After our appointment yesterday morning, we felt it appropriate to call up the rest of our relatives and share with them the good news. Nutella had a couple of aunts to tell, who were both really excited. I had an aunt (mom’s sister) to tell whom I felt was audibly bouncing with joy and upon hanging up with me, said “I’m calling your mother right now!!!” And then, there was my grandpa. Here’s how that conversation went:
Me: Hi Grandpa? It’s [Strawberry].
Him: Oh hi, dear, how are you doing?
Me: I’m good, thanks…how are you?
Him: Oh…I’ve had better days. What’s doing, kiddo?
Me: Well, I have some news to share with you. [Nutella] is pregnant; we’re going to have a baby.
Him: (in one breath) Well how’d you do that – congratulations!
Me: …Thank you! Um… we used an anonymous sperm donor…
Him: What’s that?
Me: We used an anonymous sperm donor from a sperm bank.
Him: Ok. And [Nutella] is going to carry the baby?
Me: [Nutella] IS carrying the baby, yes. We’re about 10 weeks along.
Him: How do your mom and dad feel?
Me: Oh, they’re really excited- they can’t wait.
Him: Well that’s good. How’s everything else?
Me: Everything else is good…job’s good…
Him: Is she going to quit her job?
Him: Is [Nutella] going to quit her job?
Me (thinking, what is this, 1950?) Um, no we’re both going to continue working.
Him: Ok, well that’s great news, thanks for calling. Take care!
This morning, he called back just to talk to Nutella.
Him: Congratulations, you’re making us great grandparents, since no one else is.
Nutella: (laughing) Thank you!
Him: I think you’ll both be very good parents.
Nutella: Well thank you so much. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we get more information.
Him: Looking forward to it. Take care.
All in all, a good reaction from someone who is pretty old school, but trying his best 🙂 I can only imagine his thinking that an “anonymous sperm donor” meant we plucked some random guy off the street lol.