People find it odd that I share my pregnancy news with people so soon after I find out that I am expecting. “But Lynn” they say ‘What if you lose the baby?”
First off, I know this is a possibility. It’s a possibility I’ve lived through. And I hadn’t told anyone I was pregnant. And it was hard. I think it would be easier with people knowing of my loss. Then people understand why I am acting the way I am and maybe can be a little more sensitive to that. I think it would be easier to have a support system rather then coming in after the fact with an ‘Oh by the way, I was pregnant but I am not any more, please understand why I don’t want to do anything with you right now’
When we announce our pregnancy is a choice we all make for ourselves. My choice was to tell people right away. Not to mention that I was so excited to find out, every single time, that I don’t think I could have kept it a secret if I wanted too!
On that note, the kids know that we are having a baby. Well, as best as they can understand anyways. Nick and Zoey are more or less indifferent to it. Alex has a better understanding, although I wouldn’t say he understands. I was feeling a little nauseated after eating this morning so I lied on the couch. Alex felt he should come lie on me. Which was fine. Until he started jumping on my belly. Not so fine.
So I explained to him that I didn’t want him to jump on my belly. The baby was in there and it hurt Momma when he jumps. His reply?
‘Can I squish it out?’
‘No Bud, the baby needs to grow and then the Dr takes him out’
‘I’ll squish it out. Then I can jump on you.’
Like I said… He has an understanding… but he definitely doesn’t understand!
Love, hugs and more to come later