I'm in a similar situation, except that I'm weeks away from having another boy. I have DS, DD and now DS2. It was a one time "oops" and while we were excited to have a third child, I had hoped so hard to have another girl. Only a few more weeks until we meet him and while I'm excited for him, I'm also sad (actually very sad) he isn't the daughter I had been hoping for. I feel awful for having this guilt and preference, but I've always wanted girls. Plus, I'm having a third c-section, and for me, that's it. I can't go through four c-sections - so very very likely this little guy will be our last. Anyway, I'm excited DS will have a brother, even thought they'll be almost five years apart. And right now, all around me, it seems like everyone is having a girl. Or their second girl, or third! I know mom's of boys are sick of hearing about being sad over having another boy, but that's what this board is for, dealing with our GD in whatever form it takes on. I have no doubt that once he's here it will be wonderful and I'll be so thrilled with him - and we've picked out a beautiful name, are making a lovely space for him, I'm making him things, all things I did for my other two children, but my heart just feels sad. Maybe more sad over the fact that I even had a preference. TIme will help, mama. Congrats on your baby girl, I know you'll come to be excited about her very soon. I agree, you get what you need. Right?