June 1st. That is the day we decided to announce the "big news". We decided it several weeks ago. Everything has been kept "hush hush" and on a "need to know" basis. It's been hard. Sneaking around behind people's backs. Secret phone calls. Mysterious appointments. Some people have become curious...
But as of today - right now - this very second - all of that is in the past! It's time for the big announcement. The big headline. Extra extra - read all about it. Ready or not - here it comes!
We are going to have a baby!
We really wish we could personally see / hear everyone's reaction to that! The few people we've told so far - the reaction has been mostly "Yeah, right..." - but it's true!
And there isn't a punch line (another popular reaction). And we aren't talking about another dog (although we treat our dogs like babies). And it's not adoption (although that's MORE than an admirable endeavor).
Nope - it's a real life "grow it at home" "do it yourself" baby! Today is the 13 week 1 day mark and the due date is December 6th. Everything is normal - the baby is currently 2 1/2 inches long (as of last Thursday) and has a strong heartbeat (a whopping 175 beats per minute). And the ultrasound picture shows that the baby has a big head (must take after dad)!!!
Still don't believe us? Here's a picture of the ultrasound from last Thursday!
Most of the people we've told have had some questions ("has Darlene had any weird cravings?" or "has Darlene had any morning sickness" or "do you know the sex yet"). And there is no way to anticipate them all (the answers to those are "no" and "no" - but there is a new aversion to toothpaste and "no - it'll be mid-July"...). So please - send us all of your curious questions. We would love to see them and will answer them all!
Of course, stay tuned. Same bat time. Same bat channel! We will keep you posted with all of the updates right here....
Taking Disney by Storm--October 2014
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