So sad to hear of all the negative reactions !
As we had been trying for years and had unsuccessful IVF cycles. Our last IVF cycle finished at the start of April last year and we made a choice that we would hold off with a decision until Jan this year (time to clear our head) to IVF again or go on an adoption waiting list. We told our families this also and they supported us.
At the end of May last year, we found out we were pregnant (naturally), my mum and dad were a bit surprised and so excited. My dad made me laugh and I was embarrassed as he said jokingly "so the glass of wine before bed must have relaxed you"....... DAD!!!! Lol
My inlaws were very surprised and didn't believe it for a few weeks. I think they were excited, it's hard to tell with them, don't show emotions too much, my MIL is besotted with our lil girl now, my FIL is still hard to read.
The rest of our family and friends were all very excited as they knew what we had been through to get here.
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15-05-2012 09:28 #43
DH feel the same way, once you announce your pregnancy to family, some of the magic goes a little bit, because unfortunatley everyone seems to think any news after that is public property. I've had a few massive arguments with my mum over who could be told when and what info they could be told, especially after our 20 week scan when there was something found in our bubba's heart. (after so many further scans it's all ok, but it was a huge worry for a long time) My mum is the queen of guilt trips and my DH is a very private person, so in turn caused a few fights with him as well.
- we decided to keep this little one's name a secret until we meet her and make sure she looks like her name. It's killing the grandma that bit me because she is DESPERATE to know, but we don't want anyone saying anything about her name that will put us off it. We love it and that's all that matters
My FIL is very hard to read as a person too, he's been known to pat kids on the head and say 'Hi kid' instead of hugging. I'm hoping he doesn't pat our dd on the head...i'll just start doing it to him if he does it to her
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15-05-2012 09:55 #45
When I told my mum about my pregnancies all she said was ' don't get your hopes up', I suffered a mc before dd and one in between dd and ds.
I felt upset at her reaction because I was really excited, she loves the kis very much though and once I had my 18 week scan she went out and bought a few things
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15-05-2012 09:59 #46
My old boss tricked me into telling her. Took me into a meeting room and said 'I know what's going on I've been told' when I said 'well I didn't want to tell everyone since I'm only 6 weeks' she said 'Ha got ya I didn't even know I just knew something was up' then told me how I shouldn't get too excited since it was so early and I would probably miscarriage I was so ****ed off coz she was about 5 months pregnant and when she announced it at 8 weeks I was so supportive and went and got her lots of healthy food and made sure she took lots of breaks. Great way to repay me!
15-05-2012 10:00 #47
When my ex and i told his parents his dad refused to talk to him for over a week and his mum rang my parents and told my mum to make me have an abortion. My mum and dad took it a bit better, offering us support with 'what ever we decided to do'. We kept DD and everyone came around in the end. my ex's mum still finds every chance possible to tell me how i made my life so much more difficult because of DD.
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I am (was) quite young, and dispite my smile and excitment when breaking the news to people, most of them asked 'had I decided what I was going to do yet' (abort or keep the baby)
It was quite sad really. DH and I had been trying for a long time.
15-05-2012 10:05 #49
My mum said "oh well, I guess you're old enough now". Thanks mum, for proving that you think I was going to be a teen mum. And for proving you have a judgement issues with young mums!
Everyone else was pretty much "meh".
15-05-2012 10:08 #50
I think what our parents say are sometimes the most hurtful, even though deep down we know that they are just trying to protect us and themselves. I'm glad she got excited by 18 weeks though and went on a little shopping spree!
My dd has a wardobe FULL of clothes, I think i've bought about 6 items, and she has bought the rest! I have to keep reminding her we don't know how big she'll be at birth and she just says it doesn't matter because there will be a number 2 somewhere along the line...
It looks like your bubba was a wonderful ef you to her comment
congratulations on your DD she looks devine!
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