So I have been thinking of all the ways to tell family that I am pregnant(my first), and I honestly can't help thinking up horrible reactions. Both my husband and I have very critical families. My husband and I have been together for many years and we are *very* stable financially. My husband is almost 30 and didn't want to wait too much longer.
The issues that his family have with me is that I said months ago I wanted to be a stay at home mom when we finally have children. It was a brief comment that I regret saying, because his aunt chewed me out.Divorce,sexism, my husband dying, and the dangers of being unemployed for long periods were all brought up by her. How do other SAHM's handle such criticisms?
*My* family is a bit difficult too. They are more of the gossiping type. They have a negative spin on everything, no matter what you do.
I expect very negative reactions from both families. I'd like advice as how best to approach the subject. This pregnancy is very much planned. As long as the baby sticks, I'll tell them around 12-13 weeks. We only see them every few weeks. That may increase/decrease depending on how they handle the news.
My first idea was to mail cute pregnancy announcements. They have bird's eggs you crack open to reveal the note. I figured this states that the pregnancy is positive and cause for celebration.
Any advice in delivering the news, coping with rude people, and personal stories are greatly appreciated!