In our country, most husbands prefer a boy for their first born. It is part of the culture but the deeper reason is that the son is an extension of the father. When my wife got pregnant, I was wishing for a boy. That was the time when there was no ultrasound yet so we got to know of the gender only when the baby was born. And it was a girl. I admit that I was disappointed and it took days before I had come to terms that my first born was a girl. Do you wish for a son or a daughter?