Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eric's special birthday surprise ;)

This post was written April 18, 2012. I have definitely made changes here and there because I was so emotional when I tried to type it out :) I was all over the place... as you are about to find out!

I just took a pregnancy test like 5 minutes ago.... I set the test down to let it "process" and asked myself if these stupid tests EVER show a second line? As soon as I finished thinking that question I looked at the test and a second line appeared! NO WAY! How is this possible? What does this mean?? (Ha ha, apparently I lose all brain power when I'm in shock!)
I snuck out of the bathroom (Eric was still sleeping) to grab my cameras and took pictures of the test. Gross, I know, but I had to :)  Then I think, is this real?? And then I start bawling, ha ha. I just want this to be real! I don't want my baby taken away, or for this to be a cruel joke. Eric and I want to be parents so badly!
Speaking of Eric... it's his birthday! BEST BIRTHDAY SURPRISE EVER :) If only I'd known about this sooner, I would have come up with a cute/creative way to tell him! Instead, I found a little cardboard box that is just the right size for the pregnancy test, threw it in and stuck a pink bow on top. If that doesn't give it away, I don't know what will :) I can't wait to give it to him!

There really are no words necessary for Eric's reaction. The pictures say it all!

  Ugly cardboard box, Courtney!
 Excited to see what's inside!
What the heck?
HA HA! You sooooo funny!
Wait, she's serious?
I'm going to be a dad.... happy tears!! :)

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I still tear up when I look at these pictures! Eric is going to be the best daddy!! He is so excited and has put up with me SO well! I'm almost 12 weeks (I just couldn't wait any longer to share the news, ha ha). I have been so lucky and I don't get sick unless I don't eat soon enough! I did experience a couple weeks of serious food aversions. Nothing sounded good ever, so I had a hard time putting food in my mouth. I totally stopped looking at Pinterest for a couple weeks and had a hard time looking at the pictures of food on Instagram :) But I am mostly over that! Remember how I was complaining about acne weeks ago? Well, I can officially blame that on my pregnancy hormones. No fun! Other than being extremely tired I have felt great! I'm hoping to get my energy back in the second trimester but I really can't complain much. Pregnancy has been great and we are just SO excited (and nervous) for what's to come!!

94 comments:

Bekah said...

CONGRATS!!! This is flipping adorable!!!!!! SO happy for you two!!

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

NO WAY GIRL!!! Congrats!! So so happy for you! and that's a cute way to tell hubby!!! You guys will BE AWESOME PARENTS! xoxo

Joeylee said...

Congrats girl, so excited for you

Liz said...

How perfect was that?! Congrats lady!!!

Samantha George-Realtor said...

Oh my goodness Congrats!! Super cute way to tell him :)

Natalie said...

That is the most best way to tell someone hes gonna be a daddy!

Congrats girl! My little one turns 1 tomorrow!!

H. said...

OMG congratulations! That's so exciting!! & those pictures are priceless :)

Cole said...

What a great birthday surprise! Such sweet pictures! Congrats to both of you. :-)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

oh my gosh this is the best thing ever, seriously. you are too cute. i'm really excited for you, you wil be a great mommy!

K

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Congrats girl!! So happy for you and your hubby.
What a great birthday surprise!!

Amanda said...

This is so precious!! I'm so glad for you :) what an amazing birthday surprise!!! Happy Weekend, friend :) xo

Janna Bogert said...

I teared up too! I probably wouldn't have even had time to put the tests in a box, because I would have freaked! I say I don't know if I want kids, but I know that the second I found out I was pregnant- I would be ecstatic! Love you guys!

eryka {from abcde} said...

So exciting and what a fun birthday present for him! AW!

Pamela said...

AWWW his reaction totally made me tear up! So sweet! Love yall!

Shelley said...

I wish I got pictures of Michaels reaction! Love this! And I had acne in the beginning of my pregnancy too! It sucks but it should go away eventually!

Brooke said...

Ok, this is THE cutest thing ever! And I can tell just from that look that he's going to be a great daddy.

LWLH said...

Oh my, those pictures and especially that last one...heartwarming!

m&msmommy said...

These pictures are absolutel precious! I am SOO excited for you guys!! :)

Ashlee :) said...

