- Ah, you got it out of the way, producing the male son. (said by a former co-worker with two daughters).
- Ah man! You are so lucky! I wish we could trade! Girls are tough. (said by a father of a five week old daughter).
- It took X a while to adjust to having a daughter but now he's happy.
- You must be so relieved. My wife is pregnant and I'm praying for a son.
My mom had warned me not to tell people the gender for this very reason, but I can't believe that in this day and age, in the USA this sentiment is still voiced. That people dare admit it. Unfortunately, most of these sentiments have been expressed to Jack out of my presence. I'm waiting for someone to say this to me because at this point I'm ready to really go off.
It must be my preggo hormones that are making my eyes well with tears right now, but. . . there are so many of my IF sisters struggling. So many who would do anything, who have gone beyond the bounds of what they could have imagined to have a baby and still struggling. Then there are these people. . . I know none of this is based on a merit system of fairness, but having to encounter people like this, so damn ignorant- its just so fucking unfair.