I have a friend who I told by email that I was having a boy and she answered "Eeeeew, yuck, a boy! They're so hard to
buy presents for!" Talk about putting salt in my GD wound. She has no
children herself btw. I told another mutual friend who has no children
what this friend had said. This mutual friend has been trying for many years to get pregnant, so I thought she'd understand that it was a hurtful thing to say. But she just said "Ha
ha, that's really funny!" I thought, how would she feel if I said that
to her if she, after 6 years of trying, told me she was having a son
(which she would be very very happy to have), and I would just say
"Eeeew, yuck, a boy!". I'm sure she would be crushed if did that! I guess people don't always understand....