Anyone that has ever had a child has experienced the question, “Are you going to try for another to get a (insert opposite gender of first child)?” I used to struggle how to answer that. Then once pregnant, you receive the news that you are having another boy, or another girl and people give you this assessing gaze, calculating if you are actually happy with the news of a repeated gender.
It’s like they are waiting for you to reveal how devastated you are; for you to reveal your honest inner desires of wanting the opposite of what you got. Some feel like they should even apologize to you, you know...for your loss.
What do us mothers REALLY think, feel, desire?