Another thread made me think about the reactions I have had from my parents and family when telling them I was pregnant. It was a mixture of happiness, disappointment and spitefulness.
Did you get a reaction from your parents, family and/or friends that you didn't expect? Ie: were they happy, when you thought they were going to disown you and/or vice versa?
I'm pretty sure my father was a little disappointed. Maybe not disappointed either, perhaps shocked. I expected this from him.
Mum was in heaven when I first told her I was pregnant. I expected this from her. Even though at that moment in time, I hadn't made up my mind whether or not to continue the pregnancy. Mum has since admitted that she never thought she'd ever have a grandchild.
When FOB became violent and we broke up, my father surprisingly showed a caring side that I had never seen in my entire life before. He made a 180 degree turn.
Mum was in Europe for 5 weeks and arrived there on the day that FOB and I "broke up".
That night I was in hospital miscarrying a twin all by myself. I was 450km away from home and away from my parents house as well. I was crying my eyes out and a total emotional mess.
My father jumped in the car and drove 5 hours straight to be there for me.
The next day we drove back and I had to go to our local hospital for another U/S and dad went along.
33 Years ago, there were no U/S images before 7 months. So when he saw this tiny little being (I was 9 weeks) he just went quiet and I swear I could see him quickly rub his eyes lol.
Never thought my dad could be such a sook!
DS is 2,5yo now and the first 2 years have been full of ups and downs for dad. My father can't stand noise and loud sounds, so DS was walking on eggshells for a while.
However, a few weeks back dad said to me that, yes DS has his problems, but he's a good and happy kid. I couldn't have been more blessed.
It is amazing how a little human being can turn the toughest men into big softies lol!!!
P.S. I never told my sister the news. She just found out via the grape vine. Her reaction was as I expected. She demanded my parents to push me for an abortion. Too bad they had no interest in doing this.