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AIBU to ask what sex isn't baby?

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Savuti · 26/12/2019 23:29

I am pregnant with my second, AIBU to ask if my next baby will be the same sex as my first or more likely (anecdotally rather than scientifically) to be different.

Most sibling sets I know are the same boy/boy or girl/girl.

Do you agree? Or am I getting the opposite sex this time round?

Just for 'fun'

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Crunchymum · 26/12/2019 23:30

Its 50/50

HTH

Pardonwhat · 26/12/2019 23:32

As far as I’m aware even though the population is 48:52 female:male (roughly) the ‘odds’ as such would ‘reset’ with each pregnancy.
You’ll probably get one or the other though Smile

Millymollymandybestie · 26/12/2019 23:32

Loads of people i know have followed the sabe pattern as there parents. I did -girl boy

halocompanach · 26/12/2019 23:37

DC's Dad - one of two boys
Me - one of three girls and a boy
We have two boys and a girl so different to both but the same as one grandparent.

Savuti · 26/12/2019 23:38

@Crunchymum it's not dead on 50/50 and I was asking anecdotally. Nearly all the sibling sets I know are the same (going on pairs of siblings not 3's 4's etc)

I know very few boy girl sibling pairs.

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NeedAnExpert · 26/12/2019 23:39

As far as I’m aware even though the population is 48:52 female:male (roughly) the ‘odds’ as such would ‘reset’ with each pregnancy.*

Actually, that’s not true. If you have a boy it’s statistically far more likely that baby 2 will be a boy etc.

Skiptheskip · 26/12/2019 23:40

Nearly all the sibling pairs I know are boy/girl.

Savuti · 26/12/2019 23:40

@Needanexpert what scientific evidence states you're more likely to have boy/boy or girl/girl? I always thought scientifically it 'resets' but anecdotally didn't match up to what I 'see'

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Ludways · 26/12/2019 23:41

Me, second of 2 girls
Dc, one of each

NeedAnExpert · 26/12/2019 23:41
steff13 · 26/12/2019 23:41

I had boy, boy, girl.

ColdTattyWaitingForSummer · 26/12/2019 23:42

As far as I’m aware even though the population is 48:52 female:male (roughly) the ‘odds’ as such would ‘reset’ with each pregnancy.

Actually, that’s not true. If you have a boy it’s statistically far more likely that baby 2 will be a boy etc.

I did hear that with both the same biological parents you’re more likely to get the same again, but if your second child is with a new partner it’s not? No idea if that’s true though!

Savuti · 26/12/2019 23:45

Interesting!

Before anyone wonders, I'm not fussed at all about what sex this baby is and I'm not finding out during the pregnancy. But obviously lots of people are 'guessing' and it made me realise I am subconsciously assuming that I'm having the same sex as DC1.

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Lunafortheloveogod · 26/12/2019 23:45

My side of the family everyone has one of each. (Dads side it’s boy girl and mums it’s girl boy) Dp’s side is literally all boys besides 1 girl in 15 (uncle also has 3 boys).. DP’s genetics seem stronger than mine currently pregnant with ds2.

Also both my pregnancy symptoms were different, hg with ds1 and I’ve barely gagged with ds2 (nauseas yes but compared to 30 times a day I’m fine)

gothefcktosleep · 26/12/2019 23:46

YABU

Crown Grin

Far2go46 · 26/12/2019 23:47

It might be 3 French hens 🤷

TellMeWhoTheVilliansAre · 26/12/2019 23:49

I know loads of families where there are boy/girl siblings, or in families of more than 2 where the eldest 2 are boy/girl.

I actually know very few single sex siblings.

Pardonwhat · 26/12/2019 23:51

I don’t have the mental capacity to read that paper right now but I will do with a cup of tea in the morning as I’m a complete Saddo Crown Grin.

Frozenfan2019 · 26/12/2019 23:51

Anecdotally my mum was boy/girl.i was boy/girl and my first two children were boy/girl. The same is true of DH and his dad (but not my dad or his mum so not consistent) on balance my experience would say you seem slightly more likely to have the same as your parents but as you say it's anecdotal

ZoZoBo · 26/12/2019 23:52

I am one of 5 sisters, all with 3 children and our first two were all girl boy or boy girl

Frozenfan2019 · 26/12/2019 23:54

I am subconsciously assuming that I'm having the same sex as DC1

Yep I felt this too. I had a DS and was so sure my next would also be a DS,I couldn't imagine myself with a girl. I had a DD and then another Dd!

exexpat · 26/12/2019 23:56

It is totally random.

Just think about how conception happens: millions of sperm, with mixture of Y chromosomes and X chromosomes. Which one fertilises the egg is a matter of chance. That tiny sperm has no idea what sex your previous child is, and there is no way it could be influenced by previous births.

FWIW, I have a boy and girl, and all of their first cousins (three sets of them) are boy/girl pairs. I was one of two girls; DH had two sisters. I do not extrapolate anything from that except that that is the way the genetic dice happened to roll for all of us.

cookiemonster5 · 26/12/2019 23:56

My generation in my family was normally boy then girl. Only 1 member had more than 2 then it went boy, girl, boy. The youngest sibling set was girl, girl.

Husband is one of 3 boys. The rest is a mix. I have 3 boys, one brother had girl then boy the other just boy.

No correlation whatsoever.

My parents generation went boy, twin boy and girl, girl, girl and the other was 3 girls.

Savuti · 26/12/2019 23:56

@Frozenfan2019 I just can't picture having the opposite to what I have now. I didn't realise I was even thinking it until lots starting having their guesses at old wives tales and it dawned on me that I'd already made my mind up what I'm having!

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itgetshardereveryday · 27/12/2019 00:00

I think it's even odds until you're on your third child in which case if you have 2 of the same sex already you're more likely to have a third of the same.

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