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So...dh told his family about our son. And, he had to listen to the screaming and squealing and shrieking over the phone from each person.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br><br>
This is from the same people who said "oh, that's too bad" when they learned that dd2 was/is a girl...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br><br>
I told him that if they send a bunch of stereotypical, masculine crap I'm going to put it back out in the mail "return to sender." They better believe that I'm going to protect my son just like I've protected my daughters. He also deserves a chance to develop his preferences, likes and dislikes based on who he is...not just on his anatomy.<br><br>
I need to give myself a few more days before I tell my family...
 

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Or mark it "return to sPender"!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I hear you though. The gender thing is tough. People just do not realize they hurt the mama when they're so unexcited about a second baby of the same gender.<br><br>
Everyone was excited about boy #1, and no one but my grandma on mom's side was excited about boy #2 and then I didn't even hear from ANYONE about boy #3.<br><br>
Too bad grandma is gone (since last December) as she would have been SO excited about another boy if this is a boy too.<br><br>
Funny though, she's gone and I am finally beginning to miss and appreciate my grandma just a little bit. We were not very close before - and that's a theme in my family. Too little too late on my part I guess.<br><br>
Maybe you could keep the stuff and eBay it off to help pay for the new covers that were ruined in the dryer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Maybe you could keep the stuff and eBay it off to help pay for the new covers that were ruined in the dryer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Good idea!
 

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You poor thing. I've never quite understood the hype over boy/girl things!<br><br>
But seriously your post makes me glad we choose not to find out. People are so excited to finally know what it is that we don't hear any remarks about it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You poor thing. I've never quite understood the hype over boy/girl things!<br><br>
But seriously your post makes me glad we choose not to find out. People are so excited to finally know what it is that we don't hear any remarks about it.</div>
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Well...for us it would have been the same reaction if we waited. Maybe I wouldn't have cared so much...but I was worried about the combo of postpartum hormones and all the family (and my own) baggage.<br><br>
With dd2, they were saying until she was born "well, the U/S might have been wrong, you could still be getting a boy!!"
 

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My sisters all have girls and I am due oct/nov. with a girl according to the u/s. I just "knew" it was a boy and so did my Dad. He was planning to drive to our new house(17 hours away) when I went into labor. When I told him that it was a girl he said he just wasn't going to be able to come now and gave some lame excuse about how work just might pick up. I am one of all girls and we all have all girls. I sympathize.
 

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sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: families<br><br>
I don't get the gender thing either -- ok if you have like 5 or 7 boys and you are due again asn someine says "hoping for a girl..." welllll ok then i see it<br><br>
but we have ONE boy and everyone says "hoping for a girl" ?? Uh just hoping for a helathy baby --<br><br>
Aimee
 

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Good for you. And while you're at it, protect him from circumcision, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good for you. And while you're at it, protect him from circumcision, too.</div>
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Don't worry. It's a done deal. No one is touching my son's foreskin.
 
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