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post #21 of 28
Oh my goodness, I love this thread! THese stories are awesome.

My DH and I had decided we wanted to have our second child as soon as possible. I breastfed my son (just weaned before turning two due to no more milk), including at night so I didn't get my period back until I finally nightweaned him at 17 months. I got my period and called or texted everyone in my family and DH's family tht I finally got my period and we could start trying again, even joking that next month could be the BIG month! Needless to say, everyone thought I was a little odd for announcing my period but whatever, I am a wear my heart on my sleeve kinda girl so I don't care about broadcasting that kind of personal information with loved ones.

Anyhow, I was randomly temping and checking cervical fluids every so often, but not officially charting or documenting my cycle. Plus, DH was having a really rough time at work and was concerned about some health issues so our sex life went in the toilet and we hadn't had sex for two weeks. I had some stretchy cervical fluids and it was DHs birthday so I figured I would cheer him up with some birthday DTD. We didn't DTD for another two weeks so I figured there was no way we would get pregnant. Plus, it had taken us three months of trying with my 1st two pregnancies (1st was mc) so I figured it would be the same with this go around. Well, I was at least 17+ days post ovulation if I had ovulated around DHs birthday so I figured I would test but was in no rush because I figured my cycle would be off since I had just gotten it back after not having a period for years. At work the next day I found an old pregnancy test and figured I would take it just for fun. Lo and behold I got a second line immediately. I could not restrain myself and called DH immediately and screamed into the phone, "I'm pregnant!" He said, "What?" like he couldn't hear me and I had to repeat myself again. He still couldn't hear me and after three more times of repeating, "I'm pregnant!" he finally understood what I was saying and was so happy! He came to work to see me and we hugged and kissed and couldn't believe our good luck. I took pictures of the BFP and texted it to everyone!
post #22 of 28
Well, I had missed two periods and was sick all the time, so I told DH I thought I might be pregnant, and he said that was silly because I have an IUD. So, I went to the doctor and found out I was pregnant and my IUD was MIA.

So I went out to the car where DH was waiting for me and said, "Yep... pregnant..."

But we tried not to react until I got the ultrasound the next day to see where the IUD was (it was totally missing) and make sure baby was okay. Everything was fine. It's been a rough pregnancy, but we're looking forward to a babe.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by rolenta View Post
Well, I had missed two periods and was sick all the time, so I told DH I thought I might be pregnant, and he said that was silly because I have an IUD. So, I went to the doctor and found out I was pregnant and my IUD was MIA.

So I went out to the car where DH was waiting for me and said, "Yep... pregnant..."

But we tried not to react until I got the ultrasound the next day to see where the IUD was (it was totally missing) and make sure baby was okay. Everything was fine. It's been a rough pregnancy, but we're looking forward to a babe.
Haha, I remember this story. But where does an IUD *go*????
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by leappiah View Post
Ooo, I like hearing everybody's stories. It sounds like all or most of you were planning/trying for pregnancy. I'm hoping that will be our case next time so I don't have to call my husband on the phone in tears to tell him the news that we'd been denying for several weeks, and listen to a five-minute shocked silence before we cried together for awhile. We're absolutely thrilled about this little one now, but the first couple months were terrifying as we were definitely NOT in a good situation to bring a baby into our lives.
Oh, that was our experience in my first pregnancy. I had taken 20+ tests thinking I might be pregnant in the 3 years we had been married (I'm not really great at keeping up with my cycles...) and they had always been negative. I bought a two pack, and took one-- negative. So I was mildly disappointed but mostly relieved; Dh was still suspicious. When I took the second test and it came up positive, Dh was at work. I didn't take his calls all day, because I knew I couldn't talk to him normally and I did not want to tell him while he was at work. When he came up that night, he walked in the door, just looked at me with a very serious expression on his face, and I nodded... and then we both cried for a long time. Not really a very happy story.

