– Written December 13, 2013 at 14 weeks pregnant.
– Story takes place November 28, 2013 at 12 weeks pregnant.
Before you read this blog post I recommend you read Surprise Pregnancy Reveal #1.
My second surprise pregnancy bomb drop happened on Thanksgiving and this time I got to experience the element of surprise with Joshua.
We went about Thanksgiving as usual in the Calhoun house with the addition of my parents and my brother: mingling, watching football, cooking, and playing games. When the food was ready we all gathered in the kitchen to sing the blessing together. Then we simply loaded our plates and sat down. It is a tradition in the Calhoun clan to go around the table and say what we are thankful for. We started with Gigi so we could end with Joshua.
The responses were all so emotional and many tears were shed. When it was my turn I sounded dull, but what more can a girl do when the biggest things she’s thankful for are related to a pregnancy her husband is about to announce? Anyway, my response was lame amidst all the emotional and heart wrenching thankfulness outpourings. I don’t think anyone remembers my lack luster thanksgiving because right behind me Josh said something like, “this year I am so thankful for my wife and for the baby we are having in seven months.” Everyone erupted out of their seats with screams and shouts of surprise and joy. I have never been good at being the center of attention so I sat there stunned until their continued reaction broke through my strained tear ducts. I laughed with tears in my eyes as I watched Alison desperately attempt to reach me on the other side of the table for a hug. Finally, she simply crawled under the table.
No more words necessary though, you may now watch the video I did not know was being recorded 🙂