Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Telling People - Pregnancy Edition

As you can probably guess, telling people about our pregnancy has been about as much fun as a person can legally have. Friends and family have been so supportive and excited for us! It has really confirmed my decisions to be open about our infertility. Allowing people to be a part of our struggle has really allowed people to be a part of our joy, too.

When I made our pregnancy "Facebook official" (because until it's on Facebook, it ain't real!), I got a ton of excited encouraging comments on the sonogram photo I posted. One friend-of-a-friend said, "It's about time! I was wondering what you guys did with all that alone time." Now, to be clear, I was NOT at all upset by that comment. But it did make me think. What if we hadn't told our friends and family what we were going through? Could I have handled it if I was getting those "It's about time!" comments from everyone? I'll be honest, I don't think I could have.

I strongly believe that every child is a blessing, and I don't think our baby is more special than any other or will be more loved than any other. But spending some time in the darkness makes the sun seem a whole lot brighter! And I'm glad our friends and family were able to comfort and pray for us during our "darkness" and can join in the celebration now!


sonflowerjax said...

I can understand your feelings EXACTLY. It was after a comment about me "putting my work in front of starting my family" I decided it was time to start sharing. And, the sharing in the joy now makes all those dark times seem like a lifetime ago.. Overjoyed for you!!!

Rebecca said...

SO incredibly happy for you!!! Love you!

Lane Moore said...

oh girl.....just wait....people say the most awkward things during pregnancy! I'm so glad we got to celebrate this answer to prayer with you! I can't wait to meet this little peanut of yours:) Julia is excited about her new friend!