A week before Christmas I gave my husband a bib and baby santa hat. He just looked at it and said what is it I eventually had to tell him we are having a baby lol. I wrapped one up for the in laws and my parents ( my parents are in Brisbane ) . My mil and sil got it straight away fil didn't get it. Next my parents called and they opened it with close family my mother and little sis screamed the house down which was lovely because when I had my first mum didn't speak to me for 3 months dad got it after a little while. Later mil told close family we were visiting. We waited until 13 -14 wks to tell people on facebook I put a bun in the oven captioned look what I'm baking most ppl got it some just didn't get it haha.
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05-05-2013 11:13 #11Junior Member
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05-05-2013 18:42 #12
Awesome, there are some great ones on here! I did give my DH a few little baby presents when I got the BFP! And I am having a Christmas baby so like the idea of the baby Xmas hats. Think i will do groups of friends individually. Just worried that the news will leak before we get to tell people. Thanks!
05-05-2013 19:10 #13
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05-05-2013 19:23 #14
I sent a pic of the positive test to my mum and mil saying what does two lines mean. Because we both had a sibling at home who saw the msg first we also told our siblings via text.
My best mates found out cause we were at dinner and one of them was looking at a photo on my phone and scrolled too far and saw the pic. We then quietly told dh mates the following day. We told most friends and family when we saw them and made fb announcement at 13 weeks.
05-05-2013 19:27 #15
We got our daughter (3) to show grandparents the ultrasound photo. She told them mums getting fat because there is a brother in her tummy. Grandies didn't believe her!
05-05-2013 20:35 #16Senior Member
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We told our best friends straight away because they had also just gotten pregnant and we were all so excited to be expecting together (sadly they miscarried not long after we found out ). Other close friends found out around 9 weeks, mainly because we went out for my birthday and they would have wondered why I wasn't having a drink
We told our immediate family (both sides) at 9 weeks after our dating scan. We went to dinner with my family first (for my birthday) and some time between dinner and dessert I pulled the US photo out of my bag and said to mum "I have something to show you" and handed it to her. She took a while to process it but she was (and is) very excited.
When we told DF's family, we were very lucky with the timing because for the first time in years all his siblings happened to be around at the same time (there are 7 of them, and some live in different cities/states) plus all their kids, so it was good to be able to tell the whole family in person at the same time We did the same thing with the photo, handed it to his mum, waited for her to figure it out and announce it to everyone.
Facebook announcement was at 12 weeks after our US came back with good results.
05-05-2013 21:21 #17
I took my Mum out for a coffee and we were chatting and I said "how do you think 'step sister' will cope with someone else in the family being pregnant" and Mum totally didnt get what I was on about and said "who knows? And anyway why, who's pregnant? When I told her "ME". She screamed so loudly and started crying and hugging me in the coffee shop. It was a tad embarrassing but also very funny.
(for the record, when I told me step sister,who is known to be a little jealous if the attention is not on her, she said "oh (long pause)....my kids are both sick, they've had gastro. the eldest has a coldsore..." and then she spent the next 3 minutes telling me about how sick they had all been before finally saying anything at all about me being pregnant ).
06-05-2013 09:53 #18
Yes, the no drinking is a catch, I'm struggling with excuses for that already! And I have so many pics on my phone I have to be really careful with it! And so many baby apps!
I kind of feel like it isn't really anyone's business until your ready to tell them. But I've had so many point blank 'are you pregnant' questions since we started TTC (over a year ago). Hoping society will eventually become a little more polite about it & a little less nosey. I'm the type of person who wouldn't ask, even if I suspected it.
Was hoping to show family a U/S but I don't know when that will be, Dr said at 12 weeks.
06-05-2013 10:58 #19Senior Member
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With our first I phoned my hubby & best friend straight away but kept it quiet until 12 weeks. We didn't do anything special , just announced on FB & text.
This time around DD will be involved, may take a photo of her saying I'm going to be a big sis.
I also like the jumpsuit ideas that say grandma, Aunty etc.
06-05-2013 14:25 #20
we rang DH's mum and my parents then let family and friends know via mms, email and facebook. This is how we did it:
(hope that worked)
The amount of people that didnt 'get' it was huge. i thought it was obvious both for announcement and gender. was fun as they figured it out though.
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