PG, I'm like you.. my whole plan was a cut off.. I was like that is the way I will get my girl etc. But then I kept reading about how much more successful O+12 was.. when I found out we are having DS3.. I was morbid about how I made such a mistake with the timing, and if only I had done the cut off etc etc.. but since then I have now seen quite a few women who did the cutoff and still got a boy. In my family we are mixed, my sister has B(miscarried)BGGB.. so go figure.. my DH has one brother and he has a GB.. so I don't know about boys only being in the family, you know? His mom has a mix of genders with her sibs, and his dad was adopted.. my folks are from big families all mixed.. but their siblings have several of one gender.. so who knows. I do wonder about if just certain couples really only do make one gender if there are multiples of that.. you know? I definitely saw a huge change in my ph when I added all that dairy I never ate before, nutrasweet etc. .. but the whole boy diet? Impossible, I've been a vegetarian since I was 10.. the only thing I eat now that I never ate when I was young, is fish, and eggs.. I don't eat any red meat, barely any bananas, potatoes etc.. and never any processed food really.. we cook all the food ourselves.. so.. it's kind of like huh? I mean come on, if just changing your diet and timing etc really really worked for everyone, then everyone in China that only wants boys, would have them.. you know? It's so crazy to see other people with a mix of genders and wonder why it didn't happen for us.. it's just seems so unattainable.. and for them they did nothing different.. i think it's just a crap shoot.. 50/50 whatever gets there first.. you know?
My philosophy of swaying, when i think about this, reading this all the time...etc etc...is that some couples are "hard zone gender" and others are somewhere "in the middle". If a couple who hasnt got strong prevalence towards "hard zone boy" or "hard zone girl" sways, it changes their odds to the swayed gender, but if a couple is naturally "hard zone gender"(body chemistry, gender in family-genetics), that swaying can't help much...... that's just my philosophy,...but how would one couple know if they have any chances at all, that means that they are "in the middle"....this nobody can estimate and assess.
but sometimes i even tink, when my mind really can't stand anymore this thinking...."it's 50/50, its just luck....
2008, 2010, 2012 ... i love my boys, but is this the end of the road for me, or would i try again for a mother-daughter dream to come true?
The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents. (C.G.Jung)