Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Oh, Boy...

Remember how excited I was to find a skating penguin for Daughter's expectant friends's baby shower invitations?

 Well, the gender reveal was Saturday's a boy. The skating penguin got nixed as being too girly but since the baby is due in January she still wants a winter themed card so I've been playing with what I have in the stash and have more on the way.

What really gets me is that I wanted a stamp that said this so I ordered one I found in an Etsy shop in Canada which cost me a small fortune only to find out I already had that sentiment in another stamp set. Serves me right for not stash diving before I go internet surfing for ideas.

 Now I am going to rant a bit about gender reveals. Daughter, who attended, said that her poor friend was disappointed it was a boy. She had hoped for a girl. It got me thinking about how hard it must be to be disappointed for so many more months. I have to confess I was disappointed when Son #1 was a boy-for about 10 seconds. As soon as they handed him to me I didn't care what he was. He was the love of my life.

 Ditto for Son #2. I had hoped for a girl but by now I knew I would love whatever it was.

How could you not? It must be so hard for first time moms to go through all that reveal nonsense. I am sure there must be benefits but I'm not seeing them from here today.


  1. Thank you. I have felt the same way about gender reveals for much the same reasoning but have hesitated to say anything because it almost sounds crazy anymore to NOT want to find out the gender before the birth. I’m glad to know I’m not alone.

  2. Those penguins are just too cute!

  3. Count me as nother one who doesn't understand gender reveals. Part of the excitement is wondering.

  4. Funny about the stamp purchase of the same design-I've done the same thing with patterns!
    I agree about the gender reveal parties-so over the top. I understand the idea to learn about the sex with the sonogram as long as you realize you WILL be thrilled with the baby-whichever it is.
    So much anticipation and expectations but we aren't 5 year olds any more! (I'm a private person anyway so I wouldn't want to have my emotions shared in front of a room of party people!!!!!)

  5. How is that penguin too girly? It looks pretty gender neutral to me.

    I don't mind the gender reveal thing, but that's probably because I was brought up when it was more common (though not the whole gender reveal party... that's just a step too far for me.) As a knitter, I like it because I can make my gifts more suited, and I'm not limited to gender neutral colours.
    In the long run, I think it's a bit silly to be disappointed in the gender of the baby anyway. You go in knowing that you don't get to choose.
    That said, I don't have kids, and don't plan to, so I'm probably not privy to the whole picture either.

  6. And sometimes they're even wrong!

  7. Well said! A child is a blessing no matter the gender.

  8. I don't mind knowing the gender in advance but it's the whole gender reveal party that has turned into a Pinterest board. The parties seem so over the top. With my first grandchild, my daughter and son-in-law declined to know the sex in advance. I wanted a girl but when my daughter had an emergency c-section, I just prayed for a healthy baby! With the second child, they decided to know the sex in advance. No party but it gave doting family and friends the opportunity to make/give gender correct gifts.

  9. I dont know if that comment went through. medically I had to know everything about my unborns to sleep at night.