Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Adventure of Telling Our Parents

I spent a lot of time googling how to tell your husband, your parents, your friends & students that we were pregnant.  I have a need to be creative in EVERYTHING possible.  I don't want to be predictable, but I do want it to be fun and meaningful.  So, one day while reading the forum on my what to expect when you are expecting app, I found the perfect way to tell our parents.  It was a letter.  One that could be emailed!  Now, some would find that an email letter is impersonal, but we really needed to find a way that we could let them know at the same time- to be fair to both sets.  So, here is what it said:

I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss.
I don't yet have a name.

You can’t yet hold my tiny hands,
Nor whisper in my ear.
It's still too soon to sing a song,
Or cuddle me so near.

But all that will change come June;
That’s when mom says I’m due.
I am your new grandson or granddaughter;
And I can't wait until I meet you!

All I ask between now and then,
Is your patience while I grow.
I promise I'll be worth the wait,
Because of all the love we'll know.

So what I have to give you now,
Is a wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this wonderful family.

Then we just sat back and waited for the phone calls.  :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Starting a New Chapter in Our Lives

So, I'm behind in my blogging... AGAIN.  If anyone still reads this blog, I'll be amazed.  I have a good reason for being so behind this time I promise!
We have been so, so, so busy.  In the midst of all the busyness, we happily discovered we were expecting our first child.  So, due to being extremely nauseous and tired over the last several months, I was not really up to blogging.  It was all I could do to make it to work in the morning and then cook dinner at night.  Matt has been so good to me by handling all the cleaning so I could get some rest.  I am so thankful for him.  Here is the story of how I told him I was pregnant:
It was a Thursday morning when I took the test.  I was SHOCKED when it came out positive.  Matt sleeps later than I do in the mornings, so he was still asleep.  I was so hoping he would wake up so I could tell him, but alas, he did not.  So, I spent the day at work trying to plan a creative way to tell him. I knew that I had to use a Gigi's Cupcake as they have been a big part of major events in our life.  The question was how I could incorporate it.  So, I bought a pacifier, stuck it in the top with a piece of paper attached that had the estimated due date and then set a jar of Prego spaghetti sauce next to it.

 I had this great plan to video record it.  The phone was perfectly set up to go and when Matt finally walked in the door, my fat finger double clicked it, so no recording.  Boo!  He kinda stared at the cupcake and it took a little while for it to register.  Once it did, he got really excited.

(Good thing he thinks his wife rocks!)

Then, I had to tell him that he had to keep it a secret for awhile.  He really wanted to tell people.  Bless his heart!  I made him wait till after our first appointment before we even told our parents!

We are so excited to start this new journey!  It's going to be so much fun!

In the next edition, I'll share how we told our parents.