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Anyone know a family of all boys go on to get a baby girl?

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DeadlyLittleMiho Tue 26-Feb-13 14:29:17

Hi everyone, I've just signed up today because I'm wondering if any of you ladies know of, or have a large family of all boys that had just one little girl in the mix? I have 5 young sons and I'm hoping for a daughter someday. I know it's possible but I don't personally know any families like that. Any input welcome smile

MamaMumra Wed 27-Feb-13 17:18:18

My cousins - 4 boys and 20 years after the first they had a girl grin

Bananapickle Wed 27-Feb-13 18:47:53

I am the only girl with three brothers so it does happen but I think genes are involved. In my husbands family the eldest son has boys, it's been that way for generations. It could be coincidence but I reckon there's more to it.
If you want more children then go for it but be prepared for it being a boy. My SIL (husband's brothers wife!) is desperate for a girl and was almost disappointed when she had a third boy...

Tolly81 Wed 27-Feb-13 19:34:27

Bananapickle is right there certainly are genes involved in reproduction wink but it is 50/50. And the eldest being a boy for several generations? The chances of that happening are actually reasonably high since all of them have a 50/50 chance of having a boy first, so if you lined up a row of people (say, six?) and they all tossed a coin and all got heads that would be a coincidence. OP, I can understand why it gets annoying hearing guff about how you are predisposed to have only boys! Anyway as others have said, if you'd be happy with either sex then there isn't a problem.

5madthings Wed 27-Feb-13 19:44:00

I was told by a fertility specialist i was unusual to get a girl after four boys. I donated eggs last year and had to see him for that and a thorough mot and genetic testing etc. He said once you have three or more of the same gender its unusual to go on to have the opposite gender but obviously some people do.

As long as you dont mind either way what you get then fine but just how many times would you keep trying?

IrnBruTheNoo Wed 27-Feb-13 20:03:53

"It's pretty simple, do you want another CHILD"

I agree with this. You don't have more to have a set gender, you go on to have more if you want another child, a person.

lljkk Wed 27-Feb-13 20:08:19

Local family had 4 boys followed by 4 girls.

DH has among his relations, one family who had 3G 2B 4G 1B.

I think "the only girl as spoilt princess" only happens if you let it.

BertieBotts Wed 27-Feb-13 20:09:40

The Weasleys.


Kyrptonite Wed 27-Feb-13 20:11:21

I know someone that had 7 daughters then a son. Logically it should happen the way round you want as well!

TheSecondComing Wed 27-Feb-13 21:38:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LimeLeafLizard Thu 28-Feb-13 13:53:41

grin at 'the Weasleys'!

I have just had a daughter after three sons. We didn't do anything differently.

DH and I did examine our motives very carefully before trying for a fourth child to check that we could satisfy the 'Do you want another CHILD'? question. The answer was clear - yes. We felt like there was an empty seat at our family table. We also considered the impact of another baby on our other children, our lifestyle, our health, our careers (which I think anyone ttc should do anyway smile).

There are some people who never have strong feelings about having a child of a particular gender. There are also lots of people who do have a preference, and I think that is perfectly normal. However, if you are one of them it is important to understand your own psycological reasons for that desire and deal with any issues before you TTC.

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