Oct 17, 2012

Spilling the Baby Beans: Telling my Parents

I realize this post is about 15 weeks overdue, but doing things "better late than never" is basically how this blog rolls. We found out about Pickles on a Saturday and by Sunday I couldn't keep the secret in any longer and had to tell my parents the good news. 

We called them up on Sunday afternoon, telling them we had a new video chat feature we wanted to test out. The new feature—unbeknownst to them—was that I was recording our entire conversation. I had no idea what their reactions would be, but I knew I wanted to be able to watch it again later.

I'm SO glad I recorded it, because their reaction (my mom's reaction, specifically) is PRICELESS. I laugh a lot and cry a little every time I see it, which is actually a couple times a week—it's that good. But don't take my work for it, watch for yourself! 


Pretty fantastic, right?! 

36 comments:

  1. That was a priceless reaction! Love it!!!

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  2. O that was priceless and totally made me teary eyed!

    Also it was funny because the start of it sounded like every Skype convo I have with my family with they hey's and what not!

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  3. totally made me cry...your mom might just be the cutest thing ever!

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  4. Your mom almost made ME cry! How sweet!

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  5. oh my gosh!!! that so made my laugh and tear up!!! sooo sweet! love your dad's reaction "we'll babysit!" reminds me of my papi :) Thanks for posting, loved that!

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  6. This is amazing!! The best reactions ever :)

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  7. oh my gosh, that is so sweet :) Love it, thanks for sharing!

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  8. oh your parents are adorable! I love that your mom is like a little volcano of excitement that finally erupts with a shriek!

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  9. Awwwww that's awesome!!!! What a cool way to hold on to such a wonderful memory. Your mom is so sweet!

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  10. Aww Jessica, that was so sweet! I teared up! :)

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  11. That was so sweet. Your mom's reaction made me cry. :) How did you record the Skype conversation?

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  12. Your mom's reaction is everything! LOL. Too cute. What an awesome moment to have recorded. I love the "Is it positive".

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  13. Oh my god, your mom made me cry!!!!!!!!!

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  14. This was awesome to watch! Your mom's reaction is truly priceless and what a great thing to have on video!

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  15. Oh my goodness. Your mom made me laugh & cry at the same time.

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  16. What a wonderful thing to have down the road! And what a blessing technology is for those of us going through these major milestones far away from our families. I say a grateful prayer every time my now three year old son face times or skypes with my parents. I love that despite having never lived in physical proximity to them, he knows their faces and voices and looks forward to telling them things and asks to call them.

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  17. That is awesome! LOVE your moms reaction :)

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  18. Oh my gosh! *I* cried!!! That was so sweet!!! Your mom's reaction is the BEST.

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  19. What a fantastic idea! (To tape the reaction.)I'll have to keep that in mind for the next go-round.

    I love your mom, she's just the cutest!

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  20. Ohmigosh how precious is your Mom?!? Sitting here all teary-eyed at my desk. That's so amazing.

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  21. Love this!! It's so funny when you're mom starts screaming!

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  22. That is SO sweet!! Such great memories that you were able to capture!

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  23. Awww OMG I love your moms reaction!! So awesome :)

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  24. Ahh! I am crying at my desk at work. so much! so sweet.

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  25. Awwww! It's so nice that you have this on video - your mom's reaction is so sweet! :)

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  26. Aww! What a great memory & keepsake!

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  27. Too cool! I look forward very much to someday sharing such news with my parents!

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  28. I loved it the first time I saw it, and I still love it! Your mom's reaction makes me all teary-eyed. We still haven't figured out video-chatting in our families, but I'm glad you did.

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  29. I LOVE it! Your mom's reaction is great and it made me teary eyed:) It's really hard to keep a great secret like that!

    Thanks for linking up at Flashback Friday.

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  30. Omgee!!! This was so sweet!! What a great reaction!!

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