So I’ve never been the type of girl who needs or wants extra attention. And I’m not sure it’s even attention but I don’t like to go overboard on things. For example, our wedding.
We went small, did our own decorations and invited only close friends and family. Our wedding party consisted of 4 girls on the bridal side and 4 on the grooms, the guest list was less than 100 people. There was no engagement photo shoot, no bridal shower, and no rehearsal dinner. To us and to me in particular, because I can only speak for myself; I find those things to be over to top and unnecessary. They’re expenses I didn’t want to have to put money out for and events I just didn’t want to partake in.
So it shouldn’t be any surprise that I’m not THAT girl during my pregnancy either.
I’ve announced to close family and friends but haven’t put anything on social media (minus this here blog). There are some people at work that know, close co-workers and my boss and that’s about it. I intend to put our announcement on social media, but when we find out the sex. I don’t intend to tell other people at work unless they ask and I’ve already turned down having a gender reveal party. It’s just not me!
It’s not in my personality and it makes other people think, I’m not excited. I am, but I don’t see why I have to change who I am to make other people happy. The pressure to tell every person I see I’m pregnant, to talk about my pregnancy 24/7 to anyone who will listen and do things like have a gender reveal part or an announcement party at work are just not things I want to participate in.
Those who matter, know what’s going on. Things I want to participate in, I will. But I’m getting sick and tired of the expectation people have of how women should be acting when they find out their pregnant and during their pregnancy.
I’m pregnant, yes but I’m still just me!