Jane Elizabeth Andrion Griffin
Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.
Friends, what advice do you have for the parents?
Friends, what was my mom like when she was pregnant with me?
What do you want Jane Elizabeth to know some day about her parents?
For siblings, what did you think when you heard Jane Elizabeth was coming into your family?
What's the most useful family trait you hope Jane Elizabeth will inherit?
Predictions on what Jane Elizabeth will do for a living?
Mom, how did you tell dad you were pregnant?
Even though I'm a lucky girl, I used the "modidor" religiously in July and August to increase my fertility odds. One night in August 2014, I prematurely took a pregnancy test, though according to the instructions, I was within the appropriate time frame. I woke up your dad and said, "I'm not pregnant." He sat up and asked excitedly, "You're pregnant?" I said, "No, I'm NOT pregnant." He sleepily said, "Oh" and went right back to sleep as if I never woke him (one of his many talents).
The next night, I was having dinner with your Auntie Nikale and your cousins Jack and Kate at Stacked (not a spin off of Hooters), and Auntie Nikale said, "You're pregnant!" I told her that I wasn't. She insisted claiming she has a sense about these things. I insisted that I wasn't per the negative pregnancy test. Your Auntie Nikale, as I'm sure you've come to know, doesn't like to be wrong (a common trait among older sisters), so she continued to persist. A couple of nights later, I decide to test your Auntie Nikale's sixth sense, and I took another pregnancy test -- POSITIVE!! I immediately woke up your dad to tell him the news (I may have called your Auntie Elizabeth first (smiley face) and possibly your grandma (bigger smiley face)). "I'm pregnant!" "You're pregnant?" "Yes!" He smiled and said, 'I'm so excited; I don't think I can go back to sleep!!!!" And then he face planted into the pillow and went right back to sleep. It was like Groundhog's Day...he was sleeping so soundly, you would think I had delivered the exact same disappointing news that I did a few nights before. Your Auntie Nikale was right (as older sisters usually are (wink wink))!