Post # 1
hello ladies! I feel weird posting here, as I am so newly pregnant. Only 9 DPO! (Got a positive on 8 DPO) DH works up north…. Way up north! We can only chat via Internet texting as there is no cell service where he works only satellite phones. Well I don’t want to tell him via text that we’ve gotten our miracle baby, so I have to wait impatiently for 8 days until I can go pick him up from the airport.
This will be the longest week of my life!!! I want to see his face & experience his joy in person when he hears the news.
I have two options on how to tell him…. Give a girl a hand and help me out. 🙂
1) get a pink & blue helium balloons and wait for him in the airport with them… Let him figure it out.
2) -see photos- DH is a giant VW fan… Like big fan. So when we got out new VW vehicle the head factory sent us a stainless steel box with some stuff in it for the new car. So before DH tossed the wrapping paper for the box (super nest with all the german writing) I stole it…. And then stole the stainless box. 😀 I placed a VW baby onesie I ordered for him in the box with a book on how to be a dad & them carefully wrapped it back up and hid it until now.
My thought is I can bring it to the airport with me & leave it in the car and when he gets into the vehicle he will want to open it I know…. Because will loves Volkswagen so much he will want to open it right away. 🙂 ( I will just play it off like they accidentally sent us another one or… My thought was to go to the postal office and see if they can stamp it urgent!!) haha
DH is a musician so the top onesie will be for Father’s Day. And the bottom one is the one I put into the box !!
so my question to you is… Since I can’t tell my DH yet, share me your stories of how you told yours to tide me over. 😀
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@MrsHoneyC: I like both ideas, the difference between them is do you want him figuring this out to happen in teh airport (in public) or in the car (in private)?
Post # 4
@MrsHoneyC: I gave a shorter answer on the Charters thread but I’ll give you the whole story here.
I waited 12 days to tell DH because I wanted to do it in person. He was goe over Christmas and I flew down there a few days beforehand to visit him. I bought a mini Xmas tree and some lights to decorate and surprise him with a gift! I waited until he left for work and decorated a small area of the house he was staying in. When I was done, I placed a wrapped gift under the tree. Inside was a custom onesie I had printed up for the occasion. We’re both big sci-fi/fantasy fans and huge nerds in general, so that’s how I chose the font and wording. The covered area is our last name:
Post # 6
I like option 2! It’s so cute and there’s more anticipation while he’s opening the gift!
Post # 7
Congratulations! Second option 🙂
Post # 8
I say bring the balloons AND the onsie!!
Post # 9
Aww both of those are great ideas, I think I like the VW one a little better since it is personalized a little. Congrats! I also got my BFP at 8dpo 🙂 crazy early!
Post # 10
option 2!! you’ve been waiting to give that to him so i think you should use it. 🙂 does he see your chart when he’s away or just ask you via text how it’s looking?
Post # 11
I had to wait 24 hours and it was so hard! Eight days would kill me!
I gave DH a coupon that said something like .. Good for one baby .. Redeemable in June 2013
I pick option two
Post # 12
Both are super cute but I think I’d go with the second option. There’s suspense and surprise and excitment all wrapped up in one with that box!
Post # 13
I don’t have much of a story since I basically shoved the pee stick in DH’s face 5 min after I took it, but I just wanted to say…..
CONGRATU-FREAKING-LATIONS!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 So happy for you! And I would never be able to hold it in that long, so good luck! I think both of your ideas are adorable and I bet he would love either one 🙂
Post # 14
@MrsHoneyC: AHHHH! I didn’t even know you were KU’d!! I’ve been infrequently visiting the April POAS boards so I don’t drive myself crazy TTC this month. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Post # 16
Yay congrats! I like number 2! I think private is better. I also think with the balloons you will be around a lot of distractions and it might not work out as well. He will be happy to see you, carrying a suitcase, trying to find you in the crowd… I can imagine how just a little distraction could really take away from it! I think number two is more likely to work out