Hubby and I are by and large very private people (says the lady with a blog). We went away to get married rather than subject ourselves to being on show, we moved 6 hours away from our family (although that was to find work), and we actually enjoy spending Xmas alone, just the 2 of us.
We decided not to make any grand announcements (I stuck by my Facebook promise) that we are expecting. But as the word spreads, the questions and the advice have begun.
- Do you know what you are having? - Um no, I'm only 12 weeks pregnant so it's too soon to tell for sure.
- Are you going to find out the sex? - Most likely - but we don't plan on sharing that information. Everyone will find out soon enough.
- What room will the baby get? - Since our house is technically a 2 bedroom (we have 2 other rooms that we sometimes use for guests, but they are not "legal" bedrooms), the baby will get the second bedroom.
- How do you plan on decorating the nursery? - How the heck would I know? Seriously. It took us over 7 years to buy ourselves a matching bedroom set. Why would we rush to judgement on what the Offspring's room will be like?
- What about the cats? - What about the cats?
Do you notice one big, important question that is missing? No one actually asks what our due date is! I would think that this would be the first question that you would ask! Sheesh!
I've also received some offers for assistance on meal planning, shopping, decorating, and how to get rid of morning sickness.
Ah, well meaning friends and family. I need to develop some patience 'cause I know that the advice is going to get more frequent.
I will say, if anyone - and I mean anyone, makes a suggestion that I get rid of my cats I will tell them, without prejudice where they can stick their opinions!