Jeez, some of you ladies had a really hard time with this! I told my family and DH's family last week (at 12 weeks). My family were great, very excited. SIL *****ed about how she had a right to know earlier, but was ambivalent about the actual news, and MIL has been droning on ever since about how it's understandable that my SIL is upset, since she was left out.
Truly, I'm missing that excited little feeling I had when only me and DH knew. Since when did our pregnancy become the property of my in-laws, and do other family members really have 'rights' in these situations? It's not like my SIL would ever consider babysitting, or helping out in any way once the baby is born, even if I begged her to.
To be honest though, after reading some of these stories I can see just how much I need to build a bridge over this.
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14-05-2012 16:40 #31Senior Member
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14-05-2012 16:51 #32
I'm glad that you got the excitement for your second pregnancy!
I love it when grandparents suprise you by reacting the opposite as to how you thought they would, it's like a double bonus
14-05-2012 16:57 #33
i'm glad your parents and df's parents were excited, hell, i think I was shocked when I got my bfp and it was planned!!! this pregnancy didn't feel real until i felt her move! Even at the nuchal scan it didn't feel real, even though i could see her sucking her thumb and trying to move away from where the probe was pushing
for your DD!!!!
14-05-2012 17:01 #34i'm sorry she hurt you like that. and that she said that about your ds's name! i'm sure it's a lovely name, and suits your Ds perfectly! Congratulations on your little man
14-05-2012 17:04 #35
Seeing so many people having bad reactions from family members over birth announcements is really sad.
14-05-2012 17:05 #36
14-05-2012 21:43 #37
My parents reply to dd1 was oh that's why you got married then my mother also said what hope has the baby got at life with you two as its parents
This pregnancy hubby let it slip on the phone and I got a MSG via Facebook from my mother saying its stupid of me and what hope have my babies got. That was a month ago haven't spoken to them since
14-05-2012 22:20 #38
My news was met with a disappointed sigh and then an "okay" both times from my family.
I've got no idea what xDP's parents said the first time because I wasn't there, and the second time they said nothing.
14-05-2012 22:36 #39
My mum & mil were fairly excited. My sisters were so rude about it. Like "oh, that's nice" then *****ed to mum about how she it will send her broke etc. my brother was like congrats and moved onto to talk about cars (mechanic). My sil then beat him callef me and gave me the happy reaction I was wanting from anyone.
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14-05-2012 22:50 #40
Pregnant with my first, my boss at the time told me DH should have been happy with headj$bs.
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