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Old 10-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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So DW send me an email saying, "Hey, check out this picture of Tori." with an attachment. So I innocently click on the jpeg and see this:

[img width=750 height=562]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/laurencewill/September2006077.jpg[/img]

What is that?? Who tells their DH they are having a baby this way?? Twisted sense of humor!

My competitive nature made me want to keep up with Brewer. But this made me think there must be a bunch of interesting stories about how people found out they were having a(nother) baby. How did you all learn the good news?

EDIT: oh, notice in good LBYM fashion DW bought the generic WalMart version of the EPT test.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Congrats Laurence!

(Ever wonder if it was just coincidental that a "positive" result on one of those things looks a lot like you've been caught in the crosshairs...)

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Whoa, dude, that is a bit twisted.... bwahahahahahaha... but cool nonetheless.

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Heheh, congrats Laurence. Time to go for that extra big salary, eh?

DW found out that she was pregnant the morning before we left for a week long camping trip in wine country. Not only could she not drink, but it became unseasonably cold (20s in October at night), and we froze our butts off.
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Gosh I like a woman with a sense of humor. Congratulations Laurence!
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Hey, congratulations Laurence! Is this where we're supposed to challenge you guys to make your lives even more complicated? What's next-- triplets?!?

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Ever wonder if it was just coincidental that a "positive" result on one of those things looks a lot like you've been caught in the crosshairs...
That depends on whose face is in those crosshairs...

As I approached shore duty, spouse and I agreed that the timing was auspicious to start a family without risk of the military's deploymentus interruptus. The conversation was frustrating, however, because it took place between the PI and Hawaii at about $2 per minute over a terrible connection and I had several more months to contemplate the discussion before we actually reunited. We'd watched other couples put themselves under the gun (so to speak) and we decided to give ourselves a couple years before we started fretting about performance pressure. Luckily the month after I returned we had a romantic weekend at a Bellows beachside cabin in the middle of a two-day power outage. Unluckily I went back out to sea the following week.

I came home one evening a few weeks later and asked "How was your day?" Spouse just pulled out the wand and pointed to the dot.

A few months later when we made the announcement her mother said "Oh, our family's women always get pregnant very easily." Gee, Mom, thanks for sharing that AFTER the fact!

The OB/GYN kept asking "Do you know about which month you got pregnant?" I guess she wasn't used to people telling her within a two-day margin of error.
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I wish we knew when it happened! This may be TMI, but with a two year old in the house, you take your opportunities for privacy when you can, 2 minutes at a time! :P
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This may be TMI...
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Congrats Laurence!

Never TMI among the good friends on the FIRE board. :
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I wish we knew when it happened! This may be TMI, but with a two year old in the house, you take your opportunities for privacy when you can, 2 minutes at a time! :P
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I originally joked 7 minutes and DW said, "7! I wish!"
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I originally joked 7 minutes and DW said, "7! I wish!"
Well, at least you know you aimed straight.
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Laurence,

My congratulations to you and your wife.

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Laurence,

Congratulations! Cute way your wife gave you the good news. Tori will have a brother/sister. Keep us posted.

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Congratulations....very exciting news.
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Wonderful Laurence. Tori will love having a sibling!
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Congrats, Pop!!

You stud... 8)
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Congratulations! Jeez, you take a short break from the board and this is how you spend your time . . .

Regarding the "generic" EPT: After reading the following article in the Onion several years ago, we now call such products "without the bird" versions.
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38553


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Apu: Baby ... baby ... pirate?? Wait! Pirates are wild!

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I was always fond of Scotch whiskey, but I could never assume that there is the TV Channel dedicated to Whiskey
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