Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Telling the Parents…

Going Back to April 22, 2011....

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Amanda text her Mom the night they found out (Thursday). Well, Friday, was Good Friday so Amanda was off work. This was also really good because we are not sure how much work would have gotten done on that Friday if Amanda did have to work. ☺ Anyway…Amanda text her Mom about meeting for lunch that Friday since we were both off. They texted back and forth and it was not until the day of that we realized everyone was going to be there. And by everyone, we mean like Kenny, Debra, Jacob, Patrick and Kenneth. The whole family!! We were not planning on telling my brothers but because they were coming and we wanted to tell my parents so bad, we decided to tell the news to everyone. (Kenneth ended up not coming so he was a little late on the news…but he found out eventually). We bought bibs at Target that said “I love Grandma” and “I love Grandpa” we put them in an amazon box so they were not wondering why we were giving them a wrapped present for no apparent reason. We are sneaky ones aren’t we? My Dad is typing on his Blackberry and Amanda said, “Hey Mom and Dad, we have you guys a little gift that we found for you.” Dad kept typing and Mom took the box. As soon as she opened it she started saying, “I knew it! I knew it! I knew it…” over and over and over…haha! Dad just started looking around wondering what was going on…Amanda said, “Mom show Dad the gift…” Dad’s jaw dropped. He was so shocked he didn’t know what to say. Dad did speak he said, “well I DIDN’T know it!” ha. Silly Dad, he was just in shock for the rest of the lunch. The two other things Dad said at lunch was, “That baby better come before December 31, so you get your tax deduction and it will be 2015 when I will coach T-Ball again.” Haha! None of the other family knew at this point other than my brothers who were totally excited as well. Jacob just looked up and said, “Really?!?!...Are you serious?!?!” He was excited too. I missed Pat’s reaction because I was watching Mom and Dad. Jacob came in later so we gave him the box too. =) What a fun day it was telling my parents and family about our little Baby George that will make an appearance before we know it!


We tried and tried to get Derek’s parents on Skype at the same time. We REALLY wanted to see their reactions when they found out. Since they still have active children that aren’t all driving yet it is hard to pin them both down at the same time. So Derek called his Mom on Tuesday, April 26. He came home talking with her, he told her to hold on a minute pulled the phone down looked at me and said, they cant skype until Sunday, should we tell her now?!? Amanda gave in and said yes! We just couldn’t wait any longer to tell them. So Derek got back on the phone (put his mom on speaker) and said, we have something to tell you…her first response, please don’t tell me bad news, I really can’t take that right now. Derek said well, we hope this is not bad news…You are going to be a Grandma!!!! She repeated, “I am going to be a GRANDMA!?!?” haha! Yes, yes you are! It was so much fun! It was hard for Carrie to not tell anyone but we told her she had to keep it a secret from the rest of the family (other than Brian) at least until we went in for an Ultrasound (May 24). ☺ This would be almost 1 month for her to keep a secret! ☺ Once we got off the phone with Carrie, we called Brian, Derek’s Step Dad. Derek said, I am going to put you on speaker, we have something to tell you. Before Derek could even put him on speaker he said, “You are going to be saying ‘DaDa’ soon aren’t you…” HOW DID HE KNOW!!!!! Oh goodness…Brian and Amanda’s Mom…they knew it! Lol! What a fun time it was telling the parents. Too bad we had to tell Derek’s parents over the phone, that is definitely a bummer with living so far away! I know it will be hard for Carrie and Brian to be so far away from their grandchild but maybe they will come down south now since they have really good reason! We love them and love their visits!! =)

2 comments:

Alison said...

A fun read! Very exciting! We had to tell Mike's dad about our first on the phone, too. He was in Italy. NO ONE knew. We wanted to tell him first since he was usually the last to hear news, being overseas. As soon as he answered, he said, "Are you having a baby?" Crazy, but fun memories!

Lauren Faison said...

what a fun way to tell your family!!!