You Want a Family? You’re Going to Have a Family!
Getting the News:
At 9 a.m. the nurse called me. “I’ve got some good news.”
Jon and I are going to be parents! After several weeks of guarded optimism Jon and I arrived back at the doctor’s office to see our little lima bean at six weeks old. After what seemed like an eternity with the ultrasound doo-hickey (get to the baby already!) the nurse said, “Well, you have two healthy little heartbeats.”
“Are there children attached to both of them?!” I blurted? Jon’s jaw just dropped.
Sharing the News:
It was a very merry Christmas in the Stream household. Our last Christmas season as “the kids.” (This may even warrant a move to the grown-up table at family dinners!)
We decided to share the news in person with our families. I wrapped up the book “Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul” and gave it to my mom. She smiled immediately and cried, “I knew it!” (She didn’t.) The new Grandpa looked quizzically at the book. “Why’d you get your mother a cookbook?” (Read the whole title Dad . . .) Jon presented his parents with the ultrasound photo. Grandma Nancy squealed. Both uncles, Paul and Jeffrey, were instructed to start warming up their rotator cuffs.
Then after an eternity and the blink of an eye, it was time to share the news with our friends. We live and work in the heart of the Silicon Valley, so why not take the high-tech social media route. We each posted the news on Facebook.
Jon wrote, “So I’ve been told it’s not a secret anymore, so here goes. Tricia is pregnant . . .with TWINS!”
I followed up with the news as well, “So the rumors are true. Jon and I are expecting Baby #2 in August. Baby #1 is due several minutes before Baby #2.”
We always knew we wanted a family. We just never expected an instant family all at once. In the wise words of Jon, “Put up the tent, it’s going to be a circus.”
The double trouble act comes to town this August. Get ready world!