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Mom Bans Husband From Triplets' Birth After Getting Upset Over Babies' Gender Reveal

Lex Gabrielle 22 May 2020

When it comes to parenting, it's never a day at the beach. This is especially true in the beginning when you're planning for a family. Couples are constantly bickering over things, small and large, and often times disagree over a lot. But, at the end of the day, they try to see eye-to-eye for the sake of their kids and their family.

Recently, one mom wrote into Reddit asking advice about an issue she's having with her husband.

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The expecting mom wrote into the popular "Am I The A**hole" thread for some parenting advice. She shared that she and her husband are expecting triplets, which, is great for them as they've had some issues with conceiving in the past.

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The couple struggled with having children, although they wanted to have a family with four children.

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As it turns out, they got lucky. The two already have a daughter and they just found out that they are expecting triplets, too. How exciting that their dream came true!?

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They decided to do a gender reveal on Zoom for their family.

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As these times are tough and everyone is staying home, they invited their friends and family for the gender reveal.

"Baby A was a girl, and my husband and I were both super excited. Baby B was also a girl, and we were still beaming about it. Baby C is another girl, and we were both really excited about it," the mom said in her post.

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However, after the Zoom meeting ended, her husband changed his tune.

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The mom wrote:

"He said, 'I just wish you’d given me one boy, so I could do stuff with him.' I told him, 'You can do stuff with your daughters, too.' He replied, 'No, the girls will only want to play dress-up. I wish you gave me one boy instead of three girls.'”

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Clearly, she was furious over this.

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She added:

"He’d rather give up our three girls for one boy, even with him knowing how difficult it was for us to have any children at all. I yelled at him and told him he didn’t deserve a boy if it meant he’d ignore his girls."

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While on the phone with her mom, she realized she only wanted her in the delivery room.

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"Yesterday, I was on the phone with my mom, and she brought up how excited she was for the triplets to arrive, and she asked if I wanted her in the room when I was giving birth, or if I wanted her to stay in the waiting room. I told her she’s the only person I want in the room with me," the mom said in her post.

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Her husband was hurt by this, but the mom is standing her ground.

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She added:

"My husband was extremely hurt by this, and asked why. I told him that if he can’t appreciate his daughters, he has no right to be there when they’re born."

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However, the mom isn't changing her decision.

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Although she says her husband apologized, she said her decision is final.

"I’m not changing my stance on this one, he will not be in the delivery room. He thinks I’m being unreasonable because I’m not letting him see his daughters being born. I think it’s my choice who’s in that room, and I don’t want him in there after he said he’d trade our girls for a son," the mom said.

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On Reddit, many users sided with the mom.

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Quite a few comments pointed out that it's actually the chromosome in men's sperm that determines the sex of a baby.

"Got a surprise for your hubby. Men determine the sex of a baby depending on whether their sperm is carrying an X or Y chromosome," one user commented.

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Hopefully, things cool down with the couple and they see eye-to-eye before the babies arrive.

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No matter what gender the babies are, what matters is that they are healthy and safe. I hope the couple can agree upon that and mend their arguments before the arrival of their three bundles of joy.

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