Thank you for all your sweet words on the impending arrival of our new baby! It’s so great know we have so many great people sending happy thoughts and prayers our way. Today I wanted to share how we told everyone! This is my first kid so I’m excited, bare with me 🙂 I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.
At the end of January, I flew to Indiana at the last minute to get our house there ready to sell. I painted, cleaned, did electrical work, saw all my friends and family, kept up with the blog, SOLD the house, – basically I was waayyyy too busy, had way too many drinks, and way too much coffee for a pregnant lady within 5 days. My cycle is always very regular- like besides a few times in life when I went through some changes I could tell you the time of day I would begin 4 days from hell. So while sitting at the airport flying back to Florida sipping my 4th cup of coffee that day I realized I was 2 days late and obviously was pregnant. On the way to our house from the airport I picked up some pregnancy tests to be sure, and the lady who checked me out asked if it was a good thing. Why would you ask the woman buying pregnancy tests anything? What if it’s not a good thing? Anyhoo, I ran home right passed my husband on the couch to the bathroom took the tests and they instantly . . . instantly . . . confirmed I was pregnant. I cannot stress the instant enough. I skipped into the living room after grabbing this onesie I was saving to surprise my husband with and said ‘hey I got you something in Indiana’. He calls me boo so the baby is little boo 🙂 He started laughing, and I don’t think it’s sunk in that his firstborn is currently growing in my belly. Also, pregnancy tests are gross, but this is the only picture I have from that night.
I did tell my niece and my bestie – my niece has had 3 babies and is like a sister to me so she was my girl to call and I knew she’d talk me off an the edge when my symptoms got crazy – and my bestie is having a baby AT THE SAME TIME so I had to tell her! We didn’t tell anyone else for 6 weeks, and it nearly killed me. We live 1200 miles away from our nearest and dearest, but still wanted to make it special – this is the 10th grandchild for my parents and the 1st for his – so we overnighted them all something special in the mail.
my parents – My dad has been helping my husband and I lot a lot lately. Especially with our house in Indiana so we bought him a bible to say thanks! THEN when we found out we were having a baby we decided to have this verse engraved on it and included an ultrasound inside!
So that’s how we told our family! Everybody else saw the announcement you all did on Wednesday – they just saw it a few days before 🙂 Next up is our gender reveal! Tell me how you told your friends and family the babies gender – I need creative ideas!