Remember how we told you that you were
a surprise? The best accident surprise we have ever had! We have always vowed
to both families and friends that we were never going to have kids and/or we
weren’t thinking about having kids right now because we were just enjoying the
married life since we had just gotten married 5 months prior. After
getting over the initial shock, we decided that we were going to start telling our
family and friends.
Now, if you have ever met my side of the family you know that we are TERRIBLE with secrets. I made it like 3 days before I was begging Josh to let me tell my sister Sarah and brother-in-law Danny. On most days I usually chat with my sister online so we can keep up with each other since she lives in Raleigh. Well we were chatting and I told her that I had a secret. That hooker immediately guessed that I was pregnant. I think she knew but I think she was unsure because when I confirmed it the very next message was “I can’t believe you told me at work. I’m sitting here crying in my office.” She gets a little weepy when she’s excited. Then we told your Uncle Danny and we all talked and laughed about it on my way home from work. Whenever we got home that afternoon we stopped by my parents house and told my little sister, Sydney, who responded: "are you fu**ing with me?" No sister, we are not fu**ing with you ;-))
Later on that night we called Uncle David and asked him to call us back whenever he got home from Grandma Debbie and Pop Pop’s house because we had something to tell them. When they did call us and we told them to which they thought we were lying to them. We even sent them a picture of the little bean that we got from the ultra sound and they STILL wouldn't believe us. They told us, “that picture is dated 04/04/88.” Well yes, that would be my birthday you weirdos and I'm pretty sure they didn't have ultra sounds in 1988 (or did they??)!! After all this, they were still debating whether it was real or not and said that if this was some cruel joke that they were going to be really angry at us.
The following morning was a Saturday and we decided that we were going to tell your Uncle Tracy. So we called him but forgot that he was three hours behind (he lives in Washington state) so we ended up waking him up at 7:00 am when it was 10:00 am our time. His response? “Dan already pulled that joke on me last week.” Seriously people?? We ended up having to send over the ultra sound pic again for him to somewhat believe us.
Finally it was down to our parents. The following weekend the Kellers came down for all of us to go out to eat. That night at dinner we told them we were
knocked up expecting. There were no cheers. There were
no hugs. There was complete silence. Their response? “No you’re not. It’s not
nice to get our hopes up like that.” UGH. Again with the pictures for us to
finally somewhat convince them that we weren't lying to them and even at that
they still weren't entirely sure about it.
I don't really have a way with words so we thought it would be better to get a card to put the picture in it for my parents. So the following night when we went over to hang out with my parents I got them this really funny card about butt-cracks and in it I put one of the pictures from our ultra sound. If you know me, you know that I will spend at least 30 minutes on the card aisle finding the perfect hilarious card to get my message across. My father was on the phone so I let my mom open the card first. She immediately went to the picture and got this look of pure shock. She mouthed to us, “are you okay? How?” Listen lady, if you need for me to explain to you “how” this happened we are going to have some issues. She then hurried my father off the phone so he could read the card. It took the man forever to read it – because he actually read the entire card and looked at the picture last. And then just sat there staring at it. All I could think about was, “I’ve done it. I’ve finally given this poor man a heart attack.” After a while, he turned around and said, “It’s that damn house!” Apparently, they had the same thing happen to them whenever they lived in our house after they got married. Ha!
After having to prove to everyone that we WERE indeed pregnant - and after they got over the shock - everyone was beyond excited for us! To this day they continue to make sure that we don't forget that we said we were NEVER having children. God does work in mysterious ways! But we’re so glad He has blessed us with the GREATEST gift!!