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Old 04-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Just thought I would make a master thread for all the cute how to announce your pregnancy ideas! I've seen threads like this in the past but would LOVE to hear all your cute ideas!

Please post pics/links if you have them! Oooo, even videos would be adorable!

I need some super cute ideas this time around. Last time, we made a card for Grandpa and put it was from baby Perry. That's how we told the grandparents. Then we put a pic of the test on my sister in law's computer and waited for her to find it. (That was a good reaction!) I left the actual test sitting on my sister's countertop...lol & ewwwww. For the rest of the friends, we made a little card inviting to a future party for the baby...and we hand delivered the ones we could. The rest of the people got a phone call or find out on facebook but nothing cute there necessarily.

(Any cute facebook announcement ideas?)

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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When i was pregnant with twins I put my ultrasound as my FB profile and se my status to "It's a girl....and a girl!"
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #3
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My DD was due near Halloween so we gave our families a little "Baby's 1st Halloween" bib in a box and had them open it (it was February) Took a few of them a while to get it (*crickets*crickets*SCREAMING*)

I surprised my husband and told him that it smelled like gas in the oven. When he opend the oven, there was a bun in it ("there's a bun in the oven") with a little card about our family tree growing, a book called Daddy's Kisses, and the stick LOL
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We haven't sent them out yet, but are doing shutterfly cards in snail mail to close friends and family. We took a picture with 3 boxes, large, medium, and small, labeled 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3 estimated delivery 11/8/12. Our oldest is in the big one jumping up, second is in the medium one, and the smallest box is in the middle sealed up, and we took the pic by the mailbox. I'll be interested to see the phonecalls we get!

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Re: The DS Collection for "How To Announce Your Pregnancy" ideas :) (post your idea!)

Here's what I've done:

#1: made a scavenger hunt around the house with clues leading to a sentimental baby book, a cup my dh had when he was a baby, and the pregnancy test hidden under a pillow. It was pretty cute when I saw it sink in and the look in Dh's eyes.
#2: came back from a 2 week trip and had found out I was pregnant during it. Told DH I brought him home a souvenoir and had Put a test in an envelope with a card that read something like, "Estimated shipping date: (the week I think I got pregnant). Estimated arrival date: (due date)"
#3 (miscarriage): made a grocery list and wrote things like, "ice cream, pickles, shampoo, newborn diapers, etc" and gave it to dh and asked him to read it over incase he had questions before he did my shopping. It was pretty