Today is the day The Schuplins have been waiting for.
Today is the day I start explaining my lack of online activity. A confession, if you will.
Today is the day we gather
all most of our loved ones together for a surprise celebration.
Today is the day we tell the world I am 17w3d pregnant!
Pregnant as in knocked up. My womb is occupied by a fetus. I am the host to a precious parasite who is already giving me grey hair.
Goodbye basal body temperature thermometers.
Bring on the D cup bras and late night trips to the toilet!
Yes, D CUP! Breasts. Boobies. Jugs. Mamaries. I forgot what it was like to have cleavage. Cleavage WITHOUT the assistance of chicken cutlets. Like, no help needed. You guys, I went from a pitiful AA to a small D and Michael could not be happier.
This pregnancy has been difficult to keep it from certain people, like my sister, but I would do it again in a heart beat. At first the purpose of the secret was to reduce the amount of time spent answering the same gender questions over and over again.
- No, we do not know what we are having.
- No, we do not want to know what we are having.
- Will you please stop TELLING me I am having a boy. Just, stop.
Being on team green tests your self control in many ways, so you can see how the repetitive questions in the middle of a pregnancy can wear a person down.
This time, however, the secret served a very different purpose. This time it protected me from further emotional exhaustion. You see, between 7/19 and 8/24, I was in a place. A dark place. A place that lacked excitement. A place I was thankful I didn’t have to
relive explain over and over again as loved ones asked me ‘how I was feeling’. I wasn’t ready. Yesterday (8/24), taking our announcement pictures, was the first time I felt like I was ready to move past calling it a fetus.
Today is the day it becomes a baby.
I hope our birthday announcement video and pictures brought a smile to your perfectly contoured cheeks. I promise there will more pregnancy details coming soon. Along with a super cute party plan! Of course, right?
And if you are a friend or family member who received an invitation to our party but didn’t come, sorry you had to find out on the interwebz first. I tried!
PS: Here is the full wine label if the pictures were too small for you to see the details.