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August 2019 Moms

Pregnancy Announcements

When and how do you plan to share the news with family, friends, and/or social media? (or if you already did, share your story here) Please share any pictures if you are comfortable!
TTC #1: May 2018
BFP: 12/19/18 :heart: EDD: 8/31/19
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Re: Pregnancy Announcements

  • dogmomma096dogmomma096 member
    500 Comments 25 Love Its First Anniversary Name Dropper
    edited January 11
    We do a Secret Santa exchange with my parents and siblings plus their SOs, but my H and I normally get an additional gift for my parents. After the gift exchange, we gave my parents their gift (unrelated to baby) with a card that said “The best parents get promoted to grandparents. Congratulations on your promotion! Baby ******* due August 30, 2019.” We just got a new puppy, so my mom had to read it a few times to make sure we weren’t talking about the dog 😂

    We are announcing to H’s immediate family after our 8 week ultrasound next week with these frames (this is the stock photo from Etsy). Planning to call it a late Christmas gift that didn’t ship on time!


    We’ll probably just text close friends and extended family a pic of the ultrasound. Planning to post on social media after 1st tri, after NIPT testing comes back (hopefully) low risk.
    TTC #1: May 2018
    BFP: 12/19/18 :heart: EDD: 8/31/19
    Amdogger82MollyH1987Avrilmai
  • For Hs family we made them shirts that said "aunt4" "grandma4" "papa4" and "grandy4" but like, written like to the 4th power. Because it's our fourth kid. We still haven't told my family. My parents have been a little bit of a shit show lately. So I've kind of been waiting. But they just got good news, and my dad will be home from work this weekend, so I may tell them this weekend. For kid #3 we just were like "bye love you, we're having another baby!" As they were walking out of the door. Lol 
    dogmomma096MollyH1987wabash15
  • hillaryo14hillaryo14 member
    250 Love Its 100 Comments Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    edited January 11
    My family and close friends already know, but I've been looking on Pinterest for some ideas to use for social media. I want to do something with DD holding a sign with something about being a big sister. I'll probably do that on Valentine's Day . 
    When I told my parents about being pregnant with DD, I had found a picture of a card from the game Mad Gab that someone had modifed. When the person reads it out loud it says 'my daughter's pregnant.' 
    eta complete thoughts lol
    dogmomma096MollyH1987
  • @drmrsthecounselor That is both creative AND adorable. 


    Last year we shared the following photo to announce our son, since it hasn't been that long, we'll probably retake the bottom right photo with the baby on my husband's shoulders and do something similar to this. 
    EmilyA724ElcaBdogmomma096WinchesterGirl
  • I’ll be 12 weeks right around Valentine’s Day, so debating a themed social media post but can’t decide between loving it or thinking it’s way cheesy. Here’s one of many options:

    TTC #1: May 2018
    BFP: 12/19/18 :heart: EDD: 8/31/19
    wabash15WinchesterGirl
  • @dogmomma096 That’s been my debate too! I’m thinking about something along the lines as this. Or maybe just a photo of DD saying she got so much love this Valentine’s Day she decided it was time to share 

    Me 31  <3  DH 34
    TTC #1 5/13 BFP #3 5/2/14 DD born 1/19/15
    NTNP #2 8/17 BFP 12/13/18 ED 8/21/19
    BabyFruit Ticker
    dogmomma096WinchesterGirl
  • Hubby (who knew I was testing the next day,  but I couldn't wait and tested early): I put "baby X coming summer 2019" in a prayer jar that we pull from every night at dinner.  He rustled it around and dug down to the bottom so I got mad and told him he ruined it 😂

    My family: visited at christmas,  so when we were all finally here,  I said to our 16 month old "yay,  we are all here together - let's count the family" (not odd....I count all the time with him) and ended with counting/pointing to my belly. 

    In laws: over Skype, 16 month old showed baby doll that was in his Christmas stocking and dh asked "why do you think we got him a baby doll?" And they got it right away.

    Friends and work we will just tell as we see them likely once I start showing since that will be our first confirmation that things are going well and baby is growing (although I realized if I ask for my blood work results from last week they will be able to tell me if they could tell the blood type of the baby, meaning growing on track or not) we've had no ultrasounds or betas so other than knowing baby's blood type,  we will have no confirmation that s baby is growing until anatomy scan or I start showing obviously....so trying to figure out when to tell is tricky....

    Won't tell social media until after anatomy scan if even then. 

    TTGP history (*TW*):

    Started TTC Oct 2015
    BFP #1 June 2016: EDD 16 March 2017, MC July 2016
    Re-started TTC Aug 2016
    Started IF testing Nov 2016
    Spontaneous BFP #2 January 2017: Rainbow Baby Boy September 2017
    BFP #3 November 2018: Baby #2 expected August 2019


    Avrilmaidogmomma096marebear15
  • We told my in-laws the day after my first beta. I had some photos of our embryo and us at the RE’s office. So as they were flipping through the last photo was DH giving a thumbs up next to a +hpt. 
    Our sisters & friends that knew about IVF  were all told via text. 
    I wont do a social media post, So I’ll just tell people as I see them. 
    I plan to tell my dad by asking him if we can restore my childhood dresser “for the baby’s room”. (It’s at his house basically as storage and I’d love for my child to have it) 
    Me: mid 30s DH: early 30s
    TTC 10/2016

    "Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks,
    some doors are open, some roads are blocked" 
    dogmomma096zamora_spin
  • Most of my family we just told them verbally.  For FB I am planning to set up my 3 dogs with speech bubbles saying some funny things.  
    dogmomma096
  • Told DD today. She did not quite get it 😂 but she’ll be pumped when I start getting bigger 

    Me 31  <3  DH 34
    TTC #1 5/13 BFP #3 5/2/14 DD born 1/19/15
    NTNP #2 8/17 BFP 12/13/18 ED 8/21/19
    BabyFruit Ticker
    dogmomma096WinchesterGirl
  • We didn’t do a social media announcement last time and probably won’t this time either. 

    We aren’t telling our parents until after the genetic counseling appointment and results. So probably 12 weeks. 
    dogmomma096
  • aecmaecm member
    Second Anniversary 10 Comments 25 Love Its Name Dropper
    I went out and bought a shirt for DD that said “Best Sister Ever” and put it on her to let DH know. Confused him for a couple seconds 😂

    We reused the shirt for my in-laws. Had it on DD when they came for Christmas Eve. 

    For my parents, I wrapped up a tiny little box. On top of the box I wrote “The best presents come in tiny packages.” Both their birthdays are in August, so the message inside the box read “This year your birthdays will be extra sweet...since our family is growing by two little feet!”

    We weren’t planning on telling anyone else until at least after the first ultrasound, but a lot of my friends figured it out already! 
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    dogmomma096oklahomakEmilyA724
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