Now that Faithful Reader and I have shared the big news with our families, I can now state it publicly.
We told Faithful Reader’s parents by giving them an ultrasound picture in a photo album on Christmas Eve. We thought that would be a fun way to tell everyone, but our surprise was very nearly spoiled by his sister, our hostess for the evening, who kept questioning why I was drinking only water. I don’t think she believed my excuses, so she must have felt vindicated when the grandparents finally opened their special gift. The grandparents were thrilled by the news and soon began hovering around my belly as if awaiting the birth of the Chosen One.
We told my parents with a similar gift on Christmas Day. They didn’t know what to make of it at first, but Mom seemed happy enough later when she gave the news to her brother over the phone.
Whew! Now I can relax and let it all hang out. I wasn’t going to be able to hide my belly much longer, that’s for sure!