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post #21 of 44
We haven't yet. I want to make the kids shirts that say "big brother" and "little brother" and the "big brother" one will have "again" added in scribbly writing. The "little brother" one will have "little" crossed out and "middle" written in.
post #22 of 44
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We haven't yet. I want to make the kids shirts that say "big brother" and "little brother" and the "big brother" one will have "again" added in scribbly writing. The "little brother" one will have "little" crossed out and "middle" written in.
Cute idea!


PS Where in IL are you?
post #23 of 44
I have told my family and several close friends but have not made a "world-wide announcements" yet.

Before I got pregnant with this baby #4, my parents had told me to please not to get pregnant again b/c they didn't want us to struggle with too many kids but now they're so excited. I thought it was ironic but am glad that their attitude had changed.

I have had several mixed responses about our current pregnancy.. mostly positive but several negative. Mostly was just "But you just had baby.. your twins are going to turn 1 years old/ your twins just turned 1 yrs old!" Ha ha.


We hope that this time, our baby will be a B O Y! No more girl..please! *praying frantically*
post #24 of 44
My mom is visiting next month and I wanted to wait to tell her in person... but I just couldn't hold it in anymore! I asked her on the phone today how Mother's Day was, and she mentioned that at her church they gave flowers to the mothers. I replied, "next year I can get a flower, too!" She was dead silent for a good seven seconds then was like, "Are you serious? Are you for real?" Needless to say, she was very surprised, but happy!
post #25 of 44
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Cute idea!


PS Where in IL are you?
North, near the Wisconsin border - you?
post #26 of 44
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North, near the Wisconsin border - you?
Southwest...near the Missouri (St. Louis) border
post #27 of 44
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Southwest...near the Missouri (St. Louis) border
Darn! There is NO ONE near me.
post #28 of 44
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Darn! There is NO ONE near me.
Awww, I'm sorry! I saw your other post...big hugs!!!!
post #29 of 44
I was anxious to test and thought it would be awesome to find out on Mother's Day that we might be pregnant. It was a day or two early but I could not wait. So I got the test and my husband, myself, and my 13 month old dd crowded into the bathroom and took it and, woohoo, we got a bfp! Here's the catch, we live with my parents and weren't sure we should tell right away so we were quietly jumping up and down in the bathroom. Being Mother's Day we decided to tell our moms. We ran to Michael's and bought some iron on letters and a little giraffe iron on thingy. I snuck away to make a "big sis" shirt before dinner and surprised the heck out of my parents when I brought her in wearing it. We called mil after dinner since she was out of town and she is super excited.Then the dam broke and we called my sister and brother (who is also expecting his second child) but we have been able to mostly hold back other than that. We are going to try and wait until Father's Day (also my birthday!) to tell everyone else, probably with the shirt as well, but we'll see if I can keep my big mouth shut.
post #30 of 44
^ congratulations on your exciting pregnancy. ^
post #31 of 44
the second i told DH, i blurted out "you HAVE to phone your dad! right now! what are you standing around for?" FIL lives in another province so an in-person announcement is out of the question.

we were going to my mom's school today for another thing, so we went to her class at lunch and i held up the FRER. ironically she was "delivering babies" (the computerized baby simulation dolls from the class) today at lunch, which is why it took a while to find her

my sister is in india but she's coming next month, so i'll tell all my sisters in person at the same time. if i can hold off that long LOL. i doubt i'll have much in the way of creative announcements though.
post #32 of 44
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We'll probably tell the kids tonight and they'll tell everyone...we'll see.The trick will be NOT mentioning it on facebook...
Oh man I can adhere to that! I had a loss in March....but when I found out I was pregnant...I announced it on FB thinking everything would be fine. Man did I feel even more awful when everything was not fine.

