Advice on a large family and dealing with so much negativity!
My hubby and I have 6 children and just found out we were pregnant with #7. I am so sick of being asked inappropriate questions and comments like "Are they all by the same man? Are you married? How do afford it? I bet you're on government assistance! Don't you know what causes that? Haven't you heard of birth control?! I'm glad I pay taxes for you to afford your kids." I always feel the need to explain that I am married and my husband and I work very hard to support our family on our own. We started having children when we were 18, and a big family is what we wanted. I came from a large family. I am trying to enjoy this pregnancy, but instead I feel almost ashamed. All of the negativity is getting to me. Over the past 13 years, I have only wanted to enjoy 1. I've been with the same OB for all my pregnancies and today at the office I was walking down the hall hearing about how i should have been more careful, had my tubes tied, and how theres still a chance i could miscarry. There was a lot. I left in tears knowing thats the best ob office in my area that will accept my insurance. Everyone, everywhere says something. Its hard to be happy when its a constant thing. I am happy, and so is my children and hubby... and yet it still affects me to the point i want to keep it a secret. I just don't understand why people care so much!