Esen and mrsandmrs -- so exciting to hear about these conversations going well!
When Are You Announcing? - Page 5
jenny -- please tell me how your teens respond! i am so interested in how teens deal with the new babies!
i forgot to say, when i talked to my grandma she had some great advice from another decade. she is concerned that i shouldn't get too fat, and she's pretty sure I should quit my job because I can't raise two babies while I work (i love my job and work at a really family-friendly non-profit). then she complained about how no one ever calls her with good news except me, and told me a lot about her up-coming hip replacement surgery. it was kind of an amazing conversation.
I love all these pictures! So cute!
We've finally told close family members, with the exceptions of my husband's father and stepmother, simply because it got too late to call them last night. They'll be told tonight. We just did the simple phone call thing, but I've ordered t-shirts for my boys that say "Biggest Brother Liam" and "Big Brother Jonah" for the facebook announcement. I figure I'll also be able to use them again when the baby is here — we'll just order a "Little Borther ____" or Little Sister ____" shirt for the baby! It will be really cute for a photoshoot. :)
i was busted by my 11 year old son on monday night...he found a pregnancy app on my phone & witnessed me get super nauseous in the grocery store...
he asked me if i was pregnant & i said yes. (* i am bit worried as i was hoping to wait for 3 more weeks before telling him in case i m/c).
my DS's initial reaction was happy but he wanted to know the sex right away (he wants a girl). i tried to explain that i did not know & we would have to wait until the birth. we spent the evening snuggling on the couch talking about how it would impact our family. we also talked through his trepidations and worries (he has been the baby for the past 11 years & is not sure he wants to be "replaced"). i assured him this would never be the case!
all in all he is super excited about his future sibling (as long as it is a girl...lol).
he wanted to tell my 16 year old DSD right away! we told her via skype (we are up north at the moment -2000km away)
she was also super stoked and hopes for a girl as well...lol...
oh the pressure to have a girl.
my kid has an evil plan to tell the world about our impending bundle of joy. he thinks it would be hilarious to post an u/s picture on april fools day on my facebook account... he thinks it would be so funny because everyone would think it was a joke.... he is a nutter (but it made me laugh)...oh my family would spazz (it is going to be quite a shock as they have given up on me having more kids).
Hehe, amandabee, I thought about doing an announcement on April 1st for that same reason, because it would leave people wondering if it was a joke.
There's an older thread about funny Facebook announcements and I always liked: so-and-so has the Egyptian flu. It's word play: you're going to be a mummy. I'm tempted to use it since it's kinda cryptic and I'm curious to see which one of my friends would figure it out first.
This is the one I was thinking of: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1129371/best-facebook-pregnancy-status-update
It's a fun read.
thanks for the link dakipode!!!
(name) is spawning (is my absolute favourite FB announcement so far...lol)
****i keep editing this as i read through the old comments...lol...(which i have done sporadically throughout the afternoon)
my other favs:
(name) is gestating.
(name) is growing a penis. (absolutely hilarious!) or (name) is growing another vagina (is it just me or does this sound kinda creepy?)
(name) is tickled pink.
(name) is expecting the unexpected.
Edited by amanda bee - 2/24/13 at 5:57pm
Anyway, I am sure you will figure it all out. You sound like you're being realistic and reasonable, which is great. Good luck to you.
Told my parents last night... they didn't have much to say. It went better than expected. I was prepared for a bunch of negative comments but they surprised me. They had their suspicions because DD just loves to share any information she has and doesn't quite have keeping secrets down pat yet....
We also did our Facebook announcement. This was how I told my parents as well, we came over for chinese take out and I swapped out the cookies from the restaurant with these.
We're still not saying anything until Easter. I was out with my inlaws this weekend doing wedding planning stuff and my future sister in law is pregnant and I had to hold myself SO MUCH back from commenting "me too!" or "my morning sickness was somewhat different" and jumping into the conversation.
I think they suspect and/or "know" but they all refrained from asking me which was pretty awesome.
The weekend confirmed that although I really really want to tell people about it, I don't want to yet. I am enjoying that me and my fiance are the only ones who know right now.