(Closed) How did you tell DH you are pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Found out on his birthday so I wrote it in his birthday card!

Post # 5
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I paced the house until DH got home and as soon as he got upstairs I stopped in front of him and said “we need to talk”… of course he knew exactly what we had to talk about. We weren’t TTC, but I had been charting to get to know my cycle. We stopped being careful after my cycle reached 50+ days, assuming we couldn’t get pregnant, but I kept charting. Once I realized I actually ovulated (CD108) and realized we had DTD during the fertile window, I told DH. While neither of us thought it would happen, it did.

Hoping to do something memorable if we decide to have a second. This child is already a one shot chance and memorable because of it.  I mean really, who ovulates that far into a cycle?!

Post # 6
7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

View original reply
@snoie:  my story is pretty much the same. i had only started tracking my periods 2 months prior, hoping to do so for a year or two to get to know my cycle.  the app i had been using predicted i would be fertile on valentine’s day, so on that day we had drunk a lot of wine and joked that we might get pregnant – but really didn’t think the app was accurate yet because my last 2 days had been so different in length. Needless to say, we were not so careful, i honestly don’t remember how careful or not we were that night…..well over a month later i finally took a test because my period was later than it had ever been and it was positive!  I frantically waited for DH to come home from work and when he did, i said we needed to talk and i could barely get the words out, so he guessed it. i started to cry a bit and he gave me hug.  

View original reply
@lakelady:  that’s too bad that your DH was not impressed with you when you were clearly stressed about it being ectopic, hopefully next time you worry about something so important, he is concerned more with the issue at hand and not how you told him.


i am hoping for our second baby to actually be planned, so i think i will do something cute like a card, nothing over the top though.

Post # 7
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I woke him from a nap and said “I have too tests that suggest I may be pregnant.”  I’m not sure why I said “suggest,” I think because I couldn’t take it in! Then I asked him to take me to CVS to get a digital and then made him read it.  Next time, I think I’ll put a “big brother” or “big sister” outfit on our DD/DS (we’re Team Green with this one).

Post # 8
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

LOL, I shoved my pregnancy test in DH’s face as I was waking him up.  He couldn’t process what was happening for a few minutes, because I was shaking and crying, and he was half asleep, with a pee stick in front of his face.  I’m pretty sure I would try to find a different way next time…


Post # 9
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

View original reply
@Shosha1:  That sounds EXACTLY like what happened to me. I wanted to do something cute but when I saw those two pink lines I was too emotional to do anything else!

Post # 12
1577 posts
Bumble bee

Mine knew I was taking the test, and so I just showed him all excitedly when I was done. XD He was very involved in the ttc process.

Post # 13
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@lakelady:  My DH was also slightly dissappointed, will have to do something more special next time!

Months before I bought a David Bowie onsie to tell him, but what actually ended up happening was that I tested early – on a Friday night while he was watching a movie in the lounge, I fully expected it to be a BFN so when 2 lines showed up I was in shock and stared at it for ages, then ran down the hall and said I think i’m pregnant and shoved the stick at him.

He said ok well 2 lines could be pregnant lets book in with the Dr, I said, no 2 lines is definately pregnant, a line is a line.  Then he started getting excited but I am a bit bummed that I confused him.  He loves the onsie (which I gave him after we talked for a bit) but next time I will tell him in a more fun way than just blurting it out 🙂

Post # 14
36 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011


Mine didn’t turn up the way I thought it would…

We had a M/C back in July, Dh and I both found it really hard to take but we picked ourselves up and tried again from August- in September I got my BFP again.  I didn’t want to tell DH because I didn’t want to get his hopes up to early or see his heartbreak again, my plan was to keep it a secret until i reached 12 weeks but that was stupid because I couldn’t deal with that pressure by myself!!

 Anyhoo he left for 2 weeks away with work and on day 2 of his trip I decided to just text him a picture of a clearblue digital I had just taken- He text me back ‘are you serious!?’ and I replied ‘yep i’m 5 weeks’ he replied ‘did you seriously think texting me this was a good idea!!?? I thought he was mad but he rang me laughing at how only i could think texting him to tell him something like that was a good idea…in hindsight I think I’m pretty stupid but It seemed such a good idea at the time!!

Note to self…do not text important news!!

Post # 15
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

i’m getting married in 4 more months but we’ve been having baby talks and are planning to have a honeymoon baby Smile  So, the DIY-queen in me is planning to make a “CONGRATULATIONS DADDY (NAME)!!” banner ready before we leave for our honeymoon. That way, when the day actually comes, i dont have to panic as to how to tell him! I’m a domestic goddess and i plan to take the pregnancy test (if needed) when he’s at work and when i see those 2 pink lines, i’ll set up the banner for him to see when he gets home!.. oh, and i wanna prepare a bottle of champagne too!– at least for him.

Of course it may all turn out differently when the day actually comes. I can get too excited. But yea, I’ve got a plan and I only hope I can execute it well! Wink

Post # 16
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m still trying to get KU here and have had many many ideas about how to tell DH when the day actually comes.  But since he’s aware of my cycles, I’ll probably just have to tell him the minute I get a positve test.  Plus, he always seems to know when I’m POAS for some weird reason….maybe I should check the bathroom for cameras???

The topic ‘How did you tell DH you are pregnant?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors