. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Telling our families . . . . . .

August 26, 2015

Telling our families . . . . . .


This time around things were totally different and it was so much fun surprising our families.  When we were going through our fertility treatments our parents knew just about everything. They knew the day we waited for our phone calls to find out if we were pregnant.  I wouldn't have had it any other way, as their support and prayers were so important to me.  But it was not any "surprise" when they found out we were pregnant with Addilyn.

This time, they all knew we'd be thrilled to get pregnant, but like us did not expect it to happen.  So they were shocked, needless to say!  Also keeping a secret for 2 weeks from my mom was embarrassingly hard, but we wanted to wait until I had gone to the doctor and until my dad was in from out of town.  We normally have dinner at my parents on Monday nights so we decided to tell them then.  My sister knew the day I took the test as I texted her nonstop, but no one else knew.  I made a big sis shirt for Addilyn but didn't put it on until everyone was there.  We told them Addilyn had a new trick to show them and made everyone go in my parents' sunroom.  I changed Addi's shirt and had her run ahead into the room.  They were so surprised and it was just the best!  Here's a video:


After dinner we went to Chris' parents house and did the same thing.  They weren't expecting us and came outside when we called.  Addilyn ran up to the front porch and it took a minute for it to set in the she was going to be someone's big sis.  I wish we had that on video tape too! 


We had so much fun surprising our families.  What a blessing to get to do that!  This baby is already so so loved!

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18 comments:

Alana Livingston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is the sweetest thing ever! The video made me tear up! So excited for you all!

Mrs. Southern Mama said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG girl. I am totally crying right now watching that video!!!!! SO MUCH congrats. Our God is SOOO FAITHFUL!!!!!!!!

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so sweet! How fun to have it on video.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE the video!! Laughing at your nephew asking over and over "how can she tell? how can she tell?" so cute! How fun to be able to surprise your families with this pregnancy!

Samantha Nicole said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So adorable! She's a wild woman and I love her haha but I am so happy for you friend! ❤️❤️

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my! So great to watch the video. Travis was the best - "How could you tell?!" Would love to hear how you guys answered that one :)

Anna D Kart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So happy for you guys! love the announcement and the fact that you are pregnant! God is good:)


Happy Medley

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

very precious.

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great video!! Reminds me so much of when we told our parents we were pregnant with Adam! So fun to be able to share a surprise like that!!

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Precious!! Addi is going to be such a great BIG SIS!! I'm glad that you were able to share this fun surprise with your family :)

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This just made me smile so big!

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This just made me smile so big!

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This just made me smile so big!

Foxy's Domestic Side said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is just too cute! Love when we can surprise family with such good news :)

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YAY!!!!! This is so fun!!! I'm still so thrilled for you guys and what a fun way to tell everyone! :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

GAH! That video totally made me cry! SO awesome to have! I love that you could surprise them this time!! So special.

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a special video to look back on!!

Kristen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness!!! Made me cry!!! SO fun and exciting!!!!!