Woman Reveals The Baby's Gender To Husband’s Family, They Get Upset And Throw A Party For Their “Imaginary Grandson”

Alfe Mercado
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A study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that unborn children are perceived as more healthy when they are expected to be boys than girls, even when the parents have no preconceived notions about the sex of their baby. The report also found that parents are less likely to bond with their unborn baby (regardless of the sex) if they learn late into the pregnancy. And even though women have made incredible progress in virtually every area of life over the past couple of generations, they still face more pressure than men do to have kids. And new parents experience so much stress that the baby’s sex doesn’t always matter — if the kids were healthy, that is. But a soon-to-be mom recently experienced extreme disappointment after finding out that she’s having a girl rather than a boy, and her in-laws haven’t made any efforts for baby girl to feel welcome. So she walked out of the shower they threw for her imaginary son. Below, you’ll find the full story as well as some of the responses to it. Let us know what you think about the situation in the comments.

A woman reveals her baby's gender to her in-laws who throw a party to celebrate an imaginary grandson.

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A husband's family was so sure the baby was a boy that they threw a party for him, only to be disappointed by the real gender reveal 🤦‍♀️

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Husband's family didn't take the gender reveal well and threw a party for an "imaginary grandson". 😱

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Despite the family being upset, couple stands strong in their gender reveal decision

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Sister In-Law surprises with a baby shower for an "imaginary grandson"...but it takes an unexpected turn!

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MIL throws a party for a "grandson" that doesn't exist, infuriating daughter-in-law who calls them "delusional" and storms out.

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A wife's gender reveal gone wrong, leading to a comically ironic "grandson" party.

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Furious after her gender reveal, she left the party and was abruptly pressured to "get right" with her in-laws

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Woman stands up to In-Laws who threw an “imaginary grandson” party 💪

An expecting mother took a stand against her in-laws when they reacted poorly to the gender reveal of her first baby. Instead of celebrating her daughter, the family threw her a party for their “imaginary grandson”. Despite her husband siding with his family, the mother was firm in her conviction that her daughter deserved to be celebrated. After much tension and a heated disagreement, the mother left the family gathering and her husband demanded she apologize before they could even talk things out. Now, people are commenting and reacting to her situation.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Husband's family throws a party for an imaginary grandson 😱

Adahla987 | Adahla987

🤦 NTA: Divorce this man!

Nt_A_Chnc | Nt_A_Chnc

🤭 NTA, it's next level creepy 👻!

EmoEmu2020 | EmoEmu2020

NTA:👏 Set👏 boundaries👏

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Document and run🏃‍♀️! NTA👎

Graycat17 | Graycat17

NTA: Leave this man's unstable family!

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Cult-like family 🤯

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😱What religious fanatics are capable of.

happybanana134 | happybanana134

New 🔒: NTA 🏃‍♀️

Tough_Oven4904 | Tough_Oven4904

Baby's gender reveals=⁉️🤔😳

Rapidbetryal | Rapidbetryal

🤔 Document now: NTA

Goose_Spy | Goose_Spy

Gender bias in naming a baby 😟

SleepDangerous1074 | SleepDangerous1074

Tough Love 💔

LiLadybug81 | LiLadybug81

Family throws a party for imaginary grandson😱

Trin_42 | Trin_42

🔐 NTA: change the locks!

jamrae23 | jamrae23

NTA: 🤦‍♀️🤔 Husband’s family throws a party for “imaginary grandson”

SeaWitch1031 | SeaWitch1031

Woman's family creates chaos 🤯

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NTA: Family's 'Imaginary Grandson' 🤔

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NTA: Run Away!

Catlady394 | Catlady394

It's his fault 👀

NmlsFool | NmlsFool

NTA: 💔Family disappointment.

Embarrassed-Ad6766 | Embarrassed-Ad6766

Leave them👋Run away🏃‍♂️for your daughter's sake

Forsaken_Bat_5729 | Forsaken_Bat_5729

NTA 🤷‍♀️ So extreme!

breathemusic14 | breathemusic14

NTA 🤷‍♀️👎

Hi_Im_Dadbot | Hi_Im_Dadbot

🤦‍♀️ NTA: Run from this family!

cosmicchaoswitch | cosmicchaoswitch

NTA! 😲 Disgusting behavior from the father.

NyxOrTreat | NyxOrTreat

Can't believe this! 😱

chtmarc | chtmarc

🤔 NTA: Friend needed

ADHDLifer | ADHDLifer

NTA: Get away from this family 🚶🏿‍♀️

Queen_Sized_Beauty | Queen_Sized_Beauty

NTA: 🤯In-laws throw a party for an imaginary grandson

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Woman reveals baby's gender 🤔

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🤔 Husband's family is not happy with the gender reveal!

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Divorce: maybe not the answer 😔

SlickCherrito | SlickCherrito

Proof of abuse 📝

ALsInTrouble | ALsInTrouble

Break free from toxic relationships!

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NTA 💪🏼 Standing your ground

CatAnne119 | CatAnne119

NTA 👎🏼

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When spouses disagree 😠

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🤩 Woman surprises family 👏

Bellbell28 | Bellbell28

Wow, 👎🏼 everyone's a TA here!

AuntB44 | AuntB44

NTA: Protect your 👶🏼!

BarbaraGenie | BarbaraGenie

🤦‍♀️ Celebrating a daughter, but not know it ✋

Radkeyoo | Radkeyoo

OP's spouse's family 👀

TheGastronomical | TheGastronomical

😮 NTA: Unbalanced family!

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🤔 NTA, but the husband's family's reaction is 🤦‍♀️

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NTA: In this fam, 😳🤯

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👪 Daughter gets mistreated 😩

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NTA: 🤦‍♀️ Get out!

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Protect your daughter 💪🏼

Clean-Echidna | Clean-Echidna

😃Congrats on your 🎉baby girl!🎉

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NTA: Family too picky☹️

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NTA — 🤯 Don't apologize ⚠

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👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽HELL NO! NTA

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NTA: Gender bias can be 👎🏼

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Woman reveals the baby's gender to in-laws, and 👀 what happens next 🤦‍♀️

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Do what's best for your 💓

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A pregnant FTM's perspective 💭

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Family throws a party ⛔️for an “imaginary grandson” 😱

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🤬 NTA: Family throws imaginary grandkid party!

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Family throws a party 🎉 for an imaginary grandson 🧒🏻

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