Okay, I know I said in a recent post that I want to get to a place where I can celebrate happy times with my loved ones like I used to. However, if anyone-including my own sisters-ever invited me to one of these ultrasound parties, I would tell them to fuck off (politely, of course). I would be there to congratulate them when they announce the baby’s sex, and I would attend the baby shower (I’d even play the silly games), but I would not subject myself to viewing the inside of someone else’s uterus while a room full of people ooh and aah.
Call me crazy, but this kind of thing should be private. I wouldn’t want to go to an ultrasound alone, but there’s no way I would want a room full of people there. What if it’s bad news? What if there’s no heartbeat, or what if there’s something else wrong with the baby? What if someone in the room silently suffers from infertility or loss and is heartbroken to see your healthy baby?
I thought sex reveal parties (yes, I mean sex ; you won’t know the baby’s gender until much, much later) were too much, but this takes the cake.