|I think it's okay to count if it's a single egg. If you're expecting octuplets then okay fine maybe don't expect all of them to live.|
Dumbass Sayings: “Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They’ve Hatched”
Sometimes when you’re expecting your first child and you start buying baby clothes and thinking of what to name the child people will say “Hey, don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched!” What kind of thing is that to say to expecting parents? Your wife is pregnant and you’re excited about being a parent and these people have to say “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched”? Then if something goes wrong with the pregnancy they’re the first ones to tell you how you shouldn’t have invested so much in renovating the baby’s new room. If people want to anticipate a successful pregnancy and birth then they should have that right. What does it matter to you if they count on having a baby and then have a miscarriage? Let’s deal with that problem when we get to it. If that happens then that’s going to be a sad moment regardless. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re prepared for it or not. Anticipating a miscarriage is not the proper way to go about a pregnancy. If that’s the way you view life you probably shouldn’t be raising a kid to begin with. When you’re having a baby your life should be full of positivity that can spread to the whole family and the baby. Saying “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched” is a pessimistic sentiment and it has no place in the development of a baby.