Oh Boy

The oldest trick in the book, blog style. Sadly those weren’t my positive pregnancy tests. But I have decided if I do get pregnant between now and next April I’m definitely saving the announcement until April 1st, then not speaking a word of it again until delivery.

I got about 40 of yall, and only published the comments of those who forgot it was April Fools Day. The other 120Β Β or so weren’t fooled. I published those late last night. It was funny reading the range of responses from “AGAIN?!” to “Wow, you’re on your way to having a true Mormon family…” to a few sad faces. Sorry if it offended anyone. Seriously. I know pregnancy is a touchy subject for some people and that wasn’t the purpose, the purpose was to make you laugh, which I think most everyone totally got. Especially ones who forgot about the date for a moment or Googled “positive pregnancy tests.”

Good news is one of my readers, someone who comments on almost every single one of my posts–Even the lame ones where no one comments found out SHE’S pregnant yesterday, after trying for 11 months! So congratulations to Toi! I didn’t believe her at first, and she didn’t get why. So show her some love when you get a chance!

One of my friends pretend-chopped off her finger and freakedΒ her husband out.Β My husband and I changed our relationship status on Facebook to “open relationship,” which got curious responses. Did you or your kids pull any pranks?

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21 Comments

  1. So funny. I thought Toi was joking too. I’m SUPER glad she wasnt!!!

    I wanted to post on FB and on OK DANI that I was preggo yesterday, but hubby nixed it. He said it would be “bad juju” lol.

    I didn’t agree but because he had a strong feeling on it, I didn’t post it.

    I hope you do change your mind though, I’d like to read/see your thoughts on your 2nd pregnancy, just like you did with pregnancy #1.

    Have a great weekend girlie,

    xo,
    Dani
    http://www.okdani.com

  2. Oh you totally got me! LOL I forgot. I think to make it up to those of us who fell for it and feel stupid you should really get pregnant…

  3. While I did not fall for your post, my own dear mother (who had her last child at 40 – 8 years ago!) send us this email:

    “Dear Girls,

    I’m writing to let you know that in spite all of our precautions, your father and I are expecting another child due September 10th. I didn’t tell anyone (especially not your Nana) until we were safely through the first trimester. Dr. Reed says that it’s another boy (yeah, right). The sonogram was fun; it really took me back to when I was expecting James.
    (….)
    Please check the date of this email since I’m sure it will let you know that I am only pulling your leg. ”

    She got her desired reaction- namely, me freaking out (at work) until I finished the email. My coworkers absolutely died laughing. So, the pregnancy gag is apparently still an extremely valid April Fools gag. πŸ™‚

  4. yikes i was surprised at those reactions on your blog… i thought it was hilarious, because i really wasnt sure if it was true or not!

    good gag, I got a good laugh of it at least πŸ™‚
    forget all those haters, I think youre stellar.

    good luck on the babymaking anyways !

  5. As I scrolled down to the bottom, I saw that no one had said anything about april fools, and I thought, “how can this possibly be? None of J’s other readers thought about this being an april fools joke?” So I guess, in a way, you did get me πŸ™‚

  6. I pulled that stunt on my family a few years ago. It never fails to trip people up, at least momentarily.

    I changed my husband’s Facebook profile picture to one of Kobe Bryant, since he hates him so much.

  7. You got me!! As for my kids, I teach and I got one of my colleagues. He asked me to cover his class so he could step out for a moment. I told the kids to hide. You should have seen them run around the room trying to find a good hiding place. It was cute to watch from my perspective. I still stand by my post….Babies are such a blessing.

  8. See, I knew you were far too practical for that!

    I didn’t do anything for April Fool’s since I hate it when people get me, but my husband put up a status update saying our new sonogram showed we were having twins. He got a couple people with it, but my mom was too sharp for that πŸ˜‰

  9. You would’ve fooled me if I hadn’t seen this post first. πŸ™‚ I definitely wasn’t going to play that joke on my blog readers…especially it’s almost impossible to get pg while not having intercourse. ROFL

  10. Hi there! I’ve been a follower of yours for some time but am just now leaving you a comment! I had to laugh when I read this post because, sadly, I was one of the many who forgot what day it was when I saw those BFP’s! Now that I know the joke is on me, I laugh. πŸ™‚

    I absolutely love your blog and LOVE your adorable baby girl! I’m a new mother to a 6-month-old baby girl myself, and it’s the best feeling in the world. There’s nothing more fun than dressing her in the girliest of colors and forming that oh-so-special mother/daughter bond!

    Feel free to stop by my blog sometime! I’d love to have you as a follower, too! And way to go with the awesome April Fool’s joke–you definitely got me! πŸ˜‰

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

  11. Yes, I am so excited for TOI also. I thought she was also joking and I’m glad to see that she is not. Such a blessing for her and her hubby. You didn’t fool me. I remembered it was April Fool’s Dy and remember you mentioning in a previous post that you would be more private next time. πŸ™‚

  12. I told my parents I was pregnant. They didn’t really believe me. I told them again on April 2. πŸ™‚

  13. I thought it was funny! No one should be offended.
    Your daughter ist such a cute Baby. I love all the photos of her! Kids are a real blessing! I have three. (Tried to work on my real Mormon family…lol).

    Have a wondeful week!
    HugΒ΄s,
    Verena

  14. Hi there! I’ve been a follower of yours for some time but am just now leaving you a comment! I had to laugh when I read this post because, sadly, I was one of the many who forgot what day it was when I saw those BFP’s! Now that I know the joke is on me, I laugh. πŸ™‚

    I absolutely love your blog and LOVE your adorable baby girl! I’m a new mother to a 6-month-old baby girl myself, and it’s the best feeling in the world. There’s nothing more fun than dressing her in the girliest of colors and forming that oh-so-special mother/daughter bond!

    Feel free to stop by my blog sometime! I’d love to have you as a follower, too! And way to go with the awesome April Fool’s joke–you definitely got me! πŸ˜‰

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

  15. While I did not fall for your post, my own dear mother (who had her last child at 40 – 8 years ago!) send us this email:

    “Dear Girls,

    I’m writing to let you know that in spite all of our precautions, your father and I are expecting another child due September 10th. I didn’t tell anyone (especially not your Nana) until we were safely through the first trimester. Dr. Reed says that it’s another boy (yeah, right). The sonogram was fun; it really took me back to when I was expecting James.
    (….)
    Please check the date of this email since I’m sure it will let you know that I am only pulling your leg. ”

    She got her desired reaction- namely, me freaking out (at work) until I finished the email. My coworkers absolutely died laughing. So, the pregnancy gag is apparently still an extremely valid April Fools gag. πŸ™‚

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