Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Reveal (#1)

Things were a bit crazy yesterday, and I didn't have a chance to do anything computer related (read, comment, etc) until this morning, since yesterday morning.Thank you all again so much for the fantastic and touching comments! I appreciate all you ladies greatly!

After an uneventful, nice, easy drive to the coast, we arrived at the IL's house around 8:30pm. We unload our bags and the dog, set up in the guest room and then settle down to do the hellos and to catch up.

When they asked how things were going with us, we replied good and told them about my promotion and all. They were really happy and excited about that. Then, it was time to move onto the big news!

"We decided to get you guys a belated Mother's day gift and an early Father's day gift. We hope you like it."

MIL takes out the card and starts to read it. Yada, yada, yada... "2 grandbabies? Wait, what?"

I sit down on the ottoman in front of her and pull out the u/s print out with our little white glob of a baby.

"Oh wow! Oh, boy! How far along are you? When's the baby due? Congratulations!" I almost started crying with happiness. The reaction from her just reading the card was more than I could have hoped for! They hadn't even thought to pull the gifts out of the bag after reading the card for a while. They loved the bibs and informed me that they had never received a gift for someone-else's baby. We are nowhere near a first for anything else grandchild related (#10 - 5 boys, 4 girls, 1 unknown(; ) so it was nice to be able to do something for them that they'd never had before.

MIL asked if she could tell anyone. We want to be the ones to tell immediate family, but she can tell her neighbors and women at church if she'd like, I guess. We told Grandma this morning as we was in bed when we arrived last night. She is very excited about it and keeps telling MIL and FIL about the new grandbaby and asking how many great-grandbabies this makes for her. Later today, we plan to tell our good friends and his sister that also live in town.

Between telling people and the strengthening all-day sickness*, it is starting to feel more real. Plus, I slept through the whole night last night so I have a bit more energy today than I've had most of this week.

Now, to prepare for my appt (and birthday) next Thursday and telling my side of the family next weekend...

*It's a love/hate relationship right now. I love that I have it, but it is reassuring that things are still going on in there, that there is high levels of hCG coursing wildly through my veins. I would rather it not be ALL.DAY.LONG. I haven't had difficulty with things "returning", but my body doesn't seem to enjoy healthy foods as much as it does things like McD's hasbrowns, tacos, enchiladas, pizza, and bacon.


  1. i LOVE bacon!!! Congrats on telling your family! :)

  2. What a touching story! I am definitely excited to read about your parents' reaction next week. Hang in there and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  3. I love how you told the in laws and hopefully one day I will get to steal this reveal for myself. Congratulations again and I hope the morning sickness eases at least a little for you.

    It is also my birthday this week Friday 27th!

  4. Take it all and enjoy it! Each moment, good and not so good bc you are growing a miracle :)
    Glad the announcement was all you hoped for :)

  5. How exciting! So glad to hear that telling your inlaws went well.

  6. I just made my "first announcement post" before reading yours. I'm not copying...I promise...but I AM so excited that your announcement to the in-laws went as well as ours. P.S. I'm totally with you on the all-day sickness. It's comforting and daunting all at the same time. But ohhhhhhh...the bacon!!!

  7. Oh how exciting to reveal your news to your family!!! Hoping it continues to get more real!!! Sorry you're feeling sick - isn't that part lovely??? The good news is for most, it doesn't last... Hope it doesn't last long!

  8. What a lovely reaction. Revealing the news in that way was so sweet and clever.