February 2014 Moms

How are you announcing your pregnancy?

Are you doing a cute thing or just telling people?

We are boring...we've just come out and told people that I'm expecting.  I have an appointment at 13w1d, so after that, I think I will just putsomething up on FB to let everyone know.  We've already started to tell close friends and family.

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  • We just lost our twins at the end of April so when we found out we were pregnant 4 weeks later, we just told our family. We won't do a Facebook announcement until Christmas, and then do a family picture, and an "oh by the way our second child will be here soon".

    DH just wants to wait until the baby is here and then announce the home birthed baby that way haha
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  • HLB7HLB7
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    We've just been telling people.  Making a big production out of it isn't really our style (and seems like a lot of work!)

     

     

  • We have only told our parents and a couple that we are very close with.  For our parents i put the ultrasound image in a frame  - his parents got one that looked like a newspaper headline and said "incredibly young looking people become grandparents.  Sources say spoiling has begun"  my parents got one that said "grandkids make life grand"  for our friends we did it via text, but they have been having Trouble TTC and we wanted to be sensitive to that.


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  • I got cards and glued this picture to the inside of it and mailed it to our parents and grandparents to tell them already. 

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    For our facebook announcement for our extended family and large group of friends we are going to take a family picture with this awesome sign my friend gave me. 

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  • Samantha, those pics are huge, but cute.

    We've started telling people out of necessity (um, I'm huge), and we'll make a FB announcement after we see the last of our very close friends in two weeks. People who are seeing me out in public can tell at this point anyway, and I'd rather make an announcement so it's out.

  • pskpsk
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    We have told a couple people individually. Not much family knows, only my mom. We announced by giving her a onesie wrapped up with the rest of her birthday gifts. We ordered onesie announcements for my ILs and my dad and his wife for after the NT scan. I'd like to honestly keep it off FB for a while. We were thinking of scanning a good photo from the NT scan and emailing it to select circle of friends. At this point I view announcing as more of a hassle than something exciting. So, no photo shoot or witty announcement coming from us! 
  • We sent out postcard announcements today actually. While the concept of the shoes picture is a little cliche, I have loved it for years and always swore when our day came I would use it. Plus, Chuck Taylor's are awesome so why not?:

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  • We are boring too and just tell people. Mostly used the "LO is going to be a big brother in Feb" line.

    After my NT Scan I plan to tell work, same thing.

    I'm not sure if/when/how we'll announce on FB. We didn't with #1, so we may just not ever make an official announcement. Probably just mention the sex after the 20w anatomy scan which will serve as a FB announcement.



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  • I am trying to knit a pair of booties and will post a photograph with the caption, "My latest accomplishment.  Foot model to arrive early Feb."   Immediate family and close friends already know, so it's just a matter of when to announce to extended family and FB friends.  

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    We just lost our twins at the end of April so when we found out we were pregnant 4 weeks later, we just told our family. We won't do a Facebook announcement until Christmas, and then do a family picture, and an "oh by the way our second child will be here soon". DH just wants to wait until the baby is here and then announce the home birthed baby that way haha

    Im boring. I just told family straight out. Am now working on telling the close friends. I wont be announcing to FB until baby arrives, though pictures that are posted may be my "unofficial announcement" as it happened last time. I am with your DH Stephanie185. Hopeful that we are approved again for a HB! Find out next Tuesday!

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  • I'm still undecided about how to announce it yet! Only my mom, stepdad, sister, and best friend know so far.. Hubby's parents are still in the dark! Haha! I've got my 12 week ultrasound on the 29th of July, so I'm going to wait until then to be confident, and then call hubby's family to spread the news. After that, I was thinking of something kind of funny to do on Facebook.. I'm an artist, so I was thinking of doing a photo with a big easel and some paints beside some pieces of construction paper and crayons... like Mommy like baby, hopefully! Haha! 

    My hubby and I really like to hike and camp, so we were thinking of doing the shoes thing - you know, Daddy's big shoes, Mommy's medium shoes, Baby's little shoes - but instead of shoes, doing a big backpack, a medium backpack and a little baby backpack! Ha! With some sort of "Baby _____ Due Feb 2013" thing on it. 

    My other idea was a picture of myself and the hubby - me, looking all enthusiastic and crazy-eyed, clutching pregnancy books and onesies and stuffed animals, and Hubby next to me with a stunned expression and a beer (or six), heehee.

     

  • Most of my close friends and my side of the family know already. We're going to tell DH's dad this weekend when he comes to visit and call his mom this weekend also.

