The Diary of a First Time Mum Part 3

Telling family that there is a baby on the way is interesting. Especially if you come from a family such as mine where saying silly things at important times is an inbuilt tradition. At least it explains where I get it from.

When you tell your parents they are going to be gran and grandad and your mum turns round and says “you?” it’s not exactly a magical moment. I found it really nerve racking actually. No, I found it absolutely terrifying. Who knows why!

Our pregnancy had the added challenge of trying to find two friends we wanted to tell quickly and before the news got out. Two friends who happened to be in Australia and America. But we found them! One on a break from their work in a hospital and the other just after dropping off the kids she was looking after at school. Also a nerve racking experience but we were still desperate to tell them.

I wonder why it is so scary? Am I the only one who suffered from this ridiculous anxiety?

There was the other friend who we told just after taking the test and she arrived with a baby grow the very next day. Now THAT was scary! But I also think that was on purpose. And then there was the dancing that night (dizzy baby) and the theme park ride the week before with the confident “ah we won’t be pregnant this time, it’s fine.”

Whoops.  Definitely not something I would recommend – certainly not in any later stage of pregnancy.

We live and learn, don’t we?


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