Saturday, September 18, 2010

gender

I read an article in a free magazine I received from our pedicatrician's office.  It stated that 80% of parents (or mothers, I can't remember) were upset with the gender of their babies.  Eighty percent?!?  Not just disappointed - I think I read upset/angry.
I'm not trying to be judgmental here, but perhaps these people haven't had any difficulty in pregnancies.  Perhaps they didn't have any issues conceiving, never miscarried, never saw their three-pound baby hooked up to machines and getting an early morning NICU call saying, "Houston, we have a problem."  Because I think if they had, I don't think they would be upset about the gender of their babies.  They would just be happy to have the privilege of having a healthy baby.

2 comments:

  1. wow,
    maybe true...
    it depends on which part of the world you live in.
    in the U. S., the percentage shall be lower I assume.

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  2. sad huh?! My daughter-in-law actually demanded a second and then third opinion when they told her she was having another girl. sigh........
    I tried to keep it lite by joking (because Hey...I have 5 boys and only 1 girl) that I deserved grandbaby girls - but she was devistated.
    It hurts my heart. I just keep it up-beat and positive (trying to let her know in the nicest way possible to KNOCK IT OFF! ;)
    Love the blog! :)

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