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    My parents and ILs were over the moon.

    My parents were so worried they would never get grandchildren because I was always adamant on not wanting kids (DH changed that ) so they were thrilled. DD is suuuuper spoilt!

    Both sides are busting for number 2

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    No, but I was an adult when I first got pregnant.

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    My parents and inlaws were both very excited. He was (and is) the first grandchild on both sides, and I think they had all given up home for grandchildren as we had never shown interest in kids, and it's not looking promising for our siblings to reproduce in the near future, despite two of them being over 35.

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    Oh yeah and in my inlaws literally BEGGING us to get married. My mil wanted us to go to the church THAT DAY the priest would marry us, we would be married in the eyes of god and then sort out the paper work.

    (I think god might have noticed that the dates didn't match up. If god cared about such things)

    So instead she told no one, freaked out when we were visiting and then had guests turn up, I had a hot flush as I was 5-6 months pregnant and took my jumper off and mil begged me to put my jumper back on.

    Another time she asked I not tell a friend of theirs I was pregnant but I had a bump I was in the habit of patting so I must have and he congratulated us.

    So umm.... yeah my parents reaction wasn't perfect but they didn't make me feel like a dirty dirty secret.

    The awkward thing is I cant imagine how she then told friends and family she had a gorgeous baby grandson. Because he was (is) the most stunningly handsome wonderful little person and my inlaws adore him more than anyone on the earth. How silly of them to think he was anything less.

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    My Mum was happy.

    My Dad was sooooo disappointed. He had huge plans for me and they didn't involve kids in my early 20's. He has since come around and he is absolutely smitten with the grandkids He has spoken about his previous disappointed and feels bad for putting expectations on me like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
    I think so but they didn't show it. BUt at the same time they were thankful because DS got me off a really dark path.
    I'm another "this ^^^" person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
    how could anyone hate you? . Not that I know you, but you seem nice
    Oh that one is a looooong story. And one usually only told over a bottle of wine these days.

    And thanks.

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    Well we are TTC at the moment and know 100% my parents will be disappointed they keep saying they don't want to be grandparents anytime soon and that I will ruin my life if I have kids now... I am married have started working in my field of study own our own home and no other debts! They want me to be career orientated and not have kids till my late late 20s to early 30s! They will have a surprise coming when we announce our pregnancy (if we are blessed enough)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StretchmarkBarbie View Post
    I was 17 when I fell pregnant. It took me a few MONTHS to work up the courage to tell my parents and from that point on I was treated like cr@p by my father. He called me 'the sl*t' would hit me and carry on. I finally moved out after he beat the living day lights out of me at 4 months pregnant and I almost miscarried my baby. So yeah.... safe to say I am the biggest disappointment in their lives.

    ETA i am now almost 26, married to that child's father and we have another 2 kids, my parents adore all 3 kids but I am still never going to be anyone they are proud of. Even though I finished my education, am currently on the home stretch in my nursing degree and have 3 very happy, healthy, smart kids.
    You still see your dad ??? You're more forgiving than me..

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    You still see your dad ??? You're more forgiving than me..
    Forgiving or weak.... take your pick


 

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