When I found out that I indeed was pregnant, Brad was out of town! So I kept it a secret from him because I wanted to tell him in person. In the mean time, I went to the doctor to confirm the pregnancy via a blood test. They called and HOORAY - my beta was 49 (it is supposed to double every 48 hours). So the next step was to get Brad back from Atlanta and tell him.
I decided to give him an early birthday present. We both got to the house at the same time and I gave him a gift bag when we walked in and said something along the lines of "I found this for you and thought you could go on and use it - and it definitely counts as part of your birthday present!" In the bag was an outfit that says "I Love Daddy", the book The Expectant Father, and the pregnancy tests that said Pregnant. He was so happy when he opened it and figured out what I was telling him!!
I also wanted to wait and tell my grandmother, Meme, on her birthday. This day also happened to be the first anniversary of my grandfather's death, so I thought she needed something to really celebrate. This is a picture of her as she read a poem I printed out for her. Below the picture is the poem :)
To: Great-Grandma Meme
I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss,
I don't yet have a name.
You can't yet hold my tiny hands, 'nor whisper in my ear.
It's still too soon to sing a song, or cuddle me so near.
But all that will change come May 4,
That’s when they say I'm due.
I'll be your First great-grandchild; I can't wait till I meet you.
All I ask between now and then is your patience while I grow.
I promise I'll be worth the wait, because of all the love we'll know.
So have a Happy Birthday
A wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this great family!
(and for those of you that don't already know, we are calling the baby Cletus the Fetus until we know whether it is a boy or a girl!!)