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#31 of 44 Old 05-12-2010, 08:26 PM
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the second i told DH, i blurted out "you HAVE to phone your dad! right now! what are you standing around for?" FIL lives in another province so an in-person announcement is out of the question.

we were going to my mom's school today for another thing, so we went to her class at lunch and i held up the FRER. ironically she was "delivering babies" (the computerized baby simulation dolls from the class) today at lunch, which is why it took a while to find her

my sister is in india but she's coming next month, so i'll tell all my sisters in person at the same time. if i can hold off that long LOL. i doubt i'll have much in the way of creative announcements though.

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We'll probably tell the kids tonight and they'll tell everyone...we'll see.The trick will be NOT mentioning it on facebook...
Oh man I can adhere to that! I had a loss in March....but when I found out I was pregnant...I announced it on FB thinking everything would be fine. Man did I feel even more awful when everything was not fine.

I probably won't even make a fb announcement at all this time. People will eventually figure it out.

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We haven't yet. I want to make the kids shirts that say "big brother" and "little brother" and the "big brother" one will have "again" added in scribbly writing. The "little brother" one will have "little" crossed out and "middle" written in.
Yeah, so our little "drama queen" changed our plans for us. Here's my facebook status:
(my name) wants you to know I did not have a miscarriage. I had a SCARE but all signs point to a healthy pregnancy. This is NOT how I wanted to share our news, but I want you to hear it from me, not a hurtful LIE of a rumor. Even if it was true, it's VERY PERSONAL and I don't need it spread around. I trust that our real friends would never do such a thing to us or our unborn child, who is very much ALIVE. God bless.
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I fly home tomorrow and will see DH for the first time since I have known, tomorrow night for bedtime. I'm wanting to hold out and Wednesday while he is at work to get my second hcg number and plan a fun way to tell him, no idea if I can, and no idea how I'll tell if I can hold out. I saved a thread somewhere from years ago that had great ways to tell DH, I'm going to go see if I can find it.


I can't believe that I have known for 4 days and have not told anyone I know!!!!!! I have told a few totally random strangers to get it out of my system. It was soooo hard not to tell my little sister, I visited her on my trip and we had dinner.
After I tell DH the top of my list to tell right way is my mom (she is supportive but worried if I'm ready to be a mom, so I hope she musters the forethought to be happy for me, she is really important in my life) my best friend that lives two hours away ( we had hoped to be preggo together but her son is already 17 months, (she is going to be beyond thrilled to the moon for me) and my grandpa (he is 93 and we have had a super super like nothing else close relationship my whole life, he has also been the one person IRL that has empathized with me and that I ha e told about some of my infertility struggles. It was been out secret, not even mom or grandma knows the stuff he does. I know one of his life goal was to meet my kids and get to spend time with them. I have missed his best years, but am hopeful about making the most of the time we have.

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I fly home tomorrow and will see DH for the first time since I have known, tomorrow night for bedtime. I'm wanting to hold out and Wednesday while he is at work to get my second hcg number and plan a fun way to tell him, no idea if I can, and no idea how I'll tell if I can hold out. I saved a thread somewhere from years ago that had great ways to tell DH, I'm going to go see if I can find it.


I can't believe that I have known for 4 days and have not told anyone I know!!!!!! I have told a few totally random strangers to get it out of my system. It was soooo hard not to tell my little sister, I visited her on my trip and we had dinner.
After I tell DH the top of my list to tell right way is my mom (she is supportive but worried if I'm ready to be a mom, so I hope she musters the forethought to be happy for me, she is really important in my life) my best friend that lives two hours away ( we had hoped to be preggo together but her son is already 17 months, (she is going to be beyond thrilled to the moon for me) and my grandpa (he is 93 and we have had a super super like nothing else close relationship my whole life, he has also been the one person IRL that has empathized with me and that I ha e told about some of my infertility struggles. It was been out secret, not even mom or grandma knows the stuff he does. I know one of his life goal was to meet my kids and get to spend time with them. I have missed his best years, but am hopeful about making the most of the time we have.
Wow, you've done well not telling since you've known for 4 days!!

Oh, and it may be the hormones, but the part about your grandpa got me teary!!

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Oh, and it may be the hormones, but the part about your grandpa got me teary!!
Me too!

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well i got my DH taken care of, that was a blast!!

after fretting about what i was going to do, i finally figured it out just perfect and went into motion...

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he loved it and got it right away, we have been having a wonderful time around here, now i get to work on the other main folks.

i'm thinking i need to do something with the cool info that both my mom and my growing child will be Metal Tigers in the Chinese Zodiac! my mom and I are both tigers and have always bonded about that. She absolutely loves tigers.

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well i got my DH taken care off, that was a blast!!

after fretting about what i was going to do, i finally figured it out just perfect and went into motion...

www.adorkable.me

he loved it and got it right away, we have been having a wonderful around here, now i get to work on the other main folks.

i'm thinking i need to do something with the cool info that both my mom and my growing child will be Metal Tigers in the Chinese Zodiac! my mom and I are both tigers and have always bonded about that. She absolutely loves tigers.
I love what you did to tell your husband! That is just awesome!

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very cool

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So my dad is from Haiti and they have this old wives tale that when your toddler starts putting her head on the ground and bottom up in the air like she's going to do a.summer salt she's calling for another child to be born. Well I have a few pics of my daughter doing this. So I plan on sending a pic out with the caption that says "call dad and ask him what it means and tell him it worked."
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So my dad is from Haiti and they have this old wives tale that when your toddler starts putting her head on the ground and bottom up in the air like she's going to do a.summer salt she's calling for another child to be born. Well I have a few pics of my daughter doing this. So I plan on sending a pic out with the caption that says "call dad and ask him what it means and tell him it worked."
That's pretty cool. I'd never heard of that before.

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well i got my DH taken care of, that was a blast!!

after fretting about what i was going to do, i finally figured it out just perfect and went into motion...

www.adorkable.me

he loved it and got it right away, we have been having a wonderful time around here, now i get to work on the other main folks.

i'm thinking i need to do something with the cool info that both my mom and my growing child will be Metal Tigers in the Chinese Zodiac! my mom and I are both tigers and have always bonded about that. She absolutely loves tigers.
Wow, that is so sweet!

Also, Jan 2011 is a tiger year? I am a tiger too! Very neat!

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So my dad is from Haiti and they have this old wives tale that when your toddler starts putting her head on the ground and bottom up in the air like she's going to do a.summer salt she's calling for another child to be born. Well I have a few pics of my daughter doing this. So I plan on sending a pic out with the caption that says "call dad and ask him what it means and tell him it worked."
I've never heard that before! How cool! My DS loves to do that lol


ETA: As for us telling, my parents are going to be in town near fathers day and we were thinking I would pee on a digi and wrap it up in a box along with the first u/s pic and give it as an early fathers day/ late mothers day gift addressed to both of them. Hopefully we see DHs mom and her husband soon enough to do it in person as well. His dad lives in Calgary so we will tell him over the phone (not for a while... he was the only one we told about our last pregnancy before we found out I was having a m/c. I don't want to do that to him again, just in case). Extended family will probably find out through the gossip mills that are our mothers, haha

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year of the white tiger, is from feb 2010 till feb 2011, our babies will come just in at the last month

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So my dad is from Haiti and they have this old wives tale that when your toddler starts putting her head on the ground and bottom up in the air like she's going to do a.summer salt she's calling for another child to be born. Well I have a few pics of my daughter doing this. So I plan on sending a pic out with the caption that says "call dad and ask him what it means and tell him it worked."
I've never heard of that! Very interesting, and such a cool way to share the news!

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