Child #9 is our...

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Child #9 is our...

7th boy! We had our scan yesterday and he is very clearly a little boy. I have to be honest, I was a little disappointed at first, but I got over it in about 3 minutes. Then I just felt guilty for feeling disappointed at all! I think I was hoping for a girl because we got our girls bigger and I got one of my boys at 2.5, so I have never had a little bitty girl, but that's okay. I have never had a baby or toddler boy either! Mostly, I'm just happy that he looked healthy and is already 3/4 of a pound!

So, anyone else feel a little disappointed at first? Made me feel like such a crummy mom, especially after working so hard for this baby! I spent all day beating myself up for that reaction. I hate hormones!

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Joined: 12/26/05
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Oh yeah, I was totally bummed last pregnancy. I had myself all geared up for another boy this time as well. When the tech showed us her female parts, I was over the moon excited. I think it is totally normal to feel either way, honestly.

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COngrats! I don't think you should feel bad at all about that reaction. Of course you are happy to have a healthy baby but I think all of us have feelings like this when we find out what we are acutally baking! It is exactly why I choose not to find out last time (or this time). I knew last time if they were to say boy I would have felt very sad for a little while. It is a lot harder to have negative feelings when you are actually holding the little miracle in your arms!

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YAY!!! CONGRATS!!! I agree with Marcia- that's one of the reasons I'm glad we're not finding out until birth- I think it'd be extremely hard to feel disappointed if I was told it's another boy when he's there! At least you are over it now- I really don't think you should feel bad at all. I'm so glad he's looking healthy!

Joined: 07/04/11
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Congratulations! I felt a little disappointed when I found out baby #1 was a boy but now I wouldn't change it for the world. I think it's good to be honest with yourself.

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Joined: 03/05/07
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Yahoo Congrats on your little BOY!! Biggrin

ourfirstblessing's picture
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Congratulations!!! Glad everything is going well

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Whoo hoo! Im glad everything looks good.
I think feeling that way is normal! Dont feel bad, I was a little sad when I found out Kay was a girl!

always_1111's picture
Joined: 08/09/09
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Congrats on your little boy!

I was a little disappointed because I really wanted to give my hubby a son to play baseball with, but I always wanted a little girl, so it works out. Wink

Joined: 11/08/07
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Thank you all! I feel much better! The guilt lasted so much longer than the disappointment, and it is good to know that I am not alone! Can't wait to meet our little guy!

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Joined: 08/25/07
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Congrats on your boy!!!
I think that's the reason I don't want to know, I really think I would have a moment of disappointment either way. But, I agree with the others once that baby is in your arms it doesn't matter you are just happy to be holding them.

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Joined: 02/08/09
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Awe, congrats!! Either way, once you hold that baby gender won't matter in the least! I really want a girl this time, but healthy is so much more important to me!

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Joined: 12/30/08
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Don't feel bad. I was dissapointed this time too. I was sure it was a girl, and that is what i wanted. But instead of giving my girl the gift of a sister, we are giving her the gift of being the princess of the house. I got over it pretty quick, it is just good to know that the baby is healthy.

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Joined: 06/07/11
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Sorry for the delay.. so busy at work.. just wanted to say CONGRATS and Welcome to team BLUE Smile