(Closed) How did you announce your pregnancy to family/friends?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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hello123456:  for my mom I told her by putting a note in a fortune cookie, we have an inside joke with fortune cookies. The “fortune” said “Prepare yourself for a surprise that takes 9 months to arrive. Lucky numbers 7-2015”

For my inlaws- i had a Christmas ornament made that had a pair of booties in it and there was a note on the bottom that said Coming Soon July 2015

My sister I told over brunch, i couldnt wait.

I told my co workers that im close with by making pink and blue cupcakes.

I announced on FB when i was 20 weeks, and I announced by posting a picture of my dog Daisy with a sign hanging around her neck that said “Guard Dog duty begins July 2015”

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Hi! Congrats on your pregnancy. We have waited to tell everyone too even parents. We are close with them but like you we know it would get spread around long before we wanted it to. Finally the wait is over and we are announcing to both our families (parents and siblings) Tuesday I will be 13.5 weeks. Its my birthday so we had a good reason to get everyone together without looking suspicious. We are planning to have Darling Husband give me my “present” at dinner and when I open it I will pull out a sonogram! They are going to be shocked! They are no suspecting it at all I have been throwing them off the pat couple weeks. They will be even more surprised Dh and I were able to keep a secret this long. It’s an exciting time – good luck !!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

With our second baby we flew back home for Thanksgiving with both sides of our family.  I offered to say grace and at the end said “and thank you for the blessing of another baby due in July”…  Nobody made it to the “amens” πŸ˜€

With our first we purchased “I heart grandma” and “grandpa” frames and put the sonogram photos in them. It was a surprise pregnancy so that definitely surprised them too

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

my 3rd was the only thing i did anything creative with 

my mum would always get frustrated at me for never putting bibs on my first two πŸ™Š

so for my 3rd i sent her a bib and a card saying “hi nan and pop, please keep this for me for when i visit! knowing my mum, she will forget! love baby *****”

she was so confused at first but it finally clicked! lol 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Congratulations! Preganany announcements are so exciting! Pinterest has lots of great Ideas! 😊

We told my sister and best friend in person around 5 weeks. 

We told my Mother-In-Law and step Father-In-Law at 8 weeks. They live 10 hours away so we called them and sent through an ultrasound picture while we were on the phone to them. We listened to Mother-In-Law bawl her eyes out on the phone lol.

We told Father-In-Law and step Father-In-Law in person at 9 weeks. 

Hubby text his brother at 10 weeks. 

We told my mum the day we had our 12 week ultrasound. We gave her a rainbow tie dye baby singlet and she guessed from there. 

This was our Facebook annoucemmet picture. It said ‘mummy and daddy are getting us a baby human. Baby Frendo arriving October 2016’. 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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hello123456: Congrarulations firstly! I agree with the pp in that Pinterest has some great ideas, all of which I’m sure you could find on Google. I love to read how people have made their announcement, so exciting. Best of luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Congratulations! I called or told my relatives in person, and I texted my friends. I’m very much a keep-it-simple kind of girl, though!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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mrsfrendo11:  I too am a “dog mom” currently and I’m wondering how she will take to the new baby! I hope it goes smoothly for both of us.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Congrats!

This is our first (Feb 2017) and we’re not going to tell parents until after our first ultrasound next week, at 8w5d. We live 1,200 miles away from my parents and I really can’t do anything out of the ordinary for them or they’ll figure out something is up immediately, so I think we’re just going to send a card in the mail. 

In my family, my dad’s side was called “grandma and grandpa” and my mom’s side going back generations was always “gmom and gdad.” In fact, I grew up thinking that this is how EVERYONE differentiated which set of grandparents were which. So I think our plan is to mail them a card addressed to “Gmom and Gdad” and inside will have February 2017, with hopefully a blurry ultrasound picture πŸ™‚ I think we can time it right to get it there on a Saturday πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

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mrsfrendo11:  Love this. I’m a Boxer mom how did they adapt to the Baby? My boy will be 16 months old when the baby is born.

I’m current;y searchign announcemtn to include oure fur baby.

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hello123456:  We told our parents over Father day dinner we wrapped the sonogram picture in a frame and had them open it at the same time. After dinner we called the Brother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law and told them as i’ll be 17 week when and showing when they get married. We have told the important peopel who need to knwo at work My boss, his boss, his supervisor and we plan on announcing on Facebook within the next couple weeks once i’m over 12 weeks.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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MrsD41503:  Yep it’s definitely something I’ve been thinking about. Our two are so spoilt and inside a lot and I don’t want them to feel neglected when baby comes. Hopefully it will be fine though πŸ™‚ 

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PixieperfectMrsH:  Aren’t boxers just the best! 😍 Our little girl is due in October. I don’t think they’ve even noticed the growing belly yet lol. Our two will both be 4 when Bub is born. I think they will adapt okay. Our male is quite hypo (typical boxer) so I think he’ll be the challenge but hopefully we can teach him to be gentle around baby. Our female will be fine, she’ll love when Bub is big enough to cuddle her (she’s a really affectionate people sort of dog). 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We told my parents first, which was just a couple days after taking the test and getting teh BFP. We told DH’s parents/siblings the week after. And then, that same weekend, I saw my sister and told her. I had told a few friends, but mainly because I had questions. But, very few knew right away.

We announced publicly the week I began the 2nd trimester. I had sent an email out to other family the weekend before it got posted online, and Darling Husband did the same for some of his – that way they knew the news. The same went for some close friends of mine (and his) – I sent them a text, unless they already knew.

But socially… I posted this pic on FB (and was included in the emails/texts):

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Post # 14
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Helper bee

Well I’m not pregnant yet, but I know how I’ll be announcing it to my parents. They live a four hour plane ride away so unfortunately, telling them in person probably isn’t going to happen. So my plan is to facetime them wearing this shirt.

And see how long it takes them to notice. If it comes time to hang up and they still haven’t noticed, I’ll tell them to look at it.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Whenever we go to dinner at my parents, we bring dessert. So we got a cake that said “Congratulations Nana and Papa!”.

For my Mother-In-Law,  we saw her right after a vacation, so Darling Husband offered to show her a picture from our vacation on his phone, and instead pulled up the sonogram pic.

And for DH’S extended family, we were having them dogsit,  so we got our pup a BIG BROTHER tshirt,  and just sent him in and waited for them to notice. 

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