Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sharing the *NEWS*

Tomorrow is my MIL birthday so Finch and I took her mom and dad out for breakfast this morning... After we returned from breakfast she opened her gifts. Her 2nd gift was a framed picture of our 1st Ultrasound. We put it in a "Grandkids are the sunshine of life" frame - and put a pink and a blue pacifier and baby tissue paper and included an announcement card that said   (outside)Guess "Whooooo" is expecting... with a big Owl and a Tree and flowers (inside)  TWINS!!! with little baby foot prints and listed  "mommies to be" and our "due date."   Her mom and dad were shocked and excited!!!  If you remember a few posts back I wrote about we were a little nervous for her dad's reaction because he is a preacher and grew up in a very conservative Mennonite family.  He congratulated us and gave us each a hug - he said he hadn't planned on being a grandpa again as the other grandkids are 12, 16 and 17 now but was happy!  Finch's mom said well I guess I can work til December and then retire and we told her yes, we would hire her as our nanny!!!  She love loves children and used to run a daycare in her home....we are very blessed to have her support and know that she will be able to help us out along the way!  Finch and I breathed a HUGE HUGE sigh of relief as we drove away this afternoon.  Her parents are my parents and I would have been very disappointed and sad if our exciting news wasn't received with excitement and joy for us.   We will be telling my dad/stepmom this Friday/Saturday as Finch and I are taking off for the weekend to celebrate our 2 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY on May 21st!  Once we tell my dad, we have about 40 personalized cards to mail out to our closest family members and friends. so they can join in on the celebration!  Our 2nd Ultrasound is this Wednesday.... can't wait to see if they can measure the heartbeats this week - fingers crossed!! 

6 comments:

  1. congrats to you both! Amazing!

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  2. So glad to hear that your parents were excited. That was one of my major concerns as well. It's like a weight is gone, right?

    Don't forget to show us your announcements!

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  3. Aww..I'm so glad they reacted well. And how great if your MIL really does come to help take care of the babies!

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  4. Great reaction, and nice gifts!

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  5. LOVE your ticker!!!!!! It's so cute :) So glad to hear the news has been so well received!! I second Hope..please share your announcements!!! :)

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  6. My mom grew up Mennonite (so I know all about the religious intolerance) and I must say that I'm shocked that a Mennonite pastor would react the way her dad did. Great news!

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