How do you cope?
We are thinking of TTC #4- we have 3 daughters of our own, plus we are guardians of my husbands sister who is 16 so that's 4 kids already.
I'm terrified about how my family (mainly my mum and grandad who I'm extremely close to) will react. I know we will cop judgment and criticism left right and centre from them (happened every other time). Anyone else I don't give a toss about, but these 2 people are the ones whose judgement hurts most. I just wish they could at least PRETEND to be happy. Just once. Or at least keep their negative comments to themselves.
My mum even went so far as to tell me after the birth of my third daughter that I am forbidden to have any more children.
I don't want to hear how selfish etc my family is- I know they say it because they are worried, I get that. But how do you deal with judgment for having a large family, especially when the judgment is from those you love most!