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the first one about the baby

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! FullSizeRender

his mom – She keeps saying ‘I’m so happy for me’ haha!

our siblings – my brother had the perfect reaction – that **** got my sister pregnant. We’ve been married for 3 years, brother. IMG_7965


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!

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  • Reply Sherri R Black

    Well, that just made me cry… work.

    March 18, 2016 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Nicki

    What a sweet way to tell everyone. Love it. My friend did gender reveal party and she told people by opening a box and it released balloons the color for the gender. That has been cutest I have seen

    March 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      I love the balloon idea!

      March 23, 2016 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Christine

    It’s all so adorable! I’m squeeing majorly inside right now.

    March 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thanks girl! there’s lots of squeeling happening over here!

      March 23, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    Those gifts for the grandparents are so sweet!! And I love that card lol. I would have loved to send that to someone 🙂

    March 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      the card was definitely the favorite for everyone 🙂

      March 23, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    So happy for you friend! It’s so exciting that we are both having boys. I’m excited to follow along with you!

    March 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      yay for boymoms! I’m so excited to have a blog friend to share pregnancy with!

      March 23, 2016 at 11:28 am

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