Well, finally, the family knows. Mom’s known for a while. I told my dad and brother a couple of days ago, and last night I called my grandparents. Its not a secret anymore! What is it? Oh, only that we’re having a baby. May 3 is the estimated date of arrival. Of course, everyone knows that babies don’t have a calendar hanging next to them, so our little one will come whenever he or she is ready.
The reactions were great!
Mom – “How?” (gee, after 2 of her own children, I thought she knew that.)
Dad – “Your kidding. Why? Well, if that’s what will make you happy…”
Grandmom M. – “Oh! But you already have so much to do! Do you know what you should call it? Quits!” =) (she’s too much!)
Grandpop M. – “As long as you’re both healthy.”
Grandmom K. – “A What? A Baby? Who’s having a baby? You? Get out! How wonderful!” (Please note, she is NOT hard of hearing, just happily, well, shocked.) When I asked her during our conversation if she had any regrets in her nearly 84 years, she said, “Yes, I wish I had more than 2 children.” She laughed so much during our conversation she said she was gonna pee her pants. See, babies bring joy. At least, I think she was happy, she may have been laughing at me instead of with me. =)
So there you have it. Some think we’re crazy, some are concerned, some are thrilled to the point of laughter. Doesn’t matter. We’re excited. Five children. Who would’ve thought.