When The Mothers Found Out: Part 1: My MIL

I know my mom would be upset to know that my mother-in-law found out first, but it wasn't on purpose.  Believe me! We've been keeping it a secret because it's our business and haven't wanted to be bugged constantly with questions. You are probably wondering what I'm talking about.  Well, it's BIRTH CONTROL.  Surprise, surprise.

Let me tell you the story...

We were at my in-laws house on the 14th of December baking Christmas cookies with the family.  Their next door neighbor came over with her newborn baby about halfway into the evening.  When she got there my MIL raced over to the baby and grabbed her from the neighbor.  Then she proceeded to show the baby off to everyone in the room.  My Hubs and I started joking around and saying, "You look comfortable over there, Grandma."

Eventually the topic of me being off the pill came up.  She asked me across the room if I was still taking birth control.  And I just couldn't hide the answer on my face.  I know I turned bright red and Hubs wasn't there to back me up.  As soon as she saw my face though she just KNEW it.  All she said was, "ohhhh you're not!"  The tone of her voice seemed almost worried.

But on Christmas day we were at their house exchanging gifts and my MIL looks at me and says, "I have something to give you, but I'm not sure if you're going to get offended."  So obviously once she said that I had to know what she was talking about.  She took me into the garage and told me she had an extra pregnancy test that she wanted to give me.  Of course I wasn't going to complain about a free pregnancy test.

(You man be wondering why she had a spare test.  She was having some issues a few months ago about her intestines and her friends thought she might be pregnant.  So they made her test and it came out negative.)

So in the span of a week she obviously became okay with the idea of me being off the pill.  So okay that she gave me a pregnancy test.


3 comments on "When The Mothers Found Out: Part 1: My MIL"

The Quest For Baby Hang wrote: January 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM

I know what that is like..Both our families, esp his want us to have a baby, and keep asking "oh when you gonna have a baby, we want to see the baby!" It's mostly his Family saying that because his Family over in Vietnam don't know we've been TTC over 3 years and are going through Infertility, and I've never met him. I think when we go over there, and if we are not pregnant/had our child, then we will sit them down and tell them. It's just so hard to break their hearts...

KarmaPearl wrote: January 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Oh, I'm sorry that the beans were spilled. We didn't tell anyone we were TTC the first time because we didn't want to be annoyed by insessant "pregnant yet?" questions. My mother in law is a little.. Um.. Excitable when it comes to babies. OK, she's a little overbearing but she means well. Hopefully yours won't be too bad :)

And hey! Free pregnancy test! Score. ;)

Honey B. wrote: January 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Aww, that's so sweet! But I know exactly how you feel, if Marmot isn't around, I suddenly forget what I know, or what I have or have not planned to say. lol

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