Friday, April 3, 2009

To All You April Fools...

There seems to be quite a bit of skepticism and unbelief surrounding the great news on our blog two days ago. Granted, Emily and I have never had a baby to announce before and this is our first time ever telling people that we are expecting, so we're not really sure how people normally react. But, I'd have to say, the response was odd. Of course you've read some of the comments on the blog. Here's a sample of some of the other off-blog disregards we got.

Me (text message): D'you see our blog today?
Cousin 1 (reply): I know what day it is.

Friend 1: (sacastically) Congratulations...?
Me: (shrug) I guess
Friend 1: It (the joke) was too obvious. You should have built it up for a few days before.

Friend 2: You guys joke too much.
Me: What are you talking about?
Friend 2: Uh. Preggers...? Where did you find that picture of the pregnancy test?

Friend 3: "_____________"
(didn't even say anything, i.e. didn't even think the joke was real enough to mention)

Friend 4: Atta boy. That better not be a joke.

Friend 5: Tell me the truth about the blog or I'll be mad at you.

Friend 6: Wait, what the crap, I've never taken a test like that before. Does line mean that you are? Or is that a (-) negative sign and it means that you aren't? Shut up, seriously.... but it's April Fools, so it's not real. I don't think it is true because of your classic "We're engaged" post earlier. You think you're so funny.



Well the truth is: we do think we are pretty funny. What's even funnier is the reverse April Fools joke we pulled on all you non-believers. [A special thanks to my family for playing along and acting like they didn't know and refused to believe]

So here's one more picture to try to convince the skeptics...
If you look in the upper left corner you'll see "Townsend," and no that is not a borrowed picture. Our scheme is not that elaborate. You can also see the "Downtown Women" label for our doctors in Soho, plus the handwritten due date of 10/23/09 and the 8w2d label from 3/11/09 meaning that we are just coming out of the first trimester and really, really hoping that Emily's constant morning sickness will start to fade very soon.



As for the picture we put up. Two lines means pregnant. For those of you who have been to our apartment, that is definitely our black coffee table and those are my blurry thumb and fingers...

I hope this post clears up any confusion about our reverse April Fools day prank. If you still don't believe us, feel free to call our parents, grandparents, or siblings....

19 comments:

Kaedi said...

We are STILL thrilled for you guys! So great to see you last night. Hang in there, Emily. It gets waaaayyy better.

libby said...

Well then congratulations!! I did NOT believe you, but you've convinced me. :) Emily, Mack was due on October 24th (not born until the 27th, little stinker), so I feel like we have some kind of "I went through that at the exact same time" connection. I'm so excited for you. Honestly, pregnancy/childbirth/newmomhood is the most horrible/difficult/rewarding thing I've ever done. I hope you enjoy pregnancy more than I did, but I also hope you love being a mom to an amazing little newborn as much as I have. I can't think of anything better. :)

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

ron said...

Well kids, thanks for coming clean. You know we are excited. Now we don't have to guard our language around family and friends. We love you both, Dad

Stephen said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Stephen said...

but congrats for reals

Jamie said...

Gotta hand it to you guys, that was a pretty good reverse april fool's joke (or whatever you called it). Em, congrats!! I am SOOO happy for you! Love ya!

Dede said...

WHAT! This is such great news! Congrats you two! Em, I am excited for you to feel the baby move. I think that is truly the most amazing thing...I miss it.

Debo said...

Peter and Emily-
Hi. Congratulations on the pregnancy. Have you taken boards yet Peter? Our seniors are taking them as I type this comment. Hope things go well. We need to do some catching up. Tell the family hello. BYE BYE.

aimee heff said...

Woohoo. I would sing you our family song when people get prego but I will spare you. Just know it is really exciting and happy. So congrats!

mom/shauna said...

So glad we can finally talk about this. Dad and I are thrilled about grandchild #6. Emily...hope you're feeling better soon. oxoxox

Jill said...

I love friend #6 who asked about the lines and what they meant. Really, how would you know unless you'd read the box?

Now we just CAN'T WAIT to find out what you're having!

Kyle and Melissa said...

I'm dying over here!! I need more details....I can't believe you are prego!! Tell me more! I hope the morning sickness starts to fade for you but if it doesn't, it's all worth it in the end...I'm proof that you do forget about it, but it may take you awhile :)

Kit Kat said...

Ha! You forgot to mention the one who totally called it! I am soooooooo excited for you guys. Emily, get feeling better, k?

Whitney said...

Yay!! Hooray! Emmy is so excited to have another cousin!!

melinda said...

Oh I'm so happy, and not just that it wasn't a prank. What wonderful news! I hope you feel better soon Emily. Congrats you two!

Lorraine said...

EMILY!!!! Are you serious??!! I am so excited for you. Can we talk soon?

B said...

Congrats you guys...big year for you. Can't wait to find out what you're having.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys! Hope you're doing well and that you're feeling better, Em.

Amy F said...

What an emotional roller coaster!

SO excited for you two.