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babytres from Becca Groves on Vimeo.

We are overjoyed with this news. We are twelve weeks along as of today and due at the end of September. A few have asked if we were trying and yes, we were trying. :) When the baby comes Elsie with be 3 and Ivar will be almost 5.

About a year ago we were watching America's Funniest Home Videos (all four of us get a kick out of this show) and there was a clip of a daughter announcing her pregnancy this way to her parents, faking the picture and actually taking video. I filed it away for when the time came and I'm so glad I captured these reactions. Hilarious.

Another favorite moment was after I called to tell my brother and his family, I received an email from my nephew, Simon. He wrote, "Hi!!! Currently, I am very excited about the new baby." That's been my favorite line for weeks now. Currently, I am very excited, too.

We wanted to tell the Groves cousins when we were all together so that Ivar could share the news. The adults all knew but he was so excited to share. We hadn't prepped him at all on how to say it, he just stood up and told the room:

after the combines from Becca Groves on Vimeo.

Oh I laughed so hard. At some point I had given him the timeline that first the snow would melt, then the farmers would plant the corn and then the corn would grow over the summer and then the corn would turn yellow. And about the time the combines would come to harvest the corn the baby would come. But that was weeks earlier. And here, he had pieced it all together and made such a sweet and special announcement, "After the combines come out, we are going to have a new brother or sister baby." Hooray!

9 comments:

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

Oh so sweet. Congrats, Becca and Rory!! The videos made me tear up. I especially loved Ivar's announcement, and Sara's and Lisa's reactions. (Lisa's "I KNEW IT!" was priceless.) Very happy for you all!

Paul Harrington said...

What a great announcement by Ivar! After the combines come out...your grandpa b would love this! Good work Mama at giving him an understandable timeframe!

Nancy Holte said...

I'm so excited for you! I literally cried watching your videos (and I'm sitting in the Toyota Service Lounge so, you know, awkward!) Congratulations!

Paige Lathrop said...

First of all, I absolutely L.O.V.E. how you announced your super exciting news!!! And second, YAAAHHHHOOOOO - squeals of joy for all of you!!!!!!! We couldn't be happier to hear this wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

The kids wanted to watch the video on my phone and then ended up running around the park (In San Diego, CA) shouting, "Becca's pregnant!" So, the word is out! Congratulations!

Erika & Lee Solomonson

Anonymous said...

The kids wanted to watch the video on my phone and then ended up running around the park (In San Diego, CA) shouting, "Becca's pregnant!" So, the word is out! Congratulations!

Erika & Lee Solomonson

Amy G said...

Loved the announcement! Congrats!

Amy "Koskela" Gullikson

Amy G said...

Loved the announcement! Congrats!

Amy "Koskela" Gullikson

sarah in the woods said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see this precious little one!