Guess what everyone?!?

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And now the Second installment of Isaac's journey.....

I had just found out I was pregnant, and I magically arrived at Babies R Us...

So while at Babies R Us, I picked up a few things that were on SUPER clearance from Christmas. I was SO proud of myself, because it had been about an HOUR and I hadn't told ANYONE my HUGE secret!!! I bought Jeff a book, and I bought about four about expecting for myself, and then headed to the car. Before I drove back to Diamond, I returned to Target and bought two more tests (different brands of course) just to take and make sure.....
When I got back to Diamond, I took one of the tests... yup, still pregnant, and got Jeff's surprise ready. I wrapped up a present with the test (in a Ziploc) and the book I had bought him,

and a couple of burp clothes that said, "I love my Daddy." I then hunkered down and waited for Jeff to get home. (Now remember, one of my best friends, AKA my sister in law Kati, lived LITERALLY three doors away from my apartment.... it was an EXTREME test of wills to not go over immediately and share the news...)
Finally Jeff came home, and I gave him his present, which I told him was a Christmas gift that I had forgotten about. He opened the present, and in true Jeff form said with NO enthusiasm, "oh, you bought me a book, Thanks." I told him to look further... (MEN) when he finally realized what I was telling him, he FREAKED. OUT. He ran over to me and kept saying "really? really? I mean you are REALLY Pregnant?" So, into the bathroom I went, and I took ANOTHER pregnancy test....yup. Still pregnant. He then immediately congratulated his "man parts" for working... Lordie.
We talked for about twenty minutes about when we thought I might be due, and then discussed who were we going to tell next. We decided that we HAD to go tell SOMEONE right then! Knowing we wanted to tell as many people as possible in person, we went over to Kati and Aarons and shared the news with them.
Jeff brought over the gift I had given him and told Kati to look what I had gotten him... when she saw, she FREAKED OUT. She was so excited! Aaron congratulated Jeff and we had some champagne.... I kept telling Kati I couldn't believe that it finally turned positive! I just was in shock....so in true Kati form, she pulled out a test that she had and told me to go take it! (this one was digital, so there was no denying it... and wouldn't you know it....
The next day, we set off to tell the parents. First was my mom. We went to the house under the same guise... "We found a Christmas Present." When she opened it up, she saw a sign that read..
Mothers and daughters become closer when daughters become mothers.

We put a post it note on the bottom that said, "Baby Ross EDD 08/29/08" My mom cried, and my sister said, "SHUT UP!?! ARE YOU KIDDING?!" She freaked out... perfect reaction. My sister didn't believe me, which I KNEW she wouldn't, so I had come prepared with a test... we told them all the story from yesterday and my mom was shocked I hadn't told her....we then went to Jeff's parents house to share the news. On the way, I tried to get a hold of my Dad... but he wasn't at his house. He called and he knew right away that something was up... so I told him on the phone... not exactly what I had in mind, but he was none the less excited!!

For Mom and Dad Ross, we bought them a sign that said,


When my mother in law opened it, it also had a post it announcing Baby Ross' arrival. She told us later that at first she thought we were buying another "fur baby"... um, no. :-) She was of course happy, and my father in law was THRILLED. Jeff had to film, but Kati, mom and dad and I all went out to Panera to celebrate. We drove separately because of course the women were going to go shopping after. We were told that the whole way to dinner my father in law cried. He was so happy... he was finally going to be a grandpap!

So all the future grandparents knew, and of course they were spreading the news to anyone who would listen! (so much for waiting till the second trimester!) It was so exciting! But, I didn't realize that it was just the beginning of a very long 40 weeks....

2 comments:

Cutsie Tootsie Designs said...

I love your stories of your journey to Isaac. It's such an exciting time!

kruffner said...

how exciting... my sister did something similar to us... her and I had gone to get my tattoo on 4/20/07 and she had talked for months about getting one too. when the day came, she "freaked out" and couldn't do it. that night we had dinner at my parents and she gave us all picture frames with a poem inside telling us that I would be "a christmas gift" (she was due on christmas). soooo cute and I'll never forget it!!! so creative :)