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Would You Choose The Sex Of Your Baby If You Could?

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I have three boys. I have had three fairly different pregnancies and as a result, had people each time tell me that I was having a girl. We found out the sex of each of our children during ultrasounds and only two of those ultrasounds surprised me.

With our first baby, it really didn’t matter either way. We were so excited to see the tiny features of our baby on the screen that we were ecstatic when we discovered it was a boy. But that first time, I did think that I was having a girl. My husband does not let me forget that while I was pregnant and before our ultrasound, I referred to our son as “baby girl.”

When I became pregnant with our second child, I again believed that I was carrying a girl. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed initially when we found out that we were having another boy. It wasn’t that I was unhappy about another son but I immediately realized that there would be no Barbies, no little toenails to paint, no one to pass my jewelry down to. Luckily, my disappointment only lasted for a few moments until I, oddly enough, began to think of future Halloweens. I imagined my boys dressed as Batman and Robin, and Ernie and Bert. With that image in my head, I became very excited to have boys that would be so close in age as brothers.

By the time I was pregnant with our third child, I believed, without a doubt, that I was carrying another boy. The ultrasound confirmed it, and I quickly refreshed myself with the theme song of “My Three Sons.” I was completely happy. Still I wondered how many people would choose the sex of their child if they could. Would I have considered it?

Here is some information that I found on trying to conceive a boy or girl.
According to ezinearticles.com, if you are hoping to become pregnant with a boy,
“Your baby's gender is determined by which sperm chromosome reaches and fertilizes the egg first. There are both Y (boy) and X (girl) chromosomes. Both race to the egg, but each have different characteristics. Y sperm are very fast, but are also extremely weak. X sperm are not the fastest, but are by far the strongest.

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