And their new sibling is not a kitty. I’m pregnant!
So, we sat down with them and explained to them that being older siblings carries significant responsibility.
“Theodore and Penelope”, I said, “I’m expecting you to teach this baby some of the most important lessons he/she will learn.”
I elaborated, “You’ll need to make sure the baby understands the necessity of always going to the bathroom in the proper receptacle.
The importance of waiting patiently for his/her food
Finally and most importantly, the art of taking long, looooooooong naps
“Number 4 is the most pressing issue. If you fail at that, you’ve failed at all.”
“You’ll also be expected to do a fair amount of pro bono babysitting. That shouldn’t be too taxing because if you succeed in teaching the baby those four important life lessons, s/he will be the best baby in the entire world.”
They seemed to take the news with their characteristic nonchalance. But deep inside, I know they were at least as excited as they are when we fill their food bowls.
So, I’m due in late April, early May-ish! We do not plan to find out the sex of the baby until his/her birthday. We were waiting to tell everyone about the pregnancy until I got out of the first trimester. Which is right about now. I'm 12.5 weeks. Peter and I have been keeping this a secret from everyone for 2 months! You cannot imagine how many times I almost blurted it out to strangers just so that I wouldn’t erupt. Anyways in the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting some things that I’ve written so far about my experience. And, of course I’ll keep you updated on things from here on out!