“Do you know what you’re having?”

18 Aug
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Here is an outline of the conversation I have with every person who hears I am pregnant…

 

Them: “Oh congratulations! Do you know what you are having?”

Me: “Well, I’m fairly certain it is a human baby.”

Them: *sometimes awkward laugh* “You have two boys, right?”

Me: “Yep, they are awesome.”

Them: “Oh so you will be hoping for a girl then?!”

 

Huh?!

 

I swear I get asked this every single time. Look there are many things I hope for my kids.

I hope they will be happy and healthy above all else. I hope we can give them a secure, balanced and happy childhood. I hope they find their passions in life and have the courage to follow them above all else. I hope both my husband and I continue to have good, close, strong relationships with them.

I hope lots for them. But none of what I usually hope for is associated with a certain particular set of genitals.

 

You know what, I think when it comes to baby poo, it doesn’t hugely make a difference if you are cleaning it off little testes or out of little vaginas. It’s all poo.

 

So, no, I am not particularly hoping for a girl… I’m honestly not concerned either way.

They are children, not accessories… I’m not trying to collect the whole set…

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