Thursday, 20 November 2008

I remember when....

...my brother and sister-in-law told me I was going to be an Auntie.

They were very very sneaky and kept it all very quiet and didn't tell anyone until they had the first scan done. If I remember rightly, I visited them the week that they had the scan done, so they didn't have to wait long to tell me.

Arriving at their house after the usual wearying journey across the motorways on a Friday evening, never the best of times for driving cross country, I was given a cup of tea and we all sat down to chat when my brother suddenly jumped up and said "I've got something to show you" and he dashed off for a few seconds.

He returned with a little rolled up piece of paper and gave it to me without saying anything at all. He and my sister-in-law must have been on tenterhooks waiting for me to unravel the paper and look at it.

I unrolled it and saw the baby pictures. My first thought was "why are they showing me E's baby pictures" (E being my sister-in-law's sister) and I was quite puzzled for a couple of seconds when all of a sudden I twigged the reason that they had hold of these scan photographs and that I was looking at my first niece or nephew!! (nephew as it turns out!!).

It was just over four years ago, but I still remember that moments confusion and realisation and the hugs that followed. It was a good weekend. I even remembered going out for a meal with them some weeks prior to this weekend and my sister-in-law not having any wine and whispering to my brother behind her hand - clearly she was already pregnant but didn't want to say anything then - it must have been agony for them not to say anything at that point in time!!

As with my story last Thursday, this has been prompted by Mama Kat's writer's workshop!

9 comments:

Becky said...

What a cute story and so memorable.

Andy said...

Wow - and I had to read the whole post to remember how I let you know about it - I'd forgotten about that - thanks for the reminder!

Gwen said...

Thank you for visiting me today!!! I love this memory!!! I always wanted to tell my family that I was prego in some special unique way. But when I found out I would be having a baby I was so excited I drove to the house in the middle of the night (it was after midnight) walked into their kitchen and pushed the paging button on their intercom. All of them (Mom, Dad, Brother & Sister) came into the kitchen and I hand Dad my pregnancy test. He was confused so I said I'm pregnant. He said that's nice I'll call you in the morning. The rest of them were thrilled!!! Isn't being an Aunt just the best thing in the world!!!

Sera said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!!! This is such a sweet, sweet memory! :)

Cara said...

Looking back is always fun. Great story - good form. (smiles)

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by. I think your story is really sweet. I can't wait till my sister makes me an aunt :-)

That child will be more spoiled than mine!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

What a great story and memory. My brother and SILs won't have such a cute story to tell, since we told them on the phone. We did tell our parents with u/s photos, though, getting them each a cute grandparent frame with the u/s in it. My MIL still has hers displayed with the 9 week u/s in it even though Harry is now 2 months old and she has much better pictures :)

kate said...

what a sweet story! i hope i have one like that soon..

Mama Kat said...

Those are the best moments! I'm glad they had fun with the reveal. :)