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That question was one that kept playing over and over and over again in my head for about a week. Andrew didn’t really believe it until I brought home a picture of the second ultrasound I had (the first one in which I got a picture)……………
I remember in February my sister Skyped me and told me that her and my brother-in-law were expecting their 3rd baby. I was so happy for her. Then she asked the most hilarious question….”Don’t you want to try so we can be pregnant at the same time?” I literally laughed out loud. “No, I said. I don’t.”
I found out Tuesday, March 13th that I was expecting. My sister and I both had plans to go home to West Virginia for Easter, so I decided to keep it a secret until then. (It was excruciating trying not to say anything).
Luckily, I could get a some relief by telling Andrew’s family. We usually go over there on Sundays so we could tell them then. Little did I know, they too were keeping a secret. Andrew had been planning to propose to me for awhile and a few weeks before all of this, he and his parents went and bought my engagement ring. He proposed on the 17th….obviously I said yes. It was such an amazing week.
I knew he was hesitant about telling his family so quickly after we found out. I tried to think of a neat way to tell them, but that’s not “his style”, so I decided to just go with the flow and if he wanted to tell them he would…if not, we would wait.
We walked in the house and everyone (mom, dad, and his younger sister) was in the kitchen. His mom was doing his sister’s hair. We were just talking about random stuff going on, when someone brought up something about a baby. For the life of me I can’t even remember what was said because it happened so fast. The next thing I knew…Andrew burst out…”Wellllllllll….speaking of babies…..” Then his sister, “OMG, You’re pregnant.” Everyone was so excited. It was great 🙂 This is their first grandchild, so I know the baby will be unimaginably spoiled.
A few days before Easter, my sister told me that they wouldn’t be coming anymore because of various reasons. I was so upset. I really wanted to tell her in person. I waited another day before I just couldn’t hold it any longer and I blurted out that I was expecting. After numerous “no ways” and “are you serious(es)” she realized I wasn’t joking.
Little did I know she was playing a trick on me. One that I played way too often. I often tell my family I left way later or can’t come until the next day and then show up and surprise them earlier. This time, my sister got me. I turned the corner to my moms house, just in time, to see my nieces running around outside. They played my own trick on me. (I’m still mad at her for this by the way because I wanted to tell her in person)
My iPad app said that at 8 weeks the baby would be the size of a jelly bean. Perfect I thought for a way to tell everyone since it was Easter weekend. I handed my mom her “present” and a card. She opened the present and saw a bag of jelly beans. She looked at me funny b/c she doesn’t even really like jelly beans that much. She then opened the card which read, “Congratulations, these jelly beans represent the current size of your 4th grandchild”. She immediately looked at my sister (who she already knew was expecting) and said “OMG YOU’RE HAVING TWINS”. We all burst out laughing. My sister said, nope guess again! She looked at me and said OMG, You’re pregnant! She couldn’t believe.
Later we all went over to my dad’s house and while we were hoping for somewhat of the same reaction, as soon as we walked in someone asked my oldest niece about her new sibling and she blurted out that her TiTi (me) was also pregnant. Spoiler alert. HAHA.
On the day of Easter, we went over to my aunts house. My mom thought she would pull the same trick on the family that I pulled on her. So she’s eating jelly beans and asks everyone what else could be the size of jelly beans. My aunts and cousins all takes guesses. Beans, peas, etc. She said what about my 4th grandchild. Again…everyone turned to my sister and said TWINS!!! Nope guess again. They all got this very confused look on their face before almost simultaneously saying, “LARISHA!!!” There was so much screaming and excitement I don’t know if anyone actually spoke any words, but needless to say there were all excited.
So no, unfortunately, my sister will NOT be having twins, but we however ARE EXPECTING ONE 🙂