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Were your instincts about the sex right?

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LuckyOwl28 Sun 24-Mar-13 19:09:10

I'm currently 37+6 and throughout my pregnancy have had so many people demanding of me that I 'must know' or 'must have an instinct' about the sex of our baby, and felt I must be missing some kind of maternal instinct as had absolutely no idea!

However, just over the last week all I can seem to think about is girl - I'm dreaming of having a girl, looking at girl clothes and subconsciously even referring to my bump as 'her' or 'she'.

Do you think this means anything at all?

Did you have such a feeling with your bumps and were you proved right/wrong?

I genuinely don't mind either way so makes no difference, I just wonder if this is the 'feeling' that everyone talks about

SneakyBiscuitEater Sun 24-Mar-13 19:11:26

I was sure all of my three were boys, only one of them was!

I obviously don't have 'the instinct'. grin

TeggieCampbeggBlegg Sun 24-Mar-13 19:12:44

Completely wrong both times.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 24-Mar-13 19:13:08

nope. I knew I was pregnant pretty much from day one - I became obsessed with my womb hmm couldn't stop thinking about it.

But as for gender? I convinced myself I would have a girl because I come from a very female dominated family.

<looks proudly at 2 strapping lads> grin

TeWiSavesTheDay Sun 24-Mar-13 19:14:57

Incorrect. Twice.

CheungFun Sun 24-Mar-13 19:15:43

I really hoped that I was having a boy, but I did have a vivid dream of having a baby girl and me asking DH why he'd dressed her in a dark blue babygrow! I had a boy :-) I thought I'd have a feeling, but I really didn't know!

fanoftheinvisibleman Sun 24-Mar-13 19:15:54

I was convinced I was having a girl as was everyone around me. It was a boy!

Casmama Sun 24-Mar-13 19:17:37

I thought it was a girl- I was wrong.

Frecklesandspecs Sun 24-Mar-13 19:19:44

No wrong both times with my girls!
Hoping for a boy this time as I have my two lovely little girls! But am not going to try and think this way or that.
This is my third pregnancy and not any different so far to the others (no sickness or symptoms as such except tiredness)
There is no way of knowing apart from the scan and you can subconsciously be quite disappointed if you have set it on your heart you are having one over the other sex when you find out differently, so try to keep open about it.

MrsSpagBol Sun 24-Mar-13 19:19:50

Wooo hoo - i was spot on! Thought it was a girl and it is!!!

FattyMcChubster Sun 24-Mar-13 19:19:53

I knew straight away. Told DP was a girl and she is! grin

Trazzletoes Sun 24-Mar-13 19:21:30

Yep. I was right both times. I just "knew". Can't explain it.

LuckyOwl28 Sun 24-Mar-13 19:22:48

haha well this has been pretty conclusive wink

I have a 50% chance of being right at least.....

Tinkerisdead Sun 24-Mar-13 19:23:43

I knew both times. When dd1 was born i just turned and shouted to dh i TOLD you it was a girl!! Then with dd2 everyone kept saying oooh i bet its a boy this time a baby john (family name that i would have refused anyway) but i kept saying you'll all be disappointed as im sure its another girl. And she was.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 24-Mar-13 19:24:10

I knew both were boys and referred to bump as 'he' quite early on. I did secretly hope both were girls though.

littleducks Sun 24-Mar-13 19:30:19

I KNEW in my first pregnancy it was a boy, I had a growth scan the day before I delivered and fou d out I was wrong and she was a girl.

I didn't try and guess with ds a d just asked at the scan. I am currently pregnant and although the pregnancy symptoms are more similar to my first pregnancy I have no inkling as to the baby's gender.

KLou111 Sun 24-Mar-13 19:35:54

I thought boy, everyone else said girl.
My mum who is a retired mw checked the heart beat about 6 months and said she thought girl, then when I was in labour she knew I was having a boy but didn't tell me as we didn't know, but told my dad.
I had a beautiful boy smile

Smudging Sun 24-Mar-13 19:38:34

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Welovegrapes Sun 24-Mar-13 19:39:25

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beckie90 Sun 24-Mar-13 19:42:54

I knew with my first 2. They were both boys. But this one I really thought girl was convinced but nope I'm having a boy smile xx

Welovegrapes Sun 24-Mar-13 19:43:35

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MirandaWest Sun 24-Mar-13 19:43:41

Wrong both times smile

Snazzynewyear Sun 24-Mar-13 19:46:47

No, completely wrong. Stick with the 50/50 expectation...

Pontouf Sun 24-Mar-13 19:49:41

When I was pregnant with my son I started to think he was a boy after about 20 weeks. By the time he was born I was absolutely convinced that he was a boy and couldn't imagine him not being. I am now 38+1 with DC2. I started to think it was probably a girl at around the same time again - around 20ish weeks. I kind of wanted a girl, really fancied having one of each so as I became more and more convinced that this one is a girl I started to panic. I just couldn't shake the feeling and was worried that if I was wrong I would be a bit disappointed when the baby was born as I couldn't bear the idea of that. We never planned to find out the sex but we had to have a foetal medicine scan at 28 weeks due to a complication so we asked the sex. And I was right! We're having a girl. I'm two for two!

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 24-Mar-13 19:51:30

I knew for certain what I was having both times.
I was completely wrong both times. blush

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