So this week we are sharing our new family path with our (immediate) families.
Last night we told my parents, sister and grandmother,
My family handled the news very
well. There were surprised but had a genuine interest in it, especially
given that we've chosen Russia.
I was adopted so I think that
makes the idea a little easier for my family. Plus, they knew we were
struggling, although they didn't know the details.
What caught me
off guard was how hard it was to tell my parents. We've told our
references, my grandmother and my sister but telling my folks was really
hard, and I kept choking up. DH had to help me get it out. It was very
overwhelming and made it all seem very . . . final.
Tonight we told DH's family.
thought is was great news. It was quite the day as it's the
anniversary of his wife's passing. He was sweet and excited for us.
His father was surprised but really happy.
. . . - well, allow me to preface this by saying that she suffers from eternal verbal diarrhea. To no end. She doesn't even know what she is saying sometimes (really - she isn't present in the moment and often just lets herself say things without thinking).
Well, she thought we were calling because we were pregnant.
She was SHOCKED at the news but pleased . . . we think. She asked a lot of
questions. However, we got the "Russia, not China??"
We also got this: "No interest in having your MIL carry your child for you instead?"
What do you say to something like that????? (she has NO idea about our surrogacy journey).
Overall it went well, and we're feeling more comfortable with the news being out. But still - SERIOUSLY?!!??