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Vegan, homeschooling mom to my 3 boys and my girl, missing Matthew born still at 34 weeks
Mum to DS1 7/09 and DS2 5/11
The good news is that NONE of my inlaws said anything mean or rude! I was very happily surprised!
Anyway, since we announced it we have heard:
"Are you happy about it?" usually accompanied by a pittying look, and usually right in front of my other kids!!
That one is so rude, but we have heard many times! What are people thinking we will answer? "Actually, we are devastated!" If it were true (and obviously, it is not) such a struggle is not something people share with acquaintances anyway - and not in front of the other kids! ?
Our answer is of course: "We are thrilled!"
"Was it planned"
Gosh, I HATE that one! Another super rude and invasive comment - and I get that from strangers.
"When are you going to stop" or "Are you done?"
I have been answering "Who knows" followed by a smile, and that's enough to make them stop asking.
And no, I have not had the opportunity (or balls) to give that cheeky answer I mentioned earlier
It amazes me how rude people can be - be it having a larger family to infertility, people just say things that are stupid if they actually thought about it. I know a precious family with 6 girls. She was due with her 6th the same week as my 2nd was due and we had a fun time progressing through pregnancy together. I was shocked at the number of people who kept asking (in front of the other kids too) if they were "finally getting their boy this time!" How rude to imply that they only "kept" having kids in hopes of having a boy!
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