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Anyone else had funny reactions when telling people ur pregnant?

(70 Posts)
amy246 Tue 21-Jan-14 19:34:14

Told my nan we were expecting and all she said was 'but you don't own your own house!' Ha ha ha! Anyone else had unusual reactions?

sharkey1187 Tue 21-Jan-14 19:44:38

I work with quite straight talking individuals (nature of the job).... Top questions I've had this week...

1. So was it planned? Or just a surprise?! Erm.... I'd rather not say!
2. Didn't you fancy saving up first? Since when did you know more about my finances than I do..
3. Oh you aren't doing that morning sickness thing are you? Yes, I chose to vomit on my way to work every day.....

sarahquilt Tue 21-Jan-14 19:48:28

My dad asked if it was planned...cringe

PinkandPoo Tue 21-Jan-14 19:56:08

When DH told MIL she said "silly boy" like he was about 3 (he was 35).

When my sister told my Nanna she said "what did you let him do THAT to you for?" grin (she was unmarried at the time).

Legalbaby79 Tue 21-Jan-14 19:56:55

Ahhh are you planning on getting married (followed by a pitying head tilt)!!!!

Cariad007 Tue 21-Jan-14 20:11:52

"So you're keeping it" was the weirdest one I got - as if I'd go around telling people if I wasn't!

MrsCharlieD Tue 21-Jan-14 20:55:38

I didn't get bad reactions when i told people i was expecting but when we found out it was a boy i got lots of "oh well never mind". As if Im upset Im having a boy? What the??? Im so happily be carrying my son. X

LynetteScavo Tue 21-Jan-14 21:09:42

MIL took DH aside after we'd told her I was pregnant, and said "You don't have to have this baby, you know." Erm... he wasn't having the baby, I was - and I was four months pregnant and thrilled!

(But then she also took him aside before our wedding and told him he didn't have to marry me. I think he knew that already. hmm)

My boss just stood open mouthed and staring at me for about 5 minutes. How she hadn't guessed I was pregnant, as I'd had hideous morning sickness (and kept gobbling her biscuits) for the past month, I've no idea. She then bought me a Miriam Stoppard book about pregnancy. Like I hadn't already go my own hardback copygrin but it was very sweet of her.

My Grandma just asked me what I was going to call the baby "Nothing foreign I hope". This coming from a woman who didn't step foot in the UK until she was in her 50's! grin

DH's grandma poured me an alcoholic drink to celebrate. I didn't know what to do with it!

Strongecoffeeismydrug Tue 21-Jan-14 21:25:35

18 years ago when I was ex pecking the first partners grandma said " but you haven't got a garden"!
No congratulations just the above statement.
She then went on to tell me to not eat for two as I was fat enough!
Lovely women she was grin

gwenniebee Tue 21-Jan-14 21:31:45

Someone at work asked me if it was planned, too. In fairness, I think this was because I was only relatively recently in the job. As it was, we had been ttc for 3+ years so it was very much planned, and still a very big surprised!

Weirdest in many ways were our neighbours who said nothing, just pursed lips and haven't spoken to us on friendly terms since. (Although I did get sworn at for singing to grumpy dd in the summer...)

DH's grandma who is in her 80s....'oh but I like you the way you are....you've got a nice figure' (which is so not true!) and 'oh she's only 30' (I'm 28 hmm ) and 'could you not have got have got off the bus one stop earlier?' To DH grin

I can only assume she thought it wasn't exactly planned....however we have been together 12 years, and married and trying for over 4 and resorted to IVF so most definitely planned!

Hubbythecatandme Tue 21-Jan-14 22:49:56

How weird to hear of people's reactions!!!!!!
Our friends are mostly young professional without kids and most of them never mention it, make a fuss or get excited about it so hubby and I have realized we love our friends but people with children are much more fun to talk babies with!

Alb1 Wed 22-Jan-14 00:18:54

I didn't have any bad reactions, but when I told my mum she cried so hysterically for the first 10mins that she cudnt speak (happy crying) followed by screechy talk about how she was just so happy, an she new it'd happen one day but she was just so surprised. I didn't no what to do with myself I was so embarrassed. Needless to say I felt a little awkward when I miscarried 2 weeks later. Thankfully she was a lot calmer when I told her about this pregnancy

livingzuid Wed 22-Jan-14 04:55:07

From mum - oh you'll miscarry don't get your hopes up. Which I then did two weeks later. With this pg we waited till 13 weeks to tell anyone!

slimsoon Wed 22-Jan-14 05:03:39

Because she was pregnant a couple of months before I was , my 35yr old sister went mental and said I'd copied her and can't she do anything without me doing the same.
Weirdo.

dizhin79 Wed 22-Jan-14 06:58:50

Eeek I had to give a bad reaction, 'who's is it?', 'who's that then?' to my dear sister who now has a 1 year old with a delightful racist pig shock!!

schokolade Wed 22-Jan-14 07:00:59

These are funny, and some are quite sad.

Our funniest reaction was "you can't afford a baby because you can't afford a car". We had never talked about finances or cars with this acquaintance. Weirder still, we HAVE a car, and are not exactly hard up!

karatekimmi Wed 22-Jan-14 07:05:44

Oh congratulations, do you know who the father is? Erm my husband!!

He meant well, just lived in Jeremy Kyle land!!

PenelopePipPop Wed 22-Jan-14 08:15:33

I liked 'How did that happen then?' from DH's best mate.

Wasn't sure what level of detail was required...

Mummytobe2014 Wed 22-Jan-14 10:40:31

One of my work colleagues was heard saying "it shouldnt be her, it should be me"

Nice, why should it be anyone over anyone else, we havent really spoken since and she asks nothing about the pregnancy - jealousy i think!

MissSlackPants84 Wed 22-Jan-14 11:01:46

One of my best mates was really rude about it. Aparantly I'm now going to neglect her and never go out again...I'm so selfish!

rockin20s Wed 22-Jan-14 11:18:14

when i told my friend she burst out the she was expecting too, out due dates are a week apart

I told my boss early as he had just told me my job was looking unstable, so i burst out crying and told him, he looked shocked (i dont know why as i had gotton married 4 months before) and apologized for putting this extra stress on me then asked if it was planned. ah yes, i had just got married and am 28 so no not a mistake!

im still only 6 weeks so havent told anyone else yet, dont think my dad will be too happy i think he sees me as becoming the CAO of the company of work for and being amazing, not a stay at home mom. ah well.

ChicaMomma Wed 22-Jan-14 11:57:39

Ours was a honeymoon baby so i think a lot of people were quite shocked and then jealous, well, the ones who it took 1 yr + to get pregnant seemed to be and could hardly conceal their lack of happiness. I suppose i can somewhat understand that too. Some were very visibly bitter about it but that's their issue not mine so i just move on from it and hope it'll happen as easily for us next time too!

gemmaj66 Wed 22-Jan-14 12:02:12

When I was having DC1 many moons ago my mum was breaking the news to an elderly aunt we didn't see very often. Auntie stared at me in horror and shrieked:

'But you're only fifteen!'

I was actually 21! But now I'm in my 40's with several nieces and nephews I can appreciate her confusion - it can be hard to keep track! grin

SaucyJack Wed 22-Jan-14 12:04:28

"Is it too late to do something about it?"

Thanks mum (!)

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