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Telling My Family Pt. II

I decided to tell my sister first. It was a Friday, and I was off because of summer hours and decided to invite her to brunch. While at brunch, I played her the video of me telling my husband. She had a hard time hearing it, but when she finally got the message, she cried tears of joy. I have rarely seen my sister cry as an adult and I was definitely not expecting that reaction, but I was so thankful that I secretly recorded it. My husband couldn't believe she cried either and he says it's his favorite reaction. Next was my brother. I told him and my parents the same day, but told him first. We had gotten together to celebrate my husband, brother's and sister's birthdays, since they are within days of each other. We were having a BBQ at my parent's. So I caught my brother in the garage and played him the video of me telling my sister. He also couldn't hear it (I think my family all needs hearing tests), so I had to explain to him the video with "I&#

Telling My Family

So my family's reactions to my pregnancy announcement were very, very interesting. We're not a sappy, emotional family, in fact, they tease me that I'm the most sensitive one of the bunch, so I was definitely not expecting the reactions I received. I actually recorded all of them and enjoy looking back at them from time to time. I won't share in order to respect their privacy, and also because my sister might kill me, but I will definitely enjoy watching them over and over and maybe showing them to my baby one day. So, hubby and I were definitely trying to get pregnant, since February, actually. Then come May/June, I was so sick, I caught back to back colds. I even went to the doctor to see what the heck was wrong with me. She basically said there was nothing she could do, that I had the misfortune of catching consecutive colds and to just drink fluids, take medicine, rest, etc. I missed a few days of work, I just felt so bad. During this time period, we obviously