Telling the family

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Telling the family
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 12:35pm

Hi, everyone! I just found out I am pregnant again at 42! I have three wonderful children, and I am so happy that we will have a fourth. Anyway, I wanted to say that I am very nervous about telling my family. I am pretty sure that my mom will be happy for us. But my MIL has already mentioned to us that she believes that people should only have as many children as they can afford to send to college. (And if that is the case, then we probably shouldn't have had any! Have you seen the cost of college these days?) I think that is a strange way to decide the size of your family!

So I am pretty worried about her reaction. She only had one child, and I don't think she has any idea what it is like to have a larger family. I am telling the family on Thanksgiving, so wish me luck.

Have any of you had negative responses to your pregnancy from family. How did you deal with it?

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 3:23pm

we've been ttc for a while..


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Registered: 03-28-2010
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 5:08pm

Well, I have to say, we've only told our neighbors & 'some' friends & we've gotten mixed responses too 1/2 are thrilled & 1/2 look at us like we've lost our mind!!

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 11:08pm

I haven't told anyone except the doc and a single coworker.