Monday, April 2, 2007

Going public

I always thought I was good at keeping secrets. Other people's secrets? No problem. My own? Forget it.

I can't tell you the weight that has been lifted from my shoulders just from being able to talk freely about what's going on with me. Many of you are not alone in making the assumption I was pregnant before I announced it. While one of my coworkers was flipping out saying, "I can't believe it!" another said, "Oh, I can. I've known for weeks." And my friend Courtney, who I finally broke down on the phone with, confessing all of my fears before my appointment, said she knew something was up because I always sounded like I had much more to say.

And I know it's still early. I'm only 8 weeks, 2 days (but who's counting?) into my pregnancy. I know we should've waited until the end of the first trimester to start telling people -- and that was our goal -- but I NEVER would've made it. Never.

So this weekend was cathartic for me in more ways than one. I was finally able to tell most of my family and friends, my coworkers, the entire readership of my newspaper and the Internet. I'd say that's pretty much ripping the band-aid off.

Now it's time to go public with the few things I had written privately throughout the four weeks I had to keep my big news a secret. I hope it makes up for my lack of posting the past few days. I've put them in chronological order from when we found out to an anecdote from the waiting room of our first doctor's appointment. Enjoy!

28 comments:

tossedrice said...

thanks for sharing with us!! you're an amazing writer and you'll be an even better mom. :)

Allison said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm sure that you will both be wonderful parents! Are you hoping for a boy or girl or do you not care which?

Julie said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. I'm so happy for you. You, Jerry, and the little bun (in the oven) will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

the whole day i was wondering what would be your next post.nice write up on teh days following the first test.
:-)......so we both are just one week apart!!!!!!!!!i am 7weeks and 2days on now.after reading ur morning sickness post ,i am quite thankful to god for keeping morning sickness away from me.....touch wood!!!!!!!!
-sreenitha

kimiedawn said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys. I also had all day sickness when I had my son. It is pretty miserable but it normally goes away by around four months, so just hang in there. I'm not for sure either but you might want to check into the eating fish thing--If I remember right your not supposed to eat some types while your pregnant. Of course that was 7 years ago so it is possible it's changed now. Just thought you might want to know. Anyways congrats!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing Kelly... loved the convo in the waiting room. Sounds like Jerry knows how to lighten the mood in every situation. :-)

Congratulations again!!

Anonymous said...

Hey its buffy_chic from Xanga! SOOO excited about your new exciting news!!! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. I post non-stop about mine so if you ever wanna browse, feel free. :-) Congrats again!! Im so excited for you two!

Kristin said...

I had hoped that's what it was! How exciting! I will keep you in my thoughts.

Jennifer said...

Congrats! I was one that suspected you were pregnant already. I'm glad to know my suspicions were correct. Best of luck to you both!

the happy for you plainsman said...

"Important" stuff on my desk right now, but thought of checking your blog to see what's up today. Hey, today we're treated to a raft of previously embargoed posts! Kelly, clearly you still have the knack; I won't admidt to the tear, but others around certainly heard the LOL!

Jessica Fineran/finneus said...

Yay Kelly! I am so happy for you and Jerry. I will be thinking of the three of you and sending positive vibes your way! Yippee for heartbeats!

Fiona said...

This is sooo exciting!! I'm not sure if you're into this, but I joined www.whattoexpect.com and they e-mail you a newsletter daily to let you know what's going on w/your body and your baby. Plus they have message boards which are a HUGE blessing.
And reference the cheap-o pregnancy tests you got, I used something very similar when I found out I was pregnant: a box of 2 for $7. Cheap or not, obviously those sons of bitches work well!!

Chelsea said...

Congrats again! Gah, I can't imagine keeping something like that a secret!

Heidi said...

I'm sooo happy for you and Jerry! Congratulations!

Suzy said...

I'm so happy for you!

grace said...

i just read your past entries, but your expected date is novemeber 10th?? how exciting for me considering my bday is also on nov tenth!! now u must name your baby Grace even if you get a boy >P

i'm just kidding, but i do hope u let us know what names you are deciding on!

Randall said...

Congratulations to you both! You and your family will be in my thoughts... keep us updated on all that is exciting to come!

Katie said...

Congratulations :) I loved the format of this entry. Good luck.. Even my boyfriend has started reading your blog and was excited for the new pregnancy!

Jenni said...

Congrats! I thought so from your earlier posts. I've been reading for awhile, and hoping that you would get your wish... I'm so happy for you!

Janice said...

Congratulations!! That is so amazing. I'm very happy for you both! And the conversation just made my day!! You'll be wonderful ;)

Ray said...

Well, I'm glad you finally told all of us. I thought it was something you could never write about publicly, but now I know the reasons you keep it a secret for so long. It must have been incredibly hard for you! You will be in my prayers at night. And again, "I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!" Congrats once again.

Take care, Kelly.

Ray said...

Oh and BTW, what does, "Crack(er) dog" mean????

jsi said...

Magnificent news!
And yes it is a burden to keep such amazing answers to prayer to yourself.
Praying for your continued strength and health.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I was having such a crummy day today when I read your post. I haven't been reading for a while, but I was scrolling through and reading entries when the words: pregnant, & me were used in the same sentence! i actually gave a little yelp, and i know that you have no idea who i am, but i am just sooo happy for you! PLEASE DO SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF OF YOUR HOUSE!

Pauline said...

Thanks for sharing those with us. I love the waiting room convo. Jerry really knows how to get his ass kicked ;]

Tina P. said...

So, basically i was planning on catching up on my few missed out posts then hitting the sack. You can only imagine how excited i was when i read you were pregnant again. I know you said something was going on, but i never expected this.... even though i should have....! So the few catch up post turned into like 10 since i just HAD to read the ones you had on private. Someone very close to me is pregnant right now. She is always glowing, very excited and i've never seen her better- i just know it'll be as wonderful for you as it is for her and i'm so thankful you can enjoy it also.

Amy said...

Congrats on the pregnancy!! So you mentioned in a previous post you and Jerry had discussed names... What are they? Ahhh this is exciting!

Sheryl said...

Congratulations, Kelly! I'm so very happy for you. Isn't it amazing how so much pain can be overshadowed by the joy of a new life? I'm looking forward to hearing all about your child.

Sorry it took so long to get caught up---I was travelling without great internet connections, so I just found out. Congrats to you and Jerry!