The big reveal
The Big Reveal? Or the slow drip feed. The latter was so effectively put to use by Deb, my old friend, that I didn’t find out about her pregnancy until last Tuesday. That’s the day she was scheduled to give birth via caesarian. Deb’s a week older than me. Maybe I should take her lead…
So how to let it be known? There’s the “scan pic across social media” approach, but they all look a little too amphibious. That’s already on the Facebook page, and even I’m a little grossed out by it.
I thought the fact that I’d posted pictures of baked goods on my personal Instagram would have been enough of a hint, but friends can be dim these days. It must be our encroaching middle age.
Let’s see how others handle the reveal.
There’s the horrible picture of a soft toy and a wee-soaked stick.
There’s the picture of pasta sauce.
Seeking a pithy statement of my own, seeking that crucial social media cut-through. Like a quiver of cheesiness, all prefaced by Guess what?
“I’m not getting fat, I’m four months pregnant”
… edited to “Not fat. Pregnant” – T-shirt ready…
Those mood swings weren’t early menopause, after all.
We’ll never be able to afford a holiday involving air travel again!
Daddyo and I settle on a trickle approach, leaving the kick-off up to our boys, who tell their school friends. A couple of phone calls, some face-to-facers, SMS’d scan pics, and we’re away.
I set up a blog, shimmy it out across social media, and back-date a stack of pre-written posts.
It’s awesome to finally embrace this event. I stick my due date into babycentre and sign up for the emails. (Finally.)
Now: to celebrate with a vintage Oaxacan embroidered dress. Hello, Ebay!