Friday, May 8, 2015

Breaking the News

Sunday, after all of the mother's day festivities, I'm going to tell my parents that I'm pregnant.  I'm nervous and scared, but in a way, I'm just so ready to tell EVERYONE.  Then I can blast it from the rooftops if I want to.

I've played it over and over in my head.  How I will tell them.  I've thought of long explanations and short ones, and I just don't think I can make it through the longer version.  I feel like all I can get out is "I'm having a baby and I'm due in November" and then I will let them ask anything else they want to know, instead of preemptively trying to explain.  I'm an adult, I shouldn't really have to explain myself, but my parents are difficult and I know this is going to be hard.

Please send me positive vibes or prayers....


  1. They might respond better than you think. I was 37 and pregnant and was terrified to tell my Mom. I didn't tell her until I was 6 months along! When we finally did tell her, her first response was "When did you guys get married?" When I told her we hadn't, she was OK with everything and her main concern was that me and the baby were healthy.

    Good luck and positive vibes sending your way for Mother's Day!

    1. Thank you! Hopefully they will be more worried that we're okay than pissed that I'm not married and the baby is mixed. My mom had a VERY tough pregnancy so hopefully they will just appreciate a healthy pregnancy (so far).

  2. I'm thinking of you. Hope all goes well!

  3. Never underestimate a mother's capacity to love her child. Period.
    Happy almost Mothers Day Hollie. By the time you read this I hope everything will be ok.

  4. Sending positive vibes that everything went well, or at least better than you had hoped, and if it didn't, trust that once they have the time to absorb the news, they will come around. A mother's love is unconditional...