24 February 2012

A Present

This Christmas, we told the children that there would be a present for the whole family on the fourth hook above the fireplace.  It took them a while to understand exactly WHAT the present was.

It was Buzz' job was to read the word on the fourth stocking and tell the others what it was.  "BABY?!" he demanded in a scandalised voice.  "What does 'BABY' mean?"  Then the penny dropped and he demanded in an equally scandalised voice, "Are you PREGNANT?!?!"  But when I said yes, he beamed and didn't stop beaming all morning.  Jessie was excited too and started to make plans for all the things she would do with her baby brother or sister.  Woody was excited because everyone else was excited.  After some explanations, he started lifting up my shirt and saying, "How baby doing?"

Baby doing fine, it seems!  Due in July, healthy and happy, and ... the thing that made me so worried about going after our dream of having a fourth baby ... the placenta is well clear of the "exit."  We are so relieved and thankful!

11 comments:

Catherine said...

Hooray!!!!!

Mamma has spoken said...

Congrats! Hope that all goes well and smoothly for you this time!

Heather said...

Congratulations!!! This is the best news I've heard all week! So very happy for you! :-D xo

Tracy P. said...

WOW!! No wonder you're potty training now! :-) So excited for all of you! I'm happy that Buzz cheered up. Here's to a happy and healthy journey and arrival!

Andi said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Emily Sue said...

Tremendous news, both about baby AND placenta. So, I have until July to convince you that Emily Sue Junior would be a good name for a girl-baby. Emily Sue de Elba... it has a real ring to it, don't you think?

Hippomanic Jen said...

Great to hear the news! Very creative way to tell it, and so great about the placenta behaving itself! Yay all around, really.

The Accidental Housewife said...

OH MY GOODNESS THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!! Hooray! So glad you're doing well. Are you going to find out if it's a boy or girl?

Crazy Sister said...

It is fantastic! Your baby's cousins are busy brainstorming names. "Grunt Grunt" was suggested last night...

Caitlin said...

Sorry I've taken so long, but may I still offer my very hearty congratulations. Very exciting to hear there's another de Elba on the way. Look forward to hearing what Toy Story Character you'll produce next. (Hopefully not an alien.)

tinsenpup.net said...

That's wonderful news! I can't believe I managed to miss this. D'Oh! I'm also running Toy Story characters through my head. So far I've dismissed Barbie and Mr/Mrs Potato Head as inappropriate.