So, it's about that time.
I was planning to announce my pregnancy after my 15 week appointment on 7/3, however I learned that I was off of work that day and so my plans got squelched. I then spent last week vacationing in Lake Tahoe. And this week, I am hiding a not-so-hideable 16 1/2 week belly until I make the work announcement when I'm nearly 17 weeks.
Last week Berilac and I spent a week with Berilac's family at a family reunion in Lake Tahoe. To kick off the event, we planned on announcing to everyone at the first all family meal we attended. I made and brought 18 of what I think are the most cutest cupcakes you've ever seen :-) (if you can't see them, those are little tiny pacifiers in the center of each cupcake - I made 9 pinks and 9 blues and I was planning on people selecting their cupcake by guessing what gender the baby is - cute idea huh?)
and I brought an album with a million and a half ultrasound pictures to share ... along with a cute little belly. We also brought along my 5 year old niece, but unfortunately right before the big announcement she started feeling ill and I took her to the hotel to keep her near a bathroom etc., and I missed the announcement, the album was forgotten, and the "pink" cupcakes got passed around before the blue ones - so no fun guessing game ensued.
So far I'm batting 1000 on having "bad" announcement experiences/stories.
I was planning on announcing at work during this week's staff meeting - but of course that got cancelled ... so we'll see. As soon as I announce at work, I'll start acknowledging publicly that I'm pregnant.
I wanted to take a moment and address any infertile readers I may still have left ... it is at this time that this blog will turn from an infertility/loss blog to pregnancy after infertility/loss blog. I know that many women choose to start a new baby blog, but I'm not going to. This blog started as a blog about my life and quickly morphed into an infertility/loss blog, I want to contain my life's experiences here ... so I want for people who stumble upon this blog to also see the experience of pregnancy and motherhood after such a tramatic launch. I understand that this means that many of you will no longer visit - and for that I COMPLETELY understand (I'll even bet that I've already lost a great many of you) ... I will continue to keep up to date on your lives and I will miss you incredibly ... but I get it. If I don't see you here, I will see you at your blogs.
16 weeks and 4 days ... and still pregnant. Yep, it's about time I jumped in. I hope that the following posts will start surfacing some of my pregnancy experiences - those have been long in coming.
Celebrate the approach of the holidays with us, as we are expecting Baby Gamwich on Christmas Day.