We decided the first people who needed to know about our pregnancy were our family so we picked a day and decided to tell them.
We call AS’s home as normal and during the conversation, he dropped the news that we are having a baby. They were happy for us and themselves as it was going to be their first grandchild. We also told his brothers about it. Everything went smoothly as planned. They just asked how far along I was and if everything was fine with me.
It was with my parents, the news didn’t go as we planned. We were in the middle of the conversation when I told my parents.
Me: “Mum, now start packing your bags to come here as I am pregnant so you will have to come and look after me.”
Mum: “Hahahaha, (laughing hard) Stop joking about it and have a baby soon. It is about time.” (My dad was laughing now as well.)
I need to tell you why mum thought I was joking. I always wanted my parent to visit us but they keep on postponing and it was been a while since they have been to Sydney. They have always told me to have a baby so they can come here. I always keep telling them I will, soon and that soon has been dragging on for more than 3 years now. I have never joked about being pregnant before but I always told them that we need to have a contract drafted so they can’t back out from coming to Sydney once I am really pregnant. I have a very close relationship with my parents so I always joke about anything and everything.
Anyway coming back to the day, the conversation continued as below.
Me: “I am serious mum, I am pregnant and it is around 10 weeks now. I even went for a scan already.”
Mum: “Stop making fun about pregnancy.” (Still laughing)
At this stage AS decided that my parents thought we were still joking so jumped in.
AS: “Yap, M is not joking, we are having a baby and so far things are going great.”
Finally, they stopped laughing and finally got the idea that I was not joking at all.
Mum: “Ohoo that is great news, I really thought you were joking. How are you feeling?” (Add millions of question after that.)
Yap, that is how we told our parents.
After that we called my brother and told him. Everyone was very happy for us.
We waited another 2 weeks before telling our friends and at work.
I called all my close friends and family and told them the good news. Everyone was very happy about it and it was one of the most amazing conversations I had with everyone.
When we were planning for a baby, there were a few friends around us who were also trying for a baby around the same time or long before us. It was a bit hard for me to tell them because I knew they want the same news too. However, to my surprise, they were very happy for us and there was no discomfort at all. All I want now is for them to be blessed the with same good news soon.
After, I passed week 12; I also told my boss at work and my colleagues and AS did the same. Everyone was very happy for us and after that, they are making sure that I am all right. All the mums and dads are always telling me what to expect and how things are going to be.
Finally, it was a great relief to be able to talk about the pregnancy and baby with everyone. It was just amazing how one pregnancy can bring so much happiness and joy not just to the new parents-to- be but everyone around them. Instantly, I have a big support network.
I am eagerly looking forward to our baby and I know it is going to be one of the most exciting and memorable days for us.
I will be writing about my pregnancy journey in the coming days. Also hoping to get all the tips and tricks that you used with your pregnancy and kids to help me and keep me sane :).
M from nepaliaustralian
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