Some people choose to announce their pregnancies in an over-the-top public display, Beyoncé style. Amanda Seyfried, however, wanted to break the happy news to her husband Thomas Sadoski in a more understated, subtle way— so subtle that he didn't understand what she was trying to tell him.
In a recent episode of the podcast Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy, Seyfried revealed how she dropped the news to her husband. Turns out, it was an "accidental" (she makes sure to add the air quotes and say that she was really excited about the news) pregnancy, because her usually punctual period was late, The Cut reports. Apparently, when she took a pregnancy test to find out that, yes, she was expecting, Seyfried was out of town working and distraught over the idea of texting a casual pic of the stick to her sweetheart. She said, "I felt like I would have been taking away the moment that we could have shared, the moment that he found out, because you don’t get many chances in life to have these types of moments.”
Instead, Seyfried put pen to paper. While she refused to recite the poem on air, she did say that it was "a bit abstract"—so abstract that Sadoski kind of, maybe, wasn't paying attention. "He was, like, ‘Aw, that’s a nice poem,' and I was, like, 'You weren’t listening. Did you hear what I said?,’ ” Seyfried said.
While Seyfried did share the funny anecdote, she won't be revealing their seven-month-old daughter's name—she says in the podcast that they want to keep their private life private. Perhaps it's because the couple aren't keen on personalized gifts. "Our friends [know the name] and you know what that caused?" Seyfried joked. "A lot of embroidery. A lot of embroidered towels." Say what you will about a poem birth announcement, but you really can't go wrong with monogrammed linens.
Seyfried and Sadoski were wed in a secret ceremony on March 12, with just their dog Finn in attendance. The couple first met in 2015 and were engaged in September 2016.