#RickerPartyof3: From Husband to Daddy

Since this little watermelon seed of love in my belly will be a big part of SEBlogs now, I want to start a new series of sorts titled #RickerPartyof3. For those of you that have followed for a while, you may know that John and I chose to have a wedding hashtag which was #RickerPartyofTwo so, I thought it would be fitting to make a 'family hashtag' of #RickerPartyof3. I am planning on this series to be a documentation of my journey becoming a mom, life as a new mom, and everything inbetween.

On Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 715am, I found out that I was going to become a momma. This also meant that John was going to become a dad. Although I was beyond excited, I didn't fully grasp the change that was about to happen. Since it was a Tuesday, I was due at work at 8:30am. I don't know what made me take a pregnancy test while I was getting ready but I just felt compelled. The whole way to work I was full of happy tears and butterflies. I pulled myself together and got my booty into work.

Since I know the chance of a false positive, I decided to spend my lunch break buying 4 other brands of tests and taking them-the verdict was in, we were expecting a baby! Although I was over the moon excited, I still decided to keep it to myself for a few days before telling John for a few reasons. I wanted to fully process it myself before telling him and also, I wanted to tell him in a fun way.

I decided I couldn't keep it to myself any longer so, on Sunday October 30, I did it!

I made him a box (out of a BarkBox) containing a hand painted card by me, pregnancy tests, and a Patriots onesie.

The card I painted on the outside said "Only the best husbands..." and on the inside "get promoted to daddy...Baby Ricker Due June 2017"

John was in the kitchen and I walked out of our room with the box in hand and said "I have a little present for you". He originally thought I was kidding because it was a BarkBox, box. He opened it and started to read the card and looked at it for a minute. I could see him read it a second time and then it hit him. He had the sweetest and cutest reaction. I was able to record it but it makes him embarrassed so, I will keep it off the internet. We were both full of happy tears and excitement. 

How did you tell your s/o that you were expecting?

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  1. CONGRATS!!!! oh my gosh, what a cute way to tell your husband! I'm so excited for you!

  2. Awww this is so sweet! I love the way you told him! Timmy and I want to start a family next year so I have already been dreaming up ways to tell him!

  3. Aww very sweet. I'm excited for you and your future family!

  4. Oh my gosh, that is the cutest idea! What a sweet thing to do for him. Congratulations! :)

  5. You found out you were going to be a mama on my birthday!!!

  6. What a great way to let him know this! It is an overwhelming sort of a happy feeling so I could understand why you kept it to yourself for a bit...to be sure!!! Congrats to you both!!

  7. Ah so exciting! I really wanted to do something like this for my husband, but knew I couldn't contain my excitement and hide it from him. It was the first thing I blurted out as soon as he walked in the door from work that day. Congrats!

  8. How very exciting! Congrats to you and your husband!!!

    Meghan | beyondbasicblog.com


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