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See a Cute Pickles-and-Ice-Cream-Themed Pregnancy Announcement Inspired by Bad Weather

Stocking up on storm-ready necessities (for a pregnant mama with a craving) inspired the Alabama couple to spill their baby news.

Pickles and Ice Cream Announcement Nichalaus Sims/Facebook
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.''

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.