I'll start out with some good news: We have our first midwife appointment on Friday morning, where we get to meet one or two of the midwifery team that will hopefully follow us through the pregnancy. It is the one-stop-shop place, not the one who didn't call me back for almost a month (they finally did call yesterday and I told them considering the time lapsed, I found care somewhere else and wasn't really happy with their lack of service. No apology; no nothing).
We also see our RE on Friday in the afternoon. I imagine this will be the last time we use the clinic for this pregnancy. I will actually miss him a lot. I already miss the people from clinic a lot. I work in the same hospital as the clinic, so I always look out for the staff in the halls, but rarely see them. We will go over our ultrasound from a week and a half ago and then I don't really know what else they do with us...
I haven't heard from my reproductive psychiatrist yet and I don't have a number for the office. Guess I'll have to be patient. Luckily, my mood has remained good, but I do need some insight on my meds.
So this next week, we are going to meet the 9 week mark. Next Sunday (we'll be almost 10 weeks), my entire family gets together for my niece's birthday and the girls' annual piano concert (I teach piano to my oldest nieces and each June, we put on a concert for the family). My eight-year-old niece usually emcees the concert and we had an idea to slip her an extra cue card right at the end of the concert that said something like "Auntie Lex and Auntie Devon are having a baby"... and announce the pregnancy that way.
But I'm on the fence.
We will not have the family together like that again until far further into my pregnancy, when I'd have already had to tell them. It is the perfect opportunity to share the news and just thinking about it makes me smile, but I don't know how presumptuous it would be. Yes, 10 weeks is better than 6 or 7 or 8, but at the same time, it's not past the "safe" point... especially if we tell the kids. If something goes wrong, I have no doubt that the adults in the family would be extremely supportive and wonderful, but I worry that the kids are too young to understand (though their mom did have a miscarriage at 9 weeks about 2 years ago after having told them she was pregnant, though I'm not sure they remember).
It seems silly to throw this perfect opportunity away when we're so close to that elusive mark, but I worry - because that's what I do best. I really want the energy of the entire family in the room and it makes me sad that if we don't do it next week, we'll not have that.
I don't know... what would you do?