How we told our families and friends:
After my first doctor's appointment, it was hard to keep our secret from our families and friends. Together, we decided that we would tell our close friends and people who would be praying for us during this time first, as it was still early on in my pregnancy. The very first people we told were our friends in our small group from church. Because our state mandated shelter in place was still in effect from the pandemic, we weren't meeting in person. (We initially wanted to wait to tell everyone when we could be together, but in hindsight, I'm glad we didn't wait because it would have been so long and would have come as a huge surprise to them when they finally saw me and my baby bump!) As we were closing our virtual time together one Thursday evening, we mentioned we had another prayer request to add. Then, Ryan held up the Eagles onesie I had used to surprise him with, and we waited for their reactions. As they leaned in to their screens to get a closer look, we heard cheers and laughter and saw huge smiles and dropped jaws! Our friends couldn't believe our news, but were so happy and excited for us and assured us that they would be praying for us and this new adventure!
Now that I am nearing my third trimester (I can't believe that!), I am getting more and more excited to furnish and decorate baby boy's nursery! Maybe this is when they say the "nesting" phase officially begins, but I am already having so much fun seeing my ideas and inspiration come together.
After I learned I was pregnant and shared the good news with my husband, we wanted to keep this secret to ourselves for a little while until we could decide the best ways to tell our family and friends. Those first days of my pregnancy didn't feel very different, other than the fact that I knew I was pregnant.
I made my first doctor's appointment, stopped drinking the occasional glass of wine, continued to take my prenatal vitamins, and felt slightly more tired than normal (like, falling asleep on the couch in the afternoons because I couldn't keep my eyes open, tired), but I was still waiting for the "real" pregnancy symptoms to begin. That was one of my biggest fears leading up to pregnancy--the fear of being very sick and miserable the entire time, and the fear of the unknown. Thankfully, by the grace of God, this has not been the case for me.
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