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post #21 of 24
I took a photo of me and my two kids, cropped out the entire background and added a blue/pink cloudy background, and labeled us: my oldest was Big Brother, my youngest was Big Sister, and I was Mommy Of Three. I sent it in to YorkPhoto.com and had them make a puzzle out of it, then presented it to my mom. She put it together and didn't seem to notice the "mommy of 3" thing, but when she saw Big Sister I could tell it clicked.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by GOGOSWIFE
Today is May 14, Mothers Day, my dh and I have been trying for a little over a year to get pregnant and have recently gotten checked out for fertility and found out there was something wrong, miraculesly before starting any treatments I tested myself today 3 days before we leave for the bahamas , just to see, I am Pregnant and want a neat way to tell my dh while on the vacation please help.
I missed this before.

When I told my DH about our first pregnancy, it was 3 days after his birthday, but I had never gotten him a present, which was unlike me but we both had busy schedules that month. At a routine OB appt I found out I was pregnant. On the way home, I bought 9 red roses (one for each month of pregnancy) and had them arranged with Baby's Breath. I attached the pregnancy test to the bouquet along with a note, "Your birthday present isn't the only thing that's late!" (meaning my period)
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by GOGOSWIFE
Today is May 14, Mothers Day, my dh and I have been trying for a little over a year to get pregnant and have recently gotten checked out for fertility and found out there was something wrong, miraculesly before starting any treatments I tested myself today 3 days before we leave for the bahamas , just to see, I am Pregnant and want a neat way to tell my dh while on the vacation please help.
Congratulations!

Too bad it's not a little closer to Father's Day! Is there a special reason for the trip--anniversary or b-day? You could buy him a little "Daddy" type gift to give him at a restaurant. Have one of the waitstaff secretly record his reaction (video or still camera) when he opens it. If not a special occasion, you could say "I've been souvenir shopping today and saw this...thought you might like it!" (or you could "plant" the special gift in the store and let him "find" it on his own). Another idea is to get one of those "Baby" with an arrow shirts and put it on for bed (or in the morning)...see how long it takes him to notice!

Have fun!
post #24 of 24
This is what I did:
For DH:
I set up my camera to take some portraits of the dog. Who wasn't cooperating, so I asked my Dh to come and help. Then I wanted to take some photos of the 2 of us together, with the timer. I told him just before the timer went off. It would have worked great if he reacted when he was supposed to. He reacted after the shutter went. oh well. We still got a nice shot.

My Parents:
We bought 3 small frames that said Grandkids across the top. Dh wrote on pieces of paper: Mom Name + Dad Name = Baby's Name, Birthdate.
(obviously the real names and birthdates were used). there was one for my sister and family, my brother and family, and then us. We had: ?? and our Estimated due date instead of baby's name.
Very cute.

I think it would have worked better if my mom didn't already know. How she knew, i have no idea. I had just confirmed that day! oh well, mothers seem to know everything.

Friends: we just told 'em. although, I did say that we should have a little tax break at the end of the year. (everyone was really excited)

In-Laws: no special way. Dh just told his mom 'cause I wasn't eating the sashimi, which is very unusual for me. His dad is out to sea and so mil probably told him when she talked to him.

I love to hear/read fun stories about sharing the big news.
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