So, I'm 10 weeks today (woo hoo!) and we announced to family only last week that we're expecting - first baby for us and first grandchild on my husband's side. All the family has been really excited (I even got an "it's about time" from my grandma. I'm only 31!). Then, last Saturday, when my husband got together with his family, his sister announced that she's also pregnant (about 7 weeks now). While really happy for her and her husband, I now feel completely deflated, that my thunder has been stolen and that my very exciting news has been overshadowed. One reason for this is that I'm American, so all of my family is in the US, but I live in the UK, where my husband is originally from so all of his family is here. I'm not someone who loves the spotlight, but this is my moment, and I just feel like his family's focus will automatically shift to my sister-in-law because she's their flesh and blood and I'm an "in-law". I have a great relationship with all of my in laws, so this could be unfounded, but I can't help the way I feel. My husband doesn't really get it and thinks going to pre-natal classes will help but potentially good friends due around the same time (while wonderful!) isn't the same as a doting family.
Has anyone else experienced something similar? Am I being totally irrational? Any advice/input/help is welcome! Thanks!!