I wanted a baby girl but God knew I need a Boy

November 7, 2017
i wanted a baby girl

Even before we planned our first baby, I wanted a Baby girl. Even till the last push, I wished for a girl.

As soon as the baby was out, I asked my surgeon if its a girl or a boy while I was crossing my fingers. I wanted to hear “It’s a girl”.


But God had some other plans for me, God knew I need a boy and not a girl.

Not to stay with me in the old age, not to take care of outdoor work, not to protect our family, not to take our family surname forward but to prove my point.


I always had something about gender bias. I just can’t take it.

Include me in a debate on any topic involving gender inequality and I cannot stop. Though I have willingly stopped from involving in such controversial discussions even then I cannot witness the same as a silent observer.


I think by gifting me a baby boy, God gave me a chance to prove my point.

God gave me a chance to set an example.

God gave me a chance to apply what all I say.


Now, I am so grateful that I have a boy and here are the few things I want to see in him:

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  • Reply Keerthi Vydyula December 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I heard that parenting can be hard but when you yourself set a perfect example of life through your deeds and actions children catch up automatically. I am cent percent sure that your son will have a striking example to look up on in his life!

  • Reply Dipanwita Chakraborty December 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Want and need are poles apart. We eventually end up getting what we need and it is always for our good. Loved the way your expressed it here. short and crisp

    • Reply Upasna December 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      You are right. Dipanwita. I am glad you liked my views.

  • Reply Zainab December 15, 2017 at 12:42 am

    I feel girls become bff with moms! I’m! Although, i definitely believe that God blesses us with what he thinks we need, as you said 🙂

    • Reply Upasna December 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      You are right….They become Friends. Even I am.I can share anything with her. Again, God knows the best for us.

  • Reply SHALINI BAISIWALA December 14, 2017 at 8:34 am

    We always get what we need and not what we want!! Very well expressed Upasna

    • Reply Upasna December 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      You are right Shalini..This universal law never fails.

  • Reply Mayuri Nidigallu November 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    That is such a wonderful way to look at it,Upasna. Kudos to your positive thinking. Your Son will be very proud of you when he grows up and realises this thought and intention.

    • Reply Upasna December 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Mayuri. I am so happy when you say this- He will be proud of me.

  • Reply Maitreni Mishra November 20, 2017 at 2:08 am

    This is so sweet!

    • Reply Upasna December 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks, Maitreni…I am glad you liked my viewpoint. But now I am crossing my fingers for a daughter this time.

  • Reply kalaa shree November 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    very nice, love it.

    • Reply Upasna December 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Kalaa.

  • Reply Anagha Yatin November 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Upasana…you reflected my situation ditto!!! But then, as you rightly said, God had different plans. He wanted me to take efforts in shaping up the world that I wished as a girl, in my own little way! GOD wanted me to educate a life with the equality and bring in the change with baby steps.

    • Reply upasna November 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      We are in the same boat Anagha. Thanks for the read and supporting my thoughts. Yes, a big change begins with small steps.

  • Reply Anindya Rakshit November 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Nice post….and after some reading I understood your point…..nicely done……started following your blog….hope to connect more..:)

    • Reply Upasna December 12, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      I am glad that you got me right Anindya. Yes, I too wish to connect often.

  • Reply Anamika Agnihotri November 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    You echo my sentiments with your post. Being mothers of boys, we have the responsibility to shape up our boys in the way we like this world to be.

    • Reply upasna November 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Yes Anamika, Its a big responsibility. I hope I would be able to come out as a winner.

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