Babies are always a blessing!
New life, new love, tiny toes….There is nothing about babies that doesn’t make me smile. It’s also so exciting to see the reactions of those you love when you tell them about your coming bundle of joy!
For those of you that have done the big pregnancy reveal before, you probably remember your first time. Telling your parents meant tears of joy, maybe even jumping around and screaming in excitement. Yeay babies!
The first baby is always so thrilling.
Have more than 1-3, however, and the excitement is replaced with astonishment;
“You’re having ANOTHER one?!”
“You do know how this keeps happening, right?”
By our 4th pregnancy reveal we got almost no reaction at all! Everyone was so used to me being pregnant at that point that it was no big deal and my in laws had even predicted the pregnancy so it was no fun at all when they said that they “already knew.”
I get it. The novelty wears off and people are already bombarded with babies when you have a larger family.
But I freaking love babies, so I am excited each and every time someone tells me they are joining the mommy club, for the first or tenth time, it makes no difference to me!
This time around we didn’t really expect anyone to jump and cheer with joy, haha. People have been warning us to “knock it off” ever since the birth of numero cinco. Anytime over the last 20 months that I would deny myself an alcoholic beverage someone would chime in with, “you better not be pregnant!”
I always laugh it off, it’s kind of funny, but also a little sad…we love of our family, as crazy as it is with 5 kids under 10 running around, and we feel we have more love to give.
We didn’t get any cheering or hollering with our #6 reveal (due September 2017), but we did get a happy congrats from most of our family and friends….I say most because we did get a couple one word responses, such as “wow” and nothing else. And my mom’s response, which I “cleverly” acted out below, was less than inspiring, LOL.
There is definitely a big difference between expecting baby #1 and Baby #ANYTHING-BEYOND-3.
I get that baby #4-AND-BEYOND is not as innovative as baby #1….but if mom and dad are happy, slap on your shiniest smile and say congrats. No matter how crazy you think they are, no matter how insane you think their current brood already is. If the love is there for a new baby, share it right back with them.
You can talk about how bonkers you think they are behind their backs later!