Oh, I'll bet that was tough, Roisin! My grandmother said they never used to tell anyone that they were pregnant, that they just started to show and people would ask/assume...I thought that was funny. Not even her best girlfriends, people were so much more private then.
Tonight we celebrated my daughter's 12th birthday. She said, "Isn't it funny that all the times before when we had a kid in the family Devon's age (he's 2 1/2), we also had a baby?" And I didn't say anything, just smiled and nodded...oh boy, I think the kids are going to be really surprised.
A couple of days ago we were looking at baby clothes for a friend due soon (and I was looking for me too!!), and she said, "I hope we don't have any more babies. Five kids is enough. Don't you think?" I said, "We'll see."
I feel so very deceitful every time I talk to my mother on the phone!!! It's going to shock her socks off...I wish I could break it to her slowly.