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How have you told your families that you're expecting? Or if you haven't yet, how are you planning on doing it?
We just told my family and his mom this weekend.
The way we told his mom was we wrapped a bib for her that says "Thats it! I'm going to grandmas!" and when she opened it she asked what it ment and I told her I was pregnant.
And we pretty much did the same thing with my parents.
We were going to wait until Thanksgiving too but I couldn't hold it in anymore LOL
We told dh's parents over the weekend. They invited us over for dinner. We didn't plan anything cutsie, we were just going to drop the bomb on them over dinner.
Before we even got the chance the perfect opportunity presented itself. MIL (who is only 41) told us that she was 9 days late last week and the Dr. wouldn't refill her hormone prescription w/o her taking a pregnancy test first. MIL and FIL were talking about how crazy and scary it would be to be having another baby at their age, especially w/ all their children already grown.
So I said, "Yeah, that would be really crazy, it would be like Father of the Bride 2, we would be pregnant at the same time!"
Both MIL and FIL's jaw dropped open! They were like WHAT?! They are so excited!
We haven't told yet, but I'm dying to tell my mom! Our first U/S is on Thurs, so I want to tell my mom after that. I'll probably just call her though. I'm not fancy.
Also: Please don't bust out the pee stick. They will believe you, and that's kind of gross.
meangene: Also: Please don't bust out the pee stick. They will believe you, and that's kind of gross.
Hi fellow June mama's!!!
I have only told my 2 best friends and my sister (who lives in the same town). I want to tell my in-laws, but, I am trying to figure out when we will see them both. They live in the same town, so, it's just a matter of figuring out the timing. The rest of my siblings are out of town, so, I am thinking of sending an email out with a shirt that I bought for my son that says "big brother" with "10" under it for the year 2010. I contemplated waiting until Thanksgiving...but I don't think I can wait that long!
Good luck to everyone! Look forward to sharing our experiences with each other!
We plan on telling both our family's after our first doctors appointment (November 6th).
We told our immediate families the day we found out. We bought a small ice cream cake and had them write "Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa" on it and brought it over to my parents. They loved it!
We called my sister and brother that day (they live farther) and MH called his parents and brother.
I told a few friends at work for when I need someone to watch my class when I have to pee or throw up. :)
No one else knows. We go for an u/s on Wednesday, and hopefully we will see the heartbeat. I will be 12 weeks on MH's birthday, December 7, so we are going to wait until then to tell anyone else.
We haven't told anyone yet and it's driving me crazy. I bought matching bibs this weekend to tell my sister who is due 2 in late April. I'm thinking of buying Nana and Papa picture frames to tell my parents. And DHs parents are already asking for a C-mas list so we are going to put something about the baby on our list.. not sure what yet.
I have told my mom and sister so far and we are waiting until the rest of our family comes over for Thanksgiving to tell them. DH is going to say grace before we eat and say that we are thankful for our baby. He says he has a whole speech written but I haven't seen it. I can't wait!!! I think my MIL will be the most excited. :) Ours will be the first grandchild on both sides.
We have told our parents, my husband's grandparents, and our sisters.
My mom totally guessed it before I was ready to tell her, so that's why things happened so soon.
DH wants to tell the rest of the fam at Thanksgiving.
My grandparents are coming from Europe in early November so we'll tell them then and they can spread the word back home.
We are visiting our family back East for christmas, so we will tell them then! i already told my mom though, could not hold it in!
We were going to wait till we went to visit them over Christmas, but I couldn't wait that long. Since it is both mine and DH's mothers birthdays are in November so we are sending them a pacifier as their birthday present.