My Gender Preference

Now that my pregnancy is out in the open I keep getting asked the usual “what are you hoping for?”

This question is such a different question to the first time. With Scarlett although I was happy with either I guess deep down I wanted a little boy. The only reason being I have always wanted that big brother to be my protector. I wanted the same for any future children. We never found out the gender with Scarlett (you can read why here) but when she was born a girl I wasn’t disappointed and I didn’t even think about the fact I wanted a little boy. I was just happy to have my little baby alive and kicking!

This time around I do have a preference and I don’t! 

Now that I have spent 2+ years with Scarlett I absolutely love that I have a daughter because she is quite simply my best friend! I would absolutely love to give her a little sister and another best friend for us both. I can imagine them wearing matching outfits or very similar clothes, playing in their bedroom with their dolls and skipping down the garden path holding hands!

But I would also love a little boy so that I can experience both! I am sure that he too would be our best friend and if I’m honest James needs some more team mates as he’s very out numbered. Scarlett and I can go to ballet lessons whilst James stands out in the cold at football training.

I am going to sound so cliche but as long as baby is healthy I will be perfectly happy with either! There is a little space to be filled in our family of three and we could not be more excited to meet them 🙂

Did you find out the gender of your baby or were you team yellow?


  • Unknown

    March 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Being totally honest, I would have loved a girl for my second baby (my first was a boy). But wanting a girl was completely selfish for me: two boys would be easier, logistically; they will hopefully play together better, and having boys is simpler in so many ways! We didn't find out, but actually, when my second was born and was a boy, it didn't matter at all. Congratuations on your pregnancy. #MaternityMondays

  • Farmer's Wife And Mummy

    March 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Aww oh congratulations we didn't find our either time. If we have another though, my husband says he would want to but, as we have one of each, I think that would be more reason not to find out. At the moment I think boys are easier than girls but as we all
    Know, that can change. Exciting times eeeeeeepppp #maternitymondays

  • Kay Brown

    March 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations 🙂 We've found out that we're having a boy. My side are overwhelmed by girls (I'm 1 of 4 and have 5 nieces and 3 nephews) whilst my other half is 1 of 2 boys and has 2 sisters but has 3 nephews (with 1 one the way) so for some reason we were half thinking we'd be having a girl. Saying that, the closer to the 20 week scan we got, the more I thought we could be having a boy and there was no hiding it when the scan started! Have you tried any of the predicators online? They can be a good bit of fun – there's one in the current issue of Mother and Baby that assumes we're having a girl!

  • Loving life with little ones

    March 21, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    When I was expecting my first I really wanted a little girl but didn't tell anyone this, I got my wish when we found out at the 20 weeks scan. our second had her legs crossed and we didn't find out until an emergency scan 4 weeks before she was born when it immediately popped up on screen, I was really happy to have another little girl. When we were expecting our third we were both convinced it would be another girl and when we found out it was a boy, daddy was over the moon, it actually took me a couple of months to get my head around the fact that i was going to have a son, but now he is here I wouldn't change it for the world, our complete family. #maternitymondays

  • Emily aka the trainee mum

    March 22, 2016 at 11:44 am

    This is how I feel too. We're having our first baby in a months and we're not finding out. I do find the question "what would you prefer?" a bit odd though. I mean, you can't choose and you'll have one or the other! But I know that as long as he/she is ok, I really won't mind! 🙂 #maternitymondays

  • Bread

    March 30, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Healthy baby of either sex would be fine for me. Though if I have a boy I know exactly what I want to call it. We'll hopefully find out Monday!

  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    March 31, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I never really thought about it with my first but with each of the others I secretly wanted another little boy as I just loved having my first. We are expecting a little girl this time though and I am so excited (and a little shocked too)


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