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August 10th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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I had a similar situation today; however, I wasn't in Target and my mother IS grandma age appropriate and I already have 1 child and I'm married.

Anyways, on to the story, I was at my aunt's house and my mother always goes there on her lunch break (I actually came over so she could see her grandson (my DS) while she was on her lunch break). My aunt babysits an infant and my mom was holding him. Well that made my DS jealous and he wanted his nana to hold him too. So then my mom starts asking him if he wants mommy to have another baby (she's been wanting me to have another one for a while). Then that turns into her asking me if I still had my mirena (which I obviously don't as I am pregnant now...had it removed in April but she didn't know that). I told her no and then she proceeds to ask me if I'm pregnant and I hate lying but I say no because we've decided to tell the whole fam all at once at dinner tomorrow night. Then she asks me if I'm sure and I hesitantly lie again and say "yes, I'm sure".

My situation is more the opposite of yours--I want to tell my mom so bad because I know she'd be so happy but we're just waiting to tell everyone together tomorrow night.
Also, now I feel as if I've jinxed myself by lying and I'm super scared something might happen so I'm being extra cautious now.
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August 10th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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my moms is going to flip to. mind u she lives 2 states away and left us when we where younger so i dont care what she thinks but the other day on the phone she said im not emotional physically or financially ready, and she knows nothing about my life at all!. as im sitting here trying not to cry because i hade 2 losses and jsut found out im pregnant.. i called my dad and mil and told them what she said they both think shes is crazy!. she has 2 kids vary vary close together adn says it was hell ok i get that but audies 2 not so close. so im not telling eher for awhile lol. i hope you mom takes it well .
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August 10th, 2012, 04:07 PM
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I'm sorry you girls are going through this with your mothers. I'm sure they'll come around at least when the baby is born. A grandmother just has to have those instincts kick in.
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August 10th, 2012, 04:12 PM
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you just watch how fast she'll change her tune when there's actually a baby inside you!
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August 10th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Hopefully when you do tell your mom it goes well.
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August 11th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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I think it gets harder to tell your parents as we get older. I am scared to death to tell both mine and my husband's parents. I mean, this is our 5th, and definitely not planned. I feel like we're saying that we clearly don't know where babies come from so how do you make them stop? Also, hubby is in school full time so the timing is not ideal, but hey, it's coming now. I know once everyone is over the initial shock, it will be fine, and everyone will love this little baby, but still...... Truthfully, I think it was easier to tell my mom when I got pregnant with my oldest at 19, still in college, not married, etc. I am on edge!!

As a side note, I thought I was going to have to tell. My MIL called yesterday because she was supposed to be bringing 2 of our daughters back this weekend, who have been visiting with them most of the summer. Well, MIL has shingles. Not a risk to the older girls because they've either had chicken pox or vaccinated, but my almost-one-year-old has not. So, I called our doctor to check. While I'm on the phone, I say to the nurse, "Oh, and by the way, I'm pregnant. Any risk to me?" She was shocked, to say the least. She said, "I thought that was all taken care of." To which I said, "Umm, nope." I had to explain how I hadn't told hubby yet, and I really didn't want to tell him till after my MIL had left because I know he won't be able to keep it a secret from her. Luckily, the doctor and an OB/GYN she consulted with agreed that since I have had chicken pox, no risk to me, but we just told her she has to wait so as not to infect the little one, which was the truth. As the nurse said, "You bought yourself a little more time." Good thing because I have some cute (in my opinion) things planned, and THAT was not how I wanted to break the news.
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