Re: Was anyone else terrified of announcing to family?
We have this problem with DH's family too...everyone has different reasons, but it all amounts to the same thing...it's sad that others can't share in our joy of welcoming new babies (to our wombs)...because they always seem to be excited about the baby (on the outside!)
After several bad experiences...we finally decided to mail a copy of our first ultrasound photo and we wrote something on it like "We are excited to share that baby #4 is due the end of March! Give us a call when you are ready."
It worked...and gave them space to deal with their "feelings" and they got the point that we didn't want to talk with them until they were willing to be supportive.
Now things are fine
It seems that wiith each new baby, they start to accept a bit more that they don't have control over OUR life.
mama to my
never forgetting my tiny babies 11/13/09, 4/12/2012, 5/24/2012
gratefully snuggling my sweet rainbow baby