I don’t think being opinionated is a bad thing – as long as you are informed and open to other points of view. But, when a person is ignorant, close-minded and opinionated…. Well, that just gets on my nerves.
An acquaintance, yesterday, was talking about her 8 week pregnancy. A friend of mine asked her if she was planning on finding out the gender, to which she replied no.
Personally, I think that’s great, for them.
But she chose to follow it up with two ignorant statements:
1. Well, God didn’t intend for us to know.
2. My friend and I are having completely opposite pregnancies, and she thinks she’s having a boy so I must be having a girl.
Um… First off, God didn’t intend for a lot of things – including for us to get sick and die, or to even need an epidural for pregnancy (thanks Eve!!).
Second, every single pregnancy is different, even for the same woman and has no real relation to the sex of the baby.
For example, here are some common “sex revealing” myths:
Heart beat rate
and other myths…
I have a friend who was carrying high with a low heart rate and craving salty things (all supposedly pointing to a boy!) and had a beautiful baby girl.
I had a friend whose pregnancies were exactly the same at the beginning, and each time she gave birth to a baby of the opposite sex.
The truth is it’s a fifty-fifty chance that your unborn child will be a boy or a girl, and instead of focusing on random things that mean nothing at 8 weeks, maybe people should be doing more research on pregnancy and parenting. And tact…