Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Halloween Surprise

I'm sure the cat has been let out of the bag... Of course I don't think it would be something I could hide much longer. We are expecting out family to grow in the spring!
I am 12 weeks along. I have made it through the first trimester, without telling my family. I can't believe it was my idea to tell everyone with our Halloween costumes. I was dying trying not to say anything, and wearing baggy shirts around my mom!
The best part was watching the Grandparents try to figure out my costume! The Grandma's only took a moment, however the Grandpas were in need of a hint! We told the girls about their future the day before Halloween, in hopes they would give the ultimate hint to the Grandparents. Maybe Big Girl J would say something like, "There is a baby in Mommy's tummy!" But no, she said trick or treat, got her candy and was ready to move on to the next house.
Little Miss O could care less about our big news. Big Girl J is very excited, as long as it's a girl. She even got Little Miss O on her side of wanting a sister, not a brother! Of course we keep telling her we won't know till Christmas, and she will have to deal with a baby brother, if that is the case.
The biggest problem I am having with Big Girl J being so curious about the baby and wanting to watch videos of how the baby is growing, is the big question. Not how did the baby get in there, but how does the baby get out? I often respond with, "Do you want a cookie?" or "Hey, what was that, let's go look!" Those responses last me a day or two, but I think I may have to tell her soon...
So back to happy thoughts. I didn't put a lot of effort into the girl's costumes this year. The t-shirts were purchased months ago, but the blue hair was a last minute effort. But I think they pulled it off. Also, Big Girl J, really wanted to be a bat for Halloween this year. So in order to tell the family in my fun way, I talked her into wearing a cape with her Thing 1 costume and going as Super Thing 1. And it worked. She also wears the cape on a regular basis since we got it. She loves it!

They had a blast trick or treating and I enjoy my job of candy inspector. This holiday is only evil if you are on a diet, and obviously I am off my diet for the next 6 months!


  1. I was so glad for your news..and such a great picture of your family. Love the blue hair and the big grins! Looks like a trip to Colorado is in the cards for next year.

  2. Congrats! Wonderful news, and a great way to share it :)