When I got the notification with this week's FTSF-prompt in my inbox, I immediately knew what I was going to
I never understood what the big deal was about...
... having a boy.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against boys, and we'd be happy should Baby P. turn out to be a boy, but I am seriously, SERIOUSLY annoyed with everyone wishing for us to FINALLY having a boy. It has started as soon as I peed these two blue lines on a stick almost 7 years ago. My mother-in-law was convinced we'd be having a boy, and way too many people around us were waiting for the "heir". Well, obviously enough, we've entered a little pink world, and instantly, people felt they had to "console" us, or encourage us that there might still be a boy in our future while we were both just perfectly happy with our little girl.
Two years later, we welcomed yet another girl into our family, and the sympathy grew. I remember an elderly neighbor patting my arm, telling me that nothing was lost yet and she, too, had two girls first before having two boys. In the meantime, we didn't miss a thing and just enjoyed our lives with two so different but wonderful daughters.
Fast forward another 4 years, when we surprised friends and family with yet another pregnancy. And instantly, people assumed that we were "trying" for a boy, hoping with us that we would finally have a son. And I am actually really, really upset about that reaction, about how people must perceive us, or what they must think of a family with only daughters. We did not conceive this child hoping for a son. We went on this journey to complete our family with a third child, no matter the gender. All we hope for is a healthy child, whether it's a boy or a girl who's going to join us in August. I honestly almost hope for another girl, just to shut up these mean voices forever, because quite honestly, I am truly sick and tired of them. I am a proud and happy mom of two little girls now, and should we be lucky enough to have another healthy little girl, I'm going to be just as happy and not miss a thing!
By the way: if baby cooperates, we'll find out if we'll be having a girl or a boy this coming Monday, our 8th wedding anniversary. Come visit my pregnancy blog A Third Baby Carriage and participate in the poll :-)