On Thanksgiving night, I made a post on Twitter that announced my wife and I were expecting a child. I did this in an indirect way which many people did not pick up on. It felt kind of weird announcing it to the Twitter world so soon, so I wanted to do it in such a way that required a little effort to find out.
How I did that was by posting a picture to Twitter which showed off a positive pregnancy test beside a Davidoff Cigar.I placed the same image on Facebook and received a number of congratulatory messages.
A short time later I took it a step further and posted an article on Stogie Review on selecting a special occasion cigar. I used that same Davidoff picture at the head of the post, in addition to a picture of an Illusione ~hl~ placed on top of one of our first ultrasound photos. This article had the same result and I received some congratulatory messages from people who read between the lines, so to speak.
It wasn’t until just the other evening that I came right out and made a direct mention of the pregnancy. While my wife and I sat in the doctors office, awaiting our ten-week ultrasound appointment, I snapped a photo of the toys in the office and posted a message to both Facebook and Twitter.
When I got the very first congratulatory message, I suddenly felt weird. Between my personal blog and Stogie Review, my life is relatively exposed. Even with all of the exposure, it was a very awkward sensation when I informed the world that my wife was with child.
In the very early stages of the pregnancy, my wife and I were keeping the news to ourselves just in case something were to happen. We wanted to wait a couple of weeks and make sure that everything looked good with the doctor before we moved to informing our families.
Once we got the good news from our doctor, we made plans to inform our families. After giving our families the good news, we began informing friends. Even informing some of our friends gave me an odd feeling, as if we were giving away very personal information. I’m thrilled about the pregnancy, but informing the world left me with a strange and uneasy feeling.
Being our first child, I suppose that we are just worried about everything going just the way it is supposed to. So, officially, and without being required to read into pictures, my wife and I are expecting our first child in early July.
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