Thank you all so much for your well wishes and just general “likes” of our exciting news!
For those who have asked, I’ve been feeling great. So much so that I was worried up until our 11.5-week checkup that something had gone wrong, even though there were no outward signs of that. But we had our ultrasound and the little one was doing flips and moving all around, so fingers crossed everything keeps going well!
Our official due date is June 8, which is two days before my Grandma Joan’s birthday. I don’t feel very “there’s a higher power” often, but in this case I think everything happens for a reason and I’m a believer in the circle of life.
I just told my work so I think it’s 100% official now. Everyone knows! I hid this from my mom, who I talk to twice a day—if not more, the entire time. I just told her, and the rest of my family, at Thanksgiving. I had a dog photo shoot (I mean, duh) and turned it into a puzzle. We often have puzzles at our family get-togethers so it made sense and was fun to see everyone “put the pieces together”, literally and figuratively.
The photos say:
I left Eric in charge of how he wanted to announce it to his family, and in typical guy fashion he just displayed the sonogram pictures and said “here’s your newest grandchild”. He’s not the enthusiastic or dramatic type.
And finally, as promised, I will never share any sonogram picture with the internet.
One of those dreaded, middle-of-the-night phone calls came to me last night. The one where you know something is wrong before you even see who was calling. This time, it was my mom telling me my Grandma had died.
smallnmighty said: lets be clear - do you wear SHOES and JEANS when you work from home? I sure hope not. Or I will judge.
Most days I don’t change out of my pajamas and don’t brush my teeth until after lunch. I have a doctor appointment in a couple of hours, hence my pulled-togetherness.