I Love Knowing… I’m Having a Girl

Knowing the sex of my baby_dearbub.com

I’ll be honest – I’ve never been patient. I’ve never understood how some people can actually have the patience to wait 9 months before finding out the baby’s gender! I’ve always known that when I fell pregnant one day, I’d want to know as soon as possible whether I was having a girl or a boy.

I’ve never understood how some people can actually have the patience to wait 9 months before finding out the baby’s gender

When I heard that NIPT tests could not only determine with up to 99% accuracy whether there were certain chromosomal issues with the fetus, but ALSO determine with up to 99% accuracy the sex of the baby from just 10 weeks pregnancy… well I jumped at the chance!

Apparently, some of the fetus’ blood cells cross the placenta and enters the mother’s blood stream during pregnancy. What this means is that if the baby is a boy, there will be some Y chromosome DNA present in a mother’s blood results. The absence of the Y chromosome DNA means it is more than likely a girl.

So, at just 10 weeks pregnant I know with great relief that my baby is highly unlikely to have a chromosome disorder, and I also know that I’m having a girl!

I LOVE knowing that ‘IT’ is now a ‘SHE’.

I LOVE knowing that ‘IT’ is now a ‘SHE’.

It makes me all warm on the inside just imagining what she might look like, what her talents might be. I love passing the shops and looking at clothing for girls. I love that I can buy her little dresses and hats and think about how to set up the nursery.

I love that my husband and I can start talking about the kind of parents we want to be for our daughter, and how we can both protect her and support her in her growth and development.

I also love more than anything, simply referring to her as my daughter.

Hearing my husband do the same is even more beautiful to me.


This story is a REAL LETTER sent from Natasha, 28 yo, Brisbane, Australia. Edited by Dear Bub.

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