Nice feedback and updates, ta.
We’ve not mentioned anything on there about the pregnancy yet. The only mention was one you’d have to pick out, hidden in amongst an update by MsWza’s mate a few months back. Didn’t get jumped on, thankfully. My folks don’t know the sex, but MsWza’s folks do, and my mum was semi-fretting about finding it out via fb (our parents are, inevitably, friends on there despite only ever having met once in 16 years). Fucking fb, maaan.
Two things - 1.) totally mindful of a mate who had a miscarriage and, as had just been pointed out, complications at birth can happen, so it ain’t done until it’s done & 2.) managing comms stuff is just an arse all round - even just calls and messaging. The due date becomes such a focal point. The lead-in and then days after that are just a daily sequence of nothing updates to parents et al. Although, thankfully, we’re kind of out the other side now and people seem to have chilled out and got to grips with the idea that is totally normal for arrival dates are kinda a random thing during a four week-or-so window. And I’ve taken to deliberately leaving big waits to reply to whatsapp messages so that they won’t twig if they’re left hanging during actual labour. File under: parents forgetting what it was like.