Happy Mother’s Day to MEEE!

Happy Mother’s day to me! Well, weekend, I should really say. I was shocked by how awesome Jon was this weekend to me πŸ™‚ It started Saturday night, after a quick trip to my dad’s (more on that later) and coming home to Jon popping some break-and-bake cookies in the oven for us, and then coming out with a gift! Being pregnant during Mother’s Day is sort of a “do we, don’t we” celebrate kind of thing. I know that the whole point of Mother’s Day is to celebrate your mom, thank her for raising you, nurturing you, all that sort of fun stuff. While my baby can’t actually thank me (and won’t be able to talk next year so basically for the next few years…) I am still growing and nurturing s/he.

So I was presented with 2 presents, topped with a crown made out of paper (he’s crafty, I think I’m rubbing off on him!). The card made me cry. So damn sweet. I got a gift certificate for a mani/pedi because “in a few months I won’t be able to see my feet or reach them” and then also a cute picture frame to keep with our baby’s first pic. He said the women at Hallmark were awesome trying to show him different things. And after passing up an incredibly adorable stuffed giraffe, he realized the frame is much more of a keepsake for me.

Sunday morning, when I got out of the shower, Jon was ready with my next treat – breakfast! He ran out and got donuts and brought them to me with a cup of OJ. He really does know the way to this pregnant girl’s heart πŸ™‚ We then headed off to Church, then to my Mom’s to celebrate the day, and then to his family’s to celebrate as well.

But ya’ll, I got a confession.

We’ve been keeping a secret……

WE’RE HAVING A GIRL!!!!!!

I am SO SORRY to every single friend that I’ve lied to (aka…Michele, Jen, TKN, Everyone at Danielle’s shower) but we had to! We did find out last Thursday that we’re TEAM PINK! We wanted to share with our moms & family the news first…..So we did it in a fun way since we weren’t really able to have the same sort of surprise for when we found out we were pregnant.

We purchased onesies for each set of parents (Dodgers for my dad & step-mom, Grandma & Grandpa for jon’s folks, and that cute pink one you see up there for my momma) and wrapped them up. Since we knew we weren’t going to be able to visit my dad & stepmom on Mother’s day, we went over there Saturday night for dinner and after my stepmom opened her gift, we gave them one more each. There was some confusion right away. I think they thought it was for my little sister Nina. But when I said “I’m sorry we had to lie to you” it clicked in my stepmom’s head and she got all excited. My dad we had to tell. But everyone was thrilled!!!

My mom opened up the box and said “is this a pink onesie!?” and then started her happy tears and we got hugs from all the family there. Jon’s mom opened up the onesie and was like “awww” and i said “what’s it look like it’s for?” and she said IT’S PINK! and then her and Lauryn screamed with excitement!

It was so great to share this news with everyone in person. So much better than on the phone. We still can’t believe we’ll be having a little girl this October but we’re so thrilled! It’s so much better calling her a “her” vs an “it” lol.

So, hopefully you’re not too mad πŸ™‚

Comments

  1. Lovebug says

    SENORITA NACHO!!! Wahoo!!! I think erica is a great name… i’m just saying, i would accept lovebug as a middle name too. Ha ha!!

  2. Michele says

    I am so happy that you get to experience having a little girl!! It’s awesome!! But…your wallet will suffer….i don’t shop as much for Micah as i did with Gianna when she was a baby!!

    Congrats!! Love you guys!!

  3. Dani says

    Wahoo! Such great news! Elliana and Abigail needed another membr of the team! So so so fun and very happy for you and the tiny princess. πŸ™‚

  4. says

    I’m pissed! Okay, fine, that was a very sweet way to tell the fam, I guess they should find out before the twitterverse. Congrats on the baby girl soon to join us on the outside, you will have so much fun with a daughter!

  5. says

    What!?!?! You lied to me!?! Well it’s scary how well you were lying over text πŸ˜‰ Congrats again on your girlie girl!!

  6. says

    You know, I had a feeling something like this might have happened because you shared the news awfully soon after your Tuesday appt and I thought it might take a while since you would want to share with the family first. πŸ™‚ I’m not mad at you though. Do your thang girlfriend!

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