It's been super tough keeping the secret, especially in the last two weeks when my tummy really started showing. Mornings were generally stressful as I mournfully rifled through my wardrobe for something comfortable, blousy and not obvious. I asked Sergio daily, "Does this make me look pregnant?" I thought I looked pregnant in everything of course. But now the big news is out and we're so happy to share!
I have received roughly the same set of questions from everyone. I don't mind answering them again and again because I'm STILL super excited!!! (eeeeeee!!)
Questions in relative order usually asked:
There have been some changes made in the house already in preparation for baby. I'll share those soon. We're also still trying to find a hospital and doctor I feel comfortable with and will probably interview a few birth doulas. ooo...and we get to finally start registering for baby things. There is so much information to process and decisions to make. Honestly, it's all kind of overwhelming and scary at the same time that it's exciting and happy.
1) How far along are you?
About 14 weeks now. That's a little more than three months.
2) When are you due?
3) Do you know if it's boy or a girl?
Too early to tell.
4) Are you going to find out what sex it is?
5) Was Sergio excited/How did Sergio take the news?
At first I was perplexed that anyone would think there was a possibility that Sergio wasn't excited or would take the news badly. But I totally get that not every guy is into the prospect of having kids. Well, Sergio is and we've been planning this together for quite some time now. In fact, he believed that I was pregnant before I did.
6) Are your parents excited?
My mom has been on my case about giving her some grandchildren since before I got married. Years now. So yes. Sergio's parents are happy for us too though, they are so far away so obviously it's not the same. Sergio updates them quite often though and I hope to blog more frequently so no news is lost.
7) How are you feeling?
Really great so far. I'm lucky to be entering into my second trimester with relative ease. The first trimester was marked by very few moments of nausea, some digestive issues that I learned to overcome by only slight modifications in diet, and fatigue. I guess the fatigue was the worst part. It was like having permanent jet-lag and being underwater at the same time. I still cannot believe how hard the tired would hit. It screwed with my brain to the point where I could not concentrate and probably caused my lack of interest in much of anything. The most interesting thing to me was the couch or bed where I could just lay around and be most productive at yawning. Now I'm already entering what is generally regarded as the "honeymoon" phase of pregnancy so yay!