Post # 1
Last week we went to see my family for a belated Christmas. Wednesday night we got into town and went to dinner. When we got back from dinner we had our Christmas present exchange. It was a wonderful time laughing and enjoying family company. When all the presents were opened my husband and I said we had one more present for the family but it was a group present. At the same time each family member opened their gift. My sister got baby lotion, my dad got baby oatmeal, my brother got baby diapers, and my mom got a set of pacifiers. It took them a minute, I think my mom figured it out first, and everyone looked and us to see what this meant. We assured them that yes we were pregnant. After a few more seconds of shock everyone was over joyed and congratulated us. It was a wonderful experience!
For the next few days of our visit our family didn’t say much to us about the pregnancy. I was starting to get dissapointed because I really wanted to share my experience and hear my mothers pregnancy experiences. Finally, on the last morning we were there, they started getting excited and asking questions. The family sat at the breakfast table and went through baby names and my mom got out some old baby books.
I am so happy we told them (we are only 7 weeks) and we haven’t heard the heart beat yet (thats tomorrow morning!). I have been feeling great and barely feel pregnant so I am hoping there is still a baby in there!
Up next is telling my In laws who live in town. Any suggestions on non-holiday ways to tell them? They already have 7 grandchildren.
Best wishes to all of those who are still trying and congratulations to all the other gals on here with 2011 babies on the way!
Post # 3
When my aunt was pregnant with her first child, they purchased my grandmother (her mother) a sign that said “It is always more fun at Nana’s!” It was perfect.
Post # 4
@SecretName: Ahhh congrat “almost due date twin” ha! Telling people is so fun & exciting. Especially to watch it sink in ~ it’s kinda funny. I know with some non-family members we told we would just slip in little things in the conversation & see if they catch on to it. Good luck tomorrow! I know you are super excited & I will be watching the boards to see how it went!
Thinking about ya!
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! It feels so wierd to start telling people. Today we had a good ultrasound adn were able to hear the heartbeat. Based on my last missed period I am 7w6d but the baby is measuring 8w2d. Not too far off so we are sticking with the August 18th due date. So exciting!!!
Post # 7
Congrats! Isn’t it wonderful to see/hear the little bean!?? Hope you continue to feel well and he/she continues to grow big and strong!
Post # 8
congrats!!! my parents have 7 grandchildren also, but one past away… i’m not pregnant yet but one of the ways i was thinking of telling my parents when we do get pregnant is by making a collage of all the grandchildren’s baby pictures and then an extra space for our baby….you know, like one of those family frames that have spaces for each person or whatnot….i thought it’d be a cute way to give them a hint that they have another grandchild on the way 🙂
Post # 9
Congrats! It’s all very exciting.
Post # 10
@MamaHusky3: That is a wonderful idea!!! This will be grandchild number 8 so I bet I could find an 8 opening collage frame and leave 1 space empty (or with the u/s picture for now).
I very easily could find pictures of the other 7 nieces/nephews.
Post # 12
Aww, that is such a cute way to tell your family!! Congrats!!
Post # 13
I remember somebody posted once about taking a group photo and instead of saying “say cheese” who ever was taking the picture said “say, soandso’s pregnant!” and then snapped hte pic of it sinking in.