When we announced it took people some time but after some guesses and people putting it all together they found out we were going to be expecting two little ones, one through pregnancy and the other through adoption.
I made a picture with clues on what the announcement would be. I figured if you didn't know I was pregnant you probably wouldn't figure it out but if you knew I was pregnant you would at least know that part and figure out what the rest was.
So the clues were a pear to represent two girls (like a pair of girls), Irish Twins soap since the girls would be less than a year apart, the calendar to represent when they were due, 4 rulers which meant 4 feet, A&E for their first initials and the baby beanies for two babies one in October (pumpkin) and one in March (clover).
After the big announcement we had so many people supporting us. We never had anyone who was negative about adopting and expecting at the same time (well, not till later).
Now that we had made the announcement we continued on with our Home Study and preparing for our trip to California for Ashlyn's birth. We would meet Ashlyn in less than a month!