You really wanted a boy (girl), and you had a child of the opposite sex, how do you cope with this?

You really wanted a boy (girl), and you had a child of the opposite sex, how do you cope with this?

What do you think?

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  1. I have problems with this.
    I really wanted a boy, but a girl was born.
    We made another attempt and again a girl.
    Now we have three girls and we do not make more attempts.

  2. Well if you’re my father you treat both your daughters like boys and make them feel completely unloved unless they show any interest or skill in things like Nascar or fishing or fighting or boy skills. As adults he ll fix your car or BBQ a burnt steak. He also has 4 beautiful granddaughters.

  3. You’re a grown man/woman who knows that the odds are 50/50. The only way to “cope” is to accept your life as it is and be the best parent you can be.

  4. Make it siblings until you get what you want or realize it wasn’t that important to begin with. Any time I meet couples with 3 of something, it’s almost always a story like this.

  5. It’s too late at that stage – the key is to never have (or never mentally acknowledge) the strong desire for one or the other. No disappointments that way.

    I guess it might be a good idea to envision the fun things you can do (traditionally speaking) with the gender you didn’t want, and also remember they’ll be their own person, no matter what. You may end up getting closer to your version of a perfect child with the opposite gender you had imagined.

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