Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thanks!

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!

9 comments:

Britt said...

Congratulations! Somehow I missed your Monday post (I don't use Google Reader...I don't understand it--yet LOL!_ so when I read today's post I was like "what is she talking about. I scrolled down and saw the related post...
Anyways, congratulations!!

The Mrs. said...

This is so crazy to read because there was only one friend of mine who had baby troubles and she got pregnant way before we were really trying. Otherwise I just had me! No one felt bad about telling me they were pregnant! JERKS!

Europafox said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news! Really looking forward to all your 'pregancy posts' now - and so glad to hear you don't have sickness - I had it for 5 months and it's not funny! Super exciting stuff - yey!!

Muffy said...

OH, I only just saw this now! CONGRATS!!!! This is SUCH wonderful news!!!!! HAPPINESS!

Cas said...

Congratulations!!!

Polo Mama to Girls said...

Congratulations, again - and I'm so glad you didn't post a picture of a peed-on stick! ;)

Kelly said...

I have now been on both sides - we tried for a long time and had a lot of trouble and I'll be honest it was very hard for me to find out people were pregnant - especially people who had it really easy - but when we got pregnant - I still feel bad for all of those I know who aren't. But your friends will all be happy for you and you need to enjoy every minute!
I don't have any maternity clothes yet (outside of jeans) but for the last year - I have mostly bought dresses that I thought I could wear if I was pregnant so that has helped some with the wardrobe. :-)
Hope you feel better soon. My terrible nausea is over but I'm still having some every day. I'm ready to be completely past that!
CONGRATULATIONS!

The Mrs. said...

There's a little surprise for you on my blog today!!!

Beach Rose said...

I'm sorry you're having a hard time with what should be a happy event. I've only just discovered your blog and it is lovely! Congratulations on the baby!