Wednesday, February 4

referral part two -- sharing the news

First I tried to stop crying. Seriously. Then I'd giggle. Then the tears would come again.

I called Justin first. 
J: Hello. 
me: Guess what.
J: What?
me: We have a son.
J: What? Wait, a referral?
me: Yes!
J: Today? They called today?
me: y-- (interrupted)
J: (sirens blaring) I have to go. (hang up.)

Ok. So I sit and wait. Because I can't call anyone else until the Dad knows. Right?

me: Hello?
J: Hey, sorry. Code one. 
me: It's ok. We have a son!
J: Wow. 
me: I know! He's three weeks old and--(interrupted)
J: ( sirens blaring) Crap, gotta go! I'll call you back.
me: Wait! Can I tell others yet!?
J: Yes. Bye. 

Well, he said I could. So I did. 

A little background: The previous Sunday my BF Christina had said she guessed we'd get a call on Thursday. For no reason, she just thought Thursday would be a good day. Thursday morning I emailed her to remind her that she had placed that bet and that if she was wrong, I was going to call her and laugh at her. 

So I called her. 
C: Hello.
me: Hi there. What are you doing tonight? Like, what's your Thursday activity?
C: Just kickball (yes, that's right. she's in a kickball league.) ... Why? Am I a psychic? (Inside joke: for Christmas I gave her a pamphlet on the "10 Easy Steps to Becoming a Psychic")
me: Well, I don't know since you only had ten steps...but I do have a son today.
C: WHAT! Oh my goodness oh my goodnessohmygoodness!!! (She starts crying. And giggling.) Oh! I can't believe it! Congratulations! (I hear this noise.) Oh, and I just want you to know that my secretary is clapping. Oh my gosh! I'll be there tonight. As soon as I can. 

Hm, this calling people is fun. Let's do another one. How about...Justin's mom. Yes, let's do that one next. I call her office and her sister answers the phone.

DL: Hello. Any news yet. (Gotta love caller ID.)
me: Ha. Well, I was really just calling to ask JK a question.
DL: Allllright. 
JK: Hello?
me: Hiya. How are you today?... blah blah blah... So, what are you doing tonight? Do you have any plans?
JK: Uh, well, no I don't think so. I mean, dinner. But no, no plans.
me: Well, good. Because you need to come to my house to see pictures of your grandson.
JK: Oh, ok. (pause) WAIT! Did you say? Did you get the call! 
(in the background I hear this: -- DL: She lied! She didn't tell me anything! JK: Well, who do you think she's going to tell first! Me! The grandmother! Not you!) 

This game is so fun! But I started to run out of people to call. I knew I was going to see some people later I wanted to start saving some for face-to-face. I mean, if it was this fun to tell people over the phone, then how fun would it be to see them?! One last call...

Misty: Hello?
me: Hey. Can we meet for coffee tonight after church? I know it's kinda late, but I just need some hangout time. Is that cool?
Misty: Coffee?! Of course! 
me: Good. Can we just hang out at my house instead? We'll make some coffee and just hang out and not get kicked out. 
Misty: (sounding suspicious) Uh, suurrre. 

I know that she is already suspicious, so I start on a plan to throw her off the scent. I love surprises. And being sneaky. 

Stay tuned. The next post is telling people in person. It's really good. 


Tisha said...

What a great post, I am cracking up! Looking forward to reading about you telling people face to face! :)

Troy said...

haha ... classic! Poor Justin though ... no real info yet ... at least he said you could tell people so you didn't burst :)

Bethany said...

you are too cute!

I was getting all teary reading your post because I remember that feeling of excitment COMPLETE AND UDDER JOY!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS AGAIN...can't wait to hear the rest

missy said...

it's so fun to share in your joy...and sneakiness.

Michael and Michelle said...

Love it!!! What a fun evening!!! I can't wait to hear more.

Jill said...

I love it, I'm laughing and crying at the same time. So much fun! When I got my referral, I texted "I'm a mom" to a bunch of people...then they were calling saying "huh." I mean, come on people, what have I been waiting for? I'm so glad that you got to have some fun with people. Congrats!

Cindy said...

Such a fun post! I am so glad that you are surrounded by so many wonderful people!!

"Indescribable" said...

this is fun! Can't wait for more...

Anonymous said...

I just love hearing you tell this story! The excitement is so evident! Praying for a quick Court Date, friend!
We moved down in the line today--YEAH!! # 7 now. Blessings--Kara

Mandy said...

This is so fun! I like how you are breaking it up so we can wait for the rest of the story.

Okay - I'm ready for the next part now.

Stacie said...

FUN! I love this!!

Amy said...

way to make the most out of your Referral call post!! I like it. :)

Renee said...

Waiting on part 3....

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