Monday, August 13, 2012

grandma and grandpa?

Did I tell you that I'm going to have a baby?

Oh, yes.  Yes I did.

You can't blame me for asking.  We're pretty excited 'round these parts.

And you know, our parents are pretty excited, too.  Let me give you some examples.

As soon as we got married, my mom started buying all kinds of baby things, including a Pack N Play and a double running stroller.  Uh-huh.  You heard me right.  A double running stroller.  In fact, I have a very distinct memory of her telling me that she'd bought the contraption because it brought a smile during my face during a moment when I had felt like doing anything but smiling.

Not enough evidence?  Don't worry.  I have more.

We had only told our immediate families about our pregnancy for the first few weeks, just to be safe.  But remember, in Tim's family, immediate family involves like 40 people.  Big families, you know.  We asked them all to keep it a secret for awhile, knowing full well that it would be a difficult secret to keep for so many people.  Well, when we went down to Yuma a couple of weekends ago for Melissa's wedding reception, it seemed like all kinds of Yumans already knew about our little bundle.  Tim decided to ask his dad about it.

Tim:  So, dad...it seems like everyone already knows about the pregnancy.

F.I.L.:  Well, we only told our close friends.

Tim:  How come so many people know then?

F.I.L.:  We have a lot of close friends.

That conversation still brings a huge smile to my face.  I mean, I can't really blame them.  It was a really hard secret to keep.

Don't worry, I still want to tell you about how we found out.  And about how we told our families.  And about how I've thought about and loved this baby for years before I found out I was going to be a mom.  And about  all of my silly, hormonal crying stories.

And I will.

But if I told you all of that right now, this blog post would turn into a novel, and goodness knows nobody wants to read my novel, and I certainly don't have time to write one.  But I have quite a few weeks to catch you up on.

Like I said, it was a difficult secret to keep.

p.s.  I still want to tell you about our anniversary, too.  It was a bit overshadowed by our baby news and a brief hospital stay, but one year ago, my life changed drastically...for the better.  And that's something worth mentioning.

4 comments:

katilda said...

i would read your novel....you know i would. i'd ask you to sign it too, and put it on my bookshelf.

Our Little Fam said...

Agree with Katilda!

This baby is going to have some fantastic grandparents!

Fran said...

how did I miss this?! aaah congratulations lady!!! so exciting :D

Alexis Kaye said...

You are so funny! I can't wait to hear about everything! And we waited until just after 12 weeks to announce it. When I finally did there was SOO much I wanted to talk about, a lot of the same things you listed, but as time went on I've thought of a lot of new things and forgotten about though. Oops! :) LET ME SEE YOUR BUMP!