Let me start by saying we are thrilled to be expecting. My son was a “whoopsie” baby and after we got married it took my partner and I 4years to conceive our daughter. My older 2 are 9 years and 1 week apart. We began TTC when our DD was 1.6 expecting a similar timeline. Well, next week at their combined family dinner (DS11 and DD2) we’re announcing baby 3. I expect all in attendance to be thrilled.
However, my mother lives out of state and she is going to be a horse of a different color. She was livid about DS and still brings up how disappointed she is that I “screwed up the plan” by having him unplanned. We had a miscarriage before DD was conceived and when I cried she told me it was for the best because I need to focus on my career. When we announced DD, she was disgusted and made what should have been a sweet moment unpleasant. [name_m]Just[/name_m] the other day she went off about how her pastor’s daughter just had #3 and what kind of moron has 3 kids in this day and age.
Can anyone think of a way to tell her about baby 3 without me yelling at her or her making me cry? Lol maybe I’m fighting a losing battle. I love my mom, but we have very different ideas about what makes life wonderful. Sorry berries, first trimester hormones are putting me through the wringer! Any suggestions would be lovely.