You probably can’t imagine how excited we were when we found out you were inside your mom. The first question we asked ourselves was “Should we buy another pregnancy test?” The second question was “Don’t they come in packs of three? Why didn’t you buy a pack instead?” and finally, the third question was “So when do we tell everyone else about Fauchon?”
It wasn’t lost on us most friends and family who have had kids announced roughly around their first trimester, the reason being any time before might be premature good news since there’s a higher likelihood of miscarriage during those early months. I suppose no one wants to break bad news to everyone they’ve just given good news to, but who wants to go through an ordeal like that in silence? That’s a tough ordeal even for the most supportive of partners.
Anyway, we decided to follow protocol for the most part, always asking each other whether that moment was the right time to share your existence. For a good couple of months, your mom and I would constantly give each other shifty looks asking whether we should just go ahead and share the wonderful revelation whenever we FaceTimed my parents / your mom’s parents / your aunts and uncles. It’s like you finding out we got you the coolest Lego set for your Christmas gift during the summer and you can’t open it till Christmas nor can you tell your friends at school about it. Imagine that.
To get by, we ended up turning your mother’s pregnancy into our little secret from the world (nothing helps bonding like more than a secret – remember that!). As it made sense to tell people, we did. And like us, everyone was and is extremely excited for your arrival.