Mum’s controversial reaction to her gender reveal shocks parents
Pregnant mom stirs up VERY controversial response to backyard gender reveal – but it strikes a chord with some parents: ‘How can I love another boy?’
- A mother has admitted she is ‘disappointed’ with the gender of her unborn child
- Nicole Shamlin looked happy after seeing blue confetti at a gender reveal party
- But later she ‘mourned’ that she would not have a daughter
- She posted a video highlighting how ‘gender disappointment really is’
- Some parents criticized Nicole online, while others sympathized with her
A pregnant mother has been criticized online after she felt ‘disappointed’ about the gender of her unborn child.
Nicole Shamlin posted a TikTok video sharing her reaction to her gender reveal party, along with how she felt afterwards.
As the blue confetti flew into the air, symbolizing she’s having a boy, Nicole and her partner looked cheerful.
But later Nicole, from the US, cried alone and “mourned” the fact that she would not have a daughter.
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Mom Nicole Shamlin posted a TikTok video where she shared her reaction to her own gender reveal party, along with how she felt afterwards. As the blue confetti flew into the air, symbolizing she’s having a boy, Nicole and her partner looked happy
But later Nicole, from the US, cried alone and ‘mourned’ the fact that she wouldn’t have a daughter
“What everyone saw at our gender reveal… later that night I mourned not having my daughter yet,” Nicole wrote.
‘How can I love another boy? Shall I replace my first son? How can I love two sons?’
Nicole also added that she felt incredibly excited afterwards, but needed time to think about the news.
Gender disappointment is real. I’ve only felt this way for one day. Now we are beyond excited and grateful,” she captioned the video.
After five days, the short video went viral with more than 261,000 views, and several other moms criticized her response.
‘This is pathetic. I’ve had IVF for years. I was just thankful to have one living child. Healthy is what you should care about, not the sex,” wrote one mother.
In the comments, Nicole warned that “any hate will be blocked,” while other moms felt empathy for her.
“Mommy, I felt exactly the same way, but I promise you, you have this,” said a woman.
“I love how you show the real truth behind things that a lot of people go through,” added another.
What is Gender Disappointment?
Gender disappointment is the feeling of sadness that occurs when you discover that the sex of your baby is the opposite of what you hoped for
Disappointment about gender can often be followed by guilt, especially if those around you respond to your reaction by saying that you should be grateful that you had a healthy pregnancy or baby, or even were able to conceive.
While gender disappointment may only last a few days or weeks and often disappear on its own, for others it can last for months or even years
Source: baby center