16 Weeks Pregnant: Guessing Baby G’s Gender

Ever since I announced my pregnancy, a lot of people have asked if I feel like I’m having a boy or a girl. Some have also asked if I’d prefer one over the other (I really do not; with 7 nephews and 3 nieces – I adore them all – I feel I’m totally prepared for either gender!).

For the longest time I didn’t have either a boy or girl feeling, but recently I’ve started to feel strongly that this baby is a boy. I don’t really know what brought this about; I just started picturing the baby as a boy all of a sudden, and it has stuck.

We’ll find out if my prediction is right on September 25, which is my nephew William’s 9th birthday. Yesterday he asked me, “Can I be the first one you tell when you find out if your baby is a boy or girl?” After my heart exploded from the sweetness of his question, I told him that yes, as one of his birthday presents, I would let him be the first to know.

If I’m right, and Baby G is a boy, he will be named Brian, my husband’s name. I happen to love the name Brian, and since my husband thought it would be cool to have a Brian Jr., that name decision came easily.

If Baby G is a girl, she will be named Fiona or Harriet. (I respectfully request that you don’t tell me which name you prefer, or if you hate them both, or really anything but, “those names are beautiful!” even if you don’t think so. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) We haven’t yet agreed which girl’s name to go with, so we’re waiting until we find out the baby’s gender to even really start discussing it.

I can’t wait to find out Baby G’s gender, but I have to admit it is kind of fun being in this guessing stage!

Did you have a feeling whether you were having a boy or a girl? Were you right?

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  1. 8.28.13

    Around 9 weeks, I just “knew” that Benjamin was a boy. I have no idea why, or how to explain it. I just did!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 8.28.13
    Cheryl Phillips said:

    I’m calling boy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 8.28.13

    Jane – that request from your nephew melts my heart. It’s so sweet. I LOVE the names you’ve chosen. One of my dearest friends from Texas has a son named Brian! Harriet and Fiona are so beautiful too. And you want to know something funny? I had a dream that Calvin was a boy when I was about 11 weeks pregnant. And I also dreamed that Sarah Bella was a girl when I was about 9 or 10 weeks along. Isn’t it funny how moms to be just KNOW??!

  4. 8.28.13

    Exciting stuff! I knew I had read that you were pregnant, but it wasn’t until today that I saw that we’re due the same week! We have an anatomy ultrasound on Friday, I’m hoping for a gender sneak peek ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 8.28.13
    Mom - Sharon! said:

    Well, Janie… as I’ve told you many times, I was positive, POSITIVE that YOU were a tiny, dark-haired BOY. Ha! You were a BIG, platinum-blonde GIRL. SO don’t go by me, but I’ve said BOY since Day One. It’s fun to hear what other people say about guessing, or their own experiences with their babies. BOY or GIRL, I LOVELOVELOVELOVE this baby already and my heart, mind and arms are ready for the big reveal! I, too, love William’s request and I happily defer to him for what his baby cousin is! SO excited and SO in LOVE! xoxox!

  6. 8.28.13
    Mama Megan said:

    Boy……when i was preggers with my boy i had “the feeling he was a boy” But so did my hubby! And when I was pregger with my girl…..I was sure i was going to have another very busy boy…..But my hubby thought we were having a girl! He was right!

  7. 8.29.13

    I never got the feeling, but when I heard girl I said “I can’t wait to meet you, Adelaide” in my head and I knew that was it. As far as your names- they’re all perfect! My grandmother (my loud, Jewish, loving and giving paternal grandmother) was a Harriet and Fiona is so classic and beautiful. Brian- hardy, timeless. How can anyone think otherwise!
    You’re so prepared- I cannot wait until you tell William so we can all find out, too!

  8. 8.29.13
    Bri said:

    You’d think as a snarky, jaded mom of two, I’d be over the gender-guessing thing, but no way. It’s always stupidly exciting no matter whose baby it is! With my first I didn’t have a gender feeling, but I KNEW him, if that doesn’t sound weird — I felt like I knew everything about him, his temperament, his needs, everything, from Day One, but not whether he was a boy or girl. With the second one, we were so surprised by the pregnancy that we literally got to find out at our first ultrasound — I was THAT far along before we knew! But I do recall that in month 6 or 7, I had a very vivid dream in which I saw the back of a small boy’s head, with the hair sticking up just so, and I knew that boy was determined and stubborn and strong. Recently I looked at the back of my second son’s head and realized that was the image. That was HIS unmistakable cowlick, him at age four. And he is determined. And stubborn. And strong. Isn’t it fun and amazing, this process of unfolding our knowledge of our children across time?

  9. 8.29.13
    Karen said:

    I “knew” mine was a boy early on too…I just had a gut feeling.

    My guess is girl!

  10. 8.29.13
    Jen S. said:

    I was positive I was having girls all three times and I did! It’s just that feeling you get… I am SO curious to find out what you’re having! I initially thought a girl, but when i just looked at your U/S photo, “boy” instantly popped into my head. Also- I love all your names (I honestly do!). SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

  11. 9.7.13
    Nik said:

    I wanted a girl and used steps to get pregnant with a girl…and had a girl ๐Ÿ™‚ But, in the end a healthy baby is whats most important.

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