“It doesn’t matter if the baby is a boy or a girl, as long as it is healthy.”
Those words make me cringe.
You see, I know what it is like to have a baby who isn’t healthy at birth. I know what it is like to watch my child struggle into this world because she isn’t healthy. I know what it is like to not only not care if my baby is a boy or a girl, but to not even care if he or she is healthy.
All I cared about in those moments between birth and NICU was if my baby could breathe.