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April 10th, 2013, 06:13 AM
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What kind of reactions do you get when you tell people you arent finding out?

Most of the friends/family I've told get pretty annoyed. Especially my MIL!

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April 10th, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Everyone actually seems proud! A lot of people I know didn't find out and think it's more traditional...
Now when I tell them about cloth diapering it's a completely different story! haha
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April 10th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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They don't mind. My sister didn't tell with either of hers and they were annoyed with that (me too!) at first, but now they are used to it. I think too, it helps that I already have one of each and don't need much. My family likes to shop and wanted to know what "colors" to get Now there's not much to buy and I have plenty for both a boy and a girl. They all tell me "Well, you already have one of each so why not a surprise this time!" They understand we wanted to make this one a little different in its own way.

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April 10th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Seems like a 50/50 split, people either thinks its great to wait for the suprise or they are completely annoyed by it (which I don't get, why would it matter to them)!

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April 10th, 2013, 10:37 AM
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People seem really confused when we say we're not finding out. It's usually pretty comical. And with the people that were annoyed I said something like "We figure it's one of the only real surprises left, and we're super excited either way"... so they couldn't really say anything after that without sounding like a jerk.
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April 10th, 2013, 05:58 PM
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Most have been pretty positive about it! My MIL was a little disappointed for buying clothes purposes... But it's our life, not hers.

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April 11th, 2013, 01:43 AM
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Everyone is okay with it. We did it last time and I don't remember if anyone was annoyed or not. If anyone was, it would have been my younger sister.

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