I have to be quick because I need to go to bed but I just want to say that my parents are NOT impressed that we are pregnant again. My dad rolled his eyes and shook his head and my mom was mad that she wasn't the first to know (I shared with a few of my best gf's). They have never been ecstatic when we announce a pregnancy. I just don't get it. My mom says that its hard to be excited because she's worried about me having another c-section. We own a decent house and we are moving to something nicer next summer. We have been married for 7 years. I am 30 and my husband is 34. We have done an excellent job with our mannered, well behaved children so far. My husband has an excellent job etc...
My parents view children WAY differently than we do. My mom never wanted to stay home. All three of us (myself and my younger two brothers) were all "surprises". They think that we should have stopped at the boy and girl that we had and finally go on a nice vacation. My DH and I value human life more than an all inclusive resort experience. My parents never help with our kids yet they always talk about how much they "looooovvveeee" being Grandparents. They go to their second home every weekend. We almost never see them even though they live 7 minutes from us. We have to go there to see them and pop over with coffees and treats. I think that they have babysat less than 10 times in 5 years. Its weird because when they are "into it", they are fun and great and my kids adore them. BUT- the way that they responded 7 days ago when I told them about #3 has broken my heart and I am so upset. I have talked briefly with them throughout the week and they won't acknowledge the baby. This hurts us even more because my husband's parents have both passed away (his father when he was 12 and his mother just last year). He has no siblings or cousins etc... my family is ALL that we (and our kids) have. I understand that my parents are young (53 and 54) and finally have the time and money to live the life that they always wanted and that's great! I just wish they were more tuned into our lives and that they could put aside their own feelings and just be joyful for us and our new little miracle.
They have some valid concerns (for instance- we used to have a ton of student debt and we had no money forever but we are now debt free and actually doing well financially) but they still look at us like we are 19 or something and I am sick of it. I was terrified to tell them and I got the exact response that I expected and again, it has broken my heart.
That's it, in a nutshell. I hope that no one else has had to experience this. It has really put a damper on our excitement especially for me- I am already so moody and emotional right now.