Monday, December 28, 2009

How many different ways can I say...


Surprising Adrian with a plan...
I took the digital pregnancy test a day before Thanksgiving. Adrian came home after I took it so I decided to plant the test and the cute Daddy rocks bibs in our bathroom for him to find it. Well, I didn't realize that the test would turn off after an hour. LAME! I waited till he FINALLY used the restroom. When he FINALLY came out, he was all confused. He asked me if I had taken the test and I said, "Yes, I'm pregnant." I guess he didn't believe me so I had to take another one for him to see the results. I thought that was really cute.

Telling the parents

I always wanted to do something incredible for my mom and dad. So, I set it up so that we could pick them up at the airport. It was perfect! They didn't suspect a thing. I either wanted to have a huge sign or have an employee announce it over the loud speaker. I wanted to make a huge production. Well, I decided to do the sign so I held it up and I was super nervous. They FINALLY came and when they greeted us, my mom got it right away. She was very surprised. It took my dad a couple extra minutes but I kept holding the sign up so he could see it clearly. It was hilarious! They both hugged us and it was probably one of my favorite parent moments (besides going to the temple for the first time). It was precious, simply precious.

Next, we needed to tell my siblings/spouses
Ryan and Ashley had announced that they were expecting a baby in August. They had Kennedee wear a shirt that said, Future Big Sister (Back was August 2010). So, my mom and I had an idea to make a new shirt that said, Future Big Cousin and have Kennedee wear it around till my siblings and their spouses got it. It was awesome! We actually gave the shirt to Ashley and I told her I had made her a new shirt since the one she had made got destroyed. She was very convinced that I had done a good deed. She finally understood that it wasn't for her baby but for mine. It was absolutely perfect. She cried and I cried. She was so happy for us. It has taken us more than a year and Ashley and Ryan had been praying for us so it was so perfect. We finally had Kennedee wear the shirt and Ryan was the first to realize that it was about me. Everyone else figured it out and we couldn't stop talking about baby this and baby that. Okay, so that was another one of my favorite moments of all time.

Relief Society good news minute

I was so nervous but knew I needed to share some good news. I also got very emotional about telling everyone, it was pretty ridiculous. After CarolLee Wright told the ladies that her daughter was expecting her second child, I raised my hand and said, "And I'm expecting my first and I'm very emotional about it." Of course I was crying. You have no idea what an emotional roller coaster I have been on over the last couple of years. It was priceless to see my friend, Emily Fuller's face. She couldn't believe that I had lied to her about seven times. I also lied to Sister Oakey when she flat out asked if I was pregnant. Everyone was so excited for me! Then I went and told the Young Women. I am the Mia Maid adviser but I wanted to be in Relief Society with my mom to announce it to all of the ladies. So, I had ditched YW's but knew I needed to tell them before their mom told them.

Telling Keith and Keri Smith

Since Keri wasn't in Relief Society, I needed to tell her in a special way. I decided that since she had played a game called Name that tune on my answer machine one time that I should do the same thing. I got to leave her a message that went something like...
Hey Keri, I wanted to play a game with you. It is called Name that sound. This is what Adrian wanted for Christmas. I held out our stuffed dog and had it wolf a couple of times. Then I said, "But, he didn't get that." This is what I wanted for Christmas...Adrian had gotten me an Eeyore stuffed animal for Christmas. The ears crackle and it rattles. So, I did the two sounds and went Wahhhh, Wahhhh. And I got it! Call me.

Announcing to my co-workers

I created a poem for my co-workers. I put the poem on red and blue cardstock paper.

I am as small as a fig

And I live within

Week by week I grow big

My mommy hopes I’m not a twin

Can you guess the jiggity jig?

Or is your mind beginning to spin?

One more clue I have to give

Is the month I start to live-


And last but not least-sharing this on my blog

SURPRISE! I sure hope you are surprised. I'm just sad that I couldn't do something creative for everyone I know. Well, we are excited to announce the happy news. Life will not be the same for us come July 14th (or whenever the baby decides to come). However, we are truly grateful.


Tami said...

Emilee! I'm so excited for you! I know how heartbreaking the journey can be, year after year, Mother's Day after Mother's Day, shoot, every holiday. Anyways, congratulations! I am so happy for the both of you to have your own little bundle. Yay!!!

Finding Joy in the Journey said...

Congrats Emilee! I'm so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! Emily that is just awesome!! When in july? I am due july 19th and Katie is due in June! This is so much fun! So happy for you! Enjoy every minute!

Jamie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! We are so happy for you!

Miss Heather said...

That's great Emilee!! You guys will be awesome parents!!

When my bro and his wife were expecting their 2nd, they put their 1st in a t-shirt that said Soon-to-be-Big Brother (she wrote it on with permanent marker)... it took my parents like five minutes to realize what it said!!

Too creative! That's so great!

the Roberts said...

i cried again, just reading your post. happy happy happy....I wait, i'm terribly sick, i don't feel happy right now.

Lytles said...

We're very excited for you! Congratulations! You're very creative on the different ways you told everyone!

Hadley Family Clan! said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you and I love all the ways that you announced that you were pregnant. What a wonderful day that was when you found out and I hope all is going well for your pregnancy. I love the shirt and so happy that your going to be a mother:)

elegyrl said...

That is so exciting and I love tha you were so creative in revealing it to everyone that is so special to you!