Tuesday, April 7, 2015

13 weeks and Telling the Fam

We were able to celebrate with Eric's family on Easter Sunday which was nice although I was exhausted from the day. First church and then my cousin's baby shower.  I had to hide the pregnancy at the shower with Spanx....yeah not so fun but I survived.

C wore his "big brother" shirt to Easter dinner that evening and it took the gang awhile to figure out what was going on. At one point, E had to mention his new Easter bunny shirt and finally my sister-in-law looks at me with shock and tears in her eyes...and says, "does this mean?"  And I replied, "yes, I'm pregnant."  She knows intimately about our struggles because they struggled quite a bit too so she was overjoyed.  Well, the whole family was overjoyed. My mother-in-law admitted she thought we might be finished having children but couldn't be happier. Tears and hugs all around. It was wonderful.

But as I sit here with my non-maternity pants digging into my waist, I can't help but be anxious for telling my side of the family - more specifically, my cousins and my Aunt and Uncle.  My cousin has my maternity clothes and I really am needing those back. Pants especially.

I will try to keep things hush hush at work for about 3 more weeks if that's possible but I'm not sure. It seems like Saturday, I just popped out and now there's no going back.

It is still surreal to be pregnant but each morning I wake up is the happiest I think I've ever been.


  1. Hooray!

    We told our families on Easter too. My family in person (we hosted), and DH's parents by phone. We're 12 weeks today. :)

  2. Oh that's such great news! Please continue to keep me posted on your progress with the surro.