Trying to Get Pregnant

announcing baby??

Okay since we all have such a long time to think about baby before it comes... have you thought about how you will tell ppl.. husband, family and friends, that you are PG??

 

This is something I have thought about for a LONG time just because I can't wait for the moment to come.  Here are my ways of thinking.

 

For my husband, he is a farmer, so I just got online the other day at cafexpress and bought a bib that says my daddy is a farmer and it has a tractor on it.  I will give him this as a way of telling him.

 

For my inlaws I thought that I would put a BFP test in a plastic bag and attatch it to their collars.. we have two bulldogs so I will take two tests.  When we get to my inlaws the dogs are always so excited they run right up to them.  I thought that would be a cute way of telling them.

 

My parents are split so I thought for mom I would get her some GRAMcrackers...toy pilGRAMS...and other things that have the word grahm in them.. what else is there?

 

For dad I was going to to the same thing except with POPsicles and POPtarts and POPcorn... bundle them all up in a basket and see if he gets it!!

 

What are YOU ideas???  Or actual announcements you made already?

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  • For my inlaws I thought that I would put a BFP test in a plastic bag and attatch it to their collars..

    This made me laugh.

  • For my husband, I just woke him up and asked him to come help me see if there was a line. When he came in the bathroom, I showed him the digital.

    For my Mom, I gave her a baby picture frame with a picture of a rattle and "Save the Date: December 13, 2009" on it. For the ILs, we bought a Grateful Dead onesie to give them.

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  • The only one I've "planned" is DH.  I bought a maternity shirt that says "Knocked Up" on it...I plan to have it on and not say anything, just let him notice me wearing it.  Everyone else we'll probably just tell :)
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  • image Mrs. BZ:

    For my inlaws I thought that I would put a BFP test in a plastic bag and attatch it to their collars..

    This made me laugh.

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  • image Mrs. BZ:

    For my inlaws I thought that I would put a BFP test in a plastic bag and attatch it to their collars..

    This made me laugh.

    I was just about to post the same thing. It just put an interesting mental picture in my head!

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  • I love your ideas for your parents.  I might have to steal them.  I was going to tell DH in a similiar way.  I saw a little onsie that said "My dad can arrest your dad."  Its perfect since DH is a deputy sheriff.  I was just thinking of ordering it and hiding it until the time comes, but I'm wondering if I should just wait.  I don't want to jinx myself!
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  • I haven't thought of how I'm going to tell our families, just that I'm a bit afraid to tell my Mother and Father when it comes to it.  DH parents will be excited as grandparents could be..
  • For me, DH wants to be with me when I POAS so we'll find out together.  For the grandparents, I thought I would buy picture frames that say something cute about Grandparents.  Not sure, but maybe put a picture of the HPT in it. 

     Can't wait for that moment!

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  • For DH I think I will get him a World of Warcraft onesis and give it to him since he is such a big gamer

    For my parents I plan on getting a grandparents picture frame and giving them that.... ILs I think we will just tell they are not happy with us wanting to have a baby right now so they dont get anything special.

  • I haven't come up with a clever way to tell DH. He most likely will be there.
  • DH will be with me when I POAS.  He'll know when I know.

    For the others - I will say "I'm Pregnant".  I'm thinking that the words alone will be enough.

    If I have an ultrasound picture before we announce, I will probably put it in a "grandma" frame for my mom.  DH's parents have a bunch of grandkids already, so the the thrill is gone already on DH's side.

    Nobody besides me and DH will ever touch the used pee sticks - even in a plastic baggie - that's a little gross.

     

     

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  • I really like how you are going to tell your dad.  I may have to steal the idea...
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  • I like your idea of giving your DH the onesie.  Which made me look online and find one for my DH.. and this is what I came up with

    http://www.cafepress.com/clevercuties.153439918

     I thought that was adorable.  Or anything computer like since my DH is in IT.

  • Those ideas aren't bad, except for the pregnany test one.  I'm not sure I would ever be thrilled to have someone give me something they had peed on, no matter what the result was.  Kinda gross if you ask me.

    I do like the POP idea though...
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  • image EmmaBrooke:
    Those ideas aren't bad, except for the pregnany test one.  I'm not sure I would ever be thrilled to have someone give me something they had peed on, no matter what the result was.  Kinda gross if you ask me.

     

    Oh my God, exactly what I was thinking.

  • My sister just brought a picture of her first ultrasound to tell my parents the first time she was pg, and I would want to be more creative than that. I might make some kind of scrapbook page for them with the due date on it, similar to the save the date idea because my mom is big into scrapbooking. Same think for mother in law...everyone else I think we would just tell.

    As for DH, I think I would be too excited to do anything fancy- I'd probably just not tell him I tested and leave BFP test in the bathroom for him to see with some kind of little sign saying "ETA on our little stuckling is [insert due date]" Stuckling is an inside joke- The first part of our last name starts with "stuck", so instead of ducklings we get stucklings Smile

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  • image MissyC979:

    For my Mom, I gave her a baby picture frame with a picture of a rattle and "Save the Date: December 13, 2009" on it.

