There’s no question telling people has been one of the most exciting parts of this whole process right now. Especially family, because they’re so happy for us… And close friends… And you of course! I wrote down the experience of telling our families the day after we broke the news so I’d remember.
5 Weeks 3 Days written October 26th and saved for today.
We told our parents last night. I’m SOOOO much more excited now, it feels real, and I’m feeling more confidant about it all! I do worry a little still about having to share bad news. Believe it or not I feel like it would be easier to share with you than with family just because I know so many strangers out there know what it feels like… And I wouldn’t feel like I was letting you down. I worry about letting family down. It seems easier to express my feeling with people I don’t know sometimes.
Anyway, I’m sending those negative thoughts away and bringing positive ones in!
It was so fun hearing the excitement in our parents’ voices! In no particular order of reenactment:
I called my mom and was passed around to a few of my siblings before talking to her, then when she took the phone I said “Hi grandma!”
“Grandma?”She said. “Why are you calling me that?”
“Cause I’m 5 weeks pregnant!”
“5 weeks?! Why are you just now telling me?”
I’m glad we didn’t wait until Christmas… I wouldn’t have been able to do it… I’m not secretive, I’m not private, I want to talk about it and get excited!
My dad kept saying “Wow, that’s all right, that’s all right…” But picture that in a happy grandpa-sounding tone. And he told me how proud he is of me, and how happy he is to see how things have turned out for me. It made me feel so good!
It was so fun telling my husband’s parents. We knew Sunday night the family would be spending the night together watching their current favorite television series. It’s a tradition started a few years ago when 24 first came out. I’m not sure what they’re watching now, and I knew we’d be interrupting but I also knew it would be worth it.
My husband thought of a clever way to tell his mom while she was on the phone and she yelled the news back to the rest of the family… I heard the applause.
A few key phrases stick out from that conversation:
“It’s about time”
“She’s in labor RIGHT NOW!”
“Your prize is going to be one spoiled grandchild”… Followed by a loud response from my SIL “NOOO!”
And one of my favorites: “She’s probably updating her blog as we speak.”
Yea, you’d think so, but look how long I kept this in! I told family first… And I’m proud of myself for that.
How did you tell your family?