I was talking with my cousin tonight, as she was holding my little boy. She's had a good relationship with my sister's little girl, and was there and caring for my sister's girl from day one. She's been here since I gave birth to my boy, too, but I've been more hands on and insistent on doing things myself, when my sister was always playing "pass the turkey" with her daughter. Anyways, tonight we were talking and my cousin randomly brought up the subject of the difference between my niece and my son, along the lines of how when holding my sleeping niece, that she was very peaceful and tranquil, where as with holding my sleeping son, it was just a sensation of "I'm okay." and nothing more. I wasn't quite sure what to make of the statement, other then she was saying that male babies are less affectionate then female babies. I know to a certain extent boys are not so emotional... but, does that mean male babies just don't have that type of relationship and affection with their mothers, that female babies do? I didn't tell her, but... the statement just got me down. I've always wanted a little boy, and been so excited to have one since even before I knew I was having a little boy; just felt like a slap to the face that somehow I'm missing out on what she experienced, and my sister experienced, with a little girl, because I have a little boy... Sorry to run on, also venting just a little.. but, is it true that little boys are just not as affectionate, and I'm just not going to have a type of relationship with my son that my sister will have with her daughter?