...when people ask what sex we're hoping for?
We're hoping for a healthy baby. Period.
It's especially irritating because usually the person goes on to tell us WHAT we should be hoping for. We should be hoping for a girl, so our daughter can have a sister. Or we should be hoping for a boy, because then we'd have the "perfect family".
I am terrified for the ultrasound because I worry about the baby's health, so maybe that's why my tolerance is so low for these types of comments. Like regardless of what sex the baby ends up being, someone will think that it's disappointing.