Ideally, we'd like to wait to tell our families until the end of the first trimester, but my father-in-law will be leaving the country next week, and won't be back when we'd like to announce. So...we're doing it today.
It's my dad's birthday. I got him a little pair of gender-neutral pajamas. I pinned on a little sign with diaper pins that says "Coming to make you a grandpa mid-May 2014!" We'll do the same later today with my mother-in-law. This will be the first grandchild for both of our parents.
I'm so excited! I'm going to stop at the library on the way and get a nice pregnancy book so we can read about the baby's development together. My parents will be so surprised! My mother-in-law probably suspects something...they stayed with us for a few weeks over the summer and I'm sure she saw my prenatal vitamins in the cupboard. I also got an order of cloth diapers over the summer because they were on a great sale. I washed them and hid them away while she was at work, but realized I left the box they came in (and the diaper pins) by the washer. I'm sure she noticed. She's very observant. She's also been asking me questions like "you look really tired. are you feeling ok?"--this was before I was pregnant, but I just feel like she knows we had plans for a baby. :)
So excited for today!