Friday, November 6, 2009

Outing Ourselves & Week 16 Update

This week we officially outed ourselves as expecting parents! This was more an event for Johnny as he had been keeping the news of our pregnancy quiet, waiting until we were into our second trimester before telling many people.

Our mothers both know already, as does Johnny's step father and our siblings. Most of our friends know but not everyone in our family know our exciting news. This week was Darren's Aunt's 60th birthday and Uncle's 70th so what better time to fill the extended family in our our news! Especially since we had a captive audience and everyone was together celebrating birthdays which does not happen very often. We also officially told Johnny's dad, step mother and children who were visiting Sydney from the NSW North Coast for a few days.

Johnny also told the rest of his work colleagues who did not know already. We had a great morning tea at work and Lisa (Johnny's manager) made the yummiest pink and blue cupcakes. Everyone at work has been great and really supportive as are most people that we come into contact with.


This week your baby is approximately 11-12cm (4.3-4.6 inches) long and weighs about 80 grams (2.8 ounces). All embryos start off looking much the same, as far as outward appearances are concerned, but this week sexual differentiation is more definite. Your baby's legs are now longer than its arms, and they are moving around.


  1. Congrats on your milestone! Sharing your great news must feel very nice.

  2. That is so exciting, i'm so happy for u guys. We worry what people might say but will wait like u guys til the 2nd trimester (if we ever get there) the cupcakes, they look yummy!!!

  3. YAY!! We are both very happy for you two. It sounds like you have a huge supportive family. We felt the same way about our families. We just decided that if they don't like it then tough. They will just have to get over it. This is about you two and your baby. Remember that! I LOVE the cupcakes. Send some over here to us. It is only a matter of time before we are in India. Keep us posted on your great news.

    Greg and Rob

  4. So exciting, guys! I'm sure it's a great feeling sharing such wonderful news. Take care...