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.