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My aunt had six boys. By the time number five came along, she said they would not know what to do with a girl and when she was pregnant with number six, she just assumed it was a boy. It was not that they had any reason not to want a girl. She said once that there were no girls where her babies came from. After that many, you just kind of assume that's the way it is for whatever reason.

Her husband was from a family of five sons who all had only sons and he is the only one of his brothers who has granddaughters. Their second son's second child is a girl and was the first born into the family in four generations. There are ten grandchildren--six boys and four girls, so boys are still ahead.

I taught a family that had five boys and then twin girls. The girls told me that the parents were told they were girls and their mom did not believe it until they were born.

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And if they have a girl, she'll be treated like shit.

I doubt it. The article doesn't indicate that they WANT a boy so much as that they are pretty darn used to having boys at this point and would be surprised if they did have a girl. Same thing my aunt felt with only half as many. And, believe me, having been in that household growing up, a house full of all boys can be much more rough and tumble than a mixed gender or all girl household.

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And if they have a girl, she'll be treated like shit.

Nah, she'll be another pampered princess like Josie Duggar.

Last child (maybe), only girl... I get a princess vibe.

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Catholic family I know, 9 girls. 10th and last was the boy.. he was spoiled to the core. (I know this because he married my SIL and expected the adoration and complete adherence to his whims to continue. They lasted about 6 years.)

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No sister moms in this family! They're waiting to find out if it will be another boy or their first daughter. The couple is Roman Catholic but the woman's quote at the end of the article proves that fundies don't have a monopoly on the very descriptive words "special" and "neat."

foxnews.com/health/2014/10/29/boy-or-girl-family-with-12-sons-awaits-baby-13/

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I'm surprised they haven't given up on having a girl- the Arndts did. Let us hope this lot of boys will be able to escape from the clutches of mommy dearest sooner than them.

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These people don't live too far from me. I've heard of them a half dozen times in passing, and at church (I'm also Catholic).

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These people don't live too far from me. I've heard of them a half dozen times in passing, and at church (I'm also Catholic).

You know the drill. Meet 'n greet, report back. Pics or it didn't happen. :lol:

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I doubt it. The article doesn't indicate that they WANT a boy so much as that they are pretty darn used to having boys at this point and would be surprised if they did have a girl. Same thing my aunt felt with only half as many. And, believe me, having been in that household growing up, a house full of all boys can be much more rough and tumble than a mixed gender or all girl household.

That's true, I was the only girl in a Catholic family where my grandparents had all boys, and I had a brother and boy cousins so I know how rough and tumble a household full of boys can be, as that's what visiting my grandparents was like. My grandparents tried to rein that in as much as possible as they were extremely formal and did believe that children should be seen and not heard. I wasn't treated like shit for being the only granddaughter, as I think my birth was a huge surprise for everyone in that family. I wasn't quite treated like a princess either, since my grandma was a cold person to her children except for her favorite, the youngest son who is still such an asshole, most of the family including myself, have cut him out of our lives after both grandparents died.

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I doubt it. The article doesn't indicate that they WANT a boy so much as that they are pretty darn used to having boys at this point and would be surprised if they did have a girl. Same thing my aunt felt with only half as many. And, believe me, having been in that household growing up, a house full of all boys can be much more rough and tumble than a mixed gender or all girl household.

Yeah, actually, the article says that if they could choose, they'd pick a girl.

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Hmm I have relatives In that part of he state... Actually nevermind, I have relatives all over the state. I don't live too far away from this family, but without a car it's kind of a pain to travel.

And there's probably not much of a point, anyways.

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My dad had a friend as a child who was the youngest of 14, and the only boy. They were Catholic, as was my dad's family. There were only four kids in my dad's family.

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I doubt it. The article doesn't indicate that they WANT a boy so much as that they are pretty darn used to having boys at this point and would be surprised if they did have a girl. Same thing my aunt felt with only half as many. And, believe me, having been in that household growing up, a house full of all boys can be much more rough and tumble than a mixed gender or all girl household.

The Catholic families I have known over the years when the youngest child or even just among the younger children in the family are girls, they tend to run the show. I am not saying their brothers are exceptionally kind, I am saying such girls tend to be tough out of necessity.

Some familes just run to specific genders. My SIL is one of eight children, seven girls and one boy. Another family I grew up with five girs before one boy. Childhood friend married a guy who came from a family of five boys, no girls and they have only had boys although a few girls are finally showing up among the cousins. Guy I dated in college, only grandson in his generation, so a big deal was made over him.

I always thought a mix of girls and boys helped even out behavior in a household, a classroom or even a work team.

With this particular family, considering their eldest is 22, they may be winding down on the baby production in the next few years. The wife is fortunate to feel good and be healthy after so many children.

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There was a family on the Today show a few years back that had 16 sons and were pregnant with 17. They were hoping they'd finally have a girl.

But it was a boy.

Apparently the mother's sister also had about 16 sons.

Statistics, it happens.

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