Had the typical "Are you NUTS?" and "Are you kidding?" reactions to announcing (6 days before delivering) that we were having a homebirth. Mind you, this announcement was made on Christmas Day to a medical family! Everyone thought I was crazy because I was making a choice to NOT have an epidural!
My mom came to one of our early midwife appts to put her fears at ease and she actually asked the midwife (as I hung my head in shame) "If she's in too much pain, can you give her an epidural?"
I know my mom meant well (who wants to know that their kid is in major pain and not getting relief?) but it was still a bit embarassing.
About 5 months into my second pregnancy, me dad asked, "you guys are done having kids now, right?" (He knew we were pregnant but thinks more than 2 kids is absurd.)
Hmmmm, what else...? People thought we were nuts because we were planning (and succeeded) to have our ds present at his sister's homebirth.
I'm tired of people telling me he'll get jealous of her- so far, so good- he loves her more than anything- and even shares his beloved blanket with her!