For those of you who have been following my blog, I have previously said that we have made deliberate decisions to limit our surrogacy journey news to family. Both my parents have passed away and Andrew's Mum has been widowed for 6 years.
We discussed telling his Mum and have been worried about it and her negativity towards our news. It's unfortunate that we have to be concerned about this but past behaviour does predict the future.......she has been very non complimentary about India as a country when we told her we were travelling there and has questioned why we would go there. Today Andrew cautiously told her our real reasons for travelling there. She questioned Andrew about our plans, about what babies would be produced (and I think I heard the term a mung child slung in there). Needless to say I wasn't happy with her reaction and disgusted and disappointed with her is how I feel right now. She has so graciously told Andrew that "she needs to think about how she feels about it". Frankly I dont care how she feels about it. All she has to do is be a grandmother.
I am sugar coating her reaction for publication in this blog. Andrew tells me she will come around but I am not so sure. He needed to use some very strong language in his discussion with her pointing out that we didnt require her approval and just wanted her to know and be happy for us. Her primary worry seems to be that a baby might impact negatively on her in someway.
We will see how she responds over the next few days before we fly out for Delhi. Anybody else had such negative reactions from family? My sisters were over the moon with our decision so I find his mother's reaction strange to say the least (I think she is racist)