We can’t put into words how excited we are. For those of you who’ve been through this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. For those of you who will go through it, hang on tight!
It’s been an exciting & tiring process telling friends & family. It was so cool to hear & watch their reactions as we revealed our surprise. We got a few, “I totally knew,” and a few “Oh my gosh, I had NO idea!”
We told our immediate family about 3 weeks ago. We coxed them all into driving to Lexington for lunch. We claimed it was because our biggest fears were coming true (we’d move to Lexington & no one would visit us). Lie. We knew better, but the guilt trip was fun to ride for a week or so. It was really hard coordinating 4 families’ schedules, but we finally settled on a date & everyone came rolling up around noon. We were supposed to grill burgers & brats, but as luck would have it, we had a torrential downpour that day. We’d never cooked for 10+ people before, so we turned to something easy - good ole spaghetti. Might as well call it “bad ole spaghetti.” It was seriously the worst food we’d ever made. I’m not even sure what we did to it, but our families were kind enough to eat it.
Before we ate, we called everyone into the living room to say the blessing. Before the blessing (that never actually happened, we realized later), Ryan began his speech of, “We’re so glad everyone could come today. We know it’s not easy to drop everything you’re doing to come have lunch with us, but we appreciate it more than you know. There’s actually another reason we brought you all here & we have a little announcement to make… (Dramatic pause. Jaws hit the floor. People start to gasp because they realize what he’s about to say.) We’re having a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s about how it went. Everyone went nuts. Even our 2 year old nephew who had no idea what was going on started jumping around. It was awesome & exactly the reaction we were hoping for. We caught everyone off guard except for Ryan’s dad & my sister, who admittedly had gone through my bathroom cabinets when she arrived to see if she could find any evidence. She bailed before she turned the pregnancy tests over for fear of being caught.
After that, we started telling our closest friends & the rest of our family & finally announced it to the world (AKA – Facebook) yesterday, and we received such an overwhelmingly great response from the rest of our friends.
We can’t wait to watch the growth of our child. We know that being surrounded by people that love us so much will only make this experience even better!