With DD I took a photo of the boys staring at a hamburger bun in our oven, and spread it all over by e-mail and Facebook. We've learned the best way is to tell everyone we know simultaneously. Unfortunately several people didn't "get" the photo. Including my SIL and BIL who have been TTC off and on for 8yrs.
So they didn't know I was pregnant until I was 6 months along!
FIL didn't get it either, but fortunately MIL also checked her e-mail and clued him in haha
For this baby, I really wanted to tell DH in a special way, so I hung new stockings and put our names on each, with a ? on the extra stocking.
It took him a little while to notice, then when he did he forgot to ask me about it. I was nearly bursting at the seams lol!
I really don't know when we'll announce this pregnancy. The first was a 12 weeks, the second was 16 weeks, the third 17 weeks...I'd actually like to tell everyone at Christmas. But DH's one sister is not avoiding her family (except her mom) because she's not married with kids like she'd like to be, but we are. It's very childish, and it really bothers her mom that she is being such a brat. None of us have ever made her feel out of place or unwelcome! She actually hasn't even met DD (who is 19 months old). so I know this pregnancy news will not impress her.
And the other SIL...well it's a long drawn out story over the past 8 years, one time they'd tell people they have become accustomed to their lifestyle and don't really want kids, then the next time they've got a nursery set up in their spare bedroom! They've never really said anything one way or another. BIL will be a great dad, he just loves kids. He let a few things slip on Facebook, so they may or may not be doing fertility treatments right now. Which means the evil side of me wants to make a big announcement at Christmas, and the nice side wants to keep it under wraps.
Oh who knows, MIL is making this terrible breakfast casserole for Christmas instead of a turkey dinner, it's eggs, green peppers, breakfast sausage, fried onions and tater tots all thrown in a pan and baked and served with chili sauce.
I haven't thrown up from morning sickness yet, but I know I will if I have to eat that. So barfing will be a clue for everyone, not drinking wine will be another.