Well...sort of. Wasn't sure how to title this post.
All my life I only ever wanted to have a boy child. I grew up with all sisters and I was sick of girls. When we started TTC 6 years ago I had 2 nephews and 1 niece, that was it. I wanted a boy then.
However, now the current count for me of nephews vs nieces is 6 to 1. 6 nephews. My only niece is the oldest of all of them, and she's 19. In the last 2 years alone between my sister and DH's siblings there have been 4 boys born. That's 4 new nephews in the last 2 years.
That's just between DH and I. On my side of the family, my step-dad has had 2 new nephews in the last 2 years as well, and another on the way for January from my step-brother. And my older sister has no nieces at all, her daughter is the only girl out of all the cousins from my family and her husband's family!
So... needless to say, EVERYONE wants us to have a girl. Both sets of grandparents are constantly saying how much they want a girl. My sister was given a bunch of brand new girl bedroom items and clothing when she was pregnant but she ended up having a boy so she wants to give us all the items.
I'll admit I'm feeling the pressure to find out and I think I'm scared either way. If it's a boy, I feel like everyone will be disappointed (except DH who only wants a boy). I feel like it won't be as special because of the 4 boys we already have in our family all under the age of 2 yrs. If it's a girl, everyone will be happy but DH. I mean, I know he won't really be unhappy, but he really wants his sports playing hockey boy.
In my gut though...I think it's a boy. Ever heard of nub theory? Yeah...I shouldn't have done that. I googled and compared. I know it's not an exact science but still. And at the u/s yesterday the tech never asked us if we wanted to know the sex at all, but she started using "he" in all her descriptions. Maybe she was just being generic though because baby wasn't turning on it's side so how could she have known? Unless she saw something before she let us look?
Up until 2 years ago all I wanted was a boy... now.... I think I want a girl only because of all the boys. I want ours to be special, not just another boy...kwim?