(Closed) During pregnancy did you include baby to be in greetings?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The responses on here are interesting to me! We did photo christmas cards from shutterfly and signed it “with love from The Lastnames | Darling Husband, Me, Baby Lastname, Dog #1 and Dog #2” (We had our dogs in the photo with us). We were kind of using this as a makeshift pregnancy announcement as well. I’m currently 21 wks.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wouldn’t, personally.  No kids yet but DH’s first wife had a stillborn at 6-7 months and he is VERY sensitive about people counting their chickens before they catch and I totally get and respect that.  I could see the temptation because it is cute but I just wouldn’t do it.

 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

If you think you’d like to, then do it. I don’t really get the whole ‘what if something bad happens’ issue. If something happens then I would look back and be grateful that I had a happy memory and got include my baby for a little while. I have no children and 4 miscarriages so any positive memories I make while pregnant is a bonus for me. I mean would you say I better not write my husbands name in or my dogs as there is always a chance they could die before Christmas? Nope just babies cause that would be ‘awkward’ People are sooo weird about infant death and pregnancy loss. The taboo needs to end. 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee

Nope, we’re not doing that. I wouldn’t feel comfortable until baby is born. I do sign things as from baby if it’s just to my husband. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I did it. And every card I received so far is addressed to me, Darling Husband and baby. I don’t see the harm in it. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was due yesterday and we did up our cards to family on the weekend.  We did include baby in greetings because of the timing of it all.  Everyone is SO excited, it just made sense.  I wouldn’t have done it if he wasn’t due so darn close to Christmas though.

They loved it, btw.

Post # 37
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t care if other people do it, but I wouldn’t do it. I feel like it’s one of those situations where it just looks attention grabby. Like we all know you’re pregnant, I get it’s an exciting time but it doesn’t always have to be about baby. Its like when I see people who post happy birthday or other kinds of messages on facebook to people and it’s always like “happy birthday to be most amazing friend…baby b can’t wait to meet you!!!!”. I think the only situation I would do it, is if I were using it as an announcement to our parents or siblings, like signing a Christmas present to Mother-In-Law as “baby m”.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Personally no I haven’t done that.  It is completely dependent on your personality.  It isn’t my personality to do something like that, but if it is yours then go for it!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I signed my baby shower thank you notes as “The (last names) and baby (last name).  I wouldn’t sign a Christmas card that way though.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

This is not something I would do. Indeed, we now have three children and either say things are from Darling Husband and me or we sign the “From:” tag with the ______ family. It is just a little too cutesy for me to include a baby, prior to or after birth, as everyone knows the baby had nothing to do with any gifting going on.

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