One family's baby gender reveal gone wrong

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  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    April 1, 2014 7:49 a.m.

    One of our favorite family videos is almost the same scenario, with one difference. We didn't find out the gender of baby number four before the birth. So, we end up having a girl. I got out the video camera as we brought her home for the first time. My son, nearly 6 at the time, already had two younder sisters. So as we introduced sister number three, he just stood there, obviously trying really, really hard not to cry, face turning red and eyes watering. It's hilarious to watch now, but also showed something of his nature; even when he was disappointed or upset, he didn't want to let on. He got over it in about ten minutes.

  • K Mchenry, IL
    March 31, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    My goodness. He is a little boy. It's perfectly fine for a little boy to be disappointed for a few minutes and get it out. It will work out in the end. I'm sure dad will get over it too. It's perfectly natural to want your son to have a brother and your daughter to have a sister. The son doesn't have a brother yet. It's not awful to admit it. Knee jerk reaction to console the son which can't be faulted. As long as dad moves on. I'm sure he will. Maybe the boy will get a brother next time? Maybe he will be the only son?

  • MickelsonBJ Tremonton, UT
    March 30, 2014 10:25 a.m.

    The wonderful world of social media has created a world where no matter what is posted, almost everyone has some problem to point out, complain about, or accuse someone over. This family will be fine. People are disappointed sometimes, and they all turn out fine. Some little boys aren't taught to cook and sew and some little girls aren't taught to throw a football and everyone turns out fine. Some little boys are don't want a sister and some little girls don't want a brother and they family ends up having wonderful family reunions for decades. I'm sure this video affords everyone a perfect look into the lives of these family members and a perfect look into their family dynamic, culture, and daily life. Of course people should realize they are now the expert on this family's situation, as well as families worldwide...

    Everybody relax....

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    March 30, 2014 8:16 a.m.

    I'm having a hard time deciding what's the worst thing about this video. There are so many contenders:

    a) Dad saying he was disappointed, too.
    b) Dad telling Gunner that his feelings aren't real, "You know you're going to love your little sister".
    c) The parents actually posting this video! What message does it send to the girls? And what message will little sister get from this?

  • Poqui Murray, UT
    March 29, 2014 1:43 p.m.

    Be brave, don't find out the gender of the baby ahead of time. There is such a thrill when the baby comes out and then you find out the gender.

    People use lame excuses such as, "I need to know what color to paint the nursery" or "I want to buy some outfits ahead of time" or "It's easier because we can pick the name" etc.

    You wouldn't open a Christmas gift under the tree a week before Christmas, would you? Then be patient and wait for your baby to be born.

    Who's in?

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    March 29, 2014 11:06 a.m.

    Whoa! Gunner was having a bad day. This was so funny. Why were people so concerned about the yet unborn child because dad said he, too, was disappointed it was going to be a girl? He was just trying to console Gunner. And many dads say that, but nothing comes of it. Why are people so sensitive these days? Why do they think they can pass judgement all the time? Why do they meddle in things that don't concern them? Yes, we need to look out for children's welfare, but often, it goes way overboard.

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    March 29, 2014 10:58 a.m.

    "(he)just needs to teach those sisters how to throw a football and catch a baseball like he would a little brother." about Mom teaching Gunner how to cook, sew, and other "feminine" skills which will be far more helpful to him as an adult than will skill in tossing a football.

  • 81Ute Central, UT
    March 29, 2014 10:10 a.m.

    I was/am happy that my children were born alive and well. That is when you have a party.

  • Beach girl Huntington Beach, CA
    March 29, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    That is so sad for the girls who were right there!! Maybe a little reinforcement for the girls would of been appropriate!

  • srw Riverton, UT
    March 28, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    "Recently, many parents have learned the gender of their baby by doing something such as opening a box of either pink or blue balloons, hitting a piƱata that releases pink or blue confetti, or cutting into a cake with the color pink or blue inside."

    I wasn't aware of this trend, and I find it interesting. But I think I know the best way for parents to surprise themselves about the gender of their baby: wait for it to be born. We did it this way for all three of our kids, and I highly recommend it.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 28, 2014 1:44 p.m.

    We have 4 kids and they're all boys except 3. We can relate to poor Gunner. I'm also reminded of when I was a kid. My older siblings were teasing me for being a "mistake" as the youngest of 6 with 5 yrs. between myself & the next child. I went to tattle on them for being mean but my Mom said, "Well sure, you were a mistake but, don't let it bother you. They were all mistakes too. You think I'd have six kids on purpose?" That gave me good ammunition and it didn't bother me again. He'll be good big brother and just needs to teach those sisters how to throw a football and catch a baseball like he would a little brother.