I’ll never forgot the day I told my husband that I was pregnant. We had suffered a miscarriage the month prior and decided to give ourselves some time to recover. Well, that recovery period was shortened when I discovered that I was pregnant again. I was extra cautious this time and decided to wait a month which was so hard! I had to bite my tongue so many times, but after having gone through the loss of our first child, I didn’t want to be too premature with my announcement should I experience any bleeding or spotting.
Anyway, a month after I had taken the pregnancy test, I went to Target to pick up a few things–my hubby was re-opening his chiropractic clinic, and I wanted to get him an “office-warming” gift. So I bought him a new tie, picture frame (and included a picture of the both of us in it), and a decorative word accessory that spelled out the word “DREAM”.
A few days later, I decided it was time to tell him and wanted to reveal my pregnancy in a really creative way. Having gone through the stuff I got at Target, the perfect idea came to me! I decided that Iwould write him a card and incorporate each gift in the note. I wrapped up each gift individually, put it all in one box and left it in his car. I instructed him not to open it until he got to the office. The note I wrote him went something like this:
I just wanted you to know how proud I am of you. I know times have been a little stressful, but I believe things are finally falling into place. Congratulations on the re-opening of your office. I wish you all the success that you deserve. It signifies the (OPEN GIFT #1 = “tie”) between hard work and the fulfulliment of your (OPEN GIFT #2 = office accessory “dream”). I know that you will work hard for (OPEN GIFT #3 = picture frame “me and us”) and soon (OPEN GIFT #4 = positive pregnancy test “baby”) will reap the benefits of our commitment to each other.
I love you,
I was so excited for him to open it and was anticipating a call at the office from him. To my surprise, he didn’t call all morning. But around lunch time, he asked if I wanted to get together for lunch and he’d pick something up and meet me at my work place. When I went to greet him at the front desk, not only did he have lunch, but he also bought me flowers! I was quite surprised and felt like the luckiest person alive!! We were both beaming during the entire lunch while he described how he discovered the box and the note. It was so funny because he said that when he got to the last gift which was the pregnancy test, he said he had mixed feelings as he felt grossed out at first (he thought it was an old test, hehe!) which soon turned into pure excitement when he saw the date that I had written on there.
I was so proud of myself for pulling off the surprise. Normally I can’t contain such big news and end up spilling the beans but it was definitely a day to remember. I’m sure my husband will never forget either. I’m looking forward to when Isaac is older so that I can tell him this cute little story.