Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Telling John He's the Baby Daddy

I found out I was pregnant on October 14th during my lunch break. Actually during the last 15 minutes of my lunch break so there was no way I was going to tell John, "oh hey...I'm going to have your baby. Gotta go!" So that began the longest afternoon of my life.


John was home that day and outside in the backyard mowing. After I scored well on my test I went outside to say bye to him. We have a large backyard and he was in the back corner of it. I walked all the way out there to tell him bye. He kept telling me I didn't need to walk all the way out there but little did he know he got me pregnant and I just had to hug him.

So here's what went down. That afternoon I went by the bookstore and picked up a book. I knew I wanted to tell him in a special way and not just say it. I also didn't have much time to plan anything. I didn't know what I was looking for, just something that sort of spit it out and made it very clear what I was trying to tell him. I bought 2 books that day. One for me and one for him. I got "What to Expect When Your Expecting." Duh. And I got him, "So You're Going to Be a Dad." I thought that was pretty point blank.

I spent the rest of the day in a meeting at work and I kept laughing (when I was in the car and alone, not the freak who laughs around others randomly). In the car I kept saying out loud, "I'm pregnant!" It felt so weird to say.

I got home from work and he was already home. Oh by the way, I was hosting Bunco that night so I had to wait even longer to tell him. We began doing last minute things for Bunco that night and finishing up the meal. I was in the kitchen with him for over an hour with this secret inside! It was killing me. But again, I didn't want to say, "oh hey...I'm going to have your baby. Now leave!"

So everyone showed up for Bunco and I was so nervous. I don't know why but for some reason those first few weeks I was so afraid I would have a Freudian slip and spill the beans. I didn't thankfully.

After everyone was gone and John was back home he was sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner. I told him I left something out in my car so I was going to go get it. I think he was probably half listening so no questions. I came in and sat down with the book "wrapped" in the shopping bag it came in. Remember, I didn't have a lot of time that day.

So I told him that I got him a little, 'the house is pretty much done' present and he goes on and on about all the things left to do. I told him to shut up and just open it.

He opens it and sees the title. It takes a minute...here's what happened.

John: "wait what? what? ARE YOU PREGNANT?"

Me: "YES!!!!"

John: "shut up! Oh my gosh!!!" (HUGE smile on his face at this point)

Then we both stand up and hug and laugh and a few tears were shed.


The night continues with laughing and I showed him the positive test. It was an amazing time!


Next up...telling our families and friends.


  1. Congratulations! So a summer baby?

  2. So fun! What an exciting time! Enjoy it!

  3. So cute! I think that was plenty creative! I just walked into the bedroom in my underwear and said, "I'm pregnant." at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning.


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