Since we've shared our news,
I've caught a little flack.
It doesn't surprise me when I do,
but I wish I didn't
feel like I have to defend myself.
I probably will use this blog
as a way to talk about
some of the things people say to me.
It's a way for me to process...
a way for me to talk about
how others' words
The first one I'd like to address is:
"Whoa--you sure didn't waste any time telling people!"
I used to think
(and this probably came from my grandma)
that you had to wait a magical three months
before announcing a pregnancy.
Is this the "just in case" factor?
Don't tell anyone about your new baby
"just in case" you miscarry?
I have never experienced a miscarriage,
and I hope to God I never do.
But I think that the same people that I would tell about a coming baby
are the same people who would share in mourning the loss of a baby.
I see no reason--for me...for us--to wait to tell people.
I am excited about this new baby.
I want you to know about him/her.
This may sound ridiculous,
but I think it applies.
Is my 13 year old
more of a person
than my 2 year old--
just because he's older?
So just because this baby inside me
is very young
doesn't mean that he/she is less of a person.
If I run into you in the store,
I will introduce you to all the children who are with me--
that includes the one who resides within me.
Should I not tell you about my 1 year old--
"just in case"?
No--she is a person.
She has an eternal soul.
I want you to know about her.
In the same way,
I want you to know about this new baby.
please don't make fun of me for
announcing this new life within me so soon.
I want you to know...
I want you to know about him or her.