How We Told Our Friends

Malcolm: Mom, do you…do you like your parents?
Lois: It doesn’t matter how I feel about them. It’s not like I can trade them for someone else. You can’t pick your parents. You’re pretty much stuck with whoever you get.-Malcolm in the Middle

For months I’ve been thinking of fun ways to tell our friends when we finally got pregnant. We opted for different ways to tell each of our different friends. Sassy Couple found out right away since I wasn’t drinking on New Year’s Eve and she point blank guessed it! We told Walking Buddies when we were up in Tahoe together and I had to explain why I couldn’t go sledding or ice skating.

Remember a few weeks back when I blogged about Ranger Bob and getting lost on a hike with Geeky? Well that was the day I told her about Roo. So when we were lost, she just kept saying, OMG you’re PREGNANT! We have to find our way out of here! It was so cute how worried she was. She is going to be an awesome auntie.

We went out to dinner with Couple Friends and their babies and I casually mentioned that Match would be getting six weeks off this coming September. Then they looked at us, and looked at my bottle of sparkling water that was clearly not wine and they got it.

I told Monica and Chandler on skype much the same way we told our parents. It was fun to be able to get them in on a secret when they’re so far away and missing out on so much. We told them before we told many of our friends! Last week I told the rest of “The Group” including Tahoe Couple, Token Gay Guys and TomBoy via email with the picture below. They all freaked out because they’ll be aunties and uncles. We’re the first out of that group to have kids, so it marks the beginning of a new era. I promised them I would try not to change too much. 🙂

As for everyone else, we are still waiting to make the big announcement via Facebook. I have a lot of acquaintances on there, and we’re just not ready to tell everyone. I think we’ll wait for the 10 week mark. Instead of the typical sonogram picture, this is what we will be posting:

I just have to say this picture totally makes it look like I have a bigger bump than I do. I had just eaten Mexican food so it was definitely more of a food baby. It’s still pretty early so I’m not showing yet. But the boobie fairy has come to our house, much to Match’s delight. Oh we are SO those embarrassing parents already aren’t we?

4 Comments

    Impulsive Addict

    You are just too cute!! I love that you’re the first out of your friends to have a baby but this means EVERYBODY will be seeking your advice down the road! Ha!

    I soooo love that pic and that that’s how you’re going to tell fb.

    You won’t show for WEEKS! Around week 16, you’ll just look like you ate a huge dinner. I really started showing after week 20 BUT you’re smaller than me so probably sooner for you! Don’t be the girl wearing maternity clothes at week 10. 😉

    xoxo

    Sarah Kate

    Awwww ya’ll are like Lily and Marshall in HIMYM! They were the first of the group to get pregnant, too! :o) I think it’s sweet how you told your friends in all different ways! My bff is pregnant right now, too, and I’m flying to TX next month to see her. We’d always planned to be pregnant at the same time, but I jumped the gun a little when I got pregnant 10 years ago. LOL.

    Yay for the boobie fairy! While I was pregnant I went from a 32A to a 34D! Yikes! Don’t forget to put your stretch mark cream on the boobies, too!!!!

    MiMi

    I was totally going to ask if you had a bump already!
    I have been guilty of mexican food, chinese food, junk food…bumps. 🙂
    What week are you in??

    Emmy

    Yes I do love the boobies that come with pregnancy and after if you nurse, definitely enjoy as you just never know what will happen after.

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