As you've obviously gathered from the title, our little family is growing by one more in June 2017. I'm sorry I didn't put more of a surprise twist into my announcement but we are just too excited to keep it a secret any longer. (We have been hiding it for around 11 weeks now!)
Before I had children I had been told by my doctor that the likelihood of me ever having children of my own was very slim. So when we found out that we were expecting our first we were so overjoyed that we couldn't wait to tell our family and friends the good news. But this time we fancied keeping it to ourselves for a little while and came up with a way of surprising our family and friends.
Last Friday was the date of an annual Christmas Fayre in a neighbouring town and the whole family was due to attend plus a few friends so we figured that would be a great time to make the announcement. It also just happened to be the day of our 12 week scan which luckily was in the morning.
After the scan we headed straight to the fayre to meet our families who were already gathered at a restaurant awaiting our arrival. Once we got there we continued for about an hour or so into the meal acting normally and engaging in normal conversations. I remember whenever I caught my fiancés eye I couldn't help but smile knowing we were keeping this secret.
Finally the moment came and my fiancé casually asked his mum to grab the white card from inside our daughters bag. Watching her face try and figure out what it was, and then seeing the surprise appear was truely amazing! It wasn't long before everyone got the gist and started hugging and congratulating us.
I know it wasn't an elaborate reveal, (I have seen some truely fantastic ways online with other people revealing their latest editions.) but it was really lovely and special to us having everyone there and letting them all in on the secret at the same time.
Our daughter who will be 2 in February, seems to be taking the news really well (although I'm not sure she's really taking it in at the moment) and to make her feel extra special we bought her a big sister top.
I'm so nervously excited about the next part and I would truely love to hear your stories on how you or anyone you know may have tipped off that they were expecting. I would also love to hear on how you managed with more than one child. Thinking about those early few weeks juggling a newborn and toddler does make me very nervous, so any hints are welcome!
Thanks for reading!
Day of Knights