Joe on the other hand, would have been happy either way (ofcourse), but since he is a dude, he definitely wouldn't mind being able to teach a little boy some guy stuff and to pass on his family name, seeing as how he is the last male in his line (that he knows of).
To be honest, I have never pictured myself having a son. For as long as I can remember, whenever I imagined my children, I always imagined them as little girls. Always. The idea of me having a son wasn't a bad one, it was just one that never really seemed a reality. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my father had all girls, and that so far, all of his girls have had only girls. Whenever people would ask me if I had any "feelings" either way about what the gender was of the baby growing inside of me, I would usually reply with something like, "I kinda feel like it's a girl, but that could be because we have only had girls in my family so far".
I felt very strongly that the munchkin was a girl. In fact, I didn't even consider boys names very much at all (although we did have one in mind) and I had known what the name of my first girl would be for like eight years before she got here. I even told Joe early on in our relationship that I really hoped he liked that name, because my heart was pretty much set on it. It was the heroine from one of my favorite books and from the first time I read it, I fell inlove with it and just knew I would have a little girl one day that would have that name.
I grew up with two sisters. They are my dearest and most wonderful friends. I can't even imagine my life without them. They have helped to shape me and mold me into who I am. I know from the bottom of my soul that they are always there for me, that they will always love me and have my back. I can tell them anything. Anything. And I never have to worry about being judged or looked down upon. There is something very different about being around one of my sisters and one of my friends. There is nothing held back, no filtering whatsoever of my thoughts or ideas. When we are around each other, it is always completely open and honest, even if sometimes brutal. And I love that. I couldn't help but want the same thing for the munchkin.