The Real Announcement

When I realized I was pregnant, my first thought was, “How will I announce this?”  My favorite part about pregnancy is the announcing: watching the shocked faces, receiving the congratulations, and commiserating with fellow pregnant women.  Since I am truly celebrating, I want others to celebrate with me!

As I’m sure you all figured out, Ben knew.  He helped me write yesterday’s post.  He was in the bathroom with me while I took the test. (TMI? sorry.)   He breathlessly waited while the positive line formed 5 minutes later.  There is no such thing as my pregnancy, it is our pregnancy.  Announcing a third child requires something a little more than “I’m pregnant!”  As I ruminated over what words to use, I realized that serious was not going to work.  I was feeling far too silly and excited. While I wanted to write something pithy and clever, I knew I would ignore these approaches and write something more on par with my personality, something with a whole lotta sass.

Today, though, I am full of reflections.

In a few days I will begin my sixth week.  I think many people are surprised that I made the announcement so early,  but I wanted, I needed, to talk about it openly for a few reasons.  One is that I will soon be incapicitated by sickness.  I wanted to talk about my pregnancy while I was still fresh with the news and not overpowered by nausea.  Another is that I’m scared about losing this baby.  Discussing her/him makes it feel more real to me.

Over the next few weeks, as my morning sickness progresses, my writing will turn more introspective and spiritual.  Pregnancy is a spiritual journey for me so if you aren’t into that kind of thing, you have been warned.

Something I’m looking forward to is sharing my thoughts and experiences with all of you.  I hope you’ll forgive my pregnancy brain, I tend to forget things as soon as I sit down to think about them.  Like when I’m commenting.  Oy.  If you get any weird comments from me, please remember that I mean well.  Ha.



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25 responses to “The Real Announcement

  1. Good for you talking about this wonderful news so very early and if it helps and makes you feel stronger and less worried then keep on doing it.

  2. Congratulations again Amber! Looking forward to your spiritual posts.

  3. Cannot wait to hear it all 🙂 Yay!

  4. Melanie J

    Congratulations! I like the idea of treating pregnancy as a spiritual journey. You’re right. It really should be. If we have another one, I think I’ll take that perspective.

  5. I can’t wait to travel the journey with you. Congratulations again.

  6. Lots of sticky thoughts coming your way!

  7. CONGRATS! nice to know there’s another out there that walks around nauseated too, it’s never fun hearing “oh I’m never sick when I’m pregnant” It’ll be neat to read your journey, I absolutely hate being pregnant and it might shed a different light on things for me, maybe even make me think about doing it again . . . because sometimes I think I’m done and other times I think wow that would be weird to never be pregnant again, even though I hate being pregnant. Again CONGRATS

  8. Congratulations! Your first post was hilarious!

  9. Congratulations Amber! I’m so excited for you guys and look forward to your journey here.

  10. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, Ben, and your family! Another baby is such a blessing!

  11. Congratulations! 3 means they outnumber you, you know?

  12. On a positive note, you may not actually feel sick! I was sick as a dog with Miss D. but with Miss M., I actually felt great the entire time! Which of course caused everyone to predict that she was a boy…

    No matter what, sending you only the best of wishes!

  13. Amber, I am THRILLED for you. I admire – maybe adore! – the way you’re approaching even your guaranteed-to-make-you-sick weeks as something to embrace with warmth and excitement and thoughtfulness. Warm wishes to you and your growing family.

  14. Congrats once again, Amber! I can’t wait to follow you on this journey, and love that you are embracing every part of it (sickness included).

  15. Congrats Amber. I have loved reading your blog since I found it a little while back. I hope that this time around that you’re not too sick. Congrats on your new baby.

  16. I’m so happy for you! SO VERY HAPPY!


    The third time’s the charm! I bet you don’t get sick this time!

  17. Ah, congrats! We are also expecting, but I haven’t written a thing about it yet because I’ve been so sick. My morning sickness starts at about 4 weeks and continues through the 4th and even 5th month. So that’s why I haven’t written. But congrats! I’ll be praying for you!

  18. Touche! I get very introspective when I’m pregnant too. It puts everything in perspective. But I lub both your sassy and your spiritual side.

    You’re right about the nausea too. It should begin in three . . . two . . . one. . .


  19. allusiveme

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! This is such amazing news for you!!! ❤ I hope that this pregnancy is so easy and a blessing for you, minimal to no morning sickness.. i'm jealous i loved being pregnant best experience ever.. I really can't wait for the updates!

  20. I’m really looking forward to reading about your journey. I’m at the tail end of mine (36 weeks over here), so if you ever want to have some morning sickness/ninth month discomfort exchanges, I’m game!

  21. This is why you are a better woman than me.

    I hate being pregnant.

  22. That is great! You’ll have me beat in no time. Sending all my spare energy your way. (Like I have any spare energy, but it is the thought that counts, right?)

  23. GG Mel

    Dear Amber — I was so impressed at Emily’s BD party when you stood up and told us all about your hopes and dreams for your little girl. You are awesome (and so is Ben). Can you tell Ben thank you so much for stepping to the breach at Papa Wayne’s BD party? You are the dynamic duo and your children are so very fortunate to have you two for their parents!!!