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Week 22
~ The Cat's Out of the Bag

Early this week I received a text message from my little sister Marisa that said, "So . . . I'm going to have another nephew?" I replied, "Yes you are!" Honestly, I feel bad that I didn't take the time to tell my sister awhile ago. I had intended to tell her once I was feeling better but the "morning" sickness lasted until about my 16th week. Since then I have been trying to think of a way to meet up with my sister and tell her (or show her) the news in person.

What's done is done and now they all know. I think I was putting it off because I was worried about the stressful doors it would open up. Read that again. I was worried about the stressful doors . . . does that make sense? Worry is the same as stress. So really I wasn't helping myself be free of stress at all. Now that I know my family knows about my pregnancy I feel like a weight is off my shoulders.

Does this mean that I want them involved in our lives again? No. I came to the conclusion last year that they are not healthy for me. I only surround myself with people that really care and support me now. I am even more cautious now that I have Dylan to be protective over.

We'll just have to see how things go one step at a time.

After texting my sister about her new nephew and sending her the recent ultrasound picture, we set up a time on Saturday when I could come pick her up. I have been missing my sister so much everyday. It had been a long time since I last saw her. When the day finally arrived, we picked Marisa up. There were no obligations to associate with my parents. I asked my sister where she wanted to go for lunch--it could be anywhere she wanted to go--and where do you think she said? McDonalds! We had a nice lunch and caught up on how she was doing. We went to the mall and then to the movies. Then we took her back to our house because she had never seen where we moved and of course she wanted to see our pets. Marisa loves animals.

We all had a great time. Even though it was a long day together it felt short. We will definitely be doing that again!


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