How will you announce your BFP?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We don’t do surprises. I’ll wait until both of us are home, pee on the stick and show him the results. We probably aren’t going to tell family members for a month or so either, as we’re a secretive people.

Post # 4
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m the same.  He’ll know I’m taking the test and will know as soon as I do.  

As for family, I want to wait until 10-12 weeks and then probably gather as many as possible in one place at one time and tell them.  I guess we’re boring!

Post # 5
896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@awoah82:  I will probably just tell him.  “Hey, we are pregnant.”  I really do not expect I will do something else.  To the rest of the world, I will probably wait until I am 12 weeks to say anything.  Social media is out of the question, so no one that’s not close to us will know.  

Post # 6
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I woke my poor DH up at 4am to tell him we were (well, are) pregnant!

Post # 7
8653 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t be able to hide it from him for long so if I wanted to do a book card or onesie, that thing has to be ready to go and even then I’ll probably scream and threw it at him. 😉

Family, not so sure. Maybe cards that say grandma or grandpa and see if they get it. 

Post # 8
1022 posts
Bumble bee

I stopped on the way home from work bought a Papa burger and a Baby burger from A&W and put the pee stick in the bag (umm yes I do realize now how gross that is). I gave him the bag when I got home, and video taped the whole thing. He caught on right away.

Post # 9
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@awoah82:  I put a bun in the oven and told him to check on the pizza when he got home from work. Him realizing what it meant was priceless.

Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999



If you’re crazy, then I am also.

We are going to start our first cycle at the end of this month.  I have so many different ways of telling him running through me head.  I really haven’t filled him in about all the details of testing and I plan on keeping him in the dark a little while longer.  I am going to be vague and keep my fingers crossed.  At this point all he needs to know is when I am O.


Good luck ladies.

Post # 11
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

7 cycles in. Had a customized “Daddy” glass made months ago to announce the news.

I don’t plan to tell anyone else until 18+ weeks. I’m heavier and wear baggier clothing, so it’s a possibility that I can fend it off for that long. Failing that, as long as possible. If I got pregnant this cycle, I’d be around 22 weeks at Easter…which would be the ideal time to tell, in my books. That’s when family will find out.

Probably arrange to have as many people over at once to avoid the petty, “Oh my God, I know her family knew first!” arguments that will inevitably arise (whether the thought is legitimate or not – my in-laws just seem to have a “We get slighted” attitude in general).

Then I expect to immediately explain that I wanted the first half of my pregnancy just for us, as inevitably that will lead to, “She MUST have told someone before she told us today!”

Frankly, I’d really rather have that half to myself, then slap the stupid out of these people than tell them around 12 weeks and be badgered to death for an additional 10 or so weeks of the pregnancy.

Post # 12
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I definitely had plans to give him the gift of onesies, etc. that I bought but I ran out the bathroom freaking out saying “OMG! It has two lines! It has two lines!” So, I gave them to him the next day. 🙂


We made grandparent boxes for our parents with a onesie, a grandparent countdown to baby, and a grandparent photo brag book. We mailed my SO’s parents theirs and are just waiting for them to pick it up and skype us. My parents we’re giving tomorrow at my mom’s birthday dinner. 🙂

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