12 Weeks Today

Posted on: September 16, 2011

So I was up last night trying to figure out if the 12 week mark is the start of the second trimester. Even though I have taken calculus, it was a little mind numbing trying to divide 40 weeks by three. but that could also be because I have not gotten 4 consecutive hours of sleep in quite some time due to the fact that I wake up to pee 14 times a night.

Anyhow, I’m saying end of first trimester. Which is great. Now we just have the little issue of telling everyone.

These last few weeks of peace will be a fond memory.

My brother in law is coming up from Jacksonville, FL next week, so we’ve decided that we’ll break the news to him and my husband’s parents then. Only issue is that he’s bringing his new girlfriend with him who I’ve never met, and will probably be a memory before year’s end (they usually don’t last long, but he swears each time he’s “in love”). I’m not sure if I’m overjoyed about sharing this personal news with her there. I’ve never met her, and she could be perfectly nice, but…it would be nice to tell my in laws about their first grandchild, um,  without strangers there.

I backed up a bit and thought maybe I’m making too much of this, but honestly I’ve been a pretty well behaved pregnant woman lately. Don’t I have the right to claim “hormone irrationality” or something? Or is this even irrational? I’m thinking this is a pretty normal reaction.

Of course we could wait for another time. Just that it would be nice for hubby to tell his brother face to face. And honestly it may be hard to explain why I’m not enjoying vodka tonics and some chocolate cake shots (I know it seems weird but trust me it’s psychotically good). So there we are. (More on drinking and pregnancy in another post.)

Then the next weekend it’ll be onto my parents. Or sooner, since I want to tell my sister. It’ll be great to share the news, and also get some hand me downs from my nephews. Her youngest is three and she’s closed up shop, so there’s some great stuff to be had!

Not sure how we’re going to tell everyone. Hubby and I aren’t exactly a “flavored coffee moment” kind of couple. We were thinking of getting one of those cans of peanut brittle with the snakes that pop out and put a sonogram picture on the end of the snakes. “Surprise!” No, but it was a fun thought.

We’ll think of something.



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