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#1 of 3 Old 06-07-2014, 09:57 AM - Thread Starter
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Breaking the good news

How have you told DH, MIL, and/or your parents about surprise pregnancies? Especially if you're pretty sure they will think it is bad news?
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I just bit the bullet and told my mom, who is amazing and took it badly, but made sure to tell me that she loves me and supports me. DS's father wasn't so mature, and accused me of cheating. He told me to have an abortion. I left him. That was almost 9 years ago, and the best thing I ever did for DS and myself.

Now DS and I have DH, the man who showed us that some men ARE good.

I hope whatever prompted you to ask will go well. <3
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We bit the bullet early by telling my MIL. DH didn't even want to until it became obvious I was pregnant. She reacted negatively yet positively at the same time. "Oh, well is this something you two want? Are you planning on keeping it?" I made sure not to be around when he talked to her because I think I might have snapped. That was at the 7 week mark and I'm 15 weeks now. All she ever says about the pregnancy are things like, "How is the baby?" and asks about the appointments. She shows no general interest. But my father and godfather are both super ecstatic, supportive, and are showering this baby with love already. WE are incredibly happy (my first real pregnancy in 5 years), and that's what matters most.

Always proceed with caution when telling anyone. Even your best friend might turn on you if they're not into kids or they dislike the fact you are moving on and growing up.

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Madison Lesh, arrived 12/2/14
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