So while we were coloring our cow spots to go to CFA, DM wanted to color his own picture. That's when I got the idea for this to be how David found out. So I had him color both sides of the paper and then on the side with the least coloring, I held his hand and wrote his special message for Daddy. We hung it on the fridge (word side down) for Daddy to see when he got home. When David got home, I told him to look at the picture on the fridge that DM drew but that he colored on both sides so it was important to flip it over. This message was waiting for him on the other side:
Now at this point, I was only 4 weeks along. We wanted to tell our families all together and catch it on camera so we knew we would have to wait awhile to tell anyone. It was super hard to keep the secret, let me tell you! We only had to wait about 2 weeks though until we convinced David's parents to come up and visit for a few days and during that time we all went to see my family to celebrate my brother Bryson's birthday. We set up my phone on the selfie stick but in regular mode as opposed to "selfie mode" (aka screen facing away from us all instead of toward us) so as to "get a better quality picture." I muted my phone and after making sure everyone was in the shot while David held the selfie stick, I started the video and we began "taking pictures"until David announced that I was pregnant. You can watch everyone's [delayed] reactions in the video below!
After that, we all kept quiet for a few more weeks until after my first ultrasound at 9 weeks and a mini-photoshoot to announce our pregnancy with our close friend and "personal family photographer", Davey Morgan (www.daveymorgan.com). He and his wife, Marissa, have captured all our special life moments for us and we are forever grateful.
It felt so good to finally let everyone know! I really hate keeping secrets :)
*[During my first pregnancy I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes which seemingly went away after I gave birth but fast forward a year later and after a trip to the ER (on my own accord and not too serious), a few doctor visits, and a bunch of blood work, I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. My dr and endocrinologist and I believe I had Type 1 before I was pregnant with DM and just didn't know it. So in reality, David Michael probably saved my life. Thank you, little man. :) So now by July, I had gotten my diabetes under good control.]