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<p>I'm dreading dealing with my mother's, father's, and grandparents' reaction to our pregnancy. I'm *sure* they think we should be done. It would be three separate phone calls and three rounds of possible unpleasantness.  Can I just send an email to all of them or is that rude?</p>
 

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<p>They'll probably have a fit, but if you think they'll have a fit anyway, might as well save yourself some hassle.</p>
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<p>That's just me. I don't seek out trouble, but I don't like pussyfooting around to avoid stepping on people who don't go to any trouble to avoid stepping on me.</p>
 

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<p>i don't know much about proper etiquette but if you are dreading their reaction it sounds like they may be rude about it? if that's the case i wouldn't worry about it and do what is easiest and most comfortable for you.</p>
 

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<p>Ooooh, I found this really cool site, well I think it's really cool. Bump.com has a build your own Welcome Baby website. It's not intricate, it doesn't take long and it's easy to use. Totally customizable. Also, fun to update and play around with during pregnancy. Anyway, this is how I'm telling my family. They are really spread out , especially extended family. It is allot of phone calls to make, also, some of them I'm not that close to. It's allot more personal than just an email, and also avoids criticism or harsh judgment. I'll share mine so you get an idea. You guys are the first to see it! Sorry, I'm a geek, I think this is really fun...<img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></p>
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<p><a href="http://uw.thebump.com/view/6231241546613473" target="_blank">http://uw.thebump.com/view/6231241546613473</a></p>
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<p>So here's what I ended up doing - DH suggested making it into a rhyme might make it go over more easily as an email. The first line contains the names of our kids.</p>
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<p>A----, B----, and M---</p>
<div>are so much fun</div>
<div>we've decided to add</div>
<div>another one!!</div>
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<div>Baby M--------- 4.0 scheduled for release on or about June 24, 2011!!! </div>
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<div>A----- thinks it's a boy but we won't be finding out until he/she makes the Grand Appearance!</div>
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<div>xo</div>
<div>The Thrilled Mommy and Tatti</div>
 

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<p>that is really cute :)</p>
 

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<p>It sounds like they have no qualms about having rude reactions to your joyous news. I wouldn't worry about not having perfect pregnancy announcement etiquette when dealing with people like that. </p>
 

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<p>We announced by e-mail this pregnancy.  My in-laws have never had a positive reaction when we have announced a pregnancy, so my DH decided that this time, he would rather e-mail them a very pointed message, then be disappointed yet again by their response.  Sometimes you just need to make life easier for yourself.</p>
 

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I have no idea on proper pregnancy announcement etiquette. I suck at that. I hate telling people. I've decided next time, if there is one, people are going to have to know me well enough to notice, or talk to me often enough to ask "what's new." LOL Either that or I'll just make an announcement on facebook as soon as I find out and piss people off that way.<br><br>
But anyway...I think your little poem is super-cute and I think you should do it that way! <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 
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