htovjm, I've been saying, "we're expecting a baby!" I don't know why, I just love the phrase expecting. :)
and the first time around, I asked my mom if she wanted to visit me in March and added, "because then you could visit Joe.. and me... and the BABY!" I think most people would get excited at hearing it that way (only use if you really want them to visit of course, ha!), but my mom just got confused and was like, "what baby?" And then even after I said "I am pregnant," she didn't react like I thought she would.
So this time I was prepared for more of the same, which turned out to be good. My mom is weird. Anyway, here's how I told my mom this time around: I bought a new baby photo album, just a simple cloth album with a duckie on the front, it doesn't say anything. Then I got index cards and stickers and markers, decorated the cards, and put them in the photo slots, and they said:
1st page: Roses are red, Violets are blue, just thought you should know...
2nd page: We're expecting baby #2!!!
3rd page: Baby (and lots of pictures) coming January 2014
She liked it. She said, "whaaaat? really?" And I said yes, then she said, "you've already found a doctor?" and I said no, and then she said, "well, congratulations." I was pretty deflated to tell the truth, but then two days later, she called me to ask me how I was feeling and to tell me about how she had shown her friend the album and let her open it and read it, and how excited the friend got, and how she HAD to call her other friend and tell her too. So that is how she tells me she is excited, by sharing how she tells other people news, not by actually, you know, looking EXCITED in the moment or anything, that would be too easy I guess!!
In cute news, my little 2 yr old boy was rolling around near my tummy, and I told him to be careful of the baby. He furrowed his brow at me and I said, "Remember? There's a baby in mommy's belly," and he lifted up my shirt super fast!! Like, what are you hiding in there?! It made me laugh so much. And when I asked if he thought he'd have a brother or sister, he told me, "I be the brother. You be the sister." Hehehe!