(Please ignore the cheesy smile... It's my husband's fault.)
Again, another quick update. I had a hard time updating this week too, because it was Thanksgiving!
But the exciting part is that is when we told everyone! And boy were they SHOCKED!
This is how the conversation went about HOW we were going to tell everyone:
Me: I think we should do something fun!
Him: Why does it have to be fun, why can't we just announce it?
Me: I want to do something fun. We didn't do anything fun the last time (aside from the text) so I want to do something fun.
Me: What if we had aprons that had "bun in the oven" on them and we just waited for people to notice?
Him: No, that's too much work.
Me: I've got it! Let's put a t-shirt on Toby and have him tell our news to everyone when they are all here for thanksgiving?
Him: Ok, where do we get that?
Me: Online, might not get it in time...
Him: Then no. Let just do something simple, please.
Me: Okay, what?
Him: Let's just give everyone cards.
Me: Cards. Like note cards/stationery cards...?
Him: Yes, one at each place setting.
So that's what we did.
In all of the hussel and bussel to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law did ask me to have a drink and I said no. Until then, we thought we were golden. No one had a clue, we just were flying under the radar.
We put the cards in place and dinner on the table and then we had everyone come to the table. And before we even got there, my dad was tearing into his... gah! "We're going to do it at the same time," I had said, but he didn't hear me. Oh well.
So then everyone sat down and they opened them.
No sooner did they open them, my sister-in-law was throwing hers at me because, she said, "I KNEW IT!" Everyone else was really happy. I think my sister, in had a bridezilla moment and said, "great, way to ruin my wedding...." She since said she was kidding. She was saying that because I'm due 1 month (almost to the day) before she gets married. I realize that it was close, but I never thought that I would stop trying just to ensure we weren't pregnant around her wedding. We were balls to the wall... going for the gold!
My mom hugged me, my mother-in-law hugged me and my husband got a few hugs too. My sister-in-law said that "she knew" because of a few clues. Now she had only been in my house for less than 24 hours and picked up on these things. Part of me thinks that she thought she already knew before she got there and then when she was there she could just tell and that's fine. Either way, her reaction was priceless and everyone else was in the dark. I'm glad that it was that way.
The best part was when we said that we were almost 13 weeks! They all about pooped themselves! They couldn't believe that we had kept it from everyone for so long and had never led onto anything until now!
It was fun. I think that most were about to eat their arms at that point that the celebration ended quickly, but we were happy to do it that way.
Shortly after dinner, we went into our bedroom together and sent texts to most of our friends to let them know the news. Then the next week or so, we sent around emails announcing it to everyone else. We have a lot of family around the country, friends all over the place and people that we'd really like to know that we just don't have much contact with any more. Anyway, we think we've covered everyone now, but I'm sure that we've missed someone or two...
This also was the first week where food was starting to sound better and better and I wasn't having issues eating. It's not 100% yet, but it's getting a lot better.
Also, a side note... I know so many girls that are pregnant right now and most of them I see frequently...
Courtney, Lauren, Lena, Andrea, Abby, Jodi, Stephanie, Sheena, April... It's a little nuts and most of us are a part of the same group of friends. Wild.