Thursday, April 1, 2010

Guess Who's Pregnant!?!?!


Haha! APRIL FOOLS! :) No babies just yet – but I just couldn’t help myself! I promised myself I wouldn't pull an April Fool’s jokes on my “real life” friends and family so I had to try one out on you all.


Why – you may ask – have I prohibited myself from pulling pranks on friends and family? Well, last year I may have taken April Fool’s just a little too far. You see, it was my first April Fool’s as a married lady, and I thought – what better prank than to tell my parents and my in-laws that Steven and I are expecting?

My cousin had recently announced that she was pregnant. She sent me a picture message of the positive pregnancy test and I just so happened to have kept it on my phone. So I forwarded the picture of her pregnancy test to my mother and Kathy (mother-in-law) with a title stating “Guess WHAT!?!?!”

Unfortunately, their reactions were not what I had originally expected. I thought my mother would be elated – super excited and offer to make a visit immediately. Instead, she saw right through me. She played along for a few texts back and forth but quickly admitted she knew I wasn’t pregnant and that my joke was ill-mannered and not funny. Okay – she caught me – no harm, no foul.

Kathy on the other hand threw me for a loop. You see, Steven’s parents had told us numerous times “Wait to have kids. Travel. Get your finances together. Enjoy one another. We’re too young to be grandparents. No kids!” So I thought when Kathy saw the positive pregnancy test, she would be mad, disappointed, frustrated. Boy.was.I.wrong!

Within seconds of sending the preggo text, my office phone started to ring. It was Kathy. Oh crap.

Kathy: OMG! OMG! OMG! You’re pregnant! You’re pregnant! You’re pregnant! This is the best news I have had in months! OMG! OMG! OMG!
Me: Umm…yeah…I’m pregnant. But I haven’t told Steven yet so don’t say anything. (Fearing she would hang up the phone and call Steven and send him into a complete panic – since I hadn’t notified him of my prank.)
Kathy: OMG! This is so exciting. I can’t believe it!
Me: I thought you told me not to get pregnant - you know too young and all??
Kathy: Oh I was just saying that. Babies are a blessing! Oh we’re having a baby!
Me: Yeah – I have to go. Call you soon!

I began to panic. What in the world?? That didn’t go how I thought it would. How in the world am I going to tell her I’m not pregnant?

Ten minutes later I shot her an email. “Hey – so don’t be too disappointed – but I’m not pregnant. APRIL FOOL’S!” Her response was brief, “I hate you.”

Talk about an April Fool’s joke gone wrong! Thankfully she quickly forgave me after much groveling - but I have learned my lesson. No more crying wolf!

Hope you have a great April Fool’s! Try not to let anyone pull one over on you!

25 comments:

Amanda said...

man, i almost got excited for you! haha. i think this is a popular one, my friend jsut posted on facebook that she's pregnant, so all of us are like ," um, april fools?? " haha

Katie said...

haha! I thought about doing that to my husband, but I am a terrible liar and I am sure he's expecting it! That is too funny!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Hahaha!! Too funny!!! And when you do become pregnant, some people are going to think "yea right, Amber...we know you are joking!"

Kelly said...

That is so funny! I love it

Jackie Jennings would strangle me - she's been praying for babies for me and Wes for years!

Tiffany said...

I would pull this one on my family but if my granny found out who raised me she would be crying with joy and it would break her heart LOL...

I am going 2 pull it on someone 2day. Just dont know what yet

Stacey said...

I thought of you when I saw the date - ha ha. And started to tell you not to try this one - we have 7 yes 7 women that are pregnant in the church! WOW- glad I renovated that machine and took out the important parts! Try explaining that to your little brother who really wants a baby brother!

Kelly Marie said...

hahah I pulled this one before, but I made it a facebook status because I am the world's worst liar!!

Katie said...

i just FREAKED OUT. crazy girl. i had thought about doing this kind of joke before and then quickly thought about the reprocussions and thought against it. :) you are ONE brave girl!!!

happy april fools sweets!!!

Kate said...

Haha that's so funny. I thought about doing that this year, but I am friends with too many old people who don't quite understand facebook and/or log in very often, and I have a feeling it would cause family turmoil. I hope you come up with something awesome!

Obviously you couldn't do this, but my friend april fooled that she was engaged...she had a fake rock and everything, this whole back story as to how he'd proposed. The CRAZY thing is, she wasn't even dating anyone at the time, and her whole family wrote all over her wall "CONGRATS when do we meet him" this and that...it's like, really? You're excited that your sister met someone and got engaged all in the same day? Weird. Haha!

Patience said...

Just found your blog and love it. Can't wait to read more. I once told my girlfriend I was preggo and she told everyone, yeah it was a huge mess to clean up.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

That's hilarious! I would never be brave enough to do that joke. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement.

Patriotic Princess said...

Hahahaha that is so funny! I enjoyed hearing about last years April Fools, oh my! Too funny.

Hope you have a great day!

Manda said...

OMG, that is too funny! I so wanted to do that to my mom and mother-in-law, this year, but they both want a grand-baby so bad!

I'm sure they would both injury me when I told them April's fool!

Mateya said...

Oh goodness! Your poor mother-in-law! I never do April Fool's jokes...I am a terrible liar!

I must admit when I saw the title of your post I was pretty excited for you though...don't tease us!

Risley said...

ha ha.. Great ONE!!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Dang it! You are the second blogger that has tricked me! I'm so gullible!

Alissa said...

Oh I believed it I'm guilty I'm so glad you didn't draw this out and tell us at the end though. How fun it will be when you do get prego one day! Happy April Fool's.

Karren said...

That's too funny!!

Low Expectations said...

I was seriously contemplating doing the same thing but figured it would end up something like this...

Katie F said...

I was going to yell at you for not telling me over our email conversations today but your lucky it was an april fools joke hehe

I did the same to marshall today. I emailed him saying umm hunny I need you to call regarding a stick I just peed on. He hasn't called yet. He's probably terrified

Thanks for the advice today and listening to me vent

In a few weeks I will be in charlotte and we will be enjoying some cheesecake!!

Brittany said...

Ok, you got me! I said, ahh No way! when I saw this lol..

I can see why you don't play jokes on your family anymore. Hopefully your family believes you when you really do become pregnant! lol Happy April Fools :-)

Real Housewives of Fashion said...

wow!!!!! You got me....But many of us now know how to try that one... Thanks

Khristi said...

And last year you sent me that email saying Rob would no longer be playing Edward. Worse than the pregnancy joke. I still love you though.

Mrs. Muffins said...

OMG!!! You got me!!! I gasped out loud and scared my husband...! :O hee hee

Iva said...

LOL LOL LOL!!!!



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