I don’t think our parents know this, but Jamie and I have been thinking up creative ways to tell our parents that I’m pregnant for as long as we’ve been married. Conversations including “That would be a hilarious way to tell my parents that we’re having a baby!” were spontaneous but embarrassingly frequent. We’ve always known that we’re blessed with two sets of parents who would be ecstatic by the news. They’re both going to be first-time grandparents. 🙂
All of our creative ways of breaking the baby news involved sharing it in person and both being present. This deployment was already throwing a kink in everything! Our plans were up in smoke since he is in the ‘stan. The morning after I told Jamie that he was going to be a dad, he immediately started hounding me with how and when we could share the news with the folks. Both of us always let excitement and anticipation get the best of us, so surprises are super hard to keep in this household! I wanted to wait until after I went to the doctor on Monday, but Jamie was literally dying for our parents to know… so was I!
How We Told Our Parents That I’m Pregnant
To make a long story short, we decided that Saturday would be the day (I found out on a Thursday, and waiting two days about killed us!). Jamie sent a text to his parents telling them that he wanted to skype with both of them around noon, and he figured out a way to do a three-way skype call so that I could be on camera as well. We agreed that Jamie would do all of the talking because I was seriously SO NERVOUS. I tried to video their reaction, but I did a TERRIBLE job!
Jamie: So I have a question. We need to redecorate the office. What color do you think we should paint the walls?
MIL: *gasp* WHAT?
Jamie: Yeah, we’re going to need a nursery.
And Jamie’s mom totally looses it in the cutest way. 🙂 No tears or anything, but she and my FIL were smiling from ear to ear. She was in disbelief and just kept saying “This is the BEST news!”.
Parents: “Well we will definitely wait a while to see you because we want you and Erica to have as much quiet time as possible together.”
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