Tuesday, December 14, 2010

9w5d and I spilled the beans

I told everyone at work today. We were about to start our white elephant gift-giving game and I said I had something I wanted to show everyone first. I passed around the ultrasound photo from last week and the goobers couldn't figure out what was going on. It was pretty funny watching the confusion on their faces. I just figured they'd see the baby, see my name and put two and two together, but it didn't work out that way. Finally one of the girls looked at me and said "is this of you?" and I said "yeah, that's mine" and someone else said "what? I don't understand..." so I said "yep, I'm pregnant." Then there was the shock and the "what?!" and disbelieving head-shakes and then the squealing began. The guys didn't squeal though, but they are excited in their own curious way. It's almost cute.

The really cool thing is that everyone is totally supportive and excited. There were a few questions about the donor, but it was more from curiosity about him than shock about the path I have chosen. So far, I have had really good responses from people I meet along the way. The real test is going to be when I tell people at home. Where I'm from, most folks are hard-right leaning churchly republicans and this might actually shock them.

We shall see. I go home next week.


  1. Awesome news regarding reactions in the workplace. I loved the way you notified them--very original.

  2. It's so fun to shock people! I've found too that most people are more curious about the process than judgemental.

  3. I'm so glad you had such a positive response at work---it must be a huge relief not to have to hide it anymore. And congrats on 10 weeks today! Double Digits :)