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Pregnancy reveal ideas?

This is our 3rd, I'm not sure if anyone will be as overjoyed as we are, but I ordered these boxes for the grandmas. I want to video tape their reactions. We want to take a picture with our boys and caption it "Officially outnumbered Feb 2017" and post it to FB. But still want to hold out for 3 more weeks.
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  • blush64blush64 member
    edited May 2016
    I didn't make a big announcement with my previous pregnancies. With my last one I just told my sister and niece who then told my parents and other siblings. This pregnancy is not a surprise to anyone, they knew when i went to the clinic for the transfer and they know Friday is the beta test. I am planning a surprise reveal when I find out the sex of the baby. Not a party, and no one is invited, just a reveal for the IP. Edit 
  • @Hillmama86 that's so cute!
    We bought a onesie that said I love Grandma and a picture frame that said Grandkids for my mom and MIL. I wish I would have recorded their reactions, it was priceless!
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  • The pea pods are very cute! We probably won't do a fancy reveal-it's just not really "us"-but I do like hearing others' ideas. 

  • Since we're already told immediate family, all we've got left is extended relatives and friends.

    We'll probably make a simple FB post/phone calls with "We're pregnant!"

    So not fancy over here.



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  • I told my hubby by writing baby in pork in his chinese food one the evening that i took my test! He thought it was the cheesiest thing in history. To tell my dad, his gf, my mil, my bil, and my sil were going to have them over for my birthday dinner shortly after we have our first ultrasound. Im going to flood the house with blue and pink balloons!! To tell my mom, stepdad, sister and her bf,  im going to make them little photoframes of our ultrasound!!!
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  • Oh! And were going to make a card that w photos of our pets noggins that says mommy and daddy are getting us a HUMAN!!!!!!! Thats for all the friends, family that we dont see so much
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  • Oh! And were going to make a card that w photos of our pets noggins that says mommy and daddy are getting us a HUMAN!!!!!!! Thats for all the friends, family that we dont see so much
    We did something similar we got the dogs tees that says baby's body guard and the baby sitter!  

    Mom of one adorable little boy and excited to do this again.  


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  • We are on our third also! We didn't do anything fun or exciting for the first 2. We just went to visit parents to tell them, then called everyone else. I have been searching all over for something that will be fun and cute without going over the top. I have taken a billion funny faces with my positive test and thought about using them somehow but not sure.
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  • We are HOPING we can wait until August 6th. I honestly don't think we can wait that long, we'll probably slip at some point. But, we are going to a big baseball game for my DH's birthday, and I have bought tickets for my in-laws, my parents, and my sister-in-law and her bf. My sister couldn't make it, but will probably tell her in confident a lot earlier. I'm hoping we can wait until August to make sure everything is going smoothly before telling everyone.

    Anyway, the baseball game is Star Wars themed, which is why we're going for my DH (He doesn't like sports...it's entirely for the Star Wars part). There is a costume contest in the middle of it, so everyone is supposed to dress up Star Wars-y. There is a really cute shirt online that says "Padawan On Board" around the stomach that I think would be so perfect. I plan to wear a sweatshirt if it isn't too hot and take it off halfway through and be like "Tah-Dah!"

    But, August is soooo far away...
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  • Jlk2016 said:

    This will be baby #5 and is a bit of a surprise for us, so we were thinking of doing this with hubby pointing at the shirt with his thumbs up.... 
    This is perfection
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  • We got this for my FIL and SMIL. As long as my beta comes back good on Wednesday H wants to give this as his Fathers Day gift. I am hesitant but we will see. 



    And this will be shipped to MIL in FL after we hear a heartbeat



    I have no idea how we will announce on social media. I am thinking about doing something Harry Potter related. We shall see the closer we get to second tri


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    IF Specialist | November 2015
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    First ultrasound: August 17, 2016; 5 weeks; Gestational Sac and yolk
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    Third ultrasound: August 31, 2016; 7 weeks; Heartbeat 136bpm
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  • Now I may actually need a reveal idea. My Dad decided he wants to do Father's Day dinner the Monday following, so it will be right after my first ultrasound. If all goes well, we can tell my parents then. I can't decide if I should get him a Grandpa card or something like that, or just tell him. Although we fully expect my parents to be happy, my dad doesn't always do well with being caught off guard so I'm on the fence. 

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  • Jlk2016 said:

    This will be baby #5 and is a bit of a surprise for us, so we were thinking of doing this with hubby pointing at the shirt with his thumbs up.... 
    This is hilarious!!!
    TTC since March 2013

    HSG: Sept 2014, clear tubes

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    Moved to IUIs October 2014

    IUI #1 w/ injections:  Nov 2014- BFN

    IUI #2 w/ injections:  Jan 2015- BFN

    IUI #3.1 w/ injections:  Feb. 2015, cancelled due to cysts- 10 days BCP

    IUI #3.2 w/ injections:  Feb/March 2015- BFN

    IUI #4 w/ 100mg Clomid +  Injections:  August 2015- BFN

    IUI #5 w/ 5mg Femara + Injections:  September 2015- BFN

    IUI #6 w/ 5mg Femara + Injections:  October 2015 - Cancelled due low response

    Moved to IVF May 2016 

    Retrieved 18 eggs on 05/27/2016, 13 were ICSI'd, 9 made it to day-five transfer

    Transferred 2 beautiful day-five embryos on 06/01/2016, froze 7

    BFP 4dp5dt on 06/05/2016!  Line continued to darken beautifully!

    EDD:  February 17, 2017

    Beta #1:  92

    Beta #2:  305 

    Ultrasound #1 - one baby!

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  • With our first, we announced by giving our parents a Christmas ornament that was baby themed. For my parents it was a glass baby buggy and for my Inlaws it was a tree stump with baby feet and month of arrival. 

