Thursday, April 4, 2013

Big brother.

After yesterday's announcement, we got a lot of love via the social medias. (Thanks, btw!) What most people asked after the OMG! OMG! Congratulations! was how Alex is taking the news, which I LOVE because that means you people all love him as much as we do and can pretty much assume that his reaction will be Oscar-worthy.

The funny thing is, we haven't actually told him yet. Sure, we've talked about being a big brother and babies and he asks all sorts of questions about family and what that means, but we haven't really said the words, "Mommy is having a baby!"

You see, he's wicked smart. He's like a 17 year old pursuing a Ph.D. in that little mind. So when we DO tell him, he will get it. He will totally understand and want a baby, like, ASAP. He's already told us that he would like to be a big brother to "teach the baby to sing and color," and that he will "help feed the baby tiny bottles and change diapers...even if they are poopy, Mom."

So, heaven forbid we travel down that same road we've been down before and we have to UNtell him. How do you do that? I don't know that I could.

So we're going to wait awhile--maybe until I'm showing a little more--to really explain it to him. But in the meantime, thank you for all the heartfelt congratulations and wishes of health and happiness. I sure do love the internets.


littlebrownie said...

Again, I am so, so, so happy for you guys. I've been reading your blog for a long time and know of your heartbreak over the last 18 months. This is such an exciting time! Also, we're due around the same time! I'm due with my 1st on 10/31. :)

Kristi said...

Congrats! That is so great! Hope you are feeling well :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations! We also waited to tell our oldest, for the unfortunate same reasons as you guys have - BUT, it was a smart move aside from that...what kid can wait longer than 5-6 months to be a big sister/brother?! Not mine, it was torture for the poor girl. Actually from hindsight, I wish I would have just told her mommy was getting fat and then started preparing her a few days beforehand. When the time does come to tell him, have fun - it's going to be amazing!