Nobody Cares About Your Pregnancy as Much as You Do . . . Except Your Parents
I knew (or at least hoped) my parents would be happy I was pregnant, but I wasn't prepared for quite how excited they were, perfectly illustrated with how antsy my dad got when I neglected to tell them my 12-week scan wasn't until 6 p.m, meaning he spent all day worrying. "We've been like cats on hot bricks waiting to hear!" he exclaimed.
If you're privileged enough to have parents or in-laws who are in your lives and thrilled to be grandparents, make the most of them. Your friends, your colleagues, your hairdresser . . . they might tolerate your baby chat, but honestly, they'd really rather not hear about your extensive research into car seat safety. Your mom, however, will listen intently, offer her own advice, and she'll probably also start knitting. A lot.