One of the funnest parts about being pregnant is sharing the news with your closest friends and family. TJ and I wanted to get our parent’s reactions on video- so we both secretly recorded all of them! (Sneaky, I know) It is so fun looking back at the footage. Man… they were all so surprised!
For my mom and dad, we decided to make Easter baskets to deliver the “special news’. Inside of the baskets were some of their favorite goodies as well as a scroll with the “secret message” and an egg including a special note for each of them. Both my mom and dad had no idea what they were about find out. My mom’s reaction was great. As she read down the scroll, she stopped and yelled….”BABY SPEER???? Due October 2016!” She was so surprised and so happy all at once.
As far as TJ’s parents, we told them the news when TJ went down to visit them in Florida for Ava Janelle’s 2nd birthday party, which was on Easter weekend. I was so happy that TJ was able to tell them in person, since we do not see them as often as we would all like. The plan was to FaceTime in, after the party, to say hi and catch up on the day. Mid-way into our conversation, I told them that I had another surprise for Ava Janelle- that unfortunately I could not send down with TJ on the plane. As soon as I said that, Taisha yelled out- you’re pregnant! I walked away from the screen to “get the gift” and I came back with the ultrasound pictures. I proceeded to say, “Uncle TJ and Aunt Jess have a special gift for Ava Janelle….A baby Cousin!” Everyone was yelling and screaming and so excited. It was a great way to share the news with everyone being together all at once! Here’s a picture below of everyone after finding out.
After sharing the news with our closest family and friends, there were a few reactions that really stood out to us. Here they are below:
Best Reaction: Taisha Speer (Sister in law)
Who cried (the most): Rachel Napoli (Best friend)
Most shocked: Rachel Napoli & Christina Breznak (Best friends)