Hi, ladies. I love reading your creative ways of telling!
I found out after my hubby was at work. We'd been trying for just 2 cycles (and have a history of fast uptake), but we thought it was a no, since DH knew I kept getting BFNs. But then I got a BFP the day AF was due, while he was at work.
We had dinner plans (not fancy), so I wanted to tell him at dinner. I cam up with the plan to take the digital pregnancy stick with me, along with a little strip of paper with the due date & a note. I snuck the napkin-wrapped silverware behind my menu & surreptitiously switched the fork/knife for the stick/note, and re-wrapped it. Then I put it at his place while he was in the bathroom. When he went to use his napkin, he was very surprised!! I got it on video.
My in-laws came the next day to return my kids (they were at "camp grandma"), and since they live far away, we decided to go ahead & tell them & the kids. Since I couldn't find any t-shirts that said "I'm being promoted to Big Brother", I bought plain T's and inkjet transfer paper & made my own shirts for the boys. Then I bought a couple of pacifiers with little soccer balls on them, and wrapped those with the t-shirts for my kids. We had to explain what it all meant to them, lol (oldest is 8.5), and then we put the t-shirts on them and sent them outside to kiss grandparents. My MIL is a former police captain, so she's pretty observant & she noticed the shirts right away.
Now for my parents, whom I will tell when I go visit them the 1st of August. I'll probably just use the kids' t-shirts again. I bet it will take them longer to notice, though.