Surprise! Or Not?


I’m going to be an aunt again! My sister, Red, and her husband, The Bearded One, are expecting their first baby and my family couldn’t be more thrilled even if The Bearded One is the father.**

They recently had their Big Ultrasound- the one that lasts forever where ever inch of your babe is measured and remeasured to make sure everything is as it should be. It’s also when couples can find out the baby’s gender.

We didn’t find out the gender of either of my kids prior to their birth. Thankfully, The Hubs and I were in complete agreement about this- we both wanted that big “It’s a…” reveal after the baby was born.  Because both of my pregnancies were high risk, I had well over 20 ultrasounds with each kid so the temptation was there, but I’m so glad we waited!

Anyhow, Red didn’t want to find out the gender of their baby, but The Bearded One did.  So that is what they did- he knows what they are having and she doesn’t.

That so wouldn’t have flown in my house.  The Hubs would have tortured me with that knowledge- dropping hints, teasing me with possible slip ups and generally making my life miserable.  Kudos to Red and The Bearded One for being a hell of a lot more mature then we are!

**I kid, I kid! 🙂


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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