Stocking up on storm-ready necessities (for a pregnant mama with a craving) inspired the Alabama couple to spill their baby news.
Expectant Alabama parents Nick Sims and Stacey Davis found the perfect, creative way to share their pregnancy news with friends and family, in the wake of a storm that was bearing down on their area this past weekend. Since their close-by friends were fretting on social media about needing bread and milk in case they were unable to go out in the bad weather, a play on that idea felt like the right opportunity to share their baby news.
On Facebook, the soon-to-be parents-of-two posted a shot of their nearly-empty fridge, stocked with supplies they already had on hand: pickles and ice cream. Oh, and a sonogram photo!
"Forget the milk and bread...it's all about pickles and ice cream around here," read the caption.
About the pregnancy, 40-year-old Davis told AL.com, "It was totally unexpected." That's because after adopting a son, Charlie, she'd been told she couldn't conceive.
As Davis explained in another post on her Facebook page, along with a pic of Charlie: "Ten years ago, Nick and I were excited (read: scared) when this little nugget named Charlie dropped into our laps at 8 weeks old. His arrival was made all the more special when we learned several years later we wouldn't be able to have children. Well, apparently 'can't' is a medical term without application in 2017, because Charlie will become a big brother in July. Don't think this is what I had in mind when I said I wanted to do more 'producing' in 2017. #huhwhat #40andpregnant #amproducing."
That this pregnancy is truly a gift they didn't anticipate makes their clever reveal all the sweeter.
Davis told AL.com, "The reaction on Facebook was so over-the-top. I think, because everybody knew our back story.''
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Congrats to this adorable soon-to-be family-of-four!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.