Getting the News:
At 9 a.m. the nurse called me. â€œIâ€™ve got some good news.â€
Jon and I are going to be parents! After several weeks of guarded optimism Jon and I arrived back at the doctorâ€™s office to see our little lima bean at six weeks old. After what seemed like an eternity with the ultrasound doo-hickey (get to the baby already!) the nurse said, â€œWell, you have two healthy little heartbeats.â€
â€œAre there children attached to both of them?!â€ I blurted? Jonâ€™s jaw just dropped.
Sharing the News:
It was a very merry Christmas in the Stream household. Our last Christmas season as â€œthe kids.â€ (This may even warrant a move to the grown-up table at family dinners!)
We decided to share the news in person with our families. I wrapped up the book â€œChicken Soup for the Grandmaâ€™s Soulâ€ and gave it to my mom. She smiled immediately and cried, â€œI knew it!â€ (She didnâ€™t.) The new Grandpa looked quizzically at the book. â€œWhyâ€™d you get your mother a cookbook?â€ (Read the whole title Dad . . .) Jon presented his parents with the ultrasound photo. Grandma Nancy squealed. Both uncles, Paul and Jeffrey, were instructed to start warming up their rotator cuffs.
Then after an eternity and the blink of an eye, it was time to share the news with our friends. We live and work in the heart of the Silicon Valley, so why not take the high-tech social media route. We each posted the news on Facebook.
Jon wrote, â€œSo I’ve been told it’s not a secret anymore, so here goes. Tricia is pregnant . . .with TWINS!â€
I followed up with the news as well, â€œSo the rumors are true. Jon and I are expecting Baby #2 in August. Baby #1 is due several minutes before Baby #2.â€
We always knew we wanted a family. We just never expected an instant family all at once. In the wise words of Jon, â€œPut up the tent, itâ€™s going to be a circus.â€
The double trouble act comes to town this August. Get ready world!