(Closed) Planning pregnancy announcement before pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you think it is weird to plan a pregnancy announcement before you are pregnant?
    Yeah - it is weird - you are jinxing yourself! : (52 votes)
    46 %
    Maybe - I think it would be a lot of pressure to have it around. : (31 votes)
    28 %
    Nah - it is cute, and good planning - do it! : (29 votes)
    26 %
    Other - let me know what you think! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t do it, but I have some health issues that make us anticipate that TTC could be a long, frustrating process.  I wouldn’t want a bunch of stuff around reminding me that we’re “failing”.

    Post # 5
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with thinking about it– thats kind of fun! But I probably wouldn’t actually DO anything yet. 

    Post # 6
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I wouldn’t do that, either. I would probably just tell Darling Husband (he’s the kind of guy who would wonder why i bothered with the hoopla and I’m not sure i could contain myself anyways!) and throw creativity out the window. Maybe do something creative for my parents, who live far away and wouldn’t be around for us to tell in person.

    Could you have something delivered to work or to a PO box or a friend’s house (or mom’s or something? tell them not to open it?) or request it be unmarked so you can go grab it when needed? It’s not like the box is going to say “so you’re expecting, eh?! here’s some announcement stuff!!!!”

    I clicked the “maybe” option–i get that some people REALLY plan announcements =]

    Post # 8
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Wow you are balls to the wall, chicka =]. Are you going to tell us your plan?!?!?! Now i’m dying to know. Tongue out

    If he caught you, could you lie and say it’s for one of the ladies at work (who he doesn’t know?) or somebody in the hospital? I thought i remembered you saying you were a NICU or baby nurse or something like that.

    Post # 9
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it’s weird.  The fact that you are going to be having a baby should be exciting enough as it is.  I think you are putting way too much focus on making a production out of it, rather than focusing on bringing a life into the world.  And if you do have a hard time getting pregnant you are going to worry that you jinxed yourself and you will be upset by all these baby related things that you have in your house.

    Post # 11
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t think it’s wierd at all. I think it’s a cute idea. I would just hide the items as best as you can and hope he doesn’t find them.

    Post # 12
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think it’s all a personal preference. Whatever makes you excited and happy go for it! Me Im gonna wait til Im 3 months pregnant then surprise the heck out of everyone! Keep in mind it may take longer than you think so people may bug you about it. Good luck. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If you can, do it. I had a great idea, but didn’t want ti jinx me. Then we stopped trying (which was planned, so I can travel to my sister’s destination wedding next may), and two weeks later found out we were pregnant. I was so excited that I told hubs right then and showed him the stick.

    We planned to tell his parents with onesies: “grandpa’s little helper” and “that’s it, I’m going to grandma’s!” They loved it!

    Post # 16
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Considering it takes most couples 6-18 mos to get pregnant that seems a little weird. I’m all for having a cute way to announce it but by the time you actually find out and then go to the doc to confirm I think you’d have time to get whatever you need to announce it.

    Plus a lot of people wait to make sure everything is going as planned (as far as the health of the baby) before announcing it to anyone even family. I think you’re jumping the gun on this one.

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