This is my 3rd pregnancy. I've had 2 boys. We don't yet know what gender this one is yet, but it seems that almost weekly, from strangers, from friends, and from family members I am getting the "I hope for your sake it's a girl" comment all too often. As if this has to be a girl for me to be happy. So I was curious if anyone else here has been in this boat before....
You've only had one gender, you'd kind of like the other gender, but you honestly would be happy with EITHER. We want a big family, so I suppose that is why I am not that picky this time around- we'll keep going anyway.
But it just really urks me when people say this to me so often. On my Facebook wall, I had a friend recently post "I'll feel so sorry for you if this is a boy! Fingers crossed for a girl!" I deleted it, because I think it's just flat out rude. Really frustrating how often I'm getting this.
If this is a boy, they're acting like they're going to come visit me in the birth center and say "I'm so sorry- better luck next time". My husband is from a family of 8 boys. So there is A LOT of pressure coming from my in laws that this is a girl. Pressure that is starting to wear my patience very thin.
I'm surprised at this reaction from people, especially my friends and family who KNOW I don't give a flying flip what it is. I literally see pro's to both- if it's a boy, I can add another band member to my already developing little musicians and they can be the next Hansen If it's a girl, great! I haven't had a girl yet so that'll be pretty cool. OH WELL!
So, this is a bit of a rant, but it's just all really irritating me, and I've been pretty easy going about it. How ironic, that I seem to be the only one!
If anyone else is on this boat too, do share. I realize there are quite a few moms who post on here really mad that they didn't get the gender they want, and that I'm probably in the minority of not caring, but still, figured I'd ask anyway...
I'm *this close* to replying to the next negative comment about it being a boy "You're right- I really hope this is a girl, because we'd certainly leave it at the hospital if it isn't. My only hope is that a nice family will be wiling to take care of him for me"