I’m very curious about how you all feel about something……what are your thoughts on announcing a pregnancy?
Did you tell anyone early on? Just a few? Or did you share the exciting news with every breathing human being that crossed your path?
I’ve had some time to think about announcing my pregnancy. And I tell ya, now I just want to tell everyone. Yes, at 3 months the risk for miscarriage is still there, around 3%. But you know what, I don’t really fear a miscarriage. (No, I do fear it!). But I think the joy of announcing outweighs the fear of possible loss. The loss would be devastating whether I announced it or not, so why not enjoy that moment?
And if God forbid the worst happens, I’m going to need all the well-wishes I can get. I don’t mind those dear to me knowing my joys and struggles. I really feel like those who love us will rejoice with us and grieve with us. I find that incredibly strengthening and humbling. People simply have this amazing ability to lift you up and help you heal after those losses and being alone would never be an option for me.
So here, with overwhelming excitement I shout from the rooftops: Yay! I’m pregnant!!! Nothing wrong with extra support and prayers!
And this baby? I love him or her so much already! Three months of love is growing at an exponential pace and I’m absolutely honoured to tell you all about it!
Going forward, expect a lot of pregnancy related posts in 2016; what to eat, what to wear, how to tell your dog she’ll be a Big Sis :)