Baby Scales: How I Told Pat!
Until our sweet babe comes Wednesday will be the day where I take to the blog to share some baby news! Whether it be stories about my pregnancy, products we're excited about, or baby updates!
Today I'll be sharing one of my favorite stories, how I told Pat he was going to be a dad!
I will never forget the day. I was honestly convinced I wasn't pregnant because I had gotten my hopes up the month before and had to deal with that disappointment, so I was trying to keep a level head about the whole thing and not get too excited. Even after a week of missing my period I was still convinced, and honestly I think it was me just protecting myself from another letdown.
BUT, I finally got myself to take a test and was so, so, over the top excited when I realized it wasn't coming back negative. Que living room dance and then sitting in my bed convincing myself to still not be excited because, well, false positives happen.
Then I had to figure out how to tell Pat.
I was leaving that night to head back to Dallas for work so I had to think of something- and quick.
I'm a gift giver, I love surprising my friends and especially Pat with small gifts- so telling him I had something for him wasn't something out of the ordinary. As soon as Pat got from practice I told him I had a small gift for him before I left he wasn't that surprised or taken back by it. Thank God. Because I was freeeaaaking out. OPEN THE GIFT FASTER!!, was the only thing I could think of as he decided to play and talk with Sophie instead, but I really was trying to keep my cool so I wouldn't throw him off or make him think something was up.
SIDE NOTE: I am so grateful for photography and films. SO much of our life goes by in the blink of an eye and isn't captured or remembered for years to come, so I've been trying to consciously capture moments I know I'll love while in the moment. I can't tell you how many times I've replayed the video of Pat finding out, it is definitely one of the best things I've ever captured for us to keep. His reaction is so sweet and priceless and goes above and beyond what I could have ever wished for.
Don't worry, I gave him more than pregnancy tests LOL
A lot of this pregnancy we're going to be keeping private and away from social media and the blog because of some outside negative factors, but we are speechless about how excited and grateful we are. This is a blessing we never thought would be possible and something we will forever thank God for.