(Closed) hmmm now what?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When should stlginkgo and hubby tell his family about the baby
    Father's Day -- with the book, screw the neighbors : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Father's Day -- early, w/o neighbors : (33 votes)
    75 %
    A different day : (2 votes)
    5 %
    When the baby comes out : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Could you wait for the neighbours to leave or go early to tell DHs parents and get BIL/SIL on the phone while you tell them?

    Post # 5
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    98 posts
    Worker bee

    I think if there’s a way to tell his parents on Father’s Day without the neighbors that that would be a good idea. Otherwise, I would just wait a couple weeks when you can get the whole family together.

    Post # 6
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    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Wait, when is Father’s day? In Australia its in September.

    Post # 8
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Meet up with them before the neighbors. If they find out you told YOUR parents that much further in advance they may be upset. Don’t want to step on any toes. Also your BIL and SIL will find out through a phone call- I don’t think they NEEd to be there.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    LOL @ “when the baby comes out!” 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Is it always June 20th? or is it always the 3rd Sunday in June? Lol, America is so weird, with your christmas in winter and your fathers day in June.

    Also, I think you should still do it on fathers day, perhaps arrange to go early or stay late after the meal with the neighbours and give them the present then.

    Post # 11
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Tell them on the same day! It’ll be exciting. Just do it before you go out with the neighbors.

    Post # 12
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    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Christmas isn’t in the winter in Australia?  Does that mean you don’t cut down your own trees and wear dorky Christmas sweaters??

    Doesn’t Santa get overheated in that big red suit?  🙂

    I would love to visit Australia someday!  But the long plane ride kind of scares me.

    Post # 13
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I voted “early, w/o neighbors” but is there some reason you couldn’t do the book early, too?  If you wait to do a different day and tell the other half of the family on Father’s Day, I’d just consider whether or not any of these folks would get their feelings hurt for being told later.  That was a tricky situation with us.

    Post # 14
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Oh!  And bloated over here, too!

    Post # 16
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    What about doing it after dinner?  Hopefully the neighbors won’t be around that long and while cleaning up you could give them the album (cute idea btw). 

    I think its also fair to tell them before the neighbors arrive but say since its early in the pregnancy please do not tell anyone else including the neighbors.

    I think it would be hard to wait to find a time that the IL’s and the Sibling are all together again.  If you were telling your parents fathers day weekend but tellings his later that week, ok fine, no big deal.  However, I would avoid doing it weeks apart. 

    Plus if you tell his parents and his sibling seperately, you get the fun of celebrating twice!

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