Man Disappointed At His Wife For Being Sad At The Gender Of Their Expected Baby And Wanting To ’Send It Back If It Was A‍ Boy’

Family & Kids

April 23, 2019 13:47 By Mambee

Gender disappointment is a real issue among new parents.

Many parents make plans as regards the gender of their unborn child, but get heartbroken when they have a different one.

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While different parents react to gender disappointment differently, this dad seems to think his wife is overreacting and has sought the opinion of people on the internet.

This very concerned dad-to-be went on the Reddit app anonymously to share his story.

The 24-year-old man explained how his wife had always wanted a baby girl.

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She had planned a lot for the female gender and even once made a joke about ’sending it back if it was a boy.’

He thought it was all jokes and didn't see much to that statement. After all, a parent would love their child irrespective of the gender.

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However, he was going to be disappointed as when he and his wife went to the hospital for their 20-week scan, and the doctors informed them they were having a boy. He recounted the moment

”My wife immediately bursts into tears, and I hold her hand knowing that she was disappointed and putting it down to pregnancy hormones.”

However, he realized it wasn't just hormones, for up to a month after finding out the gender of the baby, his wife would still be crying, she didn't want to hear the baby mentioned or be involved in anything concerning the baby anymore.

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Friends and family began to get worried, and when he spoke to his wife about it, she thought he was inconsiderate.

The expecting dad has aired his view on the frustration setting in his marriage. He then asked people's opinion about whether he truly was being inconsiderate.

As usual, opinions varied among the more than a thousand comments on his post.

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Some people took his side, with a user saying,

”A parent's job is to love and support their child unconditionally for who they are as a person. When parents obsess over the sex and act out like this when they don't get what they want, that's a terrible sign regarding their expectations as a parent."

However, some people took sides with his wife, saying her condition and behavior was reasonable. A user said:

”Gender disappointment is real. Many pregnant women get it. I got it myself."

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What do you think? Is the wife overreacting? Or is the husband being inconsiderate of his wife’s feelings?

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