Announcing to our digital family


Once we passed the first trimester, we made the big announcement. First, we told our daughter. To help with understanding, we gave her a baby doll – one that drinks and wets. We then called family and friends, then (once I got my awesome photo), posted to facebook, and let the comments roll in. The posted photo included the words “[daughter’s name] practicing for her new siblingĀ – eta Feb 2015”

Baby announcement

Japanese Exchange student


We had such a fun few weeks with our exchange student. She was incredibly quiet and reserved, which made it difficult at times, but it was great to share food, culture and local events as she stayed here. The hardest part? Keeping my morning sickness a secret because we weren’t ready to tell our daughter yet!