My family is not supportive at all. My mom has been giving a terse "uh huh" to our pregnancy announcements since we announced our first. In fact, last go 'round, I said I was pregnant and she replied with, "You'd better not be!!" (BTW, we'd been married 8 years by then.) I said, "Mom, this baby is a gift from God." and she said, "Can you return it?" WTH? I STILL can't believe she said that, 2 years later. I'm in the beginning of my 7th pregnancy and I'm terrified of telling my own mother. Why does she feel this need to be such a bitch about it? I just don't get it. She's one of those people that tries to pretend they don't have any emotions, but she is all about her grandkids when someone else is watching. It's ridiculous.
This time, we plan for our family to find out along with everyone else when the pregnancy becomes obvious. I can't deal with face-to-face rejection again. I don't need that negative energy. We don't ask her to keep the kids (well, once, when one of the children had to have surgery in a town 2 hrs away, but she still balked). We don't ask for anything from them except love and acceptance. What's so hard about that?
Luckily, my inlaws will be excited for us. They still don't get why we wanted a large family, but they won't be scowling and making untoward comments. Also, my grandmother is my biggest supporter. She was the one who picked me up from school if I was sick and the one who taught me to drive. Not telling her right away is going to be hard, too, but (as I posted in another thread) we'll be keeping this pregnancy under wraps till after my sister's wedding, then just letting it tell itself. But I think I'll take my grandma out to lunch and tell her directly.
You're a saint if you read all this mess!! I guess I just wanted to get it out there... that and "HEY, GUESS WHAT??!!? WE'RE PREGNANT!! WE'RE HAVING A BABY AND WE ARE SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!!!!" :) :) :) :) :) :)