Just to head this off before it gets too insane:
Yes, there are moms out there that only want daughters too, and get upset when I tell them it’s a boy.
No, this father probably isn’t going to ruin his daughter’s life by having wanted a boy and not gotten one.
Yes, I took it seriously, and got more upset than maybe I should have.
I’d like to point out at this time that this is the purpose of my blog – to share my thoughts and feelings. They aren’t always right, they aren’t always perfect, but that is and was how I felt about the situation. Reading a blog is like seeing a snapshot… you can draw your instant impression, but chances are pretty good you’re only seeing a little part of what happened for one single moment in time. Instant judgments are almost never right.
I do over 20 ultrasounds per day. They aren’t always bad, they don’t always upset me, and when I ask parents what they want, the majority of them respond, “Just a healthy baby!” But when something does upset me, when I feel like it’s been a little too much, or a little too hard, or maybe I’ve just had a bad day… I write about it.
I thank so so so many of you for your kind and wonderful, thoughtful comments. I’m grateful for the insights of those who have gotten the child they wanted, and even more for the ones that didn’t get to have their little one exactly as planned. I hope, when it is my turn to have children, I can live up to the words I wrote… but like everyone, I will just do my best.