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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