Same as all of you...people were excited about the first two, then it went downhill from there. With the announcement of the third came concerns about money, energy and health (I was only 27, not sure what the worry was!). With the fourth and fifth the responses were downright rude...my mother was more in shock but not happy and my mother in law, when my husband suggested she congratulate us, said "Well, do you want to be congratulated? Are you happy about this?" Our kids had all been planned to that point, so it felt insulting, as if we didn't know what we wanted and couldn't make our own choices. She called us crazy last time and walked out of the room, telling me later she wasn't alone and that my husband's sisters were laughing behind our backs. Yes, she's a royal you know what, unfortunately. She had five kids, not sure what her problem is exactly, but something like she started at 18 and ended up feeling like she'd been robbed of going to college and missed out on things, then got surprise twins and left three little ones in day care to go back to school. She often plays the victim. But I'm not her and she doesn't get that. I had husband tell his parents without me this time, which was such a good idea, since husband said her face was all scrunched up!
Even my grandmother, who I dearly love, cries when I tell her I'm pregnant and says things like, "How will you keep them all safe?"
It's like you'd think I was announcing that I had a disease or something the way they respond!
Though to give her credit, my mother really tried to be polite this time, and I was very grateful. At least people could have good manners and be polite!!!
I totally don't get it. I love to hear people are pregnant; I love babies and do think it's the most miraculous thing we can know!!