His Gay Sister Is Expecting a Baby, but So Is He. Why Is She Getting All of the Limelight While His Wife Is Not?

This Redditor turned to the community to vent about his unsupportive family, the Reddit community did not have his back!

They Are a Young Couple

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The Original Poster (OP), a 32-year-old man, is expecting his second child with his 30-year-old wife. She is currently 14 weeks pregnant. The couple is thrilled about the news.

Two Different Pregnancies

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OP’s younger sister, a 25-year-old woman, and her 27-year-old wife are also expecting their first child.

They underwent IVF, and the sister is now 38 weeks pregnant. OP is very happy for them and believes they will make excellent parents.

What Is IVF?

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IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilization. It is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves the fertilization of an egg with sperm outside of the body in a laboratory dish.

The resulting embryos are then transferred into the uterus of the woman who will carry the pregnancy.

IVF Is Used to Treat Infertility

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IVF can be used to treat infertility due to a variety of factors, including blocked fallopian tubes, male factor infertility, ovulation disorders, and unexplained infertility.

It is also sometimes used by same-sex couples and individuals who want to have a biological child.

A Family Gathering Gone Wrong

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OP recently attended a family gathering with his grandparents who live out of state. They don’t visit often, so the family always makes it a point to spend time with them.

During the gathering, OP’s grandparents expressed their excitement about seeing OP’s younger sister and her wife become mothers, eagerly anticipating their first great-granddaughter.

She Felt Hurt

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However, they did not acknowledge OP’s wife’s pregnancy, causing her to feel hurt.

OP tried to start a conversation to include his wife, but the focus always shifted back to his sister and her partner’s baby.

She Was Feeling Snubbed About the Lack of Attention

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OP attempted to change the conversation to their upcoming gender reveal event, but nobody seemed to show any interest.

This upset OP’s wife, causing her to leave the room. OP’s sister noticed the commotion and inquired about the situation.

She Apologized

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OP explained that his wife felt excluded and hurt by the focus on his sister’s pregnancy.

In response, OP’s sister’s wife apologized and clarified that they had not intended to make anyone feel left out.

Despite efforts from OP’s mother to persuade his wife to return to the gathering, she refused to come back.

He Blew up at His Sister

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OP’s sister told OP that his wife can’t expect every conversation to be about her. She also stated that their two pregnancies aren’t a competition.

OP then told his sister that her baby isn’t the only baby that matters and that he and his wife should be getting some attention too around their pregnancy.

It Was Too Late Now

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OP’s grandmother then told him that she would be happy to discuss both pregnancies, but it was too late. OP’s wife wanted to leave the family gathering, so OP and his wife departed early.

He Is Getting Called Out

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OP is now complaining that he is getting called out by his family for making a scene while his grandparents are around. He feels like no one cared enough to see his side in all of this. 

Reddit Comments

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The Reddit community was flooded with over 2,000 comments, many of them saying that OP was in the wrong.

The Two Pregnancies Are Different

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Many users commented that these two pregnancies are very different and should be treated so. The sister’s baby is their first and is after rounds of IVF.

OP and his wife are now on their second pregnancy. The Reddit commenters stated that OP should let his sister get the attention right now because this is an exciting time for them.

One Reddit comment said “I’m currently pregnant w/ baby #2 and folks just aren’t as excited the second time around. Folks also includes me lol.”

They Should Be Excited About the Sister’s Pregnancy

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Another user pointed out that the excitement should be around the sister’s pregnancy because she is due so soon. OP and his wife are only 14 weeks along, so they will be in the spotlight toward the end of their pregnancy too.

The sister and her wife also live out of state, so there is a possibility that the excitement of seeing them added to the occasion.

“You forgot to add that the sister lives out of state while OP and his wife don’t. The grandparents have probably already gushed at great lengths about their child as they can see them regularly, whereas they rarely get to see the sister.” another commenter wrote on Reddit.

What do you think? Should OP have said these things to his sister?

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