+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. #11
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My parents where shocked with DS1 as hubby and I hadn't been together long and we didn't think to tell them we were ttc. They knew we were just letting nature decide when it happened for DS2 they weren't ecstatic but they weren't disappointed. I'm not sure how they felt about my 3rd pregnancy but my mum was sad when we lost it. With DD they were happy My last pregnancy my mum was surprised but in the same breath I told her I wasn't going to keep it she was supportive either way.

    The rest of my family were pretty blasé to say the least. I posted on Facebook not long ago that I had just got some news that made my day (a friend was utd) and one of my aunties unaware (I hope) of my recent termination asked if I was pregnant AGAIN. Yeah nice.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    14,057
    Thanks
    1,875
    Thanked
    2,608
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    My unexpected reaction was from my father, with my second pregnancy, and it was a very delayed reaction.
    The initial reaction was a reply "Will we see this one more?" (DF and I lived 2 hours away, my mother worked full time and my father was working FIFO, yet it was OUR fault we hardly saw them apparently).
    The delayed reaction was 2 weeks after DD2 was born, I brought up his reaction to our announcement to the pregnancy (there was more to it, but that's the general gist) and he responded to me "What do you expect? Congratulations? Congratulations you had sex and made a baby? Anyone can do that."
    So, so, SO glad I have nothing to do with that vile, toxic person.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    13,466
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    2,355
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Everyone was happy and excited like I knew they would be

    for all the horrible reactions. Some people are cruel.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    464
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    209
    Reviews
    0
    I got the opposite reactions than I was expecting.

    I told mum first, because I thought she'd be easier than dad (my sister and I will always be his little girls )

    She just went quiet, and told me she needed time to process and call me back (she was on holiday for 3 months, so I had to call her). Now, to be fair, we'd only been engaged for 3 weeks when I found out we were expecting - the DOC was actually engagement night lol - so i'm sure it wasnt expected at all, but it still really hurt me, as I'm 25, been with DF for 8yrs and I felt there was nothing to be ashamed of.

    Thankfully she called me back about 30 mins later, and has been nothing short of overexcited ever since

    Dad, on the other hand, got kind of emotional when we told him and immediately asked if he could be called 'pa', which is what we called his dad before he passed away.

    So I was surprised at both reactions.

    DF's family were all thrilled, but I think that's cause his sister who's only a year older already has two kids, they were expecting it


 

Similar Threads

  1. Unexpected pregnancies when family was already complete...
    By CleverClogs in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-11-2012, 19:05
  2. Replies: 51
    Last Post: 09-07-2012, 20:04
  3. unexpected reactions to pregnancy announcements
    By strawberry swing in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 18-05-2012, 10:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Riverton Leisureplex
An Extreme Family Pass at Riverton Leisureplex is the ultimate way to cool off during the summer school holidays. The $30 Pass allows pool and waterslide access for 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a drink, popcorn and an icy pole for each person.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Be In Blossom
We offer physiotherapy run pregnancy Pilates, pregnancy Aerobics, and Mummy Pilates & Baby Massage classes with a focus on optimising posture, body awareness, pelvic floor support, back care and maintaining fitness, aiming to assist women prepare and recover from their birth.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!