Welcome Home, Daddy Picture

Someone sent me this picture and I thought it was pretty funny.

Here’s a woman who’s around five-months pregnant waiting for her husband who has been away on a 12 month tour. It’s one of those double takes that, even though there was probably a reasonable explanation, it’s kind of funny.

Well, about 4 people, out of the 44,000 that viewed it, thought she would actually show up to greet this guy with a “welcome back” message written on her belly after she had gotten knocked up by someone else when he was off at war. Okay.

Then there were the 20 people that thought that the average person doesn’t understand R&R leave and were appalled that she was implied in any wrong doing.

Originally I just removed the picture because I don’t want people getting all batshit crazy and send me dead cats in the mail, but then I kinda worried about those 4 people that did think she fooled around so I thought I’d find the original story just to clear things up.

Just as I suspected, the baby was conceived during a mid-term leave and Kendra Kaplan (along with their three-year old, Ayden) had brought a sealed envelope with the baby’s ultrasound so she and her husband, Staff Sgt. Joshua Kaplan, could find out the gender together. They had another beautiful boy.

See, nice. Right? They are a beautiful family having beautiful babies that were the unfortunate victims of news abbreviation.

It’s really lovely. And sweet.

And funny.

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18 Comments

  • LOL- On first glance I thought that she looked young enough to be welcoming home HER father and announcing her pregnancy… in her high-school gymnasium…

  • [email protected] says:

    Sweet story. Still a horrible idea. I long for the days when people had class.

  • I thought that the photo on THIS site was referring to the pregnancy picture/ outfit, just like all the other photos in the article, not like the original news story which referred to the possibility that the baby wasn’t her husband’s (I don’t find the news story funny at all). I like how moms & couples do the pregnancy & prenatal pictures, and wish I had done something like that with either of my two sons, one of which I got pregnant with the day after I finished Army basic training lol. There are so many different kinds of pictures; funny, weird, unique, scary, sweet, crazy, etc. I think it was sweet that Kendra went to welcome her husband home pregnant with an R&R baby, with the ultrasound to open with her son and husband to find out the gender of the baby. Congratulations to Kendra & Staff Sgt. Joshua Kaplan, who now have a beautiful 2yr old boy, as well as their son Ayden.

    People need to stop judging & spreading rumors, especially since they don’t know what is going on in other people’s lives, & all it does is cause pain & drama smh. "People who spread rumors are like walking infections. The lying words from their mouths spread like disease from person to person. The only way to stop the disease is to keep your mouth shut."

  • [email protected] says:

    sorry but she is more than 5 months pregnant.

    • Umm…no offense but I was about that big when I was 5 months pregnant with my second. Seriously, at 18 weeks people started asking if I was having twins. I had two "big" babies and as a result I popped early and was HUGE with my second child.

      My initial thought when I saw the picture floating around, also being an Army wife, was that the pregnancy fail referred to her homecoming "outfit" and that it was an R&R baby (and R&R can come at different times during the deployment – it’s not necessarily right in the middle). The homecoming outfit was a little on the tacky side – but the story was sweet, funny, but sweet

  • Thanks for the whole post however it really isnt funny at all that people wanna say I cheated and non the less showed up to his homecoming pregnant with someone elses baby!! Thats messed up. We are still married and have a beautiful 2 year old son named Tomas! Our other son is also turning 6! So please get alife other than bashing something that was not done to end up in the media but to welcome home a soldier!

  • Oh, come on with all of the "offense" because "military families sacrifice so much". Sure, they do, that doesn't make this picture any less funny. Where is your sense of humor?

    For the record, if I had been knocked up when my husband returned from Iraq, we would have both been cracking jokes about it.

    • [email protected] says:

      Seriously, everyone CTFD.

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