Telling Jimmy’s Family:
This weekend we went to Massachusetts with Jimmy’s parents and sister Katie. Perfect time to tell his family in-person. I bought a Disney baby book – the crinkly read to an infant kind, that I wrapped up. I also got a blank card to write “Please read to me February 2017.” I knew we wouldn’t survive all day without telling them, so we planned on telling his parents at lunch. We went to a local Italian place – delicious. When we were all seated, I told his parents we “got them a little something.” His mom opened the gift bag, saw the Disney baby book, and immediately gasped and said “you’re pregnant!” Everyone was really excited. I tried to film, but did a terrible job because I didn’t want them to know I was filming. So basically enjoy the audio and the table/bread basket.
Katie didn’t get in until that night, so we had to wait to tell her. Once she did get in, I tasked Jimmy with telling his sister:
Jimmy: “Katie, we have a new nick name for you: Aunt Katie”
Katie: “Why? Is someone having a baby? Is Jeremy [their cousin] having a baby?!?!?”
Ingrid: “No. And that wouldn’t make you an aunt”
Katie: “Wait… are you having a baby?”
Katie starts screaming and jumping up and down. It was priceless 🙂
Then we told Jimmy’s extended family including his grandma at our family dinner. After grandma said some sweet words, Jimmy took the opportunity to say: “Everyone here is moving up a notch. Aunts and uncles to great aunts and great uncles, grandma to great grandma, Ingrid and I are expecting.” Everyone was overjoyed. It was a great night. Grandma said she knew – she sensed it. And she thanked us for making her a great grandmother.
How far along? 6 Weeks
How big is baby? The size of a chocolate chip
Total weight gain/loss: -1 lb (-4 lbs total)
Maternity clothes? N/A
Sleep: Still exhausted
most all of the time.
Best moment this week: Telling Jimmy’s family
Food cravings: comfort food – this plus my hatred of vegetables this week is not looking good for keeping weight gain in check 🙁
Food Aversions: vegetables – this makes me really sad because I used to eat SO many vegetables
Gender: I have zero guesses
Labor Signs: N/A
Pregnancy Symptoms: I am tired and have waves of nausea – even my first time vomiting – thinking this will continue to get worse. However, I am hungry all the time. Oh and I have acne 🙁
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Being able to plan meals in advance. I never know what will sound good until an hour or so before the meal. Also, my bed, at every moment of every day – I’m seriously tired!
What I am looking forward to: 2 more weeks until our first prenatal appointment. Praying for a healthy heartbeat.
Upcoming appointments/events: First appointment is July 6 – time go quicker!!! <– seriously!
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t try to power through too many days/activities without rest, it’ll catch up with you and knock you down while laughing
Milestones: Baby’s first flight – turbulence and morning sickness aren’t fun