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8/25/15 12:54 P

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We didn't do anything creative the first time except just blurt it out.

After the miscarriage we got pregnant a couple of months later. What we did for my mother-in-law was to print off a bunch of family pictures. The last picture was a picture of the pregnancy test with the Pregnant.

With my family we told them later that week. We gave them all a gift telling them that we were thanking them for all they had done for us with the miscarriage. The gifts were actually bibs that said Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt on them. We said surprise we are expecting again.

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3/15/15 9:53 A

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Ohhh that is a great idea!

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3/15/15 9:42 A

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Awwwww I love the idea of the third set of flip flops!!!! I've been thinking about it and we haven't told his parents yet this time around, like CRINS I just couldn't wait to tell my mom so that cat got outta the bag real quick. We will see his parents on Easter so I thing we're gonna dye eggs and bring them to Easter brunch all wrapped up like an Easter present. One that says grandma, one that says grandpa, and one that says baby chick arriving 11/6 :) I also have my birth mama and her hubby to tell so I can think of something else for them... Then of course the Facebook announcement... Oh how fun!

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3/15/15 8:31 A

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I love everyones ideas and stories!

My husband was always annoyed with my taking tests and "wasting" our money on them so I never told him when I did lol... but then this past Thursday I tested because I just had to know.... normally he is home earlier then I am from work but he had to work a little late to solve a problem at work so I tested and then I was waiting quite impatiently for him to come home... needless to say he barely got in the door and knew something was up haha he was like what is going on " are you pregnant or something?" haha I said YES!!! And showed him the test! He was even more excited then either of us could have thought!

I had grand ideas on how we were going to tell our parents and sisters but in the end we went over for dinner to his parents and told them at dinner... they were ecstatic and super surprised as they thought it would be another couple years for us. My parents live in another province and I was going to wait until we visit in another couple weeks but I just couldn't wait so I skyped with my sister and parents at the same time to tell them! It was super fun and they were also super excited!

As for everyone else we are obviously waiting. But we go away on our big trip to Tahiti in a few weeks and while we are there I plan on taking a photo in the beach with our flip flops with added baby flipflops and then once we return (I'll be around 12 weekish) we plan to announce it with the photo! I am super excited!

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3/14/15 12:09 P

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Abby, that is a totally sweet reveal! I love it!

KH, I love the FB pic - that is so cute!



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3/14/15 10:23 A

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Love it!

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3/13/15 7:07 P

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We decided to wait a little while before telling our parents and we ending up telling them when we were together for my mom's birthday and my husband's birthday. We got a picture frame with 2 opening that said something like love at first sight for and ultrasound picture and something else about after is baby born for the second picture. We put our early ultrasound picture in that spot and then I made a print out that said "grandpa and grandma, I can't wait to meet you. 9/2/15." I wrapped and we gave it to her to open. We got the whole thing on video including all the screams and excitement! It's my parent's first grandchild. We sent the same thing to my husband's parents and they were so excited they couldn't wait to call!! We announced to the rest of our family in an email with the same pictures we put on facebook. We have 2 announcements because my husband decided he needed to do a gaming one as well.



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3/12/15 10:10 A

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Yeah, we didn't tell family until we were much farther along, for the same reason. It took us almost 2 years to get pregnant and we wanted to wait until closer to the 2nd trimester.

Fortunately my dad's 60th birthday fell at just the right time and my siblings did most of the work for me by deciding we should all get together to celebrate and surprise my parents. So I had a built in excuse to have everyone together.

I wrapped my favorite childhood book that my dad used to read me with a note inside that he should read this to his newest grandchild attached to an ultrasound pic. Everyone was so happy and surprised. Unfortunately my husband didn't operate the camera correctly to get it on video!

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We waited to tell family because we struggled so much to get pregnant so we wanted to hit the first trimester mark. It was tough. It fell right at thanksgiving though which was perfect. My husband custom made a t shirt for my older son that said "only child" on the front which a crayon drawn like kid on it. The back said "expires June 2013" with the crayon kid drawn holding a toddlers hand. It was adorable. So my son wore it with a jacket over it to thanksgiving and lucky my in laws were the only ones there at first. We just told him "show grandma your new shirt ." It took her a second to process it but when she did she was so excited. We had also made extra copies of pictures from the latest ultrasound to give to grandparents.
I don't know what we will do if we get pregnant again. But I like cutesy stuff too. :)

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3/11/15 6:19 P

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Abby, that is a great story! My husband hates when I test without him so I've never been able to 'surprise' him... We've told my parents already this time around over text... Blah I know but it was a tenative... Wait and see what happens announcement. Not sure what we'll do once we hit that trimester mark with telling everyone else... :)

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3/11/15 3:44 P

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The baby loading shirt sounds awesome!

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My husband and I are both gamers and computer nerds. I may get a "Baby: Now Loading..." shirt or something, but since we aren't officially trying yet, I'm not really set on a way to announce yet. I'm not into the cutesy stuff, and the "empty baby shoes" thing is kind of played out. I'm also not settled on whether we'll announce gender, since if Future Baby is a girl, I don't want to get inundated with frilly princess junk (I'm the least girly girl in my family). We've settled on names, but I'm not sure if I want to annouce that either, since neither of us is big on monogrammed stuff.

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I love that story Abby! :)

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3/10/15 4:16 P

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Sorry this will be long! I love planning surprises, but the way I told my husband we were pregnant was anything but planned and kind of funny:

I was expecting AF Fri or Sat, but it started on Thursday instead. Our timing hadn't been good that month and I was anxious to start another cycle so we could try another round of Clomid.

On Friday, as I was getting ready for bed, I realized I hadn't had any more bleeding since the day before... weird. I decided on a whim to take a test just so I could go to bed knowing AF would start in full force the next day. I took the test and then took out my contacts and brushed my teeth while I waited the three minutes. I glanced at the test expecting to see one line, toss it and head to bed. I was FLOORED when there were too lines! After 22 months of trying without even a hint of a second line, I couldn't believe my eyes!

I went into the bedroom where my husband was already in bed and blurted out, "Where are my glasses?! I need to see your face right now!" Needless to say he was very confused! "Two lines!" I said, "there are two lines, there's never been two lines before!" By this point I was shaking and crying. It took a bit for my poor husband to understand what was going on!! I finally had to show him the instructions for the tests so that he would believe me!

So... needless to say, I totally blew my chance at doing something cute and creative but we were too happy to care!

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Since all of my family and friends live away from me, I would probably mail them an announcement that was creative. I was looking at these, alot of them on etsy, before, but never had the chance to use anything. It would most likely be something cutsey.

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ooooh I like this one! I have no ideas myself, but hopefully I'll learn some :) :) :)

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3/9/15 10:17 A

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I'm sure we all have some creative ideas or stories for announcing a pregnancy.

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