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Responses to People finding out I'm Pregnant

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SamanthaP1 Sat 26-Dec-15 20:54:38

Hi mums and mums-to-be.

I am 6-8 weeks pregnant (waiting on scan) and I know its a bit early to be telling people but I have told my family and a select circle of friends (they all guessed when I wasn't drinking over Christmas).

They are all really happy for me but I have noticed that people seem to like to turn the news round to themselves and their previous pregnancies (or even there friends!) but not in a supportive "I'm telling you this to help" but more of a "thats nice but I want to talk about me now" way.

I know this makes me come across as insecure but its my first pregnancy and Im so excited I may just burst. I just wondered if anybody else experienced this? My parents and husband are so happy and supportive but friends seem almost jealous - one of them is also pregnant so I understand that she relates it back to how she felt.

On a side note, I'm pretty sure my small dog knows as he follows me everywhere (even more than normal) and has become really protective over me. So sweet!!!

xx

SamanthaP1 Sat 26-Dec-15 20:56:30

Just read this back and apologies for the there/their mistake (I hate that so much) and other grammatical errors xx

GoApeShit Sat 26-Dec-15 21:21:40

People are only generally interested in their own pregnancies. Also, as a first time mum to be / mum, expect tons of unsolicited advice. Comes with the territory. Mostly it's boring and annoying but every now and again you'll pick up some really useful info or tips.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 26-Dec-15 22:54:43

You'll find that there are very few people as interested in your pregnancy than you, your DP and immediate family. In fact, after a while (if you're anything like me!), people who aren't related to you but still show an unnatural interest will start to irritate you!
Being pregnant is so so exciting when it happens to you but to most people nothing changes until the baby is here.

blueshoes Sat 26-Dec-15 23:36:46

You'll get over it ... with your second baby.

bittapitta Sat 26-Dec-15 23:46:31

Well I suppose they are trying to find common ground and carry on the conversation with you? They aren't trying to steal your limelight, just show empathy and share experiences - like in many conversational contexts! Good luck OP.

CastaDiva Sat 26-Dec-15 23:47:44

Congratulations, OP. In the nicest possible way - and I say this as someone whose one pregnancy caused genuine surprise, coming at 40 after an entire adult life of planning not to have a child - people have babies a lot. I think you're expecting far, far too much excitement from people.

aimees75 Sun 27-Dec-15 10:35:13

Congratulations OP, it's a really exciting time! How were you hoping people would react? I find that once the usual questions have been asked (how are you feeling? Any preferences? Etc) there is not much to say and so you talk about your own experiences. That is how a conversation goes, a bit about you and a bit about me. Also uou no doubt will not look pregnant yet and there is a long way to go, so give it time, when you get nearer the date people will start to get more excited for you.

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