REVEALING the sex of your baby is often a fun and exciting moment for couples and mums to be.
However, for one parent – it has become a moment that has caused her frustration and upset.
The 27-year-old mum, who is anonymous, turned to Reddit to ask if she was in the wrong for walking out of her baby shower – because her in-laws threw a party for the wrong sex.
She claims that her partner’s parents are refusing to believe she is having a girl, so much so, they threw a blue-themed baby shower for her.
The pregnant mum said the baby will be her in-law’s first grandchild and they were hoping to name them after her husband’s father who died from cancer.
She also explained that her in-laws had her “attend prayers and do rituals” in the hope she would have a boy which she said she didn’t like but went along with to “keep the peace”.
However, when the doctor confirmed the baby is a girl, things started to turn sour
She wrote: “My husband cried in the car then turned his phone off to hide from his family then finally told them.
“His mom and the others made their frustration and disappointment clear which bothered me cause my daughter deserves to be celebrated.”
She also explained that the father of her child’s family “constantly” refers to her daughter as her son.
She had “several fights” with the family and even stopped talking to her husband after he sided with them.
She continued: “When I arrived I saw blue balloons, blue cake with father-in-law’s name/decorations around. I was so confused I had to sit down.
“Sister-in-law explained they were ‘still’ hoping the gender results are false and it’s a boy. I looked at my husband and he agreed with her.”
The mum-to-be was fuming, and shouted: “stop treating my daughter like she’s unwanted” and walked out.
Her husband sided with his family again saying they were “insulted” by her actions.
He also insisted she “play along” as “they’ll soon get over it”.
When I arrived I saw blue balloons, blue cake with the father-in-law’s name & decorations around. I was so confused I had to sit down
Mum to be
She continued: “He was fuming, he called 15 times, then texted that he won’t be coming home until I ‘get my ass’ over and apologise for ruining everything THEY’VE DONE FOR ME and accusing them of being mentally unstable.
“I haven’t responded yet. He’s constantly pressuring me to get right with his family before we even talk about anything else.”
Her post gathered thousands of responses from people sharing their thoughts.
One wrote: “The fact that your husband is supporting them (and also delusional) is a HUGE red flag.
“Unless you want your daughter raised by a bunch of misogynists, I would seriously consider getting out of there NOW.”
Another added: “These people are terrifying. Rituals and prayers followed by a baby shower for a boy? I understand disappointment or whatever but this is just too far.
“It’s like they thought if the baby was a boy it would be the father-in-law reincarnated.”
A third said: “Does your husband know his sperm determined the baby’s gender?
“If they want to blame someone they should aim that at your husband for failing to give you a boy baby.”