Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How It Happened II

So when I left off yesterday, I had just told LoLo that we were having a baby. There was no way I would keep it from my family, so I wanted to try to get my mom, dad, and sister in the same place so that I could tell them also. So, in typical Erin fashion, I asked if they wanted to come over for dinner even though I don't really cook. Luckily, my mom brought stuff over and cooked for us. While she was cooking, LoLo came home from work and we decided it was time to tell them.

When I had gone to Rite Aid earlier in the morning, I had bought a card that had a picture of a martini on the front. On the inside, I wrote, "You might be needing a drink because you're going to be a grandma!"

My mom read it and was like, "What? Is this real???" (Apparently everyone thinks I'm some elaborate prankster who goes around making fake pregnancy tests and tells people they're going to be a grandparent as a joke.) My dad just kept saying "Oh God...I'm not ready for this." and my sister was like, "YES!!!! This is so awesome!!"

Later, my dad said to LoLo, "Wow LoLo, guess you've been pretty busy." Yep, thanks, P-Dids. Way to make it super awkward.

The next day was New Years Eve and somehow, we had agreed to have the party at our house. I had planned to just buy a bunch of frozen wings and some chips and dip and call it a day anyways, but then when I couldn't stay awake for longer than 10 minutes, it seemed like an even better idea.

Enter my sister. Party planning queen. (Seriously, check out her blog section on parties!) She and my mother showed up at our house with tons of snacks, cupcake mix, champagne and juice to make punch, decorations, and even party tiaras. My sister used a silver foil table cloth and made a runner out of wrapping paper. This party was officially taken to a whole 'nother level and laying on the couch was absolutely not an option. I pushed through to help clean the house (even though LoLo and my sister did a lot of it), make cupcakes, and make guacamole.

Here's the food table minus the food. Pretty cute, huh? We filled the hats with popcorn and chips!
I just wanted to lay on the couch all night, even though I was so happy to be around such great friends. We laughed so much and had so much fun, but all I could think of was my bed...and not spilling the secret.

A little New Years LoLo for you!
 After having such an incredible New Years and knowing what I knew about how much our lives would change this year, I knew that 2013 was going to be a year I would never forget.


Nadine said...

I'm so excited for you both! I feel like so many bloggers are pregnant and I'm not weirdo who just loves reading all about pregnancy and their experiences. I hope that you blog about your pregnancy every step of the way! Congratulations!

Adria S. Belin said...

I am SOOOOOO EXCITED! Still! I can't wait to meet baby Santana!

V. Nino said...

How did I miss this news in the first place!?


What a wonderful and creative "reveal" idea :) I was too young (19) to celebrate in that kind of way when I was pregnant with my first. It was more like telling my parents in a "rip it off like a band-aid" kind of way. lol

Congrats again, and how exciting! I am looking forward to following your pregnancy on your blog. Yay!

Sandra said...

You're dads comment! lol "...I'm not ready for this"
That's something I would say.

undomestic mama said...

This reminds me of the beginning of my pregnancy. I never got sick so it took me awhile to know, but I was so exhausted. I'm still so excited for you!