I have to get this off my chest.
I cannot stand, at all, when people ask us if we know the sex of the baby.
For the sole reason that it is usually accompanied immediately by stupid comments such as: I am sure you want a boy. Or you MUST have been trying for a boy. Or, Gianna needs a brother. Or some other comment related to how if you have a girl, you automatically want a boy. (and vice versa).
Because listen – we waited a LONG FRACKING TIME to be in a position where we can bless our family with another child. And the sex of this child? IT DOES NOT MATTER ONE BIT. AT ALL. EVER. A baby, a new person in our family, is what we want. End of discussion.
If you want to have an opinion as to whether we “should be” having a boy or a girl, that’s fine. But keep it to yourself. (preferably forever, thanks) I have to save all of my snappy comebacks for when we actually DO know the sex of this little one because I KNOW the ridiculous comments are going to keep on coming.
I personally think sisters rock the house. But a boy would be welcome with loving arms just the same. Gianna is pretty certain she is having a sister – considering as she refers to the new baby solely as “baby sister” and when you ask her about having a brother she refutes such statements with “no, sister”.
Also, unsolicited comments referring to our little one as “your” anything. The only person who gets that right is Mike. And Gianna. Because hey! People are not possessions, therefore you do not get to refer to the new person as such. Ever.
And, I feel better now.