Pregnancy - Does Baby's Gender Matter?I've always been surprised about how some women will keep having babies until they get a girl (assuming they can get pregnant just like "that").
I didn't dare say I wanted a girl because I thought it would jinx my chance of getting pregnant or my pregnancy. I would have been elated either way, but deep down, I think I did want a girl. I never had brothers and I just didn't know much about boys or raising them. This article discusses some of the psychology behind the possible gender preference for a girl:
From the article:
But why did I want one so? Why do women such as myself and Mrs Beckham become so desperate we will continue to have children and go to all sorts of extreme lengths, just so we can put the pink balloons out?
For me, it’s partly probably to do with the fact that I have such a close relationship with my mother. I know boys love their mothers. I know my boys adore me, and at the moment, I am their only shining light of womanhood. But one day some other person is going to come along and take my place and then...they will go. Not in their entirety but away they will sail off in to a land of love and possibly paternity and all I will be is mother-of-the-groom and granny-once-removed. When children come along I shall have to bite my tongue and be secondary in the pecking order to the Other Grandmother.
But a girl…oh girls don’t go! Girls are so nice to their mothers. They ring them and talk to them and care and share with them. I adore my mother. We have great fun together. The thought of not experiencing that relationship with a daughter of my own made me desperate for a girl.