Well, folks. The word is out. The Reeds are expanding!
When I found out (early December), I told Nate by making him open an early Christmas present (which he fought to open, BTW). We weren't sure what to get for our annual ornament so this worked out well!
We told my parents right after Christmas with their own ornament, too! My mom hand knits stockings (with the help of my crazy talented Aunt) for each new family member in our immediate family and they are so special! The tradition was started by my great grandma and our entire extended family has kept this tradition alive. Hence the ornament with their current grandkid's names, and one blank stocking!
(PS - wish I captured my mom's reaction on video. It was even better than expected. Just picture someone first looking so shocked they were going to pass out, then screaming, then jumping up and down and losing their mind, in a good way). :)
When we were ready to announce on social media, we got the jersey back from my bro and SIL that we got for Tyler when he was a baby. I don't think they will miss it - pretty sure they are more Bears fans. Look at little Ty!
Then we recruited the professional - Lindsey! We ran over to her house (she lives about a mile away now! Best thing ever!) and she snapped a couple pics in the chilly snow. Done!
Posted this one on Instagram:
Lindsey Koch Photography
All of our friends and family joke that this will be the world's most giant baby because I am just shy of 6' and Nate is 6'7". Hopefully the baby is average sized for my sake!
We will take any and all advice! We might be puppy experts but we are baby newbies. We are 18 weeks today, and we know the time is going to fly, but we couldn't be more excited!
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