When I found out I was pregnant, I was home alone. I did a little whoop and dance, hugged my dogs, and G-chatted a few online friends to tell them the happy news. And then I checked the clock and realized that the Husband was coming home in just twenty minutes. I had been planning how to break the news to him for months and was excited to finally put the plan into action.
I gift-wrapped a University of Miami onesie from The Striped Whale and, when he arrived, handed him the gift. ”What’s this?” he laughed. ”Just a random present!” I answered coyly, silently screaming OPEN IT OPEN IT OPEN IT. But when he did, he just stared at it, wondering why his crazy wife had bought a baby outfit for a child that didn’t exist. I finally blurted out, “We’re pregnant!” He just stared back, open-mouthed and dumbfounded.
When it came to telling our family and friends, we continued to be creative…
To tell my in-laws, we gift-wrapped a giant box, filled with pink and blue balloons, and handed it to my mother-in-law. ”Open it,” we urged. When she peeled off the paper and lifted the lid, the balloons went flying past her head! ”I don’t understand!” she laughed. Once again, I had to spell it out: ”Pink and blue balloons! We’re pregnant!”
We told my mother at a restaurant — I went in beforehand and told the waitress what was going on. She wrapped my mother’s silverware in a baby onesie, and about halfway through the meal, she unrolled her fork and knife to discover the surprise.
My father lives on the other side of the country, so we simply Skyped him to clue him into the news.
And last, but certainly not least, I had a ton of fun breaking the news on the Internet with this fun cinnamon bun post on my blog, Healthy Tipping Point. It’s packed with silly clues about our pregnancy, such as ultrasound pictures on the fridge, What to Expect When You’re Expecting on the countertop, one missing egg from the carton, and our wedding rings are shown in the ‘going in the oven’ shot. I’m even holding the eggs and the Husband is mixing the icing — is that bit too much? Hah!
How did you break the news to your family and friends? Did you do something creative or just blurt it out?