Things I've Been Told

Thursday, October 9, 2014

20 weeks - Taken on October 5, 2014

"It's a boy."
Approximately 90% of people were wrong!

"Are you happy?" (when we announced the pregnancy)
This caught me off guard. Of course, I am! Why wouldn't I be? This kid was totally planned. Like, really planned -- as in we tried all of one time. Our sweet One Shot Wonder.

"Whoa. They really are getting big."
I warned my husband, but it wasn't warning enough! I've always appreciated my 32B-sized breasts, but they've been fed the pregnancy breath of life, and it's starting to get ridiculous. The wire-free bras I've worn for four years might as well be double-padded Wonder Bras. Also, I think cleavage is overrated.

"Do you want a boy or a girl?"
My response: A healthy human, because it would be really weird if it was a cat or a pineapple. And really painful.

"You're 20 weeks? How are you that tiny? You're all belly. I was twice as big when I was 20 weeks. I want to slap you, but I'm not going to."
Thanks. Good chat.

"Look at that pooch! You're getting so big!"
This proves that, like beauty, big and small are subjective/relative terms. Also, I'm not personally offended, but does anyone else find it odd/rude that pregnant women seem to be fair game with regards to commenting on body size?

"She has long legs! It could just be a growth spurt, but her legs are measuring one week ahead of schedule... which she must get from Daddy."
You're telling me, lady! Those gams are definitely not from me!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

In case you missed it on Instagram...

It's been two and a half years since I wrote about baby sign language, but the plan remains! We'll be signing with the baby, so I thought this gender reveal announcement was fitting. We can't wait to meet our baby girl in February!

Sharing the News

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sharing the pregnancy news with our immediate family and best friends was something that I looked forward to but hadn't planned. I always thought we'd have plenty of time to think of some witty way to share the news, because friends and books and articles frequently reminded me that it might take awhile to get pregnant. That will give me plenty of time to peruse Pinterest, I thought. Well, our journey didn't take long at all, so there was no time to brainstorm. I couldn't hold in the news for long. I couldn't wait to tell my family! It didn't take long for my sister's intuition to call me out via text message. "Are you freakin' preggers?! Tell me the truth! You can't hide it from me!" Nope, I couldn't. She caught me!

One day shy of seven weeks pregnant, we FaceTime'd with my parents to check in and say hi -- something I do with them every week or so. It was nothing out of the ordinary. Because I often take "pictures" (meaning screen shots) when I FaceTime with my nephew, they didn't think it was odd when I suggested the four of us take a photo together. I said,

"Get in close! 1... 2... 3... WE'RE PREGNANT!" I captured their reactions.

It was a kind of excitement and joy I hadn't known before. I think all of us were misty-eyed. I am so thankful.

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