It has been a while since I wrote. Not because nothing has been happening - quite the opposite for the little one - but because nothing has been happening for my wife and me. We are in a particularly awkward time. Our first scan is Thursday and we decided to keep a general lid on the news until then. You may feel otherwise, but we wanted to ensure things were moving in the right direction before it became public knowledge. It has been a very hard secret to keep! Our parents are desperate to tell their friends about impending grandparenthood and we are desperate to tell everybody about the happiest piece of news we have ever had. So come Thursday, we will be shouting from the rooftops for all to hear.
But so far, we have kept quiet. Which is very difficult when people ask you continuously about whether you are trying, or not. Conversations tend to look something like:
Friend: "So, any news on the baby front for you?"
Me: "No, we're still trying, which is a lot of fun but nothing yet!"
However, my mental dialogue is:
Me: "YES! We're having a baby! We aren't trying anymore because she feels tired and nauseous and if I so much as look at her growing breasts she winces because they're so sore - but all of this is happening because she is growing our child! How awesome is that! We're due in April, thank you for asking. No, no names decided upon yet. Don't know if we'll find out what it is. But none of that matters yet because right now all that we care about is that we are going to bring a child into the world! Of course you can tell people - tell everyone! Write to the papers, why is this not on the national news? Ooohh...I've got to go and update my Facebook status..."
Safe to say I cannot wait for Thursday to arrive.