So I really found out on Sept 15, 2010 a Thursday, I went to work as usual and it was so hard not texting Mark or something. This particular week was a bad one for our schedules as I was going to go 4 days without seeing him, So at work on Thursday I asked my manager if He could possibly take me off the schedule on Friday since our census was low and it was an overtime day for me anyways, I was so tired, and I really wanted to tell Mark the big news!! He was able to take me off the schedule so I surprised Mark later that I was off work that night.
So I went out and bought a daddy to be book and I found a magazine called “I’m Pregnant” So I tied up with a ribbon the two books and the positive test.
(sorry I couldn't get it to rotate..boo)
He got home and I gave him a hug as usual especially since I had not seen him in 3 days and told him I had got him something. We came into the bedroom and I gave him his gift…He looked at it a second and was all “what is this?” He tossed the ribbon and HPT (Home pregnancy tests) to the side and was looking at the book and I was like “UMMMM Hello!! what do you think this is?!?” and I put the test that said “pregnant” in front of his face and it took a second and he goes “Oh your joking!! NO way!!” I was like nope you can’t lie on that test its real!! Several minutes of disbelief and happiness ensued and then he says, “I thought you got me a book about how to increase your sperm count or something” Um no most certainly not! He was so excited and I think He was ina bit of shock for a few minutes, but it was so cute to see him so excited about it!
It was such a sweet moment and one I had looked foreword to for so long
Telling The Parents
We had decided we would wait to tell the parents until after our first appointment for a few reasons. We wanted to have an ultrasound picture, we wanted to make sure everything was going ok in there, and I really wanted to wait to tell my family in person and it just so happened that the weekend we could get to San Antonio was the weekend after our first appointment.
The week before, we had gone to Chicago for a me and hubby vacation just because. A friend at work had given me the idea to take a picture of ourselves holding a sign that says "Were Pregnant". So thats what we did. When We got home from Chicago I busted my but to finish a scrapbook of all our pictures from the trip with that being the last one followed by a picture of the Ultrasound. It was a lot of work, but so worth it.
We got to San Antonio around 730 that thursday night and the parents were getting dinner ready and whatever. As soon as we walked in the door I was like ok I want y'all to see our pictures from the trip and they couldn't figure out why the rush but agreed anyways, I guess they thought I was just excited about our trip. They were flipping through the pages and probably only half paying attention as my dad was totally already ranting about politics (good job Mark getting him going!) My mom came to the page and glanced at it and did a double take to read our signs...She started to cry and was trying to get my dads attention who then finally realized what the deal was!! It was a really sweet moment and Im glad I got to tell them in person!
I told my other dad and my brother the same way but at dinner the next night and they were both over the moon excited as well!!