Needless to say hanging out with my MIL isn't high on my list of priorities!
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16-05-2012 09:59 #81Our family is complete!
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16-05-2012 20:24 #82-
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There are some weird people out there. It's like they say "You can't pick your family", but man! I wished sometimes I could! I guess every family has a skeleton or 2......
My sister is 4,5 years older than me, but when I'm asked if my sister is older or younger I usually say "Physically older, mentally younger"
I would love to stay at my parents for a few weeks, but I'm sure they wouldn't be overly happy with that one lol. The longest I could last is 3-4 days maximum. It's not a big deal to her anyway. She only has a shower once a week and just "washes" herself in the laundry over the rest of the week.
There's a toilet in the garage as well, plus it's all insulated and she even has a heater, TV, internet, DVD player, electric blanket, etc.
She really doesn't have to go anywhere.
But yes, I am shocked at some of the reactions you ladies have had from family members. Whether they are blood related or not, they should know better
17-05-2012 06:26 #83
I find it funny how we can have the same genetic makeup and upbringing as our brothers or sisters but we can have totally opposing standards and outlooks.
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17-05-2012 08:16 #84
DS (1st bub) The most extreme were my parents...Mum was SO excited I honestly expected her to wet herself, she grinned like the cheshire cat for days! Dad ran around telling everyone..and by everyone I mean strangers on the street, in shops etc! "My daughter is pregnant! I'm going to be a grandpa! My whole family was excited.
Ex's Mother "what will I tell my friends? And was then p!ssed off for days.
DD (#2) Pretty similar reaction from everyone! Dad was again extremely proud of HIMSELF for becoming a grandpa
This bub... loads and loads of excitement as we tried for 2 years and needed a little bit of help from Monash IVF Don't think anyone really believed she would arrive
17-05-2012 08:23 #85Senior Member
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When we announced my second pregnancy, my father suggested that perhaps we should give the baby to my aunt because she wasn't having any success conceiving with her new husband (they had been TTC for over two years at that point).
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17-05-2012 09:14 #89
I was 18 when I fell pregnant with DS1 and I was a high achiever at school (albeit rebellious one) so the happy reactions were few and far between. I think the worst two were ex's mum who said:
"ah f--k" and walked away.
The other was one of my best friends who wasn't a fan of the father who said:
"you know this is a bad thing right?"
Now pregnant with number 2 to a much more supportive partner and everyone has been over the moon (those who matter anyway!)
17-05-2012 09:44 #90
and to call a baby fat I can see why spending time with her wouldn't be a high priority.
It's a shame you can't push your luck and stay there just to annoy your sister, but at the same time it sounds like she has some things she needs to work out for herself.
Congratulations on your current girl bump! everyone must be so excited to meet her
I'm glad you got a better reaction with number 2!
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