Let's face it, our families often don't react how we expect or want them to react to anything. And yet, when you're pregnant, you expect everyone to be as happy about it as you are. The truth is that you don't always get the response you expect or want from your family when announcing your pregnancy. Here's Donna's experience:
"We recently shared the news that we are expecting #2. Our first child is one and will be close to 2 when the baby is born. When we told the entire family at once, there was complete awkward silence for what seemed to be 10 minutes. I just got up and went outside because I wanted to cry. When I came back inside still no one had said a thing to me. As people were leaving a good majority of them said congratulations (but it didn't seem sincere or happy to say it).
"A week later I still have gotten no response out of anyone and have been very emotional about it. I called my mom and left a message about how I felt. And my MIL told my husband that she kind of felt bad that we didn't get a "good" reaction to our pregnancy. Family is supposed to be supportive and happy for you. Yes this was a planned pregnancy, we own a house, 2 vehicles, my husband has a good job and I work part time so I can be home with our little guy. We are so sad!"
Do your family have a similar reaction? How did you handle it?
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