Is it horrible that I'm relieved Mellie's having a boy? I mean, I'm sure she can thoroughly fuck up a boy just as much as a girl but somehow I feel that being her son might be slightly better than being her daughter.
So she'll raise a scamming wife beater instead of a bleach-high 50's housewife in hooker clothes. Meh. I don't know how this specific gypsy culture views the birth of boys versus the birth of girls since we don't see many boys or men on this show, but most cultures that embrace traditional gender roles highly favor the birth of a boy. I'm thinking that, first of all everyone knew the sex of the child before the party, and that Robbie wouldn't have shown up to support Mellie if the fetus was female. I've seen quite a few qypsy shows (both American and UK) and boys seem to be more highly prized. It's all speculation of coarse as we'll never know what Robbie would have done if the fetus was female.