, i might have said I felt like it was more likely a girl but with no certainty. It was indeed a girl!

Firstpregnancy2014 Sun 15-Jun-14 19:06:59

I don't even understand why I have this feeling! Before we conceived I always looked at little girls stuff and didn't feel like this I think that's why I've convinced myself it's a boy! I need to go into the hospital Wednesday with an empty mind I think !

LittlePeasMummy1 Sun 15-Jun-14 19:07:04

I was convinced she was a girl from the second I found out I was pregnant. Fortunately I was correct as was so convinced I think I'd have needed therapy to get my head around a blue one. My friend was also convinced hers was a girl and got a gorgeous boy who wore a lot of pink in his first few weeks!

RatHammock Sun 15-Jun-14 19:12:20

Yep, I was absolutely convinced I was having a boy. Every old lady I saw in the street/park/supermarket assured me I was definitely 'carrying a boy'. Only really thought about boys names.

Didn't find out at the anomaly scan as DH didn't want to know, and anyway I had supreme confidence in my intuition.

Imagine my surprise when DD arrived. I think I felt mildly disappointed for about five seconds, then it just seemed normal. She's nearly four now and I'm delighted with her.

FWIW, all 9 of my NCT class were certain they were having boys (nobody found out the gender beforehand). 5 of us had girls! grin

buggerboooo Sun 15-Jun-14 19:25:22

I feel like I am having a boy. I really really want a boy, but girls clothes are much nicer, so I always look at them!

I had a feeling that both I and my step daughter would be having boys. She has found out its a boy so I have been half right!

I dont find out for another 9 weeks!!!

duvetfan Sun 15-Jun-14 19:31:18

With my ds I just had a feeling that he was a boy (totally scientific and reliable). My first words after delivery were 'I told you it was a boy'. This time I think its a girl but based on dates not gut instinct. Only 22weeks so a long way till I find out if I am right again.

Jumblebee Sun 15-Jun-14 19:34:38

Ever since I first found out I was pregnant I just longed for a girl. No idea why, I have 2 beautiful nephews. I just had such a strong feeling it was a girl and I was so scared when I found out that if they said we were having a boy that I would cry confused

I did indeed have a girl so I'll never know if I would have been disappointed or not. I'd like to think that for maybe a few seconds I would have been but it would have soon changed to pure joy!

tinkerbellvspredator Sun 15-Jun-14 19:36:34

I've been wrong twice. Disappointed for a day then took about 2 weeks to get excited again. Hey ho.

MrsMonkeyBear Sun 15-Jun-14 19:38:01

I've always said that bump is a girl. Everyone else said boy so I really doubted myself. When we went for 20 week scan a couple of weeks ago, I was proved that my instinct was right. In this case mum did know best. Just another 19ish weeks until I get to meet her!!

mssleepyhead Sun 15-Jun-14 19:38:44

Thought I was having a girl and kind of wanted one because my parents only have grandsons, but when we found out it was a boy and we realised we were looking at our son it was an incredible feeling. Just thinking of it now makes me whell up a bit. I'm glad I found out before hand and didn't spend 9 months imagining a girl, but I'm thrilled to be having a boy.

CPtart Sun 15-Jun-14 19:39:19

I knew bump number 1 was a boy, just knew it ....and he was!
Had no feeling either way with Ds2.

I have three girls and a boy. I had feelings about the gender for all four pregnancies and was wrong every time.

BikeRunSki Sun 15-Jun-14 19:43:29

I was sure my first baby was a boy. Felt just like the OP and only had a boys name planned. 20 week scan said boy, so we didn't even have a back up girls name just in case.

I was also sure my second baby was a boy. 20 week scan said probably. We only had a bits name. Had a private scan at 22 weeks to be sure...... Girl. Took me weeks to accept it.

Alita7 Sun 15-Jun-14 19:48:33

That's exactly how I feel about mine only I think it's a girl. I can't pick a boys name, and am not interested in boy stuff, even though before pregnancy I wasn't bothered what we had. Now I just an certain it's a girl. I find out on Thursday if the baby plays ball!

I hope I won't be disappointed if it's a boy (not because I want a girl but because I've been imagining my girl). I'm sure I will love baby just as much no matter what, I just can't shake this instinct. I also think if I'm wrong I'll feel a sense of confusion over not knowing my body and not being able to trust my instincts.

hugoagogo Sun 15-Jun-14 19:48:48

I was sure ds was a girl and dd was boy. hmm

squizita Sun 15-Jun-14 19:55:42

My gut said boy... The scans all say girl!

CornChips Sun 15-Jun-14 19:59:59

I always thought I was having a DD in the early days. I am an only child, and have never been around little boys, and just could not actully imagine a boy. Then about 2 days before we got the 20 week scan I just knew it was a boy. The sonographer did not have to tell me, I knew to my very bones.

YellowYoYoYam Sun 15-Jun-14 20:02:32

Yup I had gut feelings.

I thought DC1 would be a boy...wrong!

I thought DC2 was a girl...wrong again!

I read somewhere mother's instinct is correct 75% of the time, i.e., it's more accurate than someone random just guessing who will be right 50% of the time. I must just have poor mother's instinct!

Borttagen Sun 15-Jun-14 20:19:18

Haha, I was the same as hugo and yellow, wrong both times but delighted with what I got. Pregnant again and convinced I'm having a girl so trying to think of boys names as I'm sure I'll be wrong again!

DitzyDonkey Sun 15-Jun-14 20:20:25

I was certain ds would be a boy and I was correct.

I'm ten weeks with this little bean and have no real feeling so far, we have lovely boys names picked out but just can't find a girls name that is right, so I don't know if that is a sign confused

redexpat Sun 15-Jun-14 20:42:40

I was certain from 10wks that DS was a boy. I am equally convinced that this one is too. Will let you know in 3 weeks or so....

Heatherbell1978 Sun 15-Jun-14 20:48:40

Yes! Before I was pregnant I was convinced my husband would father girls. He's always liked the thought of having a girl and I could imagine is having a girl. Then I fell pregnant and from day 1 I was convinced he was a boy to the point I referred to him as he. Right enough, a boy:-)

BurnThisDiscoDown Sun 15-Jun-14 20:56:36

I was convinced I was having a girl - had loads of girls names we liked and real difficulty picking out boys names. I was drawn to the girls clothes and pink bouncers and stuff, and even dreamed the baby was a girl. He wasn't! grin I wasn't disappointed, just surprised, and I referred to him as her and she for a few weeks! Wouldn't change him for anything, he's perfect! smile

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