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<p>i just got a positive test this morning! he isn't home till saturday.... trying to think of a good way to break the news. we wern't really "trying" to concieve.  i know he'll be excited just don't know how to suprise him. my gf got a shirt for her youngest that said "i'm gonna be a big sister."   any other ideas?? how did you ladies tell em??</p>
 

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<p>I asked my DS to show daddy his "magic crystal ball that showed the future" (it was a snowglobe with a family picture in it and a baby photoshopped in the photo with our family name and winter 2011 in it). <3</p>
 

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<p>is this your first or do you have other kids? my ideas for how you tell him kind of depends on that....</p>
 

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<p>With DS2 I had DS1 wear a onesie I'd made that said "I'm going to be a big brother!" with DD I had my oldest son wear a shirt that said on the front "I have a secret..." and on the back "and it's really tiny!" and my other DS wore one that said on the front "My Mommy's pregnant" and on the back "And all I got was this t-shirt"....</p>
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<p>I just got my BFP an hour ago and I've vowed to wait until Christmas. DH wants a watch so I'm going to put the test in the watch box and hand him the watch after he opens it. :p</p>
 

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<p>I was always amused by the episode of Full House where Rebecca tells Jesse that she's pregnant. She makes him a dinner with a bunch of foods that have "baby" in the title.</p>
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<p>Baby corn. Baby carrots. Baby back ribs. And for dessert? Baby Ruth.</p>
 

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<p>These are so cute!  We went through IVF, so I couldn't really keep anything a surprise from DH.  I ended up waking him up and just telling him the morning of my BFP.  He said he thought I was waking him because he was snoring!</p>
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<p>I like the ideas where you surprise him with the pregnancy test (in a gift box, in something he normally opens...)  Although I tried that with my mom and she didn't understand what she was looking at.  Granted, she had me in 1978 and didn't use a pee stick, but she thought because it was pink that meant a girl!  :)</p>
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<p>LOL! That's adorable. I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't know what they were looking at. I hope I can last 21 more days to tell him...I am THE most impatient person in the world and I tell him absolutely everything. It'll be interesting. I told him in a text (because I'm a bad bad liar and so in text is easier) "Got another negative, I guess that's that for this month. I'm not sure I even want to try in December because I can't handle getting a negative over Christmas." And he says "Christmas is in 22 days, you won't be testing over Christmas..." LOL <span><img alt="duh.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/duh.gif"> I said "Oh yeah, true..." so he says "Woo hoo, more practice!!!" </span></p>
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<p>Now if he was as impatient as I am I'd feel bad disappointing him but he's very much okay with trying for a few months or more if that's what it takes. But now not only am I going to have to feign having AF but I'm going to have to baby dance too. I did NOT think this through. *grins*<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Maurine</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283214/hmm-how-to-tell-hubby-and-ideas#post_16090303"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>These are so cute!  We went through IVF, so I couldn't really keep anything a surprise from DH.  I ended up waking him up and just telling him the morning of my BFP.  He said he thought I was waking him because he was snoring!</p>
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<p>I like the ideas where you surprise him with the pregnancy test (in a gift box, in something he normally opens...)  Although I tried that with my mom and she didn't understand what she was looking at.  Granted, she had me in 1978 and didn't use a pee stick, but she thought because it was pink that meant a girl!  :)</p>
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<p>Wow, <strong>lovingmommyhood</strong>, you are so strong to try and keep it a surprise for DH!  I don't know if I could...especially since I am a drinker and he'd notice THAT right away.  :)</p>
 

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 But now not only am I going to have to feign having AF but I'm going to have to baby dance too. I did NOT think this through. *grins*</div>
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well you'll have the emotional crap and big boobs to fake AF, and the preggo sex will feel good - I think you are going to pull off an awesome stunt!</p>
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<p>I had Chase run into the bedroom, say "wake up daddy, I am going to be a big brother".  Then Chase uncapped the test and wiped pee all over Phillip with the stick.  <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"></span></p>
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Wow, lovingmommyhood, you are so strong to try and keep it a surprise for DH!  I don't know if I could...especially since I am a drinker and he'd notice THAT right away.  <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br>
Amen Maurine I'm not gonna be able to fool anyone either, for the same reason. Never realized pregnancy would bring my "lush like" tendencies into the spotlight hehehe
 

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 But now not only am I going to have to feign having AF but I'm going to have to baby dance too. I did NOT think this through. *grins*</div>
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well you'll have the emotional crap and big boobs to fake AF, and the preggo sex will feel good - I think you are going to pull off an awesome stunt!</p>
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<p>I had Chase run into the bedroom, say "wake up daddy, I am going to be a big brother".  Then Chase uncapped the test and wiped pee all over Phillip with the stick.  <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"></span></p>
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That's all very true! I can't believe I'm attempting this but so far so good. I'm nervous I'll let it slip for no reason in the next three weeks. I can't believe your DS wiped pee on him! LOL. That's priceless. </p>
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Wow, lovingmommyhood, you are so strong to try and keep it a surprise for DH!  I don't know if I could...especially since I am a drinker and he'd notice THAT right away.  <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br>
Amen Maurine I'm not gonna be able to fool anyone either, for the same reason. Never realized pregnancy would bring my "lush like" tendencies into the spotlight hehehe</div>
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<br><br><p>HaHa to you two drinkers. I am as well but not super often and my DH knows I get unnecessarily paranoid when TTC so it should be okay. I wish there was someone else out there waiting with me to keep me strong!</p>
 

