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Telling Big Man the News


Okay, so by now hopefully everyone saw the great news that we are expecting!

I found out the day I was getting Baptized, which you can see here if you missed it.  I kept the little secret to myself for the day until I could come up with a fun and exciting way to tell my husband. (which he kinda blew by the way)  Knowing that this is going to be our second and probably last baby, I wanted to tell him in a fun way.

With Little Man I also found out I was pregnant on a special day too, Valentines Day!  I got up like normal (it was a work day) took three pregnancy tests. (why do we do that, like it is going to change?) I then went to wake Big Man up and told him that I had a Valentines Day Gift for him.  He was all groggy, bed head and eyes half-open and then I told him we were having a baby.  It was a sweet moment.

This time I wanted to mix it up a bit.  I scored the internet for different ways to tell your husband you are expecting.  The best I read and thought would work for us was one where you use a jar of Prego Spaghetti sauce.   We all know that once you get pregnant someone is calling you Prego at least once a week, which is cool, no complaints.  We are a family that loves our Spaghetti Nights.  So I thought, Great, we will have spaghetti and I will start on dinner and then ask Big Man to get the (doctored) jar out of the pantry for me.  Easy, right? No!

First when I say “doctored” jar I mean doctored.  I used the trusty, Picnik.com

Pretty cool huh?  Well, I think so, if you don’t just play along.

So I printed the main part of the label and thought I would just slap it on when he wasn’t looking.  I get home we say our hello’s.  I say “I’ll start on dinner, how does spaghetti sound?”  “No, we were thinking breakfast for dinner” he says.

 “What??  We have to have Spaghetti, I planned this all out, I can’t go another day without telling him.  It is killing me already to go this long.”  Oh, that was me talking to myself in the head.   

“Oh, I was set on Spaghetti” I say.  “Yeah, but Little Man tried eggs at school today and when I picked him up from school he said he LOVED Eggs now so he wanted to have pancakes and eggs for dinner.”  Oh, well at this point I don’t know if I mentioned it enough but Little Man is a very picky eater and we are trying anything and everything for him to try new foods so for him to ask for eggs, well, this momma is going to do it.


So I stand in the kitchen for minute going, “Crap, what am I going to do?  How am I going to make this work.”

So, like a said, I slapped the label on the jar with some glue.


Looks good right?  So, at this point, I don’t know what to do expect to call him in and tell him that I really wanted to have spaghetti tonight because I got this special kind of sauce.  I had the sauce sitting on the edge of the counter as you come into the kitchen, so he could see it right away.

In the end, he said he didn’t even notice all the extra wording I put on there until after I asked him about it.  He said that he just put two and two together.  But now I have something for the scrapbook sorta speak.



I took this picture of a leaf a couple of years ago because I mean look at it, it looks like a heart.  I never did anything with it and it just sat there in the hundreds of random pictures that you hold on to for some reason.  Well when I saw the wording of this verse written this way (can’t remember where) I thought that would look great with the leaf picture behind it.  So a couple of minutes in http://www.picnik.com to enhance the photo and to get the cool font and wallah!