I have seen a few posts recently about the girl/boy debate and how people felt about it.
Before today I never thought anything of this topic. Until today that it.
Our family has been in a bit of a baby drought the past few years. Something that has dramatically changed in the last three years.
A total of 3 boys and one girl, all within a year of each other (ranging from 3 years to 4 months) they have all come along like buses.
Next year marks the arrival of yet another grandchild (so that will be 5 in total) this ones another girl.
The response my relative received about having two children, on of each gender got me thinking.
Is it the be all and end all really to have a child in each gender?
The NHS doesn’t offer gender scans, they will tell you the gender at your 20-week scan, but they don’t have to. Confirming gender isn’t relevant to the NHS, ensuring your baby is in the best health is.
You can pay to have a private 16-week gender scan, and this is something we have done with both pregnancies. Some people like to keep the sex as a surprise. I’m far to nosey for that. I also like to plan bits like clothes and nursery themes etc.
When the midwife told me Kai was a boy, I felt disappointed for a second. Honestly, it was over in a heartbeat. Yes, a little girl would have been nice on the one hand as we already had a boy. Was it the end of the world, no not at all.
Now that I have my boy’s I couldn’t think of a more perfect scenario. There are so many pros’s to have same gender siblings:
- Finally having two boys was much better for us, we already had all the gear.
- The boys will be able to bond over toys etc. once they are older. They will likely be into the same thing like cars and dinosaurs.
- The boys are 19 months apart and I think will be firm pals when there older.