Fortune Cookie Pregnancy Announcement

Today is the anniversary of when I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant again. It is beyond me that a year has gone by since that surreal day. A day filled with more emotions than I have ever felt at one time in my life. Happiness, fear, excitement, worry. I might have even squeezed in a couple panic attacks before I told the father-of-two-to-be.

I don’t think I ever let anyone know how I gave him the heart attack surprise of his life. He was at work so I had a few hours before I would tell him. Although it was unexpected I wanted to tell him in a fun way because I did a fun pregnancy announcement for Landon. I had to think fast and be creative!

Are you expecting? Want to surprise him with the news? This fortune cookie pregnancy announcement is something he will never forget! |

I called him and told him to pick up Chinese take out on the way home. We always read our own fortune cookies and then switch and read each others fortune. I got on the computer and typed out a custom fortune. Then I cut it to the slim size that comes in the fortune cookie. I would have to switch out the old fortune for the new one without him seeing.

He got home and of course he ate so slow. I could barely eat I was so nervous. I had to place the fortune cookie in front of him to get the show on the road. He opened his and while he read it I pulled the custom fortune out of my pocket and replaced the one it came with. Then . . . the big switcheroo.

Are you expecting? Want to surprise him with the news? This fortune cookie pregnancy announcement is something he will never forget! |

He.was.shocked. He thought it was my real fortune and didn’t understand why anyone would put a fortune like that in the cookie. I had to explain what I had done a couple of times before he actually got it. That his actual fortune was, you know, baking in my uterus.

We hugged. Spent a couple of hours talking and picking our jaws up off the floor. Staring at each other. Trying to figure out how this happened and how far along I could actually be. This is what happens when you get pregnant while taking birth control! It kinda rocked our world.

The next morning I awoke to the sound of Naaman explaining to Landon that he was going to be a big brother. And I smiled and cried happy tears.

Even if shock and worry were what I felt a year ago today . . . I can tell you now with all of my heart that all I feel is blessed. To have my Briggy D.

Sometimes those fortunes do come true ;)

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  1. Mrs EyeCanSee says

    What a difference a year makes! That is so cute! We thought about doing something similar to tell my family…we had planned on telling them Christmas Eve and were ironically having chinese food so it would have been perfect…but I couldn't wait that long and we ended up telling them the weekend after we found out. Oops. Maybe I will get more creative for number 2!

  2. annie says

    That was an awesome way to tell Naaman. Very quick and creative thinking in the midst of panic attacks! I'm glad you guys are so happy a year later. It would rock anyone's world and you guys handled it very well. I remember when I saw you last fall you were so calm and positive.
    Hope your cute family can come visit us someday. ;)

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