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January 17th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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I don't know why I'm in such a bad mood today. I just wanted to get something off my chest.

When I told a close friend I was pregnant again, via chat (we often chat when we're both working), her reaction was to send me a long letter explaining how she was concerned that I am already too exhausted and overwhelmed with my twins to add another baby to the mix.

As if I could send him back like overcooked pasta?

I'm sorry. I guess we just felt that any baby conceived by me should probably be called Jesus, given my history. I would never dream of terminating this pregnancy. I am floored anyone would suggest it. Not that she suggested it in so many words, but what else could it mean? The horse is out, does no good to close the barn door now. Yes, I am pretty tired these days. Yes, it will be difficult financially, though all it really means is that the college fund we have set aside for our girls will now have to stretch a little further, and we still have 16 years to save. We will make it work.

Sorry. Vent over.
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January 18th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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*hugs* I'm so sorry I missed this yesterday. (Not sure how I did!)

I'm sorry your friend was so awful to you. Personally, I'd tell my friend off if they did something like that.
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January 18th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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Why can't people just be happy about a new little life???!!! Even if they are not happy they should just say congratulations and keep their mouths shut! That is your son she talking about.

I am sorry you got a lecture and not the happy congratulations you should have. (((HUGS)))
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January 20th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Don't let your friend get you down. With all of what you went through just to have your girls, its awesome that you are pregnant with another child! It might not be easy to another to the mix, but just like anyone in this world who has multiple kids, you'll figure out how to make things work.
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January 25th, 2010, 04:33 AM
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What an ignorant & ridiculous reply! BLEH! People make me really angry sometimes. Since she felt so free to interject her opinion on this so rudely I think you really ought to let her know it was rude & that after all you have been through to have a baby - that ANY baby is something you & Dh will ALWAYS view as a huge blessing & you are sad that she doesn't see it that way as well. Heck, my mom had 4 kids in 5 yrs...was it a LOT to handle? Of course! And she says she was wayyyy overwhelmed at times (she was/is devoutly Catholic & did NOT want to use birth control)....anyway - she still did a fantastic job & money was tight ALWAYS (and then 5 yrs after she got me to add to that! LOL)...but I honestly think we are none the worse for it. There was no college fund, I rarely had new clothes (hand me downs) - but I had a much more attentive & loving mom than most kids I knew & looking back, I don't think I missed a THING that anyone needs....the true "needs" were met in abundance.

People just loose sight of the big picture sometimes. I know this will be quite a juggle for you - as it is for all moms...but you will do it & do a beautiful job of it!

I will congratulate you again & again to make up for all those stupid boneheads!

(((HUGS)))
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January 27th, 2010, 11:54 AM
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I tend to just ignore people like that, its your life and your body and if you want to have 10 kids so be it. My in laws are totally against DH and I having a 4th child but i made it clear i will do as i please. Sorry she was being so insensitive towards you.

Oh and congrats on team blue!
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January 28th, 2010, 11:54 AM
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People can be so ignorant. They have no idea what we've gone through (and some do know and still make comments like that!). It's infuriating. I would let her know that she offended you and why. You are right to feel your child is a gift from God and you should be happy. You'll find the energy to love and care for another baby.
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January 30th, 2010, 06:49 PM
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I'm sorry hun! That would have pissed me off. You'll def find the energy - all mom's are amazing like that - it just comes from somewhere. And your babies will be a bit older by the time baby comes and more independent, especially since they're twins they'll be able to play more together - my mom was sooooooooooo thankful my brother and I were twins because of that fact.
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February 3rd, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Sorry for the late reply. I was out of town. THANKS, ladies! you all really cheered me up! Muah!
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February 16th, 2010, 10:00 PM
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Lisa, I was overjoyed when Becki told me you were pregnant! I am sorry your "friend" said something so hurtful and ignorant. She's lucky you didn't go off on here...I mean she is messing with mama bear here, she would have deserved a lashing! This life is such a beautiful and wonderful miracle, it's that person's loss to not see this baby for that. You concentrate on you and your family. I know it's hard not to let negative people bring you down at times but keep your eye on the prize my friend. All your dreams are coming true! How wonderful it is to have been able to see this come to flourishen after such heartache. I heard this statement today "God bless the broken road"....you deserve this family. (((hugs)))
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