I get that it's down to him to determine the sex of our planned baby. I pinched this from FertilityFriend.com
It is the sperm that fertilizes the egg that will determine the sex of your baby. Some sperm carry the X-chromosome and some sperm carry the Y-chromosome. If an X-chromosome-carrying sperm fertilizes the egg, the baby will be a girl. If a Y-chromosome-carrying sperm fertilizes the egg, the baby will be a boy.But I hear that there are things I can do to assist in getting the 'right' sperm to the egg... Like trying the Shettles Method.
What Wiki says:
Timing of Intercourse: In order to have a boy insemination should occur as close as possible to the moment of ovulation so that the faster, Y-sperm arrive first and achieve conception, according to the theory. When seeking a girl insemination the couple should seek to have sex 2½ to 3 days before ovulation.Hmmmm..... So after seeing this hubby's gone and got all big headed. 3 boys from 3 pregnancies. He must be huge and talented! But the gist of it is I need to keep a close eye on my cycle (temping, checking cm), let him go on top... and not enjoy myself as much??? Don't rate that last one very highly :(
Sexual Position: Shallow penetration coupled with the sperm deposited close to the entrance favors female conception because the area is more acidic, which inhibits the weaker Y sperm, according to the theory. To allow the Y sperm to reach the egg first (which supposedly moves at a faster rate), deeper penetration should be sought, to deposit the sperm at the least acidic area near the uterus opening.
Orgasms: Female Orgasm favors male sperm because they make the vaginal environment more alkaline.
We are still waiting to try, but those lovely people at FertilityFriend.com highlight the days that are most likely to be fertile so (in theory) I can avoid the Boy Days and pounce on hubby on the Girl Days! That said.... we were using charting to avoid pregnancy when I caught with Baby3 so I'm not pretending it's a sure thing!