We had a little special annoucement on our Christmas cards this year! It still too me three days before Christmas to get them out; you'd think I would have been a little more on the ball because of the news, but nope. So I apologize for those who never got theirs, or for the mail returns I had a week later!
I was so excited to tell everyone but at the the same time so very nervous. When you announce a pregnancy you never know how people are going to take it. Some people may be truly excited for you...like my little sister who actually had a feeling before I even told anyone...but then again she has known with each of my babies-I think we really should have been born twins we have weird inlings about each other all the time. Woah side tracked again, anywho, like I was saying there are people who are truly estactic. There are others who accept it because they have to and put a fake smile on their face. There are some who are happy for you but feel a deep longing for a baby of their own, which I truly hope they get someday, I would be one of the people who would accept it with all the excitement! Others are just plain out unenthusistic about the idea.
Well I had a good mix of emotions from the announcement of this pregnancy. There was even a part of me who wanted to hold onto the secret a bit longer until I knew that no form of jealousy...maybe that's not he right word. Maybe a better word would be resentment, either way I wanted to hold onto the secret that created me so much happiness and joy until I knew those feelings from others might be interpreted a little happier. Holding onto the secret would be physically impossible, because if I had held onto it as long as I wanted I would have a belly. Thankfully I have a husband who is so supporitve and always talks some sense into me.
I am the type of person who wants to accomodate to everyone else, sometimes putting my very own little family on the backburner...this is not something I would reccommend. My husband kindly reminded me why would I want to sacrifice my own happiness to accomodate a few people? I feel like this is a time to be celebrated and I don't want to hold back my own feelings of joy and celebration that I could be sharing with others. It wouldn't be fair to myself.
So here I am sharing my little annoucement with the world! I am so excited and I want to celebrate it because I believe that every form of life deserves to be celebrated! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!