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Motherhood after Infertility and Parenting a child with ASD

Going Public

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14 weeks 6 days – 176 days to go

We did it. I still feel butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it… overall it went well. We had our family Hanukkah celebration this past Friday night and it was a fun night. We decided that since there were so many gifts we would break it out into 2 rounds and I made sure I was slated to be the last one in round 1. It was about 8:30pm and they all went around opening their gifts from E and I, the last gift being the wrapped picture of our announcement. Only my mother and sister-in-law got the picture but I actually got my mother opening it on camera and her reaction was pretty great.

After the initial excitement died down, I divulged the whole story of the past 6 months of losing the last pregnancies and the crazy ride this one has been. They all listened diligently and didn’t make it into a huge deal which was much appreciated.

The next morning we set out calling grandparents and speaking to a few aunts/uncles which was fun. When we were done with that E said we may as well go FaceBook official and while I somewhat agreed it was really hard hitting that “post” button. We didn’t state the gender and just left it that we are so happy G is finally going to be a big brother with our announcement picture. The news was very well received and so it’s done. No going back now!!

I do get uncomfortable when people ask me about the pregnancy and I am not sure that will ever change. It just feels so different this time around. Hopefully as I get more and more comfortable with it myself, it’ll become easier to talk about.

One thought on “Going Public

  1. Well congrats again girl for all of the accomplishment so far 😊😊

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