How evenly spread are boys and girls in your family?

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  1. Broody85

    Broody85 Well-Known Member

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    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 :thumbup:

    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 :)
     
  2. berticles21

    berticles21 mummy to Noah

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    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:winkwink:
     
  3. Quackquack99

    Quackquack99 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  4. Mrs Eleflump

    Mrs Eleflump Guest

    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.
     
  5. CityGirlEire

    CityGirlEire Member

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    :blush: 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 :cry: ) 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...:kiss: but it sounds unlikely...
     
  6. Broody85

    Broody85 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think these things even run in families or it really is just random?
     
  7. CityGirlEire

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    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!
     
  8. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    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
     
  9. Broody85

    Broody85 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  10. Jacobnmatty

    Jacobnmatty Well-Known Member

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    I'm the eldest of four...
    Girl, boy, boy, mc, girl
     
  11. sequeena

    sequeena Winging it.

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    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.
     
  12. EmilyDB1993

    EmilyDB1993 Well-Known Member

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    I think there's alot more boys, let me write it out :p

    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
     
  13. westfall

    westfall Well-Known Member

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    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! :haha:
     
  14. teacup

    teacup Well-Known Member

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    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. :blush:

    EDIT: Oops - I have just seen poppy and sequeena already mentioned about the sperm determining gender.
     
  15. kassiaethne

    kassiaethne Mom of a beautiful boy

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    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.
     
  16. I Love Lucy

    I Love Lucy DS and DD

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    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.
     
  17. Pearls18

    Pearls18 Well-Known Member

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    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 :)
     
  18. bornthiswayxo

    bornthiswayxo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  19. Barnesmaries

    Barnesmaries Mum of 2

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    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.
     
  20. kiki04

    kiki04 A girl can dream....

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    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 :rofl:
     

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