8 hours ago, NorthernGal said:
While pregnant with my first child I wanted a girl. That was 29 years ago and I guess I really wanted a girl to dress up. My reason are vague. But it remained I truly wanted a girl and thought getting a boy would be a booby prize. After 48 hours of labour NorthernSon1 was born. Being extremely fatigue my first response to "It's a Boy" was "Are you sure" Somehow in the recesses of my very exhaused brain I recalled reading that when babies are born there genitals can be swollen to the extent a girl could like like a boy. In any case I can assure you once he was in my arms all thoughts of a boy being a booby prize vanished. My reason for posting is just because it was such an amusing first response to the Dr telling me it was a boy.
My cousin had her first kid at seventeen. Three ultrasounds and they said it was a girl each time. My aunt was in the delivery room with her and when they said "it's a boy" both of them at the same time said an astounded "What?!?!?". The doctor apparently laughed and the nurse was startled.
We had to help her return some girl things she had already bought or been gifted and she just kept some, so he had a pink sippy cup and several very girly onesies and such. Then his younger brother used them all, too and they were worn out by the time she did have a girl 14 years later.