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Finding out baby's gender

There are some milestones in a couple’s journey through pregnancy that will forever be etched in our minds - one of the main ones, is finding out our baby's gender.

By Jade Yong Aug 21, 2012 1:54AM

As someone of the fairer sex myself, I have to admit that girls ROCK. We can express our emotions better, we are far more in tune with our bodies than men are, and we can raid our other half’s wardrobe without being called ‘weird’. Or maybe that’s just me being biased. I’m just glad my man agrees with me : )


A couple friends of mine, let’s call them J+A, they told me they really want a boy because they cannot endure the paranoia that comes with having a girl, taking into account the rising crime rates and sexual predators that lurk around every corner waiting to pounce on their little one. For the man and I, we’ve just always wanted a girl. Sure, boys are fun, but girls are next-level precious.


Growing up especially in a household that pandered to the boy-girl stereotypes, and remembering the frustration of having only dolls to play with and having to leave the cool toys to the boys, I wanted to break that cycle. When I was a kid, I was always told to act like a lady, keep my knees together, play with my dolls and not to climb trees…. And the only explanation I got as to why my brother got the cool toys like the Sword of Omens (from Thundercats) or an actually transformable Optimus Prime, was because he’s a boy. Lame! From way back then I vowed that if/when I have a daughter of my own, she’d be able to break gender stereotypes if she wanted to.


So when d-day came for us to find out the gender of our kid, and we got the ‘hamburger’ on our ultrasound screen, we breathed a sigh of relief. It’s just what we wanted!


“Oh man, she’s gonna manipulate me so bad, and I’m gonna say yes to everything!” the man tells me all the time now. We just can’t wait to welcome our little manipulator into the world!


This is the first thing we’ve received for our daughter so far – a blue Star Wars onesie for our little one – and it’s perfect!  


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