Saturday, August 28, 2010

BIG NEWS.... WE ARE....

GOING TO HAVE A BABY!

After trying for two years and two miscarriages...baby Foster will finally arrive on January 27th 2011. We are so thrilled and couldn't be happier! I can't wait until the little guy/gal gets here. For those of you that know me very well, you know that I am the world's worst liar! After lying to several of our family and friends, we finally started to tell the family about 14 weeks. I was slightly disappointed that no one was that surprised, but I guess that's what happens when you aren't a very good liar. The only people that knew when we first found out were our parents since we wanted a blessing and advice, and my friend Jeni that I taught with.
After our 14 week appointment we went to lunch with Preston's sister and her husband at Pei Wei. We each opened up our fortune cookie, and instead of reading what his fortune really said, Preston said "There is a Baby in Your Future." April asked if that's what it really said, and so he handed the fortune to her. When she read the real fortune she looked at both of us and then demanded to know if we were joking. Then she burst into tears, which surprised all of us and then had us all crying. She can't wait to be an aunt!
Next we told my extended family. Many of them were suspicious since my mom was trying to get all of the grandkids there for dinner. She told us that she had a special way to break the news, and that it would be a surprise for us as well! It turned out to be a delicious Cookies by Design bouquet. (If any of you know me, I hate flowers because they die. I would rather have something edible. These are my favorite! My mom knew how disappointed I was that I didn't get any for my recital since Cookies by Design was remodeling, and so she surprised us with these. I love how they turned out!)

My mom bought these cute cookies for the rest of the family, and my dad made amazing homemade strawberry ice cream for dessert.

After dinner we took some of the cookies down to surprise Preston's Grandpa Foster. He was so excited. I love his grandpa! I love that I am able to have grandpas again, since both of mine have passed away.

We went to dinner with one of my very best friends Lins! Guess what she was craving?? Pei Wei. It worked out nicely since we loved breaking the news with a fortune cookie. 

My mom is so knowledgeable since she used to teach prenatal classes, and is a maternity nurse. I think I drive her crazy with my questions. It will be nice to have my own personal lactation consultant once I have the baby.



My dad can't wait to be a grandpa! He keeps calling the baby his grandson, until yesterday he called it his granddaughter. We find out on his birthday what we are having. It is in less then two weeks! I can't wait! ANY GUESSES??

10 comments:

Dan & Heather Pelfrey said...

Congratulations you guys!We'd been wondering when you would make an announcement and we are so excited for you! Babies are so much fun!

**Amanda** said...

I already told Deanne my vote is GIRL
Congrats!!!

vanessa said...

YAY congrats!!! We're due the same day!!!!!!!!! Crazy!

Beth Dickson said...

Melissa! That is SO exciting! You are going to be the best mom and you will love every minute of it. There is seriously nothing better in the world! My guess is a girl...or a boy. YEAH!!!!!!

Danny and Becky DuPaix said...

congrats again! so, so exciting!!

Lara said...

Congrats Miss and Preston!! So so happy for you two! You will be the cutest parents!

Ashley said...

Congrats you guys!! That is exciting news! Our vote is a boy so our little boy can have a buddy. You'll love being parents, its the best!!!
Dave and Ashley

Nichole said...

Congrats you guys! That is so exciting!

Lisa said...

Awesome news! We are so excited for you guys! The cookie bouquet is such a cute idea. My guess is that your having a Boy.

Our Family said...

Yay!! Oh Congratulations! That is SO awesome. Good luck in the coming days ... I'll be thinking of you. Take care!