So, I've had big news for you all that I've been delaying because I misplaced the camera card that has the photo on it.
I'm going to be an aunt.
I was going to announce it by showing you all a picture of the most darling, teensy tiny, leopard printed ballerina flats with pink trim and a pink bow.
That's right--a niece.
After the initial shock of it all, we were all so excited about having a little girl in the family! Yeah, yeah, I had a moment of "I want a girl, not fair!" but then I saw those little leopard print shoes...and a lifetime of opportunity to buy adorable girl stuff without dealing with the full time drama and heartache that daughters can bring.
Kenzie Nicole. Due in August.
This morning my mom called, excited about going with my brother and his girlfriend to an ultrasound.
She just called me from the bathroom, urgently hissing, "What I am about to tell you is not an April Fools' joke. Okay? I'm not joking about this--"
"What? Tell me," I said, semi-worried and curious about the urgency and hissing.
"Kenzie is a boy. She is definitely a boy. Your brother is practically doing cartwheels down the hall while his poor girlfriend is sobbing. I'm in the bathroom and must go back out there, but I'm not joking. Bye."
While I can certainly sympathize with the girlfriend, finding something like that out on April Fools' day is pretty hysterical.
And I'm going to have a nephew!