We found out we were expecting shortly after a trip back west to see my family for my Grandpa's 100 birthday. We thought it would be fun to surprise everyone at the reunion and were going to keep it a secret from our family until our family reunion 4 months later. Once we got to our 10 week appt, I gave into Jon's yearnings for a new mini van with the 8th seat, a 2014 Honda Odyssey with all the cool gadgets he wanted for our trip this summer. Jon's parents set up a Fall vacation to come visit us a week before the expected due date and so they wouldn't feel jipped to miss seeing the baby, we gave up the secret and told them we were expecting and then called my Mom and Dad to tell them. Since I was showing, I started telling neighbors, church friends and friends I'd see regularly, trying to keep it quiet thru other media like Facebook so it could still be a surprise for our siblings and extended family.
Anyways, that's my very long winded story. I wasn't sure if I should share it. Last week it seemed too personal to share. But now I feel like maybe somehow this can help someone else or maybe it's what I need to be able to do. (Sorry if it was too graphic.)