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!