(Closed) buying present to suprise husband with bfp bad idea if not pregnant?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
7219 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Chanel87:  Those kinds of things can be made in an hour at a t-shirt shop. Most swapmeets have one. If I were you, I’d scope one out, put aside the money and do it that way. 

Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I would say that the way you want to surprise him, you are fine with waiting until you get your BFP. I surprised Darling Husband with a special onsie that would take weeks to come in, so I had pre-ordered it I had to wait over a year to use that bad-boy, but it was so worth it!! I hope your TTC journey is short and you get that BFP soon!

Post # 6
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Chanel87:  you won’t jinx yourself. I say do it because I couldn’t even wait an hour for target to open to tell him!

Post # 7
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I wouldn’t do them ahead of time. hopefully not, but if you have trouble getting your bfp, it would be a painful reminder, not to mention it would be hurtful for him if he stumbled upon them somehow. 

Post # 9
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The logical part of me says that making these in advance can not and will not affect your ability to get pregnant – but then I also had my own superstitions when I was TTC 🙂 and it’s hard to have a reminder around if it takes a long time. But then the month I gave in and bought hubby a book in advance was the month we finally got our bfp, after 15 months!! So maybe it will bring you good luck 😉

Post # 10
4561 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t do this. The idea does not sit well.


Post # 11
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ok, I know that this sounds loony, but this is what I would do.

Buy the shirts, buy the paint and trace out the design. That way a lot of the work is done (especially if you just stick to one colour). Then, the day you find out, have a mate take him out for the day whilst you do the actual painting and let them dry. 

This way they are only half done beforehand and there is no bad juju.

Yes, this is crazy but my usually logical brain has decided that this is best.

Post # 13
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

I’d say do them ahead of time and make sure there’s no way hubby can find them! That way you can tell him straight away!!

Post # 14
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t worry about jinxing anything. I’d be worried about him accidentally coming across them somehow (maybe he decided to spring clean the back of the closet where you happen to keep them), and then thinking you were pregnant already. That would be a big let down.

Post # 15
1811 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m not even ttc yet (we start in November), but I’ve already bought Darling Husband the gift I’ll give him when we get our BFP. No bad juju there. I just want to be prepared…And it seems easier to keep the gift a secret for a few months than it would be to keep a pregnancy a secret for a few hours!

Post # 16
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Chanel87:  I woke Darling Husband up at 4am to show him my pee stick. Definitely have them done in advance!

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