So this time, we had an agreement that once we sold our house, we could start trying to get pregnant. I was wanting to be pregnant more than he was, but he was okay with it. Anyway, we accepted an offer in the beginning of July, and I thought I ovulated on July 6. I propositioned him (heh) that day and he refused (I think the idea of having sex TRYING to get pregnant was just too much for him)-- weeping and wailing ensue, but definitely no sex. Two days later he was just fine, for some reason, and (thank goodness) the sex was his idea that time . He asked me the next day, "So, I guess you're pregnant?" and I said, "Well, no, I think we missed the ovulation window," and he said, "No-- you're pregnant."

I just couldn't believe that I could be pregnant after trying just one time-- but he kept saying, "Nope, I know you are. I knew while we were having sex that you would be pregnant." The first test I took 9 DPO was negative, but when I took one 10 DPO there was the faintest, faintest line. I kept it in my pocket and gave it to him at dinner-- he took it, looked at it, and said, "Well, I don't know what the lines mean," and I said, "I wouldn't have given it to you if it were negative." He just kindof laughed and said, "Well, I told you so," and we hugged.

Then he said, "You know it's a boy, right?" And of course-- he was right about that, too!
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by leappiah View Post
Ooo, I like hearing everybody's stories. It sounds like all or most of you were planning/trying for pregnancy. I'm hoping that will be our case next time so I don't have to call my husband on the phone in tears to tell him the news that we'd been denying for several weeks, and listen to a five-minute shocked silence before we cried together for awhile. We're absolutely thrilled about this little one now, but the first couple months were terrifying as we were definitely NOT in a good situation to bring a baby into our lives.
I called my now-DH from the clinic when I found out I was pregnant with #1, scared witless. We were both students, had only been dating for a few months, and had used three forms of birth control, yet there was my big fat positive on the nurse's desk. Not really a romantic story. Heck, even with DD2, we had just (a week earlier!) decided to wait a few years before we had #2 (we were still students, planning our wedding, in debt up to our eyeballs), and then I felt sick and tested on a whim. He was out doing yardwork and I went out and threw the test at him, because it was obviously all his fault. He was amazing both times, and thank god he is the optimist in our relationship, but it was fun this time to try and then tell him in a fun way. Hopefully you won't have to get to #3 before you get to have your fun reveal.
post #26 of 28
Pretty boring. With both pregnancies he was right there with me watching the tests develop then holding them up to the light to see if a line was really there.
post #27 of 28
We had been TTCing for 3 months, but only 2 cycles. DH was gone on the second cycle during ovulation time while he was camping with his dad. So I went to go take a test and when it was positive I placed it in front of DH's face. We already knew I was pregnant though because I told him I was hungry for Arby's, and that only happens when I'm pregnant (I hate Arby's otherwise, and only had it once in this pregnancy).
post #28 of 28
Well - I guess I'll add mine. DH accepted a job offer near our parents, and I was away at a conference. When we saw each other next, I told him I wanted to start TTC again, and he was like "are you sure" and I was. It took us 4 years (well only 3 with a year off) of TTC to concieve our son, and he was now almost 2, and I just felt ready now that we were going to be back home with family.

So we DTD quite a few times that month, but wasn't my lucky month - but the next was! DH was sorely dissapointed that we didn't get to try longer LOL. I was so thrilled and shocked that it happened so fast - I knew my cycles had been much more regular, but it was just such a different experience than last time.

As far as the actual testing, well my MIL came up to see us just after we moved into our apt. She asked me when we would be having another grandchild, and I just looked at her oddly and said "well these things take time" and smiled - not wanting to get her hopes up - no one really knows how long we tried with our son because it was so painful to keep getting BFNs. Anyway, the next day I talked to my friend from where we used to live and she was also TTC. We agreed to test together, so I looked at DH and said, you know - your MIL asked me if I'm pregnant and I think I might be late - can you pick up some tests? So the next day I tested w/my friend (well she tested after work at her place and I tested at home first thing in the AM) and BAM - BFP for both of us!!! We are due w/in 2 weeks of each other! I started calling out to my DH and he was so exhausted, he was like "What's your problem?" LOL... it took him a little while to wake up, and then he was rather anti climatic - like "Really? Wow, uh, okay."

Now he's so stinkin excited that he's nesting like crazy.
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