The Siberian American: How I Told Chris About Baby

Friday, July 14, 2017

How I Told Chris About Baby

Happy Friday, friends! Fridays are even more special to me during pregnancy because they’re the beginning of a new week. Today, I’m 25 weeks pregnant, and I’m finally feeling great after that nasty cold I got from Chris last week! I’m definitely showing these days, and our little guy is constantly moving. I had no idea how much I would love feeling his movements! I’ll write out a full second trimester update after our trip (I can’t believe we are leaving in a little over a week!), but today I wanted to share the story of how I told Chris I was pregnant. I always love reading these stories on other blogs, so I thought it would be fun to document my own!

Walking back from dinner on the day we found out. We were so excited!
I had always wanted to come up with some fun, creative way to tell Chris I was pregnant. Honestly, I thought I would have plenty of time to come up with an idea, but, as I mentioned in my first post about our little one, we got pregnant right away, and I had to think fast.

I found out on February 17, and on Valentine’s Day, Chris had written me a poem. I decided to play off that and wrote a short “poem” to tell him about the baby. I put it together, printed it out, and did whatever I could to kill time waiting for him to come home from the hospital. When he called me to say he was on the way, he asked if he should go to the grocery store on the way, and I told him to just come home because we had leftovers (with the full intention of going out to eat to celebrate the news).

When he got home, I told him I had decided to write him a poem since he had written one for Valentine’s Day and apologized that it was late. I started filming him as he was about to read it, which he thought was weird but figured it was because I’m crazy about documenting things. Here’s what the paper I gave him said:

Life with you is the greatest adventure 
I treasure every moment, big and small 
The only thing better than having you as my husband 
Will be seeing you as a daddy 
I’m so excited to meet Baby Ball!

He jumped when he saw the last line and asked me if I had taken a test. I told him I had and showed it to him (side note: I only took two tests that whole day. As soon as I saw those two pink lines the first time, I was confident it was real.). He gave me a big hug, and then, like the doctor he is, told me not to get too excited because it could be a false positive. We went out for our favorite sunset fajitas to celebrate, and it was honestly the very best first day of knowing we had a baby on the way!

Soon I'll share the stories of how we told both sets of parents!

16 comments:

  1. Love this!!! So so so sweet!!! Now which Mi Cocina has the best sunset fajitas?? Asking for a friend.... lol.

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  2. That's seriously so cute! I love that you played off of the poem that he had written you for Valentine's Day! I thought that I'd be able to tell my Chris is some sweet and unique way, but I was seriously too excited and pretty shocked that I couldn't hold it in and just spilled the beans to him!

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  3. SO sweet!! I love that you documented this. Congratulations once again <3 You guys are a beautiful family!

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  4. This is so cute! Love how you told him and love that you guys have a video memory.

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  5. Such a sweet and thoughtful way to share the news. Congrats on your pregnancy!

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  6. So fun... these sorts of things always make me misty eyed

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  7. So, so sweet! The poem idea is really cute.

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  8. This is so sweet! That poem will be such a nice little keepsake. You should have it framed :) Beautifully Candid

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  9. So sweet, and again, so excited for you all!

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  10. I love these stories! This is so cute!! You need to frame that poem and hang it in the nursery ;) Can't wait to hear how you told your parents!!!

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  11. Dang,I missed the announcement. Congrats, girlie! :)

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  12. OMG! I have been bad at reading blogs lately, but what great news to come back to!! I love that he said, let's not get too excited!! HAHA Congratulations!! I seriously need to catch up on your blog now!! ;)

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  13. I love this! So sweet! Haha Chris said the same thing to me!

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  14. Aww that is so sweet! I can imagine the look on his face when he read the last line and it sunk in haha.

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