I just Googled “India baby girls.” Every single link I could find was shocking.
Despite all these horrid links about how Indian families see female babies, my family is ultra-liberal and they don’t care what gender the baby is. Neither does my husband’s family. My husband’s family lives in India and are fairly traditional, but his older sister is a surgeon, his aunt is an OBGYN, and every woman in their family is educated and successful to the max.
But now that I know I am having a girl, I am really feeling…wobbly. It’s not that I will love a girl any less, but knowing she’s a girl, I’m petrified.
Can I be honest? I was hoping for a boy–not that I like boys better; in fact I don’t. I love how loving and sensitive girls are and I’m not sure I’d have the same bond with a boy. But the things I’ve gone through, I was hoping my kid wouldn’t ever have to deal with. Society’s obsession with looks and weight, difficulty in getting married if you are educated, difficulty in balancing career and family…
I should just be happy that the baby is healthy so far. But…*sigh*.