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.