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When I was pregnant with our first child, I was in immense pressure and stressed myself thinking if the baby will be a girl or a boy. As it is, the pregnancy was unplanned, and I got pregnant three months after my marriage. So, we weren’t prepared. Or, you can say, I wasn’t prepared. My husband, on the other hand, was very excited when he heard the news.
Generally, the pressure is when you have your in-laws’ family wishing only for a boy. My case was exactly the opposite. Everybody in my family, including my grandmother-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, his brothers, and sisters-in-law were hoping for a girl child. Everybody was sure that God had blessed them with a baby girl in my womb.
It was quite for a surprise for me because we usually read and hear stories about the family desiring for a baby boy. A number of girls are also eliminated in the womb after gender determination despite it being illegal. But then, I came to know that my mother-in-law and father-in-law wanted a girl themselves. They have three sons. My mother-in-law also shared her experience. She had gone through a miscarriage once when she was eight months pregnant, but unfortunately, that child was a girl. After this incident, they lost hope.
I was mesmerized with the immense love and care I received throughout my pregnancy, and even now, when I am pregnant with my second child, two years of my first baby was born, they haven’t uttered a single word regarding what they want. They just want the child to be healthy and wise. Isn’t it amazing!
I find myself lucky to have married in such a great family.
Thank You, God!
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