Telling Our Families the Big News
just another family dinner??
First of all, we were only in town for a few weeks, and after that, it'd be another month & a half before I'd see my family again (for Tedd, it would be more like 4 1/2 months). So we wanted to take advantage of the face-to-face opportunity, despite the fact that we were only 5ish weeks and have had a miscarriage. We valued their support before, so regardless of the outcome, we wanted to rejoice with them and treat this pregnancy with all the joy it deserves!
Sooo...thanks to my wonderful friend, Heather, we were able to capture the excitement, & here's how the night went down...
We were conveniently having a family dinner that night (planned by my parents, so there was nothing fishy about it), and we brainstormed ahead of time with Heather & John (Heather's hubby - our friend) about how we should break the news. Tedd & I decided on a non-chalant, random approach...just go for it when the moment seems right.
I was so nervous! I can't explain it, but I was like a zombie the first half of the night. I would normally be helping with setting the table, filling glasses, checking the oven, etc, but I all I could do was sit in a chair and stare off into space. If I remember right, I was shaking. I insisted that Tedd initiate the announcement, so every time he opened his mouth, I'd forget to breathe, and then he'd say something like:
"What would y'all like to drink?"
(Gasp for air). The suspense was killing me. But I think it may have been getting to John even more...
(John is nervous; I am in la la land)
Finally, we gathered around the table and were about to pray. For some reason though, somebody started goofing off and saying cheers! So we all played along and started clinking glasses. Then Tedd chimed in:
"I'd like to make a toast,"
(he paused - everyone smiled in anticipation, waiting for some cheesy joke, I'm sure :-)
"...to the fact that Emily & I are pregnant."
|You mean I'm gonna be a Great-Grandma!?|
|My Papa Jack & Aunt Kristin (and Grammy giving Tedd a hug)|
|sweet cousin Camden giving me a big hug!|
After dinner, we went outside for some family photos...
|Me & my beautiful momma! |
(I know, I know, she looks way too young to be a grandma, but trust me, I'd be waitin' around forever if I wait for this gal to look old!)