Exciting News: TAKE TWO

Subtlety is a dying art form. Or it is if I’m in charge of it. Apparently.

There’s an expression in journalism — “burying the lede” — which means, according to Wikipedia: “To begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts.”

Well, in my last post, I buried the important news so deep, only a couple people even figured it out. I thought I was being clever, posting the clearly-not-an-orchid pic of my daughter’s dog with a sonogram propped up against her leg. And a caption that said, “May 2018.”

And tagging the post with, “yes that’s a sonogram.”

It’s a good thing I don’t write mysteries, since apparently I’m less than competent at this whole “leaving clues” thing. Or maybe it was my failure to even point out that there was a mystery to be solved.


So let’s try this again, sans subtlety:

I am excited and happy to announce that my daughter is pregnant!

The baby is due in May 2018, which I hope will give me enough time to get used to the idea of my baby having a baby of her own. And also to the concept of being a grandma. Yikes!



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10 responses to “Exciting News: TAKE TWO

  1. cbpen

    Congrats!!! 🎉🎊

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  2. You aren’t supposed to be subtle about news like that, you are supposed to take out full page ads!

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  3. *snort* Well, it feels sort of weird to go from weeks of not being allowed to tell ANYONE and having to be careful what you say, to it suddenly being okay to tell EVERYONE.

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  4. How exciting. I hope the next months are easy and full of rest and joy.

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  5. Btuda

    Yay! Happy news indeed!

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  6. Btuda! I miss your voice over here. Thank you for sharing in the celebration.

    Thanks, Angie. She’s feeling much better and getting her energy back now that the all-day morning sickness stage is over.


  7. Richard Maguire

    Happy news for you, KD. In all likelihood your grandchild will live into the 22nd century. Which sounds weird, because when I was growing up I knew people who’d been born in the 19th century. The passing of time is an extraordinary concept. I can never get my head around it.

    Congratulations, Grandma, and I wish you a very nice holiday season.


  8. Thanks, Richard! Although, I’m going to need some time to get used to being called “grandma.” *sigh* And yeah, that whole concept of time passing and leaving us behind is too much for me. Better for my sanity to focus on the here and now.

    Wishing you a lovely holiday season as well, however you celebrate.


  9. Such good news! Congratulations, gran-to-be!
    It’s possible I thought it was the dog’s?
    Nope, just slow. 🙂


  10. OMG, Reine, I just did a spit take! Although, I’m pretty sure the dog *will* think the baby is “hers” to guard. But now I’m wondering . . . do they perform ultrasounds on dogs? 🤔 Thanks for the good wishes!