Loving some of your responses!
When we announced our third pregnancy over speaker phone with MIL & step-FIL, there were several beats of silence, and then ... "Wow." from MIL and, "You've figured out the cause of this, right?" from step-FIL. Eventually, they got around to congratulating us. We weren't looking forward to telling them this time around - they were the LAST in the family to find out. This time around, I announced to them in person because we're in-state. We used an oversized mother's day card with the three girls' handprints with birth dates and a question mark with my EDD. 7yo DD had to point it out, and once she got it, MIL just seemed confused and kept saying another pregnancy wasn't even on her radar. It took her at least 15 min. of going on like that until she finally said congratulations.
FIL & step-MIL did better, but then FIL had to add a recommendation for DP to go see the particular MD in town who had performed his vasectomy. Geez.
I was asked by a stranger at a meal following a FUNERAL and BURIAL recently: "Y'all know what causes this, right?" followed by a chuckle and a disclaimer that it was his Lexapro talking.
During my previous (third) pregnancy, an old friend of DP's and mine commented on one of my FB belly photos, "You two need to stop humping." CLassy, buddy. A year and a half later, he was announcing the birth of his first son. Haven't seen offensive comments since, so we're hoping he's growing up ...
LOTS of people have asked if we were trying. People often tell me that I have my arms/hands full when I am grocery shopping, etc. with my three girls. I get more comments on how wonderful my Maya sling is, though, and how helpful and smart a tool it is for getting around with little ones, wish they'd had one back-when, etc.
I'll have to keep all of your posts in mind as I respond from here on out ...