The news is out! My son’s family is expecting a new addition. They’ve been waiting to tell his five year old daughter until mommy and baby were safely through the first trimester. I think they thought it would be easy to hide but my granddaughter is very bright and they’d gotten to the point that it was not going to be hidden much longer. So a little over a week ago they shared the news.
My son said it worked out so perfectly. On Friday evening his daughter called a family meeting so they could discuss their plans for the weekend! They do this all the time but I think it was the first time she called the meeting! So the next morning daddy called a family meeting because they had big news to share. She was so excited but a little doubtful at first. She said, “Are you sure? Oh yes, they said, we’ve gone to the doctor and it’s for sure. They showed her the sonogram picture and let her hear the babies heartbeat they’d recorded. Her eyes were big as saucers. Then she said, “But mommies get really big tummies and your tummy isn’t really big!” So daddy said show her your baby bump. Then she knew, for sure, we’re having a baby. She was five going on twenty five. She sort of took over the meeting and started ticking off her mental list. It went something like this:
1. We’re all going to have more responsibilities and we’ll all have to pitch in and help.
2. What are we going to name it? She had some great suggestions but daddy nixed “Fred”. He said, “We are not naming the baby after the turtle!”
3. She realized it worked out great that they’d just moved into a bigger house with an extra bedroom but where will the baby sleep? She still sleeps with them so she said it’s going to be very crowded in our bed! They told her at first the baby will sleep in a bassinet. So they discussed what a bassinet is and that it would be beside the bed. Then she had a wonderful five year old idea! She said mommy and baby can sleep in my bed because I don’t ever use it, lol!
4. Then she thought about the fact that she’s going to be a big sister. Wow! That’s wonderful news and she’ll be the best big sister ever.
It was about then that Daddy realized his daughter was totally focused on Bee with all the girly things to discuss. He said, “I have some errands so I’ll leave you ladies to discuss all your plans”. It was a wonderful, exciting day with many more to come. Here’s a self portrait at about three months, flash in mirror and all.