In addition to preparing for and having a baby, we're also looking to sell our house and move into another one. The whole thing has me stressed out beyond belief and I called my mother to blow off some steam. In the process, I let it out that we were preparing to have a baby. I gave no details as to when and where and how this would happen, but I at least put the thought out there.
I was waiting for a negative response and to get the whole "You know how I feel..." speech, but all she said was, "Well, that's a lifelong endeavor and I think you should think about it for a long time." My response -- "We HAVE thought about it for a long time!"