I'm so glad you posted this. That was the sweetest reaction ever. Ya'll are going to be GREAT parents, no doubt!!

Andrew and Jessilyn Stagg said...

I am so excited for you guys!! Pregnancy is a roller coaster, but it is so amazing and such a special time.

Alyx said...

Oh my goodness, Courtney. I'm not going to lie, I got a little teary-eyed when I saw that last picture of Eric! Seriously, you can see so many emotions on his face, and I love it! You guys are going to be awesome parents and I am SO happy for you!!

Sean Marie said...

I KNEW you'd get pregnant soon! Congrats! Also, wanna talk about gross? I saved my positive pregnancy test and put it in a scrap book. EW!

Samantha said...

Love this! Congratulations again :)

Nichole said...

OMG!!! Sooo happy! CONGRATS!

Katrin said...

I love the pictures! :))) And I am so so soooo happy for you guys! You will be amazing parents!!!

Natalie said...

His reaction is priceless! I'm glad you've had an easy pregnancy so far. I loved being pregnant, it is such a special time in your life. Enjoy every moment!

Carlie said...

I love that you got all those pics of Eric's reaction! I am so excited for you!

Amber said...

Perfect! I love it! He could not have gotten a better present!! Y'all are going to be the best parents!!!!!! Keep us updated! Are y'all gonna find out the sex????

Kate @ Daffodils said...

COngrats!!!

Chrissy + Nate said...

Oh my goodness, those pictures are so sweet! It will be such a great memory to have those pictures saved! Congratulations again!

Megan said...

LOVE that you have pictures of his reaction! That is so adorable!! And that you found out on his birthday!! Ahhhh, so precious!! Congrats again!!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, these pictures are PERFECT!!!! What a great birthday surprise, and such a fun thing to have as a memory!!

Tara said...

What a beautiful way to tell him and what a great momento to have the pictures.

Ashley said...

That last picture made me tear up! He is going to be a great daddy and you will be a great momma!

Deveny said...

Hahaha, that's awesome it fell on his birthday. I remember staying home from church because I felt like crap and then taking one. Then immediately sending a picture message to my husband while he sat in sacrament mtg. He had to call me after it was over to make sure I wasn't kidding. haha

Evelien said...

So great that you have those pics!! Awww... Poor guy haha :) Didn't see that coming, did he?! ;)

meme-and-he said...

gahh!! Congrats!! That last picture made me tear up! How cute!

Nikki said...

Such awesome pictures! Congrats!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

And now I have tears. So happy for you guys.

The Pink Growl said...

congrats!!! That last picture of him is precious!

Melissa Knott said...

YAY! Congratulations!! Oh it is so so so exciting! Cherish every moment as it will FLY by! I feel like WE just found out yesterday!

Erin said...

This is SO cute! So glad you got to capture his reaction.

Vicky said...

Love the shot by shot pictures! I can only imagine the day I get pregnant and tell my husband. He will be a ball of tears. Lol.

Congratulations again to the both of you!

Brandy said...

I love his face in the last picture. It almost made me cry. I'm so happy for you!!

Amanda said...

I just started crying seeing that last picture of Eric :) Omg! WHat a great birthday surprise for him :) I'm so so so happy for you all!

Jessie said...

Best birthday present ever!!! You are so cute! Congrats again! Glad you are feeling okay. Pregnancy is one wild ride!

Sami said...

Sweetest thing ever! I am tearing up just from seeing these pictures! Congrats!!

Shayla Jones said...

Oh my Gosh that is the Sweetest!!

Jenna said...

Yay!! That is such a great way to surprise him!! I'm so happy for you.

Mostly I'm jealous that you don't have nausea. I have around-the-clock nausea and it BLOWS!!

Have you been able to hear/see the babe yet?! We get to today and I'm so excited - then I feel like I can finally blog about it!! :)

Congrats congrats congrats!! ♥

Brittany Lew Whoo said...

congratulations pretty girl!!! i'm so excited for you guys!

tifsong said...

presh.

Cynthia said...

You need a pass time! ! :)

Chelsea said...

WOW! Congrats! I'm really happy for you guys!

Ashley said...

