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My sister is 11 weeks pregnant, too early to know the sex. We all really want a boy, so we're hopeful

 

She has had not one symptom thus far--no sickness, no sore breasts, and only a little tired, but no more than usual. She said sometimes she's not even sure she's pregnant!

 

"Everyone" (in quotes b/c who knows!) she's talked to who has had a boy before said they had no pregnancy symptoms at all, but those who have had girls have said they were sick the whole time.

 

Hearing this, she's convinced it'll be a boy. I'm telling her not to get all hopeful yet!

 

The few people I've talked to, one who's had a boy, have said they were sicks as dogs their whole pregnancy, so I think it's a myth.

 

To those of you who have been pregnant, did you experience a lot of symptoms despite the gender of your baby? Or none at all, also despite the gender?

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One pregnancy - a boy. I had very mild morning sickness which is the traditional sign but I had cravings, food aversions (my two favorites - coffee and also cold cereal - had no interest in either until after I gave birth) and other bodily changes (meaning other than weight gain!). I will say that I had no preference for gender once I learned I was pregnant - was just thrilled to be pregnant - but once I found out (at 5 weeks) shortly thereafter I "knew" it was a boy - so much so that my husband changed his mind about finding out the gender because he figured if I "knew" he should know too, lol.

 

I heard all the myths and don't buy them. I will say that I carried all in front which I guess is supposed to mean a boy?

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I just don't want her to get her hopes up. They will be thrilled with a girl or a boy but they hope for a boy.

 

I've heard pregnancy symptoms are hereditary. I don't know if my mom was ever sick with us. I'll have to remember to ask her.

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I REALLY wanted a girl..........God played a trick on me.........LOL. Now I would not trade him for a billion girls. I wanted no one other than him the second I saw him. I am sure she will love whatever sex it is. I found though not to get too attached to an idea about what sex it is.

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I was so grateful (understatement) to be pregnant that I couldn't imagine caring about the gender. I guess women who don't have any trouble conceiving or nay concerns that it might not happen (which was my case) can indulge more in the gender preferences.

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were you disappointed when you found out you were having a boy (that is, if you found out the sex before you had him)?

 

No, I did not know. He would not give the money shot EVER in u/s, so I found out the minute he was born. I was disappointed for a few seconds he was not a girl, but then I held him and adored him beyond words for who he is and it no longer mattered.

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Yeah my sister went off the pill (which she'd been on for 9 years) and within one week of taking her last pill, she was pregnant. super fertile, i guess (better her than me!)

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Well I did have trouble conceiving, it took 4 years to conceive him, but I still wanted a girl....

 

In fact it took longer than that if you want to think about it cause I never took bc and we had been together almost 9 years when he was born.

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Well I did have trouble conceiving, it took 4 years to conceive him, but I still wanted a girl....

 

I had a preference for one gender too -- until I found out I was pregnant, and then all preferences vanished. (Sorry, I don't mean to go off topic)

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I had a preference for one gender too -- until I found out I was pregnant, and then all preferences vanished. (Sorry, I don't mean to go off topic)

 

i wonder if my sister will feel the same. i know they'll be happy either way, but i wonder if she'll feel disappointed for a second or longer or if she'll barely remember what she had asked for!

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It is SOOOOOOOOOO dang exciting that day you do not care.......lol I was just so excited I was crying and laughing at the same time. Then I held him and burst into sobs and told him how beautiful he was and how much I loved him.

 

My little boo at a day old

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I've had a boy and a girl, and both pregnancies were AWFUL! I was soooooo sick with both of them that I spent 2 months in hospital with my son, and 3 and a half months in hospital with my daughter - I couldn't keep anything down at all and was fed via IV for all those months. Pregnancies are a nightmare for me.

 

So, to your original question: I think symptoms related to baby's gender is a myth, lol.

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With Sophie, only reason I knew I was pregnant was because I felt her start moving at 14-15 weeks. I felt normal. Didn't gain weight either, but I didn't get very far in teh pregnancy.

 

This pregnancy I'm 16 weeks, haven't felt a flicker. This is one lazy baby. Plus I have a belly now. Having to wear mat clothes. Even when being poked during scans, the baby refuses to play. Just waves its legs and hands then snuggles back up.

 

I was 100% sure Sophie was a boy, I even told the scan lady it was a boy, she would have to check again. And she was 100% sure it was a girl. Even when I gave birth to her, and they said it was a girl i was shocked, and asked if they were sure.

 

I'm also more tired this pregnancy, ended up with a b12 and iron deficiancy. I'm starting to get nosebleeds. And I'm so hungry all the time, and my sense of smell seems to have gotten better. =D

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I had hyperemesis (daily vomiting and that awful feeling 24/7) from about 5.5 weeks until about 16 weeks and lost about 5-7 lbs in the process, and I'm having a girl. I also felt like I couldn't move off the couch for about 6 weeks -10 weeks- the fatigue was mind numbing. I have friends who had boys though and had the same thing.

 

My sister is 17 1/2 weeks pregnant and has had no morning sickness and other than her bump she's growing now and being a little tired no other real symptoms. She hopefully finds out the gender at her ultrasound tomorrow.

 

I don't buy the 'symptoms dictate the gender' myths, but I will say the minute I found out I was pregnant like Batya I also 'knew' this was going to be a girl, I felt it so strongly I called the baby 'her' when I addressed her and my hubby was like "you are making a big assumption, what if it's a boy" and laughing at me. When we found out at our 19 week ultrasound my first words were "I told you honey!"

 

I have a a strong feeling my sister's baby will be a boy- we'll have to see!

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Hers...my whole pregnancy is pretty much posted on this site and it was hell!! lol Morning sickness from 5 weeks to the day they did the c-section. I was even throwing up DURING the c-section! lol

 

The one myth that did come out to be true for me was: "the more heartburn you have the more hair the baby will have". Let's just say that he was born with a full head of hair and it was already over his collar. He has ALOT of hair! lol

 

Also, I carried low, which some people believe is another indication of carrying a boy.

 

I always knew that I would have one child and it would be a boy. I've just always known it. My mom knew it too. My bf was very skeptical. So we couldnt wait to prove it to him at the 20 week u/s, and sure enough he is a very well endowed boy who was proud to show it to us at EVERY u/s!!

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