(Closed) Spinoff- You just found out you are pregnant, what is your SO’s reaction?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: You just found out you are pregnant, what is your SO's reaction?
    I am excited! : (52 votes)
    43 %
    What are we going to do? : (39 votes)
    33 %
    Nooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! : (22 votes)
    18 %
    There goes our futures... : (7 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m pretty sure it would be a combination of all 4 choices!

    Post # 4
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A mixture of what are we going to do and excited!  We both want children…a lot.  However our wedding is in June- 6 months pregnant in a Catholic wedding with full mass?  Not the best situation.

    Post # 5
    2227 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think he’d be excited but overwhelmed. We’ve got the wedding in 11 days & we’re shopping around for a house. The plan is to seriously consider babies in April 2013 (after he becomes a member of his professional order) so it would be a bit soon for everything.

    Post # 6
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I can tell you how he responded since we unexpectedly got pregnant (unplanned) a few months ago)!  First, he kind of looked at me like he didn’t believe me then he saw the test and he was excited but still shocked.  He didn’t really know what to say at first but he was a lot more excited once it sunk in (about a day after I took the test when he brought home baby stuff) and now that I’m further along, he just continues to get more and more excited.  

    I will also say that we thought I was pregnant when we were freshmen in college.  I wasn’t, but when we thought I was, he was a lot more logical about it and was working through how we’d handle it and get through it. 

    Post # 7
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    He would be worried for me and kinda ‘what are we going to do’ – not because we’re not in a place financially to have a child, I think he would actually be ready for it. But he knows that it is incredibly important to me to get my degree before we start a family, and I know he’d be worried about me for that reason and would stress himself out over how we could make both happen.

    Post # 8
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Honestly, I think his first reaction would be the “NOooooooo” one haha. We’re so on the fence about kids and both agree that we don’t want them now. We’re kind of in a “sweet spot” with being settled in our house and jobs and finally feeling very settled and happy, we don’t want anything to mess that up haha. But I think after a few days when he realized that the baby was inevitable (we already agreed that if we had an “oops” we could definitely keep it) he’d get over it and be excited. 

    Post # 9
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think at first he’d be like “SHIT!” since that would kind of throw a wrench in our wedding and honeymoon plans, but I think that after we got over that part of it, he’d be psyched!  I think he’d also feel a lot of pressure to “be a mang”, haha.

    Post # 10
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Oh shit!

    We’re just not prepared financially or maturity-wise to responsible for another person!

    Post # 11
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    NOOOOO and I would also be saying the same thing. We don’t want kids, so my next step would be calling PP asap to get an appointment and take care of it!

    Post # 12
    2233 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    He would be excited and I know this only because we had an almost ‘oops’ recently and he was disappointed when the test was negative. 

    Post # 13
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    He would be thrilled!!!

    Post # 14
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    “Blind panic” was his response, so I’m not quite sure where that fits in. He’s not great at theoreticals.

    We both want kids in a couple of years so it wouldn’t destroy our lives and we have a starter family home (3 beds and a garden) so we’d cope although we’d like to move up to a four bed detached with a bigger garden before any kids start school (although our local primary school is apparently fantastic).

    Post # 15
    468 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Drinking A LOT! without saying a word haha

    Post # 16
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted for “what are we going to do” only because I know how practical he is. He already has sort of a “plan” for how we’ll afford it. #1 is getting rid of cable and downgrading our internet speed lol, and eating out less. After the finances are sorted out, I know he’d be excited though 🙂

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