In-laws constant disapproval
My In-laws have a really bad record of getting upset every time they hear someone is pregnant. It is never 'good news' it is always a cause for worry and stress and with our last my FIL outright demanded to know which one of us was 'getting fixed'. I come from a huge family and pregnancy is always a cause for celebration. We are pregnant with #4 and I'm ready to tell everyone but my husband is not. I know it is because he doesn't want to deal with his family and I've already threatened to tell them via a facebook announcement. But I'm 8 weeks today and I'm going to be pretty visibly pregnant within a couple weeks at most.
I know that at least for my MIL and her husband the worry is money. But my husband makes good money now and we are fairly good with our money. They think our house is too small, what they don't know is that my parents forgave us the debt on our house so now we own it outright. Honestly I don't want to tell them. My Father forgave the debt because he wants his kids to be in good financial positions. We aren't perfect but I'm a stay at home parent, we homeschool, I am very frugal about food (minus eating out, it is our biggest weakness), I yardsale, we buy stuff at auction. Our issue with space is too many toys and clothes! So it is incredibly frustrating to me that they are so anti-babies. My sister-in-law is single and pregnant. She is 28 years old and thrilled, I"m pretty sure I'm the only person who just gave her a hug and said congratulations. I guess I come from a very different background and while we had thought we were done with 3 we found that we really did want another and we are both happy about it. Minus having to deal with very anti-baby in-laws who are going to immediately change their mind and act like it was all their idea the minute the baby is actually born.