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EDIT: I do understand you are (most probably) joking...


Mostly joking, most of the time. Sometimes I'd like to give her away, other times I'd just like to move to a private island.
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ruthandtroy,

So do you know the sex of your child, or do you prefer to be surprised? When I was pregnant, I didn't want to know - I really liked the idea of finding out when it was born. Since I couldn't change it after I found out anyway, I figured it might as well be a surprise. Everybody predicted both of my children were boys because of the way I carried - they were wrong, as I have two children that are clearly female!
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Everybody predicted both of my children were boys because of the way I carried - they were wrong, as I have two children that are clearly female!

they all predicted i'd be human by the way my mom was....well....human when she was pregnant with me....they were wrong....full blooded monkey
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I love all the little wifes tales about how they know what the sex will be

All I know is I owe my wifes Dr a case of Sam Adams cause our last and final child was a girl hmmm she is nearly 13 now I suppose I should get it for him. :whistling:
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ruthandtroy,

So do you know the sex of your child, or do you prefer to be surprised? When I was pregnant, I didn't want to know - I really liked the idea of finding out when it was born. Since I couldn't change it after I found out anyway, I figured it might as well be a surprise. Everybody predicted both of my children were boys because of the way I carried - they were wrong, as I have two children that are clearly female!

I wanted to find out, but Ruth didn't. In the scan, the child was in a bad position and we couldn't tell. Boy or girl, I don't really mind. I would like one of each, but whatever we're blessed with, we WON'T be complaining... :whistling:
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I always thought having a healthy baby was far more important than having a particular sex. After my second daughter was born, people asked me if I was going to try for a boy. I would ask them why. It offended me that somehow people seemed to place more value on having a boy than a girl. I wanted 2 children, I had 2 children - to "keep trying until I had a boy" somehow seemed to diminish the worth of my daughters.
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I know that all I cared about was a healthy child as well. But there was still something in the back of my mind that wanted it to be a boy. I come from a successful and proud family (not rich or spoiled) but hardworking and a family that gives back alot to others.

I am the last of the males to carry on our name, so for me I felt I was obligated to make sure I had a son to carry on our family name and traditions.

I never wanted to make a daughter feel dimished or not as important, I would love her the same and be just as happy. BUT I did get a son on the first try.

Its hard though, sometimes I feel like the whole world puts more weight on males, look at the tragedys that come from the asian continent.

I would love to have another child, now with my son at 15 months hes too independent. No more coddling and holding and rocking :whistling:
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I would love her the same


Not so. I have 4 children and I love each one differently. THAT came as a big surprise to me, so I wanted to warn others.

Edited by bobmad, 17 July 2007 - 07:33 PM.

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Congrats ruthandtroy,
You are soon to see the real wonders of the world, parenthood.
Someday sooner than you think, you will be kissing your baby goodbye, as he or she embarks on a new adventure. Trust me, it comes faster than you think.

I have not been as active here in the last couple of weeks because two of my babies are heading off to new things. My oldest daughter is off to college, and I spent as much time as possible with her at the orientation weekend that just passed. My middle daughter, at the same time, just left for a 3 week European adventure with People to People. I believe she is Athens, Greece right now (kids forget to call some times).

Enjoy every moment with your new baby, and if you need help with anything let me know.
(we still have baby stuff stored here)

Harry :whistling:
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Back to the fatherhood issue...the wirdest thing out of pregnancies for my mom was the food cravings, she once woke me up at 4 in the moerning and demanded herring and ice cream....im 17.... :whistling: (im kidding ppl)

Edited by MattSchollmeyer, 17 July 2007 - 09:58 PM.

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I would love her the same


Not so. I have 4 children and I love each one differently. THAT came as a big surprise to me, so I wanted to warn others.


that is SO true
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I would love her the same


Not so. I have 4 children and I love each one differently. THAT came as a big surprise to me, so I wanted to warn others.


that is SO true


Being an Uncle, I have the best job in the world, because I can SPOIL the kids rotten :blink: 3 nephews and 2 Nieces - I love them more then life itself, and would do anything for them. However, I always try to teach them by setting a good example, and if they dicide to be disrespectful to an adult, I always try to help them realize the mistake - I just wish I culd see them all more then I do now :help:

Enjoy fatherhood, because you will always have new challenges and seeing a baby grow up is one of the most interesting and rewarding things you will experience :whistling:

Brian

Edited by **Brian**, 18 July 2007 - 07:25 PM.

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Yeah very interesting, because each child is different you learn to love them for who they are...

And as for cravings, she hasn't really had anything weird like that. Just that she has started wanting desserts (sweets) after a meal, and she rarely had that before. Me? I'm LOVING it!!! So she's making yummy desserts and muffins and pancakes and all sorts of good things.

"Well, sure, if you need it darling..." :whistling:
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You watch yourself, I gain 15 lbs when she was pregnant with that stuff.

Her cravings were a three pronged attack:
1st Trimester: Slim Jims
2nd Trimester: Olives, jarred, from a certain gas station
3rd Trimester: Sushi rolls (no raw fish) just vegtable stuff

I had one craving the whole time: Tums!
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ooh sounds like you had fun jaxisland, tell me (I am obviously unenlightened), what's Tums? And Slim Jims for that matter? We don't have those in Australia that I know of...
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