On the whole our families super supportive. our families have been good in taking steps back and being there when we need them, offering help when we ask and not pushing us on anything. they've been pretty much amazing. We live very near my oh's family and they are great, just keep trying to guess whether we're having a boy or girl and seem genuinely surprised we really didn't find out.
My mums side of the family live a few hours away and apart from the usual drama that goes with them they've been good too. Everyone is excited about being grandparents and they keep being called granny, granddad, gran, blah blah blah... all knowing they'll get called whatever the baby wants to say - that is except my dad! No he has to be different. To be quick I haven't had to much contact with him over years, he didn't want me when I was little then only took interest in me when suited him as I grew up, as well as always putting drink first. However, my mum never stopped me seeing him, he was my dad and I learned all by myself what an idiot he is! Until recently i'd actually cut him out as I just wasn't having him screw up my child too. Anyways with persuasion of my mum (of all people) saying yes he's an idiot but he is a grandad to I gave in and turns out he's stopped drinking (due to medication not that he's going to be a grandad. Anyway progress been slow and only when I can be bothered as he lives a lot further away seeing him more than want to isn't a problem. So what does he tell me today, he doesn't want to be a grandad, he wants to be called whatever Scottish word for it is or if there isn't one that isn't grandad whatever the Scandinavian is (I have no idea) - isn't it enough he's going to be allowed to be a part of childs life as long as he doesn't make one tiny mistake??? No!!! Anyway rant over, just wondered if anyone else had had random requests for grandparent names x