Fairytale Girls (9w5d)

I’m part of a great little private community that we refer to as Fairytales. We all met 11 years or so ago as we were all planning our weddings. We were/are members of an internet discussion board (forum) where we talked about our plans to no end. And here we are 11 years later, with the kid count somewhere above 20. I don’t think any of us thought we’d still be actively talking daily/weekly this far down the line, but I consider these ladies (about half of which I’ve actually met in person) to be some of my closest friends.

It’s been kinda hard over the years to watch them go through multiple pregnancies, but at the same time it’s been a joy to share in their lives and glean the wisdom of 20+ pregnancies. I am the last of the married girls to get pregnant, but all the FT ladies are thrilled for me, and are here now reading this blog.

So this is just a little shout-out to my FT girls. Thanks for waiting for me ladies, and for being so happy for us.

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So we're starting to tell a few people today. I told my Executive Director this morning. He was surprisingly congratulatory. I was expecting him to be pretty perturbed, so that was a nice surprise.

Paul apparently told the rest of the crew at his theater. They knew something was up cuz he had yesterday flexed, so he's been dodging folks all week.

I talked with Kelly and told her. SO glad to have done that. I really have been wanting to talk to her since I found out.

And I've told Tammy this afternoon cuz I'm asking her to draw me a little something I can use as a sig on my forums and maybe as a general announcement thing.

We're being quiet about it, asking folks not to talk about it publicly until we make an announcement. But it's really really nice to have close friends in the know and so very happy for us.