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Friday, August 12, 2011

A Pair of Babies

Our last night in Corvallis we spent the night at Pete and Jenn's. We woke up to Emma and Mo crawling on us and and a nice graduation card for Phil signed by Pete, Jenn, Emma, Mo and "?". It took a while for it to sink in that Jenn was PREGNANT! That evening we left for Kelley family vacation. The next morning I woke up and found out I was pregnant. ABSOLUTELY CRAZY! I almost told Jenn before I told Phil ha ha ha. Anyway the following week Jenn helped us move to Hawaii. PREGGO SISTERS DUE AROUND THE SAME TIME!

Jenn had special plans of how she wanted to tell the Kirkbride family and the Kelley family on father's day but she was flexible to change her plans for me....such a nice lady. There was no way I could wait until father's day to tell the Kelley family and it would be waaaaaaaay more fun to hit them with a double whammy. The evening after I found out I was preggo Pete proposed a toast to Chuck and Nancy for their anniversary congratulating them on many years of marriage, 4 kids and 5 grand kids(currently they only had 4) Chuck and Nancy immediately realized Pete and Jenn were announcing another baby and everyone started yelling, it was a great celebration. Jenn revealed a "big brother shirt" that Mo-Mo was wearing. After the crowd settled down Phil and I present Chuck and Nancy with an Anniversary card and gift we had purch ased ahead of time and signed the card Phil, Jenna and Ching(just like Jenn did to Phil). It was such a special memory I will never forget! Lucky for me Pete happened to get video on his Iphone.

It was hard for me to have to tell my Family and our bestfriends over the phone....I almost drove from Seattle to Corvallis/Lebanon just to tell. Thank goodness for technology and we were able to Skype a lot of people. I figured out how to take "screen shots" on my phone and I realize now it would have been fun to take photos of everyone. But here are a few people we told and their reactions:
My Parents Were excited, in disbelief then over-joyed!! I've been looking forwa rd to this moment for years! I loved telling my parents.
Telling Abby and Denny. LOVE Abby's Face!
Telling the Riley's was also fun. I look bad but NATHAN LOOKS AMAZING ;-).

We had to wait a week to Brad and Sharon so Jenn could tell them her big news first. I got nervous they would find out about me before I could tell them so I frantically started texting people telling them it was a secret...ha ha ha ha. This special call took place while we were driving. I love technology!
We got a lot of amazing reactions! I'm kicking myself for not taking screen shots of everyone... It was a very fun and special time telling friends.

As far as telling the DAD-to-be...I had thought about it for years how I would want to tell Phil but to my surprise I was way to shocked and nervous I didnt even care about being creative. I just woke him up gently and reminded him Mo-Mo is going to be a big brother(a topic of humor to us at the time) and was going to be a role-model to his cousin Ching. Phil kept asking me "really, is this for real" We had a special tearful moment and then I made him go outside with me where Pete and Jenn were alone with the kids to tell Jenn ASAP! I was dying and Jenn's reaction beats any birth announcement I've ever seen. Screaming, jumping, running....that would have been a GREAT video!


Kari Riley said...

HOT HOT MOMMAS! I'm so glad you took screen shots, so fun! Give Ching a jiggle for me.

Trask Mom said...

I'm all teary eyed reading this. How sweet!

Jim, Brea, Annabelle and Evelyn said...

So incredibly excited for you two!! Can't wait to have someone for the girls to play with!!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

Loved the face time photos! Still can't believe it's true :)

peteandjenn said...

This is one of those posts I smiled through the whole thing. :) Good news good news! Yay baby!

peteandjenn said...

PS. Just looking at that dress makes me feel sick from memories of morning sickness. Need to give it away.