4 years, 10 months.
Mommy’s due date is April 21st, 2016; just one day after my 35th birthday.
We have preparing you for this all year. Every time we would ask you if you wanted a brother or sister, you always replied, “No! I just want my stuffed animals!”
But as of this summer, that question ceased to simply be a hypothetical question.
A few weeks ago, we made it clear: “Jack, there is a little baby inside of Mommy’s tummy.”
Since then, you have been very excited and curious about this. You no longer see having a baby brother or sister as a bad thing.
I love the fact that you’ll be 5 and a half years-old when your baby brother or sister arrives.
You’re already such an independent boy. It’s going to be so rewarding seeing you help take care of your sibling. You’re going to be great at it.
This is going to be so exciting for our family!
Two days ago I posted a sneaky picture of our family on Facebook. I had been crafting this idea for weeks now. I wanted to release a subtle hint that to the general public that our family is expanding.
To play on our last name, I had each of us hold a seashell towards the camera; then I took a picture of Mommy’s other hand, secretly holding a 4th seashell behind her back. Then I left a simple caption:
But I don’t think anyone really figured it out.
Plus, a couple of weeks ago I wrote a letter to you called The Dresser for Our Guest Room. It was really a post about your baby brother or sister’s room instead; they are the “guest.”
Not to mention, earlier this week I published People Finally Stopped Asking If We’re Going to Have Another Kid, which gave birth to much speculation.
You and I also made a “very special episode” of Jack-Man, in which it is revealed Jack-Man is going to be a big brother; as if that wasn’t an obvious giveaway to the general public. Even after releasing that video, the news still didn’t spread.
This letter itself is a throwback to This is Not a Facebook Pregnancy Announcement from July, in which I proclaimed in big bold letters, “There is not a baby on the way. I promise.”
Ironically, that fact changed exactly 2 days later.
Yesterday I posted this secretive picture of our family, as well.
I admit, I’ve had a lot of fun going public with our family expanding.
This is going to be so good. Just about 6 months away…