If you've seen us in person recently, you may have heard our news. Most everyone who knows heard it from Elsie, who has been telling even strangers. Few have heard from me, because I'm an odd duck like that. I'm not sure why, but I've never really liked to talk about it, not for the first two, not for this one. It's a need-to-know kind of thing with me. So, I told my family, my close friends, my immediate coworkers and my boss. There are still people I know that I *should* tell but I haven't yet for various and sundry reasons. Can't I just send a Christmas card next year with an extra person in it and they can draw their own conclusions? No?
People who know keep asking me how I'm feeling, and I start talking about school--being exhausted by the calendar and ready for a break--and they look at me like I'm crazy because they were obviously asking about the pregnancy and I started talking about something else. Because that's what I do.
We did make it to the ultrasound appointment this last week and it was confirmed that there is only one healthy baby in there who will make an appearance sometime around the beginning of May.
This particular child holds a special place in my heart because I was the third child. Just like with the last one (Oscar), we will meet this baby before we find out his/her sex and before giving him/her a name. We are excited to meet this one, though I think we have conveniently forgotten what it's like to have a baby in the house.
Also, I am not mentioning this on FB and would appreciate if you would be so kind as to respect this, too. I'm still on the fence about whether or not I'm going to shut down FB for good soon. To much of a time waster with too much to do.
So, anyway, that's our news!