When I was pregnant with my first child, I told everyone I just wanted a healthy baby, but secretly I craaaaaavvvvvved a girl. The importance of having a girl had been instilled in me by my Grandmother who would say "a daughter is your daughter for the rest of your life, a son is a son 'till he meets a wife". Who wants to slave over a kid for years only to have them ditch you every Christmas once they're married? Not this cat!
So I got my girl. Once we got past the colic and sleep issues, she was sweet as pie.
So when I got pregnant again, I was pretty agnostic about the gender of the baby. After all, I had my girl so was convinced I wouldn't be abandoned in old age.
And then I had a boy and everything changed. This guy has me wrapped around his chubby little finger. My heart swelllls every time I see him.
Girls are great, but I simply under estimated the bond I'd have with my boy.
What suprised you about motherhood?