Pregnant, and NOT looking forward to telling family...
I guess that pretty much says it all. We're ecstatically pregnant with our fourth child, and not looking forward to telling our families At. All. Seems like everyone else around has had two and been done, which is fine - but we've always wanted a large family. I make decent money, work from home half the time, my husband is a stay at home father, we've both got PhDs, oldest kiddo (only one in school yet) goes to private school, our only debt is the mortgage and student loans... it doesn't seem like they should have much to complain or worry about.
But I *know* the first thing my mother will say is "was this planned?" and "well, I just hope you can handle this."
Just a vent. We're so happy, and our kids have been asking when we're going to have another baby in the family for the past year. We're not telling any family yet just so they don't rain on the parade.
Tell the naysayers to buzz off!
I come from a family of 7 kids and even in the 50s people harassed my parents about having so many kids. Living well and joyfully is the best revenge - so let the nasty comments slide off your back and enjoy your beautiful children and happy life!