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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Telling the Parents

We found out that it was a YES on a Friday afternoon. We were so ecstatic that we didn't even know what to do. I told Marc I had always dreamed of being able to surprise my parents but since all the infertility stuff happened I had given that dream up. But somehow, right after our transfer, we both decided to get on the same page and fib about the date we were finding out. I think for every person that asked, we told a different "finding out" day. It got super confusing on who we told what.. My parents and his thought we would be finding out on that Monday.

So being the sweet husband that he is, he first said, well lets go buy a celebratory gift. He said I was prepared to buy you a "sorry it didn't work" gift, but now I want to celebrate by buying it anyways and it was also close to Valentines, so it we had a double reason!
That is when this came into play!!! I had been wanting an Ipad for forever.

After we bought the ipad we headed straight for little rock. My thought was that I could put this picture as the screen saver and then show them what Marc got me for valentines. But since we didn't even go home, I had no time to set it up. So then I already had them a gift, which they knew I had one but didn't know what it was. I told my sis what is was so no one would get suspicious.


We arrived in Little Rock around 9sih, knocked on their door and said surprise! I explained the reason we were there was because it was my Nana's 80th birthday and I didn't want to miss it because I had missed my grandfathers 79th and he didn't make it to 80 and I've regretted that a ton. (which I really did). Although we did miss her party, I wanted to have lunch with her and spend the day with her on Saturday. They totally bought it. Then we just sat there and chatted awhile and tried to act non-chalant as possible. Then Marc went to get our bags, and I was like, "Oh yeah, grab their gift I got them."
So they began opening the gift and this is what hey opened:
They had a really hard week, which included 2 close friends of theirs dying. I had been joking around with them saying they needed one of these. My dad said it would take more than just 1 :)
Then I wrapped the preggo test in tissue paper and put it at the bottom of the sack. So they first opened the happy light, and they were like, "oh thanks." I think they were thinking it was going to be something super exciting, and it was kind of a let down, Ha!
Then I said there is one more little thing in there that might make you happy.

Here you can see them opening it! (turn volume down)


The next morning we went to tell Nana. We handed her the preggo stick and she said, "I know this isn't mine, I'm not pregnant." We thought that was hilarious. She really loves to joke around but really was so excited for us. She absolutely is obsessed babies!

Then I sent this to a few friends! And we also did the iPad picture with some other friends.

It was super fun to be able to tell our close friends and family. We ended up calling Marc's family because they live almost 6 hours away. They were still so thrilled for us. We are thankful for all of their support and prayers over the years. We definitely could not have done it without them.

Once again, thanks for sharing in our JOY with us!

14 comments:

kate said...

Make me cry with that video, girl. Geez, I got all excited again for you guys!!! Can't wait to see this miracle baby in October!

emily said...

So sweet! Your grandma sounds like a fun lady!

Emily Richardson said...

pretty sure I just cried watching your video! Yeah for baby Yount!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! So happy for you! I love love love your ipad case! Can you share where you got it? =)

Michelle said...

I actually got it at best buy! It's been a great cover so far.

Stefanie said...

Ditto on the crying over the video! I'm so glad I watched this at home on my own! I just keep thinking about you guys over the past week & being so happy for you!

E said...

I so just cried. CONGRATS!!!!!!

Linds said...

I love how your mom is crying and your dad just keeps saying "It says pregnant!" hahaha. I'm so happy for you!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh I know. We laughed so hard at him because he had to get his glasses out to read the stick! Haha! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you!

Michelle said...

Aww thanks so much stef!

Jenny and Mark Bradley said...

So excited for you and Marc! Thanks for letting us in on your journey. It gives me compassion for others who are going though the same thing and helps me to know how to pray for them.

Lindsay said...

Now that i have kinda calmed down from all the excitement. Can you please tell me where your ipad case/ cases are from? So cute! So happy your dreams are comming true little miss Mama!

Michelle said...

Thanks girl for being so excited! Hope married life is treating you well! I actually got the case at best buy! I really love it!