We got the BEST news on Sunday night. I had been talking to our daughter, Andrea, for over two hours. We were winding things down when she asked if I would go get Gary…that she and Kyle had something to show him on Facetime…and I just assumed it was something they wanted him to see about the big door installation they had worked on when we were there last month.
We were soon chatting when Andrea said they had a picture to show us, which she then texted to me and Gary. Here is the totally adorable picture she sent:
And oh my goodness, the surprise was real! I whooped and hollered, and we laughed and I cried and it was so wonderful!! Our first grandchild!!
We got our son, Andrew, on Facetime and his reaction was equally fun.
We wondered about when to tell Aaron. For the longest time he has asked Andrea when she is going to have a baby. I have told him not to ask that question because it’s personal, but none of that matters to Aaron one bit. He has continued to ask anyway, and she always handles it with humor and patience.
Soon we heard him coming loudly down the stairs. He was surprised to see everyone on the phone screen. I knew this would be the time to tell him.
“Aaron,” I said, “guess what? Andrea is going to have a baby!”
He grinned a huge grin. Then he bent over at his waist and rubbed his hands quickly together while he laughed and laughed. He was thrilled! His reaction tickled us all to pieces.
“You’re going to be Uncle Aaron!!” we told him.
He laughed again as he absorbed that news.
“Andrea!!” he exclaimed, “does that mean you’re going to be fat?”
Andrea was her gracious self while I reminded Aaron for the umpteenth time that you do NOT say a pregnant woman is fat…that she is pregnant, not fat.
Can you tell this isn’t the first time he has made that comment?
Yesterday, Aaron and I were at our neighbor’s house. Suddenly Aaron leaned in to say something to Amanda while he softly rubbed his hands together.
“My sister has a baby in her stomach,” he slowly began, as if in awe. “And the baby is too little to tell if it’s a boy or a girl.”
He spoke softly, not with the exuberance of the night before. It was as if he was sharing the most amazing fact…which it really is.
It was so precious and sweet. Amanda’s face was beaming, as was mine, and Aaron knew that he had shared something very special as he saw our reactions.
And we knew, as we saw his look of wonder and heard the same in his soft voice, that Aaron was getting it.
“Aaron,” Amanda said, “you’re going to be an uncle!”
“I’ll be an uncle!!” he repeated.
I like the ring of it…and I think Aaron does, too.