9 Stages Guys Go Through After You Say 'I'm Pregnant!' (PHOTOS)

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man with face in handsDo you remember the exact moment when you told your husband (or boyfriend or whoever) that you were pregnant? What am I saying? Of course you do.

I'm sure his reaction is permanently stuck in your brain, regardless of whether he was elated, annoyed, or totally scared to death.

But no matter what emotion he expressed to you after hearing the news that you had a bun in the oven -- you gotta wonder what, exactly, must have been going through his brain right afterward.

If I had to guess, I'd say there are around nine phases a man goes through after hearing that he is going to become a father.

1. At first, he doesn't quite process what you just said. "Wait ... what? What did you just say? What's happening?"

Ryan Reynolds

2. Then you say it again and it sinks in. And he freaks.

Jim Carrey

3. Then he pats himself on the back. "Oh yeah. My boys can SWIM, baby!"

Ronnie Jersey Shore

4. And then for a brief second, he panics. "Hold up -- it's mine, right?"

Colin Mochrie

5. But then in the next breath he's all, "Of COURSE it's mine. DUH. She adores me."

Robert Pattinson

6. Then the light bulb REALLY goes off. "OMG. I'm going to be a dad?!?"

Kanye West

7. The panic comes back. He's all, "Am I ready for this? Can I handle this shit?"

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8. He takes a step back and thinks to himself, "I CAN do this. Time to step up to the plate. Bring it."

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9. And that's when the emotion really hits him and he can't hold it in any longer. "OMG. I'm going to be a DAD. It really doesn't get any better than this."

Steve Carrel

How did your man react when you broke the news?


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nonmember avatar Meg

Number 3.... My guy actually said "yes! I'm not shooting blanks!" Charming. ;)

Lucki... Luckicharmz

I got "Ok, when do i need to move furniture" for all 3 of mine, and that was it.

Amber Peerboom Mosher

I was late and told him I took a test. He started consoling me, thinking it was negative. I say,"Why did it come up poitive, then?" His head whipped around. "Uh, what?" It didn't help I woke him up in the middle of his sleep schedule to share the news :D

nonmember avatar Heather

I left the test on the toilet lid for him to find when he got home. He said Heather, the toilets pregnant. I hope it's a urinal. true story :)

Mark Cox

three stages..happy..is it mine...if it is back to happy....thats it

ashjo85 ashjo85

I called my husband and he said, "Cool." DEADPAN. I don't know what goes on inside that man's head...

nonmember avatar Katrina

I did find out that I was pregnant(2d) on my husbands birthday & sent him picture of positive test, shortly after hereplyed with smile face & did come out of work early. We went out to celebrate his bday & he was saying that he still didn't enjoy our first daughter & there's another on the way. 9 months later I had baby boy! my husband adores him so much! :b he loves both of them soooooo mmmuuuccchhh!!!!

the4m... the4mutts

Wanna hear something weird? My ex husband acted happier about me being pregnant with my CURRENT husband's child, than he ever acted about our 3.

He's a good dad and all, but pregnancy creeped him out. I think he was thinking "Thank god it wont be cuddling up to me this time!"

The babies movements always gave him the creeps.

My husband, on the other hand, overjoyed. Completely. The only thing he talked about for 9 months.

nonmember avatar mersadees

he went running through my parents house screaming im going to be a father lol i always smile when i think about it lol she is almost 3 years ild and healready wants another lol

nonmember avatar Angela

My husband had just fallen asleep and I woke him up and said, "look at this test...it's positive!" He said "ok" and rolled over back to sleep. He did the same thing when I told him I was in labor!

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