    After 5 losses, I can't turn my PGAL brain off, even though everything has been wonderful this time around. So I'm not sure that we'll ever announce via FB... Maybe like another poster said and have something in our Christmas Card?!

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  • We have already told our family, but after the 13th week mark we will tell using  "big bro" and "big sis" shirts bought for our DS & DD from etsy.  


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  • We put DS in a big brother shirt to tell immediate family.

    We've been calling and telling friends, and will announce on facebook sometime after our NT scan.

     We have a wall of scrabble letters, spelling out our names. The letters are like 8 inches square and amazing. We're going to post a photo of our scrabble game to facebook, and say "New name being added February 2014. Any high scoring name suggestions?" 



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    I am trying to knit a pair of booties and will post a photograph with the caption, "My latest accomplishment.  Foot model to arrive early Feb."   Immediate family and close friends already know, so it's just a matter of when to announce to extended family and FB friends.  

    As a fellow knitter I LOVE this. 

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    We put DS in a big brother shirt to tell immediate family.

    We've been calling and telling friends, and will announce on facebook sometime after our NT scan.

     We have a wall of scrabble letters, spelling out our names. The letters are like 8 inches square and amazing. We're going to post a photo of our scrabble game to facebook, and say "New name being added February 2014. Any high scoring name suggestions?" 

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  • We did a photoshoot yesterday! The hard part is choosing which ones to use as announcement cards to send to family! Pinterest has great ideas!

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    image Stephanie185:
    We just lost our twins at the end of April so when we found out we were pregnant 4 weeks later, we just told our family. We won't do a Facebook announcement until Christmas, and then do a family picture, and an "oh by the way our second child will be here soon".

    DH just wants to wait until the baby is here and then announce the home birthed baby that way haha

    Im boring. I just told family straight out. Am now working on telling the close friends. I wont be announcing to FB until baby arrives, though pictures that are posted may be my "unofficial announcement" as it happened last time. I am with your DH Stephanie185. Hopeful that we are approved again for a HB! Find out next Tuesday!



    Oh good luck!! I will have my fingers crossed for you, it would be so awesome to have another home birther around here. Post an update if you get approved:
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    I am trying to knit a pair of booties and will post a photograph with the caption, "My latest accomplishment.  Foot model to arrive early Feb."   Immediate family and close friends already know, so it's just a matter of when to announce to extended family and FB friends.  

    As a fellow knitter I LOVE this. 

    Thanks!  So far bootie #1 is a bit lopsided and bootie #2 is halfway done, but has the wrong stitch count!  I guess Ill have to rip out rows until I find where I went wrong.  Blah! 


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  • For DS we had wrapped pictures of our first sonogram and gave it to our Dad's as Father's Day presents. My Dad still has his in his home office.

    This time around, we were less creative. DH told his parents that we wouldnt be able to make it to FIL's 65th bday bash down in Florida at the end of January. It took them a second to figure it out. For my siblings I had DS Facetime with them and asked him to say "Im gonna be a big brother!" (hes only 18 months and obviously couldnt say it, but it got the point across).

    For my parents, I just said "Im pregnant again!" I had all these creative ideas in my head for how to word it, but in the end, I just went with blunt :)

    We'll call our close friends after the NT scan next month, and Ill post something on FB after I tell work probably around 4 or 5 months in.

  • Just joined the Club:
    I ordered a Tshirt for our toddler to wear during a photo session... The shirt reads "ONLY CHILD UNTIL FEBRUARY 2014"
  • We've already told immediate family and a couple of close friends - basically everyone who knew we were going through IVF. We're not into making some "big announcement" - just some phone calls to important relatives and friends once I hit second tri.

    I don't plan on putting anything about the pregnancy on facebook - not my style. 

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  • BB0214BB0214
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    We told our parents on Father's Day. We cooked brunch and DH took a photo of the family afterward. On 3 I yelled,"I'm pregnant!" DH got a good picture of everyone's reactions. It was awesome! We plan to have a BBQ and do the same with the rest of the family once I'm officially out of the 1st trimester.
  • We just told parents, his brothers/sisters, my work and some close friends. My executive director managed to inadvertently let it slip to a few people, so everyone at my office knows. We haven't considered how we'll tell others, but I'm probably more on the 'just say it' side and DH will want to do something cute. We'll probably end up in the middle with a cute but low key announcement.
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    We've already told the family and close friends. Think we'll do a FB announcement after I return to work in September so all my coworkers can be surprised in person.
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