I probably won't even make a fb announcement at all this time. People will eventually figure it out.
post #33 of 44
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We haven't yet. I want to make the kids shirts that say "big brother" and "little brother" and the "big brother" one will have "again" added in scribbly writing. The "little brother" one will have "little" crossed out and "middle" written in.
Yeah, so our little "drama queen" changed our plans for us. Here's my facebook status:
(my name) wants you to know I did not have a miscarriage. I had a SCARE but all signs point to a healthy pregnancy. This is NOT how I wanted to share our news, but I want you to hear it from me, not a hurtful LIE of a rumor. Even if it was true, it's VERY PERSONAL and I don't need it spread around. I trust that our real friends would never do such a thing to us or our unborn child, who is very much ALIVE. God bless.
post #34 of 44
I fly home tomorrow and will see DH for the first time since I have known, tomorrow night for bedtime. I'm wanting to hold out and Wednesday while he is at work to get my second hcg number and plan a fun way to tell him, no idea if I can, and no idea how I'll tell if I can hold out. I saved a thread somewhere from years ago that had great ways to tell DH, I'm going to go see if I can find it.


I can't believe that I have known for 4 days and have not told anyone I know!!!!!! I have told a few totally random strangers to get it out of my system. It was soooo hard not to tell my little sister, I visited her on my trip and we had dinner.
After I tell DH the top of my list to tell right way is my mom (she is supportive but worried if I'm ready to be a mom, so I hope she musters the forethought to be happy for me, she is really important in my life) my best friend that lives two hours away ( we had hoped to be preggo together but her son is already 17 months, (she is going to be beyond thrilled to the moon for me) and my grandpa (he is 93 and we have had a super super like nothing else close relationship my whole life, he has also been the one person IRL that has empathized with me and that I ha e told about some of my infertility struggles. It was been out secret, not even mom or grandma knows the stuff he does. I know one of his life goal was to meet my kids and get to spend time with them. I have missed his best years, but am hopeful about making the most of the time we have.
post #35 of 44
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I fly home tomorrow and will see DH for the first time since I have known, tomorrow night for bedtime. I'm wanting to hold out and Wednesday while he is at work to get my second hcg number and plan a fun way to tell him, no idea if I can, and no idea how I'll tell if I can hold out. I saved a thread somewhere from years ago that had great ways to tell DH, I'm going to go see if I can find it.


I can't believe that I have known for 4 days and have not told anyone I know!!!!!! I have told a few totally random strangers to get it out of my system. It was soooo hard not to tell my little sister, I visited her on my trip and we had dinner.
After I tell DH the top of my list to tell right way is my mom (she is supportive but worried if I'm ready to be a mom, so I hope she musters the forethought to be happy for me, she is really important in my life) my best friend that lives two hours away ( we had hoped to be preggo together but her son is already 17 months, (she is going to be beyond thrilled to the moon for me) and my grandpa (he is 93 and we have had a super super like nothing else close relationship my whole life, he has also been the one person IRL that has empathized with me and that I ha e told about some of my infertility struggles. It was been out secret, not even mom or grandma knows the stuff he does. I know one of his life goal was to meet my kids and get to spend time with them. I have missed his best years, but am hopeful about making the most of the time we have.
Wow, you've done well not telling since you've known for 4 days!!

Oh, and it may be the hormones, but the part about your grandpa got me teary!!
post #36 of 44
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Oh, and it may be the hormones, but the part about your grandpa got me teary!!
Me too!
post #37 of 44
well i got my DH taken care of, that was a blast!!

after fretting about what i was going to do, i finally figured it out just perfect and went into motion...

www.adorkable.me

he loved it and got it right away, we have been having a wonderful time around here, now i get to work on the other main folks.

i'm thinking i need to do something with the cool info that both my mom and my growing child will be Metal Tigers in the Chinese Zodiac! my mom and I are both tigers and have always bonded about that. She absolutely loves tigers.
post #38 of 44
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well i got my DH taken care off, that was a blast!!

after fretting about what i was going to do, i finally figured it out just perfect and went into motion...

www.adorkable.me

he loved it and got it right away, we have been having a wonderful around here, now i get to work on the other main folks.

i'm thinking i need to do something with the cool info that both my mom and my growing child will be Metal Tigers in the Chinese Zodiac! my mom and I are both tigers and have always bonded about that. She absolutely loves tigers.
I love what you did to tell your husband! That is just awesome!
post #39 of 44
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very cool
post #40 of 44

haitian folk lore

So my dad is from Haiti and they have this old wives tale that when your toddler starts putting her head on the ground and bottom up in the air like she's going to do a.summer salt she's calling for another child to be born. Well I have a few pics of my daughter doing this. So I plan on sending a pic out with the caption that says "call dad and ask him what it means and tell him it worked."
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