Thank you so much for all the well wishes! I really needed them this week since I was dealing with some of those sensitive issues that I mentioned previously. All in all we had pretty good responses. Some better than expected, and some better than others. One of my best friends had a bit of a hard time since she has been trying for some months and having some roadblocks, but after a few conversations she came around and started acting like the supportive friend she really is deep down. She said that her main shock came from not knowing that we were trying. And though she understood that it wasn't my obligation to tell her, she felt hurt that I didn't tell her. I explained that it was my choice, and that I had learned that everyone watching you and wondering was no fun place to be and that is why I chose not to tell anyone. I think I understand how she felt- almost deceived in a way, but I think she came around to understanding that those were her issues and not really reality- which is ok, we are all human, and whether we admit it or not, we sometimes don't think the noblest of thoughts- most of us squish them down and don't say them out loud- but I bet we all think them.
So, this week has been challenging, but also a relief. One of my other potential landmines had a happy ending in that I found out that a good friend is also pregnant. I had been worried about her reaction since she had been trying for a year, but she is only two weeks behind me- so that is great! My only remaining issue is my cousin and his wife who have been trying for for over a year and suffered a miscarriage last year around this time--so I am sure that it will be hard for them to hear, but hopefully good news will be on the way for them soon.
Again, Thanks to all of you for being so happy for me- as you can see, i was in need of some unabashed joy and congratulatory cheer. Big Guy and I feel so lucky and happy and blessed and it is great to be able to share that now!