Pregnancy App Article: "You're pregnant! Baffling reactions"

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Baffling reactions to pregnancy announcements
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If you managed to keep schtum until 12 weeks, once your scan is out of the way, you probably want to tell family and friends your good news. Hopefully this will be a joyous occasion but brace yourself for some daft comments - they always seem to come from the place you least expect it. 

Here are some of the best ‘congratulatory’ comments Mumsnetters have received on sharing their joyous news:

"45 years ago we were telling my dad that I was pregnant. We were due to be married six weeks later and weren't sure how Dad would take it. My fiance kept trying to say the words 'we are pregnant' but used so many euphemisms about 'surprises', 'additions', and 'news rather sooner than you might have hoped' that my very blunt Northern dad finally said, 'You've got her up t' duff lad. Get the bloody sherry out!'"

"Heartless, woman boss: 'Urgh, you're not are you? Urgh, I hate kids, King Herod had the right idea.'" 

"Pretty much every second person said 'Again???' It's my second child and there will be two years between them - I'm not exactly auditioning for 18 Kids And Counting."
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The best response when I announced I was pregnant was 'With a baby?' No, no. I'm pregnant with some cheese.
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My mother, when we announced baby number two was on the way, said: 'Oh dear, I do hope we're not going to make this an annual event!'
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My boss (incredulously): 'What, you?' 
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My father-in-law said 'Congratulations! It's serious then?' he meant our relationship - we've been together 13 years and married a year ago.
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My husband: 'I'm glad we bought a dishwasher.'
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"A colleague of mine got 'Was it planned?' and such is the joy of open-plan offices that I heard her answer: 'No, we were trying a new brand of condom and I've put a bad review on Amazon. Or it might have been my husband's fingernails, I warned him to cut them. Now sod off.'"

"My lecturers, when I told them I was pregnant unexpectedly at the start of my second year: 'Oh thank goodness, we thought you were going to say you were transferring to a different course!'  Their reaction was the best and they totally supported me the whole way through." 

"My beloved nan, in her nineties (I was in my late twenties and engaged to be married) said, 'oh you naughty, naughty, naughty girl!' Followed by a big cuddle."

"Our son, upon being told he was getting a little brother: 'I wanted a digger.'"
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