First Girl Born in Family in 150 Years Is Cause for Major Celebration

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it's a girl sign
My husband's family was thrilled to learn that he and I were expecting a baby girl. And not because little girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, because it was completely novel. His entire family is made up of boys. Okay, not his entire family, but it certainly seems that way. Every time someone gets pregnant, it always winds up being with a male. It's almost comical. So, needless to say, our little girl-to-be is a welcome change for all.

However, my husband's male-dominated clan has nothing on the Craddock family -- who, until a few weeks ago, hadn't had a single female baby in 150 years!

On March 6, Mali and Simon Craddock gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Poppy (love!). The couple already has a son, Oliver, 1, and with Oliver, they waited to find out the sex -- but with Poppy, they just couldn't.

Once they found out they were having a girl, the Craddocks revealed the good news at a big party for their family and friends -- they even had a gender-revealing cake. Adorable. Obviously, the couple is thrilled.

Having a child is always amazing -- boy or girl. But things always get a teensy more exciting when the sex of the child is one that's kind of foreign to the family. (Full disclosure: I'm thrilled I'm having a girl -- but my entire family is girls. I would have been SHOCKED if I learned I was having a boy!)

So, Congrats to Mali and Simon Craddock on their beautiful little girl, Poppy -- the first little girl in the family for over a century! I have a feeling that will be one spoiled (pink!) baby!

Is one sex more common than the other in your family?

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Rachel Schiller

My husband's family has a lot of boys. We have three of our own and love it.


This is a cute and fun post. We have a lot of males also. I have one granddaughter after two sons, three nephews and a slew of boy cousins. My grandma had 5 sons and of those five sons and 13 kids, only 4 of us are girls. Boys are wonderful and I love my boys but it sure is fun to buy some pink now.

femal... femaleMIKE

My grandmother had 10 son

Boobo... Boobookittt74

I'm one of only two girls with all my boy cousins I'm the first an the other one is the youngest. Now I've been dying tohave a boy but i guess it's not in the stars. I have 3 girls and my brother has 3 boys.

MomLi... MomLily67

How cute!! it's the man who dictated the sex isn't it? It  thought it was that way, i.e If your husband's family is composed of mostly male, your chances of a baby boy are greater....  same goes for multiple births...

Does anyone know more about this?

nonmember avatar Brenda Way

I am the mother of three grown sons. My husbands family has had 3 girls in the last 4 generations up to the current one. The kicker is we are awaiting the birth of our 6th granddaughter! We feel so blessed boys or girls but it is a surprise in the Way family:)

AliNo... AliNoelle

My mom had 5 girls and 4 boys. Between us kids there is a pretty even mix of boys and girls. I think I have just under 30 neices and nephews.  I have 3 boyos myself and while I would desparately like to have a daughter I also like having some of my sanity so no trying for #4.

jessi... jessicasmom1

only 1 boy in our family out of 4 girls but nothing like 150 years

sammy... sammyk1976

Men determine gender - but women's genetics determine fraternal multiples.  Identical multiples are totally random. 


nonmember avatar HS

My family has always been even. My parents had 3 boys, 3 girls. Of us, one sibling had 2 daughters. Another 2 sons. A third had boy and girl. And now I have 1 son. It'll be interesting to see what comes next lol.

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