Dh and I had planned to tell everyone at Christmas, since we'll be with most of our family then. Plus, I'm 10 weeks now and I won't have my girlish figure forever! We're not sure how we're going to do it, but I had thought it might be cute to come with an extra stocking or something.
Anyone else "telling" at Christmas? Any cute ideas?
I sent my mom & sister (they live together) a joint Christmas present - it's a picture frame with 4 spots for pictures. I put the current three grandchildren in the first three and then in the fourth I put "Reserved For Baby _____ Arriving July 2010". She opened it right away when she got it (long story, no big deal) so she knows. For my other sister, I sent her children a joint gift from their baby cousin which they opened last night so they all know. And today we are telling MIL, FIL, and DH's grandmother - no big cutsie way of doing it or anything.
Praying that it goes well. We have had some difficulties with MIL lately. She adores (adored?) her first two grandchildren but hasn't been herself lately
Mumma to DS July 2010 and expecting another baby boy late July 2012
Nobody else finds out until we get a heartbeat.
(That is, assuming my maternity store bag doesn't get noticed by my stepdaughter's mom today...)
Spouse (the political geek) * Stepdaughter (the artist) * and introducing...the Baby (um, he's a baby? He likes shiny things).
I told my DH that I would tell after my NT scan and we had it last monday.. Im just so nervous since we had 2 late first tri losses last yr.. I am most afraid to tell my kids (mainly older dd) and my inlaws for their terrible reaction whne I lost my first MC
So I guess maybe I will tell in a few weeks
Its a GIRL! Alyssa Ann 6/29/10 7lbs 5 oz
Dh's mother said "You know, you are crazy." This was said not as a joke but as a serious accusation. When I tried to make light of it and say "No crazier than you!" (b/c she has 5 kids too!) she replied "Well, no, b/c my last was twins and they weren't planned." ohhkaay...
Wierd selfish grandmothers.
At least some of our siblings and friends are excited. I swear, if my dh's excited sweet SIL hadn't been there last night after MIL's response, I would've probably fallen apart.
But it's a relief the cat is out of the bag...kids are excited and we are too, and that's all that really matters.
JENNY, 38~ preschool teacher, birth activist, sun worshiper, singer, married for 17 years and mom to
Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!
We told our parents on Xmas with a picture frame, too! One pic of each boy and the third frame just said "August 3, 2010". They all called as soon as they opened them and were so excited! And then I told my best friend, and my husband told a couple friends, and the news is spreading around. It was such a fun Xmas surprise! Also, we told the kids a few days before Xmas (to make sure they found out before the grandparents) by giving them a wrapped diaper and onesie. My 4yo asked for "a real baby" and kept insisting, a couple months ago, that we "make him a baby brother or sister!"
So we told dd in the morning after dss left. I feel bad for not telling him but he was only with us for 24 hours (her week, we had CM eve this year) and I didn't want it fresh on his mind when he goes to her house, don't really need her knowing. We will tell him on Monday.
DD wore a shirt *Original, I know* that I made on the comp. It said Big Sister to be, with her name. So when we got to my mil"s house she told her to read her shirt. She was kind of confused (English is not her first language so maybe that's why) when she read it out-loud my SIL started freaking out and crying in the kitchen, it was really funny. She almost choked on what she was eating. Everyone was so happy for us and my mil kept saying, we're going to have a baby!!! I was really nervous but happy with the reaction.
So the cat's out of the bag! I actually feel relieved that DD knows so I can explain why I need to lay down some days.
I'm sorry for those of you who have negative reactions. People are so weird sometimes.
Artist, teacher, wife and mommy to DSS, DD1, DD2 and surprise baby girl on the way, 7/12!
boo to those who are not excited and supportive of pregnancies and babies!! bah humbug to them!
To those who had negatives So weird how people can be. My family AND dh's are very excited EXCEPT my grandmother, who is very very difficult and negative. First she made a rude crack at me, but didn't even acknowledge my pregnancy. When we were talking at Thanksgiving with my family about deciding that we want to conceive a third child, she was full of doom-gloom and insult.
Thank goodness the rest of the family is soooooooo supportive, excited and happy.
Me + Dh = Dd1(9.5 yrs) + Dd2(7 yrs) and Ds(4.5 yrs)
I'm so glad most of you had positive experiences, and for those who didn't, at least you can come here and get some support when the folks in your life are clueless.
My mom wasn't nearly as surprised as I expected - apparently she had visited "her" fortune teller last summer and been told she would be a grandmother. She and my aunt just assumed the lady meant my DSD! Speaking of DSD - she says good night to my belly every night LOL
Loving mama to A (8/5/2010) R (1/3/2015) and DSD (16).