So Tuesday was our birthson T’s 7th birthday. Since I hadn’t gotten his birthday present ready and in the mail yet I sent him an ecard so that he knew we were thinking of him. I couldn’t call him as I was at work all day (and he was at school all day) and had the evening all booked up. So I sent the ecard, which will send an email notification to the sender when the person you’ve sent it to reads the card. No one’s picked up the card yet. 😦
So, yes, I need to get off my lazy, procrastinating, worrying butt and call, but really it’s just not that simple for me. I have this immense anxiety when I think of calling them. I really don’t think I have any reason to worry. We have a wonderful relationship and they have made us feel so welcome in their lives. I guess though, it’s just the awkwardness (since I’ve probably made about 10 phone calls to them over 7 years) that I fear.
Any other birthmoms have anxiety when it comes to calling their child’s family? I feel like I’m the Lone Ranger on this one though. I look around and see other birthmoms who can talk so freely with their child’s parents and I want that. I think I’ve just got to bite the bullet and start calling. Actually that’s one of the things I want to change this year. I am bad at calling lots of people in my life. Frankly, I suck….
So any tips on how to make this not so scary would be great.