I was just talking to OH about how I'm convinced my first born will be a boy and we got onto the subject if we had say all boys or all girls. Both of our families have a pretty good mixture of boys and girls. My mam is an only child. My dad is one of 6...3 boys and 3 girls. My Dad had: Girl, girl, boy Aunty Margaret: Girl, girl, boy Aunty Linda: Girl, girl, boy Aunty Judith: Boy, boy Uncle Gordon: Girl, boy, boy Uncle Billy: Girl, Boy So my grandparents had 8 grandaughters and 8 grandsons So how evenly spread are the girls and boys in your family? Are you convinced you will have any particular sex child in any particular order. I think I will have boy, boy, girl
I'm one of four, with a sister and two brothers, and OH has a brother. I'd like to think that my next will be a little girl, just because there are no girls in OH's family
I'm one of 5. I have 3 sisters and one brother. But my grandad had 5 sons and 4 daughters (he was a womaniser) out of 23 cousins there are only 4 boy cousins. I have 4 nephew and summer is the only girl. Yeah I have a large family full of women mainly
My Mum is one of two girls and a boy, I have no idea about my Dad's siblings, there are loads of them! I think there are more girls than boys though. Hubby's Dad is one of 5 girls and 2 boys. My parents had one girl and one boy, as did hubby's parents (hubby's mum then went on to have another girl and boy). My brother has one son. Me and hubby are hoping for two children, one boy and one girl. Fingers crossed! I'd love a girl first.
well let me see, My mum and dad, one girl and two boys Uncle John seven, three girl, four boys Auntie maria one girl, two boys, Uncle joe one boy Uncle dee (rip ) one girl, two boys Uncle patrick(half uncle), two girls(one rip) and a boy Uncle steven, one girl, two boys. Aunt feefee one boy Uncle paul none Uncle phillip one htc boy I already have a son. Out of my cousins, one is pregnant with her fourth... One girl two boys. The other has a son and is just pregnant again! Sooooooo... Eighteen boys and eight girls.... And I'm hoping for a pink bundle... but it sounds unlikely...
I hope not because we have an overstocked of boys in my family.... My sons dying to get any excuse for pink into his life!
Hey Broody! I think it is more down to your husband's family traits as the gender of a baby is determined on whether the sperm is carrying an X chromosome or a Y chromosome. The egg is always an X - so when the egg is fertilised it becomes either XX (girl) or boy (XY). If there is a prevalence of boys in your husband's family, it is possibly that you might have a lot of boys or vice versa (but not necessarily). On my husband's side: In his generation: two boys In his Dad's generation: two boys and a girl And we have two boys! So who knows, if we have another baby - maybe a girl! In my side of the family, I am one of three girls. Good luck! xxx
His family is pretty evenly spread as well, let's hope I get at least one of each (although in reality I really don't care as long as they are happy and healthy ) x
On my side; Grandmother and grandfather: 3 girls My mother: 2 girls and 1 stillborn boy Auntie #1: 2 boys Auntie #2: 2 boys My father: Me and 1 boy Auntie #3: 1 boy and 1 girl Auntie #4: 1 boy and 1 girl My sister: 4 girls and 3 boys My niece: 1 girl Me: 1 boy On my OH's side (that I know of) Father and mother: 3 boys Brother #1: 1 boy My OH: 1 boy From what I remember I think gender is determined by the sperm so I'm not surprised we had a boy.
I think there's alot more boys, let me write it out My mum had - Boy, girl, girl, boy, girl My auntie Jo had - boy, girl, girl, boy My auntie Kate had - girl My Uncle Mark had - boy, girl My nan had - boy, girl, girl, girl So my nan and grandad have 12 grand children xD So the trend seems to be boys then girls x
I have SO many girls in my family in fact my brother is the last one to be able to pass on the name, so if he doesnt have a son thats it lol! I have 1 brother 2 sisters (3 girls 1 boy) my father has 4 sisters (so 1 boy 4 girls) my mum has 3 sisters (4 girls) I wont go through all my aunts and cousins as I have a very large family but I have 26 first cousins and only 3 are boys! One of my aunts had 9 kids (7 girls 2 boys) so im banking on having a girl lol! two of my cousins were pg and gave birth in Aug I bet OH that they were both girls and he wouldnt believe me saying at least ONE has to be a boy... low and behold two more little girls were added to our family this august!
It's the man's sperm that determines whether you have a boy or a girl, the woman doesn't really play much part in the gender. Although they say female sperms are better at surviving in acidic conditions than male sperms. So if you are a little more acidic when you bd then it's more likely to be a girl. But it's not really a hereditary thing, not on the woman's side anyway! They say if you want a girl then you should try in the few days before you ovulate because female sperms last longer than male sperms (but are slower). It's quite funny because in the olden days a man would blame the woman if she didn't give him a son. Though it turns out that it was their fault all along! I'm a bit worried how much stuff I know about sperm. EDIT: Oops - I have just seen poppy and sequeena already mentioned about the sperm determining gender.
my dads side of the family had all girls, and he had all girls. my mom is 3 girls and a boy. my mom had two girls and one aunt had two boys and a girl, and the other one girl three boys so pretty spaztic on my moms side poor dad's line wont carry on the last name.
My dad's parents only had two kids, him and his sister so one boy, one girl. My mom's parents had three girls including my mom. My dad and mom had myself and my sister - 2 girls My dad's sister had 1 boy, 2 girls One of my mom's sisters had 3 boys My mom's other sister had 1 boy, 1 girl. So on my side of the family girls have been more likely. On OH's side of the family he was one of four, all boys. Only one of his brothers has had kids and they have two girls.
I remember asking my science teacher (who was a dr actually not a standard teacher lol) and he said it was completely and utterly random, there is no hereditary thing that determines sex, so if you have 20 boys it's coincidence. Obviously as others have mentioned sperm determines the sex, I am tempted to try the sex before ovulation thing to try and help get a girl next time as I'd love one of each
My dad is the middle of 3 boys, My mother is the middle of 2 girls and one boy. Her siblings, my aunt and uncle, went on to have 2 girls and one boy (aunt), and 2 girls (uncle). My dad's older brother also had a boy and a girl. My grandmothers only have one girl each xD So there are generally more girls on both sides... So that is what makes me really want my first child to be a girl - I suppose because I can relate to that gender more in terms of how I was brought up. Did I mention I have two sisters, one older and one younger? LOL.
My mum is 1 of 3 girls and 1 boy. Dad has 3 sisters. I am 1 of 6 girls. OH is 1 of 2 boys and 2 girls. We had a little girl. So my side is mainly girls and I had a girl. But in saying that my sister had a little boy.. So I think its just completely random.
My grandparents dads side/6 boys My grandparents moms side/4 boys 1 girl Dans grandparents dads side/2 boys Dont know his moms side Dans parents/2 boys My parents/2 boys 2 girls My sister/3 boys 1 girl Me and OH/2 boys 2 girls. So grand tally from my parents generation to my kids... 21 boys/ 6 girls