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Did your pregnancy announcement fall flat?

  1. jhd

    coconut / 8079 posts

    @ValentineMommy: @bushelandapeck: @bees_knees: @MaryM: I really don't understand why people make these comments about boys vs girls.

  2. 2littlepumpkins

    grapefruit / 4455 posts

    @MaryM: I get that but then at the same time people make such a big deal about announcing the sex of their baby (just in general not saying you!) that it seems like a lot of people just expect and enjoy the stereotypical comments.. like dads wanting boys (and moms wanting girls even.)

    I'd say all 3 of our announcements went as we thought. Our 3rd we never really kept a secret so it wasn't really an announcement, so much as putting it out there so I don't get the "is she or isn't she pregnant" stares from people who may not have heard. For some reason it seems like I get more IRL questions with the 3rd pregnancy than the 2nd lately, which is interesting because it was really seeming like nbd for awhile. Overall we've gotten a combination of the above comments from "was it planned" with my first (we were early 20s) to "you can have a boy next time" to "oh so if you're having a third you have to even it out and have a 4th!" (Nope!!)

  3. MaryM

    pomelo / 5129 posts

    @2littlepumpkins: I think I've found it especially odd because of our history (losses at 8, 13 and 22 weeks...two of which we knew were girls) and the fact the people commenting about DH being so happy knew about at least the later two losses.

    I've corrected most of them to say that yes, DH is excited...when testing comes back looking like this is a healthy pregnancy.

  4. 2littlepumpkins

    grapefruit / 4455 posts

    @MaryM: yeah if they knew about your loss/es that's a little odd.. but I think sometimes people just are searching for SOMETHING happy to say. And for a lot of dads in our circle/s they really do get excited for boys too. But the whole idea of being excited for one gender over the other is kind of weird.


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