January 6, 2010

How we told our families

After taking two pregnancy tests out of pure hope the 2 weeks prior to our vacation (really, I had no business even taking them.. crazy girl), I decided I wasn't going to buy anymore tests until after(if) I was actually late. Of course it was hard to stick to that rule, but the day before Christmas Eve I decided I definitely wasn't going to because I even felt a little crampy.. like I was getting ready to start. I just couldn't stop thinking about it though, and when my mum sent me out to buy some Christmas cookie platters on Christmas Eve, I just couldn't help myself. Especially with the $2 off coupons I had that expired on the 31st burning a whole in my wallet. Besides, if I was, I wanted to know by Christmas so we could tell our parents in a cutesy way!

I took the test as soon as I got back to my parents house, fully expecting to only see one lonely little line. When that 2nd line came up... I don't even know how to explain how I felt! Shock. Disbelief. An adrenaline rush maybe? I was shaking and had the hugest smile ever on my face when I called Trey to come upstairs. He knew right away from the way I said his name. We did the happy dance and hugged for a bit then went back downstairs and acted like everything was normal for an ENTIRE DAY. How.. I'm not really sure. It was actually kind of fun to have that secret to ourselves for a bit though. We spent the entire day at his parents house and said nothing.

When we got home late that night, my mum was rushing me to put all of my wrapped gifts under the tree so she could bring the Santa gifts out. I made cards for both her and my dad and wrapped them up in a box. The card had a poem on it. I forget exactly what it said, but on the front, the last line said, "blah blah blah... but I hope you can say..." Then they opened the card and it said in big letters all across, "you're happiest to know you have a GRANDCHILD on the way!" and I'm pretty sure I added a smiley face. I had them open this at the same time and made sure they were right on key together. To say they were excited doesn't do their reactions justice.. especially mom's. I believe her first words were, "are you serious???" ( to that, my sarcastic side so badly wanted to respond with "nope.. just kidding.. merry Christmas) followed closely by, "I have to get on Facebook", which I immediately shot down. She then hugged Trey and told him... get this... that she was so glad he had such strong swimmers. Nice mum :) Ohhhhh gotta love her. My dad was a little less vocal, but gave me a huge hug and shook Trey's hand. He later in the day was playing Wii and got a high score with something, darts I believe, and put his name in as Grampy <3 Since my mom was not allowed to tell anyone yet, she told the refrigerator repair man (becuase the it broke in the middle of the night Christmas EVE), the 17 year old male Walmart cashier, and the Walmart greeter. And her sisters without permission ;) I can't blame her.

The next day we went to his parents house. We printed out a picture of my beautiful positive test and put it in a Xmas bag covered with tissue paper. We set it on their kitchen table and waited for them to notice it. I told them Santa must have gotten confused because he left them a gift under our Christmas tree. They opened it together and his step mom (she's more like a plain ol' mom so I'm leaving step out in the future) was a little confused as to what the picture was. His dad said, "I think that's their way of letting us know we have another grandchild on the way". There was more excitement, hugs, and squeals going on there and before I could say anything she had her whole family on the phone as well! It's going to be an interesting Christmas at their house next year, if we get to go, that's for sure! Trey's sister is due in just a few weeks so there will be 2 babies next year! Hopefully and boy and a girl (she's having a girl) :)

Thank you all SO SO much for all of your supportive comments yesterday. Each and every one put a great big smile on my face! I can't wait to share this journey with you!

15 comments:

SCH said...

CUTE!

Yaaa!

JG said...

Awww! That made me smile so much! We are so happy for you! (Or, I know David will be once he gets my letter telling him ;)) That's one of the best "telling your family" stories I've ever heard.

Charity said...

That is so sweet!! I found out we were pregnant with CG on the 23 as well and I put pink and blue bows on everyone gifts, no one got it. KS and I had such a good laugh at their expense for that. I know what you mean about taking tests before you are actually late. I tend to go crazy with anticipation whenever we are trying and I end up doing the same thing.

Expat Girl said...

Awww such a cute way of telling them! Mr Soldier and I have an idea what we r having but we r confirming it this week so I am going to keep it quiet and send Mr Soldier the newest ultrasound pics in either a pink or blue card : ) Oh and about the care packages, I will tell you about them once he has received them as he reads my blog!

Laura said...

Awwwwww. So cute! Congrats!!!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Aw...that definitely is so creative!
Congrats to you both!!

Shelze said...

The way you told everyone was really cool! I hope that I can be that creative when the time comes for us (hopefully soon). I look forward to your journey. Congrats again!

Kate said...

Too Cute! Those are such good ideas...

I'll have to keep them in mind for the (verrry far & distant) future when we will be ready for a family.

Oh, I am just so thrilled for you! :)

Heather said...

Love the way you told everyone - very, very cute!!! And I KNOW they are thrilled for y'all!!

My Army Brats and Me said...

Awww another sweet Army Brat:) Congrats to you and your soldier.

Marsie said...

So creative!! How exciting for you two!

Red and White Preppy said...

Oh my goodness...how did I miss this??? I'm so excited for you...congratulations :)

Ashleigh said...

hahaha i can hear wayne now...

Julie said...

How sweet is that? And so very cute that your dad put that for his Wii name. I know my dad turns to much if you just say the word Grandpa :)

Stephanie Hartman said...

Awww that was such a perfect way to tell your parents and in-laws. Congrats by the way!
<3 Stephanie