(Closed) How did you tell your SO/DH?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrsjets: First, congratulations!

Second, I’m a bad example, I wanted to do something memorable and romantic to tell my Darling Husband, but since I ended up taking the test at like 2:30 in the morning, I think I burst into the bedroom, flipped on all the lights and jumped into bed to wake him up.

I may have even thumped him to get him to wake up faster.  It was a genuine, visceral response, but not a very good story 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

He was at home with me when I took the test and I was too nervous to read the results so I told him to look at it and tell me so technicially he found out before me

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I told him the night before our 1-year anniversary (also our 1st night in Hawaii for our belated honeymoon).  I gave him a card, and inside there was a picture of my positive pregnancy test with the words “you’re going to be a daddy”!  In retrospect, Darling Husband doesn’t handle surprises really well, so he was kind of shocked.  It took him a few days (or more) to wrap his head around the news.  One thing is for sure though… he will never forget how he found out, and now he tells people the story all the time. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congratulations!!! Honestly, I am more of a just tell him when you get home person. But that is just me, I’m into straighforwardness.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

why don’t you bring home an “it’s a boy” and “it’s a girl” balloon? or “congratulations” and when he asks why, show him the test!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think a congratulations card/balloon is a great idea because he’ll be a bit confused at first, but then you could show him the pregnancy test or a picture of it.  

Congratulations, btw.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@bookworm88: “why don’t you bring home an “it’s a boy” and “it’s a girl” balloon?”

He’d probably think she is having twins, lol!

Congrats, mrsjets!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mrsjets:Congratulations!!! We are TTC and my husband wants to be with me when I test because of prior issues but if he didn’t I’d probably buy a cute onesie and wrap it for him. My husband plays baseball so I always thought it’d be fun to get a onesie that says “Daddy’s Little Slugger” or something on the front and our last name on the back. I’ve also heard of people making a “baby” dinner…baby carrots, baby potatoes, etc. and seeing how long it takes for them to catch on. Or putting a hotdog/hamburger bun in the oven and ask him to check what’s cooking/tell him you have a bun in the oven.

 
Let us know what you end up doing 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Congratulations!

When Darling Husband and I get pregnant, I plan to go buy a onesie, bib, or something similar that references “Dad” or “Daddy” and wrap it up for him.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I love the baby dinners, but Darling Husband would NEVER get it.  Ever.  Even if I went into labor during the dinner.

I messed up and left the test box in the trash in the bathroom, so the surprise was ruined.  I ended up just throwing it at him with a big stupid smile on my face.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I bought a onesie that said “I love my daddy”. Then when Darling Husband got home from work, I told him I picked hime up something from Target. He pulled out the onesie, looked at it for a few seconds, then asked (super slowly) “Really?” Once I confirmed that I wasn’t just messing with him, he was excited (and a little teary), and did his “Super Sperm” dance around the house.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Congrats!!! First pregnancy, I baked cookies and asked him to come over (I was going to flat out show him the test) but he came over, grabbed the cookies and said he had to leave right away! I was so bummed. I ended up telling him over the phone.

This time, I signed us up for weekly updates on the progress of the pregnancy – I entered in his e-mail so he got this random e-mail that said “Your baby is 4 weeks along”. He instantly called me from work – nothing too exciting like some of the bee’s stories!

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