Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Last Hurrah

So, I guess it would be fair to say that I've been keeping secrets... not that I had planned to, but somehow that's just how it's played out. Always when there is a major project, it somehow needs to be kept under wraps until it is time for the big reveal, and let's just say that ribbons have not been the only thing that has kept me busy these days... very busy.

There's a saying in English when someone does something as a "final gesture, effort, or performance" (Wikipedia) before the end of something, it is considered to be "The Last Hurrah" or "Swan Song"... that last beautiful song that a swan sings before it's death. O.K... sounds a little dramatic, but you get the picture, right?

This past weekend, my husband and I had our "Last Hurrah"... our final performance before the end of "life as we know it", so to say. No, no... no separations, emotional upsets, or anything heart-wrenching, but just a "little" life change for us. In fact our change is mostly about adding and not losing. If you've never been good at putting two and two together then let me just come out and say it... we celebrated a weekend away, just the two of us, without our "little guy" as a "Last Hurrah" of sorts before our newest "little guy" gets here. Yup, that's right... number two is coming!

Somehow I've not managed to tell you about it until the time is almost here. I can't really say why I've not talked about it before now... and it's not even because I'm a private person and wanted to keep this to myself, but I guess I've just not found the right time to say it. And now the time is getting close... closer than I realized, it seems a little silly for me to just all of a sudden out of no where (in a couple months... more like weeks now) make a birth announcement about our new addition.

I guess in some way I have already been preparing you for the quietness that is to come by the quietness that you may have noticed over the past several months. Of course I'm not really sure what the outcome will be, as no parents are, but am hoping to deliver a most beautiful performance as we close one chapter and prepare to start the next.


  1. yeeehaww!!! congratulations!!! and i wish you tons of energy! :))

  2. Congratulations!! And let me say: I guessed it for a while now :) because it was so unusually quiet and you said you're "under the weather" a few months ago...all the best for you and your little family! Enjoy every moment! Simone

  3. Congratulations!
    I also wondered why you'd been 'quiet'!!

  4. I can't believe you are just announcing this weeks before your about to deliver. So exciting! Yes, I have noticed that things have been quieter, but just thought number 1 was keeping you busy along with all the projects. Congratulations! So happy for you and your husband. So is it a boy??? Hope you will at least give us a peek at him or her.

  5. Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you! We are expecting our second baby too. All the best for you and your Family! xxx


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