Baby number 4 or not baby number 4

Erin - posted on 08/07/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I just found out that I'm having baby number 4 i know i want it but not sure if anyone else in the family would be so happy about it and dont know how to tell them or what to do anyone got any ideas?

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Michelle - posted on 08/08/2011

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Just say it. My in laws started to get upset about it after the first one because they think we're over populating the planet and we have 3. I found myself waiting with the last two until after the first trimester just to avoid the issue as long as possible with them. But I have come to the conclusion that it really didn't do anything except postpone the inevitable and actually wasted time we could have been enjoying our announcements with the people who were as excited as we were. You'll always have people who will not be happy, but it's not their business to decide how many kids you have. More people then you think will probably be as excited as you are. Congratulations and good luck.

Bonnie - posted on 08/08/2011

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Totally up to you and your husband or partner. You are the ones who have to care for him or her.

Katherine - posted on 08/08/2011

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You're an adult. It's your choice whether or not to have a fourth child. Why do you think they would be upset?

Tara - posted on 08/08/2011

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Honestly, the only way to say it is just to say it. They'll either be happy or they won't. As long as YOU are happy about it, that's all that really matters.

When we told my husband's family that we were expecting baby #2 (much sooner than we had planned) we got all sorts of garbage and flack about it so we just told them, "well, we're happy about it and if you don't like it, tough".

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Erin - posted on 08/09/2011

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thnaks everyone for your advice we are going to be having the baby we are not looking forward to telling the family about the baby but as you have all said its our choice and they will either like it or not and will have to live with it

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