Let me paint this picture for you: A few weeks ago I knew I needed to see a doctor. Training for the marathon had become really hard on my body and led to a few changes that occur when overtraining. But for some reason my body wasn’t back to normal even a few months after the marathon and I needed a doctor to help me get back on track. I really thought I was getting fat and going crazy.
What I got was news that made me have this reaction. And everything made sense.
I had a new running partner on board for over 6 weeks 🙂 My joy absolutely could not be contained! My husband and I had talked about having a baby, and the Lord delivered beyond our expectations!
While still at the doctor’s office I immediately began looking up creative ways to tell my husband! It was the Monday before Valentine’s Day, so I KNEW it had to be Valentine’s themed!
I rushed to the nearest Target to buy a Valentine’s card and two Valentine’s onesies (one for a boy and one for a girl) and a red calendar where I drew a heart around the baby’s due date and wrote “Baby’s Birthday” in the middle of the heart 🙂
That night we decided to surprise our families with the news for Valentine’s day!
So that Friday we decided to head off on our surprise weekend. But first, the we had an appointment for the baby’s first sonogram!
Isn’t it cute 🙂 🙂
Then we headed to the panhandle to surprise our families! First stop, my parents’ house! My brother helped us time out our arrival to ensure he and my parents would be home at the same time. I wish I could have taken a picture of their sweet reactions when we told them 🙂
Then we celebrated with food
On Saturday we headed to surprise my husband’s family. They were also really excited! Surprising people with the news was the best 🙂
It was also super fun to take a maternity picture 🙂
- Other moms out there: how did you tell your spouse/friends/family?!
- What’s your best piece of parenting advice?