    With th this one I will most likely put DD1 in her big sis shirt and take a photo and put it in a photo frame. 




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  • @MagicMikki
    Those cookies are super cute still. How excited was she when she saw them? I feel excited just hearing about it. 
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  • Those are so perfect @MagicMikki !


    TTC since June 2015
    DH {29} Me {26}
    PCOS Diagnosis | September 2015
    IF Specialist | November 2015
    Provera | November 2015 | 179 Days since last AF
    HSG | December 2015 | All Clear
    Provera | January 2016 | 46 Days since last AF
    1st round of Femara 2.5mgs | January 2016 | No response
    Provera | February 2016 | 44 Days since last AF
    2nd round of Femara 5mgs | March 2016 | O CD18 | AF 3/28/2016
    3rd round of Femara 5mgs | March/April 2016 | No response | AF 5/6/2016
    4th round of Femara 7.5mgs | May 2016 | BFP June 4, 2015
    EDD: 2/15/2017 | Loss Discovered: 6/11/2016 | NMC: 6/15/2015
    Gonal-F 75 IU upped to 100 IU | June 2016 | IUI June 29, 2016 | Beta: July 13, 2016 | AF 7/12/2016
    Gonal-F 75 IU upped to 112.5IU | July 2016 | IUI July 27, 2016 | Beta: August 10, 2016 | + Beta 171!
    BFP on Digi 8/8/2016 | Beta #2: 396 = 39 hour doubling time | Beta #3: 1659 = 34 hour doubling time
    First ultrasound: August 17, 2016; 5 weeks; Gestational Sac and yolk
    Second ultrasound: August 25, 2016; 6W+1D; Heartbeat 105bpm
    Third ultrasound: August 31, 2016; 7 weeks; Heartbeat 136bpm
    Graduated from RE: August 31, 2016
    EDD: April 17, 2017


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  • That is too cute of an idea @jenmlangtake2 I hope u share the finished product with us!!
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  • @MamaCoffin I completely forgot you were over here too!! Hello familiar face 
  • Only at 4 weeks here, so not thinking about reveals yet. With DD we waited until 17 weeks because that was the earliest date we could get the ILs and my parents together for brunch. We decorated the table with cutouts of onions (size of DD at that time) and hid the 3D US behind each place setting.
    Then we got everyone to go outside, for "pictures", but in reality once everyone was grouped in front of the camera I started filming and called out "(SO's name) is going to be a dad!"
    ...
    crickets
    ....
    Nobody got what I was going for. So I now have a video of our families standing in front of the camera, blinking at me. The audio is me increasingly desperately trying to get the point across. For about a minute. Then I capitulated and turned the camera off.

    I think this time around we'll just go the "Big Sister" T-shirt route.
    The original: Aug2013
    The remix: Feb2017
    The encore: coming Oct2019

     
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  • @MamaCoffin I love the photo shoot idea- (I also have 2 girls)... We are probably just going to put DD2 in a big sister shirt. My parents are coming up on Tuesday for my dad's birthday, and they will know IMMEDIATELY when I don't order a glass of wine at dinner  :p
  • My husband and I are about to move to Israel for the summer and his parents will be visiting us there next month. We plan on having our almost one year old wearing a "big sister shirt" from Etsy. As for my parents, I can't decide if I want to tell them next week before we leave or wait until a little later when I'd probably have to tell them over Skype somehow. I have no idea what our announcement to the public will be eventually! I won't announce publicly until I'm at least 12 weeks. 
  • I told DH by putting this bandana on our dog. It says Big Brother. I already told my mom, brother and SIL in person. But I'm going to tell my dad on Father's Day. I plan to have our dog wear the bandana and give him a photo frame that says Lil Buckaroo (my dad's a cowboy) with a note that says coming February 13, 2017...great grandma R's birthday. 


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  • We just found out this morning that I was pregnant - and we'll be waiting until the end of the first trimester. I'd like to tell my mom sooner (my dad passed away in 2012), but DH doesn't want to tell his parents earlier than 3 months because he has a rocky relationship with them (and wants it to be our secret for awhile) and we figure it would potentially be a big thing if we told my mom but not his parents. For my mom I'll likely just tell her via Skype, for his parents we could do something special (it will be their first grandkid) but I have a feeling that DH won't be interested because of the rocky relationship thing - but maybe I can convince him that it is as much for me as for them. We may do something special for his brothers - I think that at least 2 of them would be touched by that (and DH has a close relationship with his brothers). For my siblings - I'll probably just tell them. I have my heart set on an Italian name to reflect my heritage - what I'm may do is ask my sister to send me an Italian baby name book (she still lives there)... 
    ---TW BFP and MC mentioned - scroll down past the Lilo and Stitch gif to avoid ---




    Me: 33 & DH: 33
    Married: 07/2006
    TTC: 10/2015
    BFP #1: 11/2015, MC 12/2015 (7 weeks)
    BFP #2: 06/2016, EDD 2/15/2017



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  • Ahh! @catiecatp you're here too!!! PGAL, instagram and February mamas for the win! 

    Mama to two perfect little girls.
    Lucy 07-13-11
    Violet 03-13-14
    Conceived #3 since September 2015
    11-25-15 twelve week loss
    07-21-16 ten week loss
    10-03-16 5 week loss
    TTC again soon!
  • @mamacoffin - just found out today - and so relieved to see familiar faces - was about to message you on IG 
    ---TW BFP and MC mentioned - scroll down past the Lilo and Stitch gif to avoid ---




    Me: 33 & DH: 33
    Married: 07/2006
    TTC: 10/2015
    BFP #1: 11/2015, MC 12/2015 (7 weeks)
    BFP #2: 06/2016, EDD 2/15/2017



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