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Old 09-28-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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How to tell the family? Help!

I am 10? 11? weeks pregnant. It took forever to get pregnant, and was a very hard, emotional struggle. We have been waiting to tell for a number of reasons.
So, in the next couple of weeks, probably after my next appt, just to make sure, we are going to tell.
Our parents are over 8 hours away, and our siblings are everywhere, so everyone will get a mailed announcement. We do not have time to tell everyone face to face, and do not want hurt feelings with she/he knew first...blah, blah...
Anyway, so these are some ideas we had. Do you have any others?
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2. We are having a baby announcement. (you know, the one everyone sends but this is our second baby, so this is my least fav. option)
3. Take a picture of dd with a shirt that says "I am going to be a big sister" and wait until people notice...
4. I don't know. HELP!!!

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Old 09-28-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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We did the "I'm going to be a big .... shirt" and took a pic and emailed everyone! They loved it!!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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I dont know. I am not creative. We havent toldmy in laws yet. and i am 14 weeks. We just took a bunch of pics of thekids,and i scanned in an ultrasound pic to see if they get it. LOL We are emailing them this weekend.

My mom i just told... not creativly, just hey im preggy LOL

I do think the pic that says, imgoingot be a big brother is cute!!But i would do a family pic, so it is not super noticable.. just make them think on it. LOL
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: How to tell the family? Help!

Ooh, thats cute! Take a family pic and see if they notice the baby's shirt! Be sure its readable though... fun fun!
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I like 1 & 3.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:50 AM   #6
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you could send halloween cards and sign it, "from the 4 of us" (or however many you will be)
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:54 AM   #7
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Re: How to tell the family? Help!

You could do something of an e-mail/internet "scavenger hunt"
Say something like:
Hey guys, here's a game for you. The first one to call us when figured out gets ______ (insert something)

THen you could take them to various texts online and direct them to hidden words or letters by hyperlinking sights.
For example (second paragraph, fourth word, second letter)
Once they find all the letters, make them unscramble them to find a message
(For example: "We're Pregnant") or something shorter

I don't know...it would take some time, but it makes it into a game and not the "he knew, she knew first ordeal"

I would recommend telling the parents either face to face or over the phone though...so they know first.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:23 PM   #8
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Re: How to tell the family? Help!

We did the shirt thing .... and it took a while before everyone got it! LOL! My sister got it right away, but my mother, we had to actually sit her down and tell her..... lol...was so funny!
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I had a friend of mine send one of those digital art things where it's of a pencil drawing something out. (I want to say it's a doodle pad- does this make sense?) So she had it draw stick figures of her DH, then her, then her three girls, then the dog, then a belly on her with an arrow pointing to it saying "due to arrive in early Oct 06!"

Good luck! We always emailed everyone but our parents. They got a phone call. And the last baby we didn't tell anyone until my brother calls everyone telling them him and his wife are pregnant and because I busted out laughing, we had to tell everyone before he spilled the beans. (our kids are 8 days apart)

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Old 10-01-2006, 11:57 AM   #10
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We did shirts for our DS's

Both of the fronts said== Big Brother's Club Est 2004

The back of DS #1 said== member since 2004
The back of DS #2 said== member since 2006

We announced it at my DS's birthday party and I was 16 weeks. The family LOVED it
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