A colleague came into my office to tell me of another co-worker's sister whose baby was just delivered stillborn. Very shocking and sad news. (Keep her in your prayers for any of you out there that do that.) That conversation ended up going down a path about babies and people we knew that have them...and she asked me if we were planning on having any kids. At which point I confessed our news. She was elated for us and even teared up! It turns out that she'd gone through IVF to get pregnant with her son, so she knew what it was like to have to struggle to get pregnant. Back to our co-worker's sister though...I can't even imagine going through that. And in fact, I have a friend that had the same thing happen to her two years ago. Thankfully now she has a lovely, healthy baby girl.
Next I told my assistants, as I mentioned I would in my previous post. They took it quite well, but upon revealing that we were having to use a gestational carrier, one of them said...."OMG! That's so weird!" I think that she didn't know how to react obviously. Then she started with the whole, "well at least you don't have to get fat!" I just gave her a look that said, "Yeah, I would rather do it that way...but at least we have this option."
What I learn each time when I tell someone is that it's never easy. I find myself a little shy about telling them just how we're having the baby. But whatever...
Anyways...would love to hear from some of the other IMs on how you broke the news to your friends, family and co-workers.