Anyone have any good ideas?
We already told my family over dinner... I get super sick while pregnant so it would be impossible to hide anyway.
And DH has just been blabbing his mouth to everyone, despite me asking him to wait... he's excited.
You could put a Big Sister shirt on your DD and see how long it takes people to notice?
I thought about doing a puzzle with a pic I took with mh DH works boots, my blk high heels, Katie's shoes, and then a pair of baby booties and having a contest of two groups of which could put it together the fastest...this would be over memorial day....not sure though. I want to tell my parents on Mother's Day but part of me wants to wait until the first appointment.
The puzzle idea sounds super cute!
Texted a pic of the bfp to my bff and dad, lol. Haven't told DH's parents yet since they have been less than positive the last two times we've had pregnancy announcements I had considered having my 2 yr old wear her big sister's "Big Sister" shirt....still might
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Not sure if I should join this room or not as my dd is at the end of dec and I usually give birth late, but my name is Autumn
I wanted to do a puzzle too, but it didn't work out because I didn't want my family to have to do a 100+ piece puzzle lol! I couldn't find anything smaller. So we ended up making a picture book. We put our kids pics first, then towards the end there was a pic of our pregnancy test and "surprise!!!" The next page was my digital and "Happy Mothers Day." My MIL went hysterical she loved it lol.
For our kids, I made a cake and decorated it with our family. But instead of 5 of us, there was 6 and a new baby in diapers. They took it really well AND the were stoked to have cake lol!
I have an awesome idea. Unfortunately, DH veto'd it.
I wanted to get a sympathy card for his parents, because this will be their first grandchild. And say something in it, worded cleverly of course, that would make it sound like we were getting a divorce or someone had died or we were moving or something. Something along the lines of I had a had a lot of good times with her and that I was so happy to have been able to call her mom and whatnot, and then at the end say something along the lines of 'unfortunately we won't be calling you mom and dad anymore as of January 2014. You'll have to be okay with grandma and grandpa.'
I thought it would be flippin hilarious. But DH said his mom would flip out and not even finish reading it. So we're probably going to end up doing something normal.
Elly, I think that is an AWESOME idea hehe. I would of loved it if someone did it to me hehe.
Right? And his mom would have been PERFECT for it because she's so jumpy and super emotional.
Elly - I think that is hilarious, but I don't know her and if she would see the humor!
wannabmomof3 - I think everyone will agree that you are more than welcome here! I went 10 days past my due date with my DD, so I completely understand. I found a 30 and 60 piece puzzle that I am debating on....can't decide how I want to do it.
proudmommaof5 - Sorry they aren't supportive, that's a cute idea!
I have been debating on telling our parents on Mother's day by taking a photo of our DD holding a sign that says, "I'm being promoted to BIG SISTER January 2014". I would put it in a frame....
That sounds like a super cute idea too!
And I love your idea of "being promoted" Very cute!
Popping in from December, we had DD wear a Big Sister shirt over to DF's parent's house to announce They loved it!
Karen (28), DF (28), DD (3), DS (2 months)
Beanpop's Fluffy Butt Diapers *GRAND RE-OPENING 3/13*
I have already told a few people in my family.
I will be announcing this baby at church on Sunday. (Mother's Day) We attend church with my husband's family.
Mom of 5 and loving it!
I'm not telling my parents until my Mom's b-day which is the middle of June. I should have an ultrasound by then so I will get a cute frame and put the pic in there and give it to her as a b-day present This will be their 1st and likely only grandchild so I would like to make it special for them.
We probably won't make a big deal of it with DH's parents. DH and I are kinda afterthoughts to them and they already have 10 grandchildren so we predict they will be numb to it
p.s. I think I use the word "so" too much
I don't really get along with my family so much. I've never really felt connected to any of them. The closest would probably be my youngest brother (I think he's 11). He was born after I moved out and the only reason I talk to him or see him at all is because he is REALLY in to video games. So for the last few years he's been coming over 2-3 times a year for the weekend to play games with us. But obviously I'm not breaking the news to him (he would probably give me a look, say 'okay,' and never mention it to anyone. So it got me thinking. It's not that I don't want my family to know, I do. It's just that I have no idea how to go about it. I don't talk to any of them. Then I remembered that when I saw my oldest sister in November (she lives in OR and I'm in IN) she mentioned that my aunt Rachel (also in OR) wanted my phone number.
I only met her once, I think I was 10? But she is the only relative I've ever met that I felt understood anything about me. Anyways, I was thinking of mailing her a copy of my ultrasound photo and letting the news spread from there.
Laura: your mom's b-day in the the middle of June is perfect timing. How lucky! I bet she'll love it. You should be sneaky and video record her as she opens it so you can capture her reaction!
That is a really cute way Laura!
We have a lot of grandchildren on both sides of our family... I am sure everyone is pretty numb to it by now. I don't mind it though because I do not like a lot of attention on myself. But I could see how it would be upsetting, especially with your first! But at least you will get a good reaction out of your mom
I am sorry Elly, that must be difficult. I always felt awkward telling both sides of our family with my first... I was just not in a good place with either side. If you think your aunt is the best way to go, then go that way! If not just send a mass e-mail.
Yeeeah... I was just too excited, and decided to (a day or two after telling the closest familybits and you guys) post a good test pic to facebook. I got 80+ likes, so I feel semi special ;) It was really really really early, not even QUITE 4 weeks along, but so far things are going smoothly and I'm semi-confident that baby will continue to stick.
Miriam (26) Mark (28) #1 on the way, due 1-5-2014, and it's a girl! FF/Temps