Thank you all for sharing our joy at Keegan’s pictorial announcement below! The pictorial hints were pretty clear, but I wonder if anyone was suspicious from a tiny reference at the end of a post before it?
The due date is April 1st, but because I’ve never yet made it to a due date, we are planning on a March baby! March will add a bit of variety to our birthday calendar. Ken’s birthday is October 29th, and Kendra’s is January 10th. All the rest of us are sandwiched in-between those two dates! Barely over 2 months with 6 birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years!
Kendra has never liked having her birthday be the last one in the string, so she’s particularly excited! Actually, she was excited before knowing the due date. We told the girls just a couple weeks after finding out ourselves. A celebratory meal of Belgian waffles set the stage, and as we prepared the batter we hinted that we had a surprise. They made all manner of guesses about the surprise, but after we told them the eldest girls (both bouncing and nearly jumping out of their seats with excitement) agreed that a new baby was better than any of their guesses!
Talk among the eldest two (Ages 4 and 6) has revolved around the new baby much of the time. My belly has gotten many hugs, and pats, and they are eager to help.
After the announcement we had difficulty getting the children settled down enough to finish their waffles. (And waffles with fruit and whipped cream usually keep their attention quite well.)