Hi all ye great pregnant women! I hope everyone is feeling good today. Full of inspiration, good food and not too much nausea and tiredness.
I am wondering how many started telling the news to family and friends. We started telling people this weekend as we had our dating scan and all was well and now into the 2nd trimester.
Mostly everyone was so overjoyed and excited for us. But I predicted that certain people would react a certain way to the news of my pregnancy.I predicted some of the responses and to my surprise all came true.
One was my aunt. Since I live in the UK and she lives in the USA, I sent her an email telling her the news with photos from the scan and a photo of me with my itty bitty bump and that I was in the 2nd trimester and all was well.
I predicted that she would pretend she never received my email. And sure enough it happened! I send her a few emails after the email of telling her the news that I was pregnant asking her," didn't you get the email with my big news?" She responded to EVERY email except the one telling her I was pregnant.
I decided to call her on it and emailed her, "are you serious? you are not going to respond to the email that I sent telling you I am pregnant" and she wrote back "I never received any such email".
I have no idea why I had these instincts about her and why my Aunt would react in such a weird way. Last year when I was pregnant I told her on the phone and the first thing she said is, "I don't congratulate people when they are pregnant - it's like a superstition of mine". I thought it was an odd thing for her to say since she is all about SCIENCE and AETHISM. It really upset me that she couldn't just be like a normal person and congratulate me. It hurt so much since I am very close to my Aunt. Then I had the miscarriage - so her superstition didn't work anyway.
I have to remember that people have their own weird issues and to not take it personal. All you want when you are pregnant is the people who are close to you in your life be happy for you.
I guess it's no surprise that someone who says, "Motherhood is a thankless job" would have issues....
I am trying to heal from her weirdness. Not sure whether to disengage from her if she is going to play games with me...or just forgiver her for there must be some strange emotion problem she has.
Any one else have strange reactions to the news? It is the most uncomfortable feeling!