Thursday, November 15, 2007

The secret

Baby bean, my belly sometimes feels hard. I guess you're really settling in.

Dad fell asleep last night with his hand intertwined with mine and resting over you. Did you feel us hugging you?

I'm thinking of how to tell your grandmas and grandpas. I'm pretty sure I know how we're going to tell them.

Next is how to tell your aunt and uncle. You uncle is super and I'm not just saying that because he's my brother. He's going to be a great uncle too. He's big and will give you big airplane rides like how our dad used to. He'll probably teach you baseball and of course camping skills.

Your aunt is closer to your age than you would believe. She'll probably give you the skinny on what's cool and what's not.

I wonder if I should tell your grandparents before the end of the first trimester. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. It's really hard to keep a secret this big too. But at the same time there's something about keeping you a secret between your dad and I just a little bit longer.

Soon enough, everyone will know your arrival and your dad and I will be swimming in questions, suggestions and comments. It's nice to enjoy the calm and the shared secret.