Welp, no new news here, but I will share how we announced our pregnancy to our families. Nothing too creative but it is fun getting a group reaction to the news.
We told my family just about a week before Christmas. It always takes some wrangling to get everyone together because of everyone's crazy schedules and I think my brother Brian was a little put out at our insistence because he was super busy that night. Anyway, we ended up at Brian and Tara's house for a "movie night". D and I snuck Porter upstairs and about had a panic attack trying to change him before anyone noticed we were gone. This was a short lesson on how we don't know anything about babies because Port was very unhappy and it was impossible for us to get his pants back on. Anyway, by the time we got back down stairs everyone was in the kitchen wondering why me and Danny were being crazy and trying to kidnap Porter. I handed Port over to Tara and he was dressed in this bad boy:
"World's Best Cousin
ETA Fall 2013"
It took a minute for people to register what was going on but then we got a pretty big reaction. Also, isn't my nephew like the cutest thing ever? We are obsessed with him. Port makes me soooo excited to have babies. Not only will they be adorable playing together but I would do anything for that kid. Seriously, I had no idea how much I would love my nieces and nephews until I met him.
I couldn't find a for real onsie in time for the big reveal, so I had to hand draw it. Thus the outfit was a little ghetto. The markers swore up and down that they are "permanent" on clothing if you iron over it but as soon as Porter started drooling it was game over. But now the onsie is in my top drawer, slightly smeared and I love it.
We ended up telling D's family on Christmas Eve because he wanted to tell his parents in person (they live in Colorado). Danny's family has a tradition called Letters to Jesus. Everyone gets a Christmas card and they write down a gift they will give Baby Jesus that year. It is basically a spiritual New Year's Resolution but I think more meaningful. Then anyone that wants to share their new gift can. At the end everyone seals up their envelopes and it goes in the Christmas box. I love this tradition, I think it is a great way to remember Christ at Christmas and to look back over your year and see how you did with the previous goal. Anyway, this year when we shared our new gifts, Danny's shared that he wanted to read the Book of Mormon again before our baby was born in August. (Little did he know it was two babies and he probably needed to get it done by July!)
Again, we got a really fun reaction. I actually think his family reacted more since my parents already knew when we revealed it to my family. Sharing the news with our families was so fun. Not only does it make everything feel more real but I felt like a burden off my shoulders since I am the worst secret keeper ever.