    This is very cute, I would use this for my ILs!  My parents live overseas, so we would just tell them on Skype, unless they were planning a visit.  I wouldn't be able to wait to tell DH, I would wake him up after testing and just tell him.

    No one will be given or shown the test, no way!

     

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  • Well my DD wasn't planned so that was a tearful discussion with DH.  For this one I plan on writing on the shower walls with DD's bath crayons something like, congratulations Daddy...again.  For our parents and siblings, I just bought a big sister tee for DD and we'll see how long it takes for them to notice.
  • I always wanted to do one of the priceless AMEX commercials. Get a hinged frame and one side would be a picture of me and DH and the other side do something on the computer like "Digital camera $150, photo printing $3, Realizing that there are 3 people in this photo -Priceless"
  • Good ones...greatful dead fans ?
  • LOVE the Amex commercial idea!!! Will definately steal that when I get KU!!
  • My bib just came the other day. Dh walked in with the package from the mail so I grabbed it and stuffed it in my dresser...I told him it was for xmas.
  • I'll probably just tell my H, I'm not sure if I'll do anything special.

    For my parents and MIL I plan to go to a little pottery shop near me where you can paint your own pottery. I want to paint Grandma/pa on one side of the mug and Baby McG-- Est. Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter 20??. I'll get my mom tea, my dad and MIL coffee and give it to them with their mug. I'm not sure about my FIL, or my H's ex-step dad (who pretty much raised him with his mom).

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  • I was planning to jump on him and chuck a onesie at him, but now we're getting a blood test at 12DPO (we'll get the results that day).  I might pee on a stick that morning so that if it's positive I can still do that.
  • Okay maybe I will give them two unused and color the lines heeeee
    image EmmaBrooke:
    Those ideas aren't bad, except for the pregnany test one.  I'm not sure I would ever be thrilled to have someone give me something they had peed on, no matter what the result was.  Kinda gross if you ask me.

    I do like the POP idea though...
  • For DH I want to put a "Big Brother" shirt on my furbaby....but I have a feeling I won't be able to resist running out with the pee stick in my hand to show him.

    For our parents I am going to a place that makes wine labels and have an u/s pic with "Grandparents Reserve - *due date*" on them. For their gifts at our rehearsal dinner we gave them wine that said "Young Manor" (our last name) and our wedding date so I think it'll be cool to follow the same idea.

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  • image princess48533:
    I always wanted to do one of the priceless AMEX commercials. Get a hinged frame and one side would be a picture of me and DH and the other side do something on the computer like "Digital camera $150, photo printing $3, Realizing that there are 3 people in this photo -Priceless"

    I love it!  You are creative!

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  • Those are great ideas!!!
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  • my sister told me in a cute way so i'll share that story first.

    i had just been gone for a month in spain, while i was gone they got a fancy new computer. i went to their house just a few days after i got home and was checking out their new computer.... i was just exploring it forever! Finally, my BIL wanted to show me the desktop... and the desktop pic was a picture of the positive preg test. It was cute.

    I plan to tell my family by buying a shirt for my nephew that says "I'm the Big Cousin" during a family gathering.

    I'll probably just tell my MIL, I actually plan to tell her fairly early on (I'm closer to her than my own mom), I could use her support in the early days.

    Not sure yet about DH, guess it depends on how long it takes us... 

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  •  My husband and I are TTC by the end of the  year so we can announce at Christmas "Oh, we got you a present but you'll have to wait 9 months for it to get here"

     I think when I find out I am pregnant, and I want to tell him, I might steal a couple of VERY cliche cheesy ideas from an old episode of "Full House" - its always stayed in my head LOL - where Becky tells Jesse she's pregnant and she makes BABY corn, BABY shrimp, and BABY back ribs. I am not sure yet what I'll do....

    Also, another idea is that when we find out we are expecting we will get print outs of the ultrasound, go get custom frames from Michaels. Around the outside of the frame we will put "Baby Martinez" on the top and "Due **/**/****" on the bottom and put the ultrasound pic inside the frame. These would be for the grandparents and aunts and uncles.

     

    Once we figure out the gender of the baby we are doing one of three things:

    Either decorating the room walls in the color we have chosen (Purple for our girl and Cubbies Blue for our boy) and we will purchase wooden letters from Michaels. Those will be decorated and hung on the wall of the nursery, then we will bring in all the grandparents with their eyes closed and then when everyone opens their eyes they will all see TOGETHER what we are having.

     or idea number 2 is that we will wrap up a football or a plush pink baby doll and when we find out what it is in the ultrasound, it will be just myself and my husband in the room and we will walk out and toss the presents to people to open and see.

     *The presents also might contain those letters I mentioned and they will have to spell out the names to figure out what it is. havent figured that part out yet but I want to be creative*

     

    idea three - Make a PURPLE shirt that says Gianna Kathryn *our girls name* and a blue one that says Connor Charles *our boys name*. then whatever the gender is, come out wearing the t shirt that is appropriate. (HAHA and I have heard it being joked about that if i end up with boy girl twins which one do i wear - I cut them both in half and ask the doctor for tape LOL)

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