Announcing I was pregnant 11 years ago was one of the highlights of my life. Getting that way had taken several years and the help of a physician. When it finally was a reality, I was bursting with the news. Strangers on the street were hearing about it.
Poor unsuspecting strangers who felt obligated to smile, nod and give me a hug.
Strangers are one thing, but for family an announcement of this proportion requires a small production.