On the baby's gender, that is...
As everyone knows, we are going to find out the sex of the baby, as soon as the baby lets us. Both SM and I believe our kidlet is a boy. Most everyone else seems to think the baby is a girl. As one friend said, she pictures me with a girl — but then she went on to say, “But I’m always wrong, so that means it’s probably a boy.”
But here’s some food for thought. If you look at the biological parents of each generation, we seem to have a bit of a family tradition: first-born boys.
* SM's and my generation, circa the late 1960s: both sides (two families), our parents’ first-born were boys — SM, my brother
* Our parents’ generation, circa the late 1930s: both sides (four families), our grandparents’ first-born were boys — SM's uncles J. and C., my dad and my mom’s older brother J. who died as an infant
* Our grandparents’ generation, circa 1910: okay, this is where some first-born were girls
I find it curious that we have to go back one hundred years, literally, before you can find a first-born girl on either side. I believe that my maternal grandparents were both younger siblings of first-born daughters. I’m not sure about my dad’s grandparents or SM's side.
So it’s a tradition for both of our families: first-born boys since the early 1900s.
I wonder if this observation will change anyone's mind to thinking we're having a boy...?
Labels: family, preggers