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<p>I got my BFP with my second child when my daughter and I were visiting my parents.  She was a bit over two.  So I got her to bring my mom the pregnancy test.  She glanced at it and said "this is your mama's sweetie, bring it back to her."  I think she thought it was my thermometer, or maybe she could just see that it wasn't hers.  Grrrr, foiled.  Then I got my daughter to practice saying "mama has a baby in her belly."  She said this to my mother on a number of occasions and my mom was just like "what? Mama's got a [something that she misunderstood]?"  It was so annoying.  Finally she said it again and my mom understood it, but it happened to be when my parents' tenant had popped in so it was a bit awkward to be telling in front of her.</p>
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<p>Anyway, my point is only that you shouldn't plan too elaborately because it's amazing how totally clueless your target audience can be!</p>
 

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<p>thanks for all the ideas everyone. i thought about waiting till christmas but theres no way i'd be able to keep it in, lol.  good luck with that lovingmommyhood. i ended up setting up the house with subtle hints, hung an extra stocking on the mantle, had some nb baby slippers pulled out put up an empty frame beside the pics of each of the boys. i refused a drink. i toald him i had an "appt" in van on saturday. (which is unusual for me) and he didn't question anything!!!!!  later that night in bed i asked him if he wanted to come to the appt with me "sure" he says...pause...pause.....pause...then FINALLY asks what it's for. then he tells me he was wondering what was up with me not having wine, the extra stocking/frame/slippers ect!</p>
 

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<p>I am really enjoying reading all these fun stories! You ladies have such good ideas!  I'm totally uncreative and ran and told DH within 5 seconds of the second line appearing on the pee stick.</p>
 

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<p>Love the creativity here!</p>
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<p>My Dh is the one who brought home the hpt's and said, "take a test" LOL so no real element of surprise there <span><img alt="wink1.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif"></span></p>
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<p>This is how I imagined I would tell my DH if we were to conceive naturally.  (we did IVF, so I couldn't really keep it a secret since he has to give me the shots after we're pregnant) </p>
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<p>I'd make a t-shirt that has the Prego spaghetti sauce label on the front except misspell it on purpose to read, "Preggo"  and underneath, I'd write the slogan, "It's in there." and draw a line to under my belly button.  </p>
 

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<p>I'd make a t-shirt that has the Prego spaghetti sauce label on the front except misspell it on purpose to read, "Preggo"  and underneath, I'd write the slogan, "It's in there." and draw a line to under my belly button.  </p>
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<br><br><p>That is adorable!  <span><img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif">  I totally think you need to make that shirt anyway, just to tell the world!</span></p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>camer</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283214/hmm-how-to-tell-him-any-ideas#post_16100577"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>thanks for all the ideas everyone. i thought about waiting till christmas but theres no way i'd be able to keep it in, lol.  good luck with that lovingmommyhood. i ended up setting up the house with subtle hints, hung an extra stocking on the mantle, had some nb baby slippers pulled out put up an empty frame beside the pics of each of the boys. i refused a drink. i toald him i had an "appt" in van on saturday. (which is unusual for me) and he didn't question anything!!!!!  later that night in bed i asked him if he wanted to come to the appt with me "sure" he says...pause...pause.....pause...then FINALLY asks what it's for. then he tells me he was wondering what was up with me not having wine, the extra stocking/frame/slippers ect!</p>
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LOL that's hilarious! My husband would be clueless as well. I had bought this huge HUGE bag of frosted flakes about a week ago and DH said last night "When did you buy that cereal, before or after you found out?" I said "Before..." and he says "I should have known right there! What a weird purchase for you." ha! Don't worry I only lasted two days not telling him! :D</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kewpie80</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283214/hmm-how-to-tell-him-any-ideas#post_16102549"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>This is how I imagined I would tell my DH if we were to conceive naturally.  (we did IVF, so I couldn't really keep it a secret since he has to give me the shots after we're pregnant) </p>
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<p>I'd make a t-shirt that has the Prego spaghetti sauce label on the front except misspell it on purpose to read, "Preggo"  and underneath, I'd write the slogan, "It's in there." and draw a line to under my belly button.  </p>
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<p>We're not telling DH's family until Christmas...I was thinking of putting the kids in T-shirts to announce it for us...but maybe not? What do you all think?</p>
 

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<p>We're not telling DH's family until Christmas...I was thinking of putting the kids in T-shirts to announce it for us...but maybe not? What do you all think?</p>
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<br><br><p>That's cute! I don't belong in this DDC but wanted to say that we bought a picture frame that has a saying about the joy of grandkids. There are 2 openings for pictures. If/when we get pregnant we'll put a picture of ds in one spot and a picture of an early ultrasound in the other (I have to get early ultrasounds because of some issues) and give it to dp's parents. It might take them awhile to figure out what the ultrasound is though. LOL!</p>
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<p>ETA- and while I'm already in here... lol... I found a little onesie at a consignment shop, I think it says something like "I love daddy" or whatever. If/when I get a BFP I'll wrap that up and give it to dp to announce it <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>We're not telling DH's family until Christmas...I was thinking of putting the kids in T-shirts to announce it for us...but maybe not? What do you all think?</p>
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<br><br><p>I like that idea!  I've been toying with the idea of having my kids wear shirts to Christmas that say #1, #2, #3 and then having my parents open a present with a tiny #4 tee inside .... but we'll see if I get that crafty/organized in the next few weeks <span><img alt="shy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif"></span></p>
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