Post # 17
@CocoLoco523: yessss! I could have written your post. My older sister has always been “old” in my dad’s mind, so even though she had her first child when she was just a year older than I am now, I bet my dad would have a life crisis if I had a kid next year. Or in 5 years.
He even says things like, “In 5 years, you guys should think about getting a dog and settling down a little.” Um dad? I’ll be 31 in 5 years. I’m pretty sure that’s baby time.
Post # 18
Yes!! I called my parents from work actually and my mum and dad were in the car. My mum was excited and my dads response, you had better not be! although he was only joking.
When both our parents next met up for a family meal at a restaurant the following week, my dad said out loud, I though you were on the pill, and thats what happens when you have sex before marriage. Um thanks dad.
My other half didnt want to tell his parents because of an incident whilst he was at uni. His Girlfriend at the time was pregnant and his mum was so upset and practically disowned him. It turned out that it wasnt his kid and she had been cheating on him, but he was still nervous about her reaction, even though we lived together and were engaged to be married.
Post # 19
@beetee123: I wasn’t nervous, BUT I didn’t know how my mom would react because she was still under the assumption I was on BC, so she didn’t know I had stopped. Not that any of that was her business, but I do share almost everyting with her, so she was shocked that I was pregnant, but she was very, very happy.
Post # 20
I was thrilled to tell my mom and she was so excited. We haven’t told DHs family yet. We wanted to wait until we get the first US (tomorrow afternoon!!!) to make sure things look good. But we’re more nervous to tell them b/c they can be very judgey people. In their eyes we don’t have a big enough house or make enough money to start a family yet. They will be excited eventually, but I’m bracing myself for less-than-thrilled reactions of ‘I thought you were going to wait until Darling Husband got a raise’ or ‘you need more room’ kind of stuff.
In reality, we do make enough money and have enough space for a LO. It’ll be tight both money and space wise, but we’ll make do. The thing we have an abundance of is LOVE, and that’s all we really need 🙂
Post # 21
Hmmm…. I’m worried that DH’s side would be obsessive helicopter grandparents because they would be so excited. My Dad would probably say it was sooner than he expected. Some of my other family members would just be horrified, because I don’t really have any career to speak of (finishing PhD)… my Mum even told me not to have kids until I have a proper career. I was all… Mum, I’m over 30… getting established could take another 10 years… it’s now or never!
Post # 22
@Rachel631: My SO’s mom will totally be a helicopter grandma as well! She is already a helicopter mom. SO has two older half siblings with kids, but unless one of his younger (teenage) siblings somehow ends up KU our child will be her first official grandbaby. I just know she will go crazy over it, and I will have to tell her to back off. I’m actually hoping we live a bit more than 20 mins away from her at that point.