honestly, i don't know what to do.
we had our reveal party yesterday, and had my family (mom, dad, sister), DH's family (MIL, FIL via Skype, and his ten siblings) over to find out the gender of our baby. when we cut the cake, and saw the pink inside, i was SO excited! so was everyone else...except MIL, who gave a half-smile and then went off to finish talking to FIL in private. the rest of the party, she was quiet and sullen, barely saying two words to us.
DH and i are both convinced by her reactions and some things that she said to us both that she and FIL were wanting a grandson, not a third granddaughter. both she and FIL were CONVINCED it was a boy, and had been saying as much since the very beginning. in addition to that, DH's brother just had his second daughter, and we are worried that they wanted a little boy, and that another little girl is a letdown to them. i can't help but feel a little hurt and upset, as does DH. this is something we couldn't control, and we are VERY happy, as are my parents, sister, and all the siblings-in-law.
:: sigh :: it just hurts us both. anyone else dealing with family gender disappointment? what did you do? 2TMs, how did you avoid hurting your child or having them know that they were not the wanted gender by a family member?