This gets the award for the most fantastic post of the day. So exciting. I know the feeling...nothing better than seeing TWO lines after wanting a baby!!!

Amy said...

amazing :) congrats!!!

Robyn said...

Congrats!! So happy for you and Eric!! :) With Annabelle I took my pregnancy test @ 5:00am and HAD to wake up Josh to tell him--he was so confused! Haha. I love it :)

BF said...

Congratulations, and what a sweet little bithday surprise for him! Love the way the pictures tell the story!

Antoinette said...

Courtney you just made me cry!! How ridiculously cute is that last pic of Eric. You are gonna make the most amazing parents!!

Savannah said...

Love this! What a fabulous birthday present!

That Girl said...

I took a picture of my test too. Way less gross than keeping the test.

Valerie Griffin said...

awww LOVE IT!

shay said...

soooo excited and happy for you! congrats!

Keri said...

PERFECT pictures!!!

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so exciting!

Thank you for giving us a peek into your life and sharing this with us!

Kristen Seuberling said...

I LOVE that you got the entire sequence of reactions... such a neat thing to be able to show the little one when they get older! It doesn't matter how ugly your box is... I actually think it makes it way better, because you can tell he's like, "Really... you got me something in an ugly box? That is not your style". Totally makes the surprise much better!

leslie.conner said...

Congratulations - that is such an awesome bday gift :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

OMG super de super congrats!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Sierra said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!!

Sam said...

That is sooo sweet. Having those pictures will be great memories!

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With Glitter On Top said...

this is so awesome! congrats :):)

Brittany said...

AWWWWWWW YAY!!!! So excited for you guys!! Can't wait to read all your updates...hope you keep feeling better and better. We are sharing this journey together (from different states of course...), I love it! :)

Faith said...

Omg! Congrats!!! So exciting! Congrats to you and Eric!

Whitney Leigh said...

so cute! dying. happy birthday mr. eric. happy birthday, indeed.

Kara said...

This is SERIOUSLY the cutest thing ever! CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you guys! :D

Dee Stephens said...

Congrats! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Due 12/6/12

Kristin said...

love it

Leslie said...

YAY!! Congratulations!!! How exciting! :) And what a cute way to surprise your hubby!!

Robyn said...

so so so so sweet-great gift!

jessicaelle said...

Too cute! And once again this is so exciting!! Congrats!!!

kyna... said...

BEST birthday gift ever!!
♥ Kyna

kyna... said...

BEST birthday gift ever!!
♥ Kyna

Karm said...

hahah this is the cutest post. I like how you documented the moments. I am so happy for you guys!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, so cute!!! Congrats to both of you!

Tiffany said...

I love this. What a special day to find out something so amazing.

Whitney said...

Congratulations!!! I haven't been on your blog in a while and was going through some of your posts! That is awesome that you haven't been very sick, I didn't get sick either and have loved being pregnant! Congrats again, I am excited for you to find out what you are having. (If that's what you decide to do).

xoxo
Whitney

Sunkissed and Southern said...

congrats! i can't believe you waited that long to tell him! good for you for keeping a secret!

Jenessa said...

Congratulations!!! That is SO exciting!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Ohhhh!! That's the cutest thing ever! So great that you have pictures to remember the moment! xoxo

Melanie said...

OH! Eric's happy tear pic made me happy tear up! Just adore you guys, & ahhhhh SO happy! XOXO

Rolled Up Pretty said...

aghhhhhhhhhhh! YAYAYAYAYAY! I am SO SO SO excited for you guys, this is the cutest post, you will always treasure these pictures!

Stephanie said...

Awww congrats!!! (Sorry I'm so late to the party!!) This post is SO sweet. I LOVE that you wrote it so long ago! :)

Shalyn said...

Holy cow, the timing of you telling everyone important is so impeccable-birthday and Mothers day? Amazing! Hope your feeling great!

lori said...

I am so Behind on your blog.. But this was so sweet! I love Eric's reaction. And on his birthday!! So perfect.

lori said...

I am so Behind on your blog.. But this was so sweet! I love Eric's reaction. And on his birthday!! So perfect.

Luna said...

such a grand surprise! i laughed so much i almost choked on breakfast. congratulations and of course, wishing you a wonderful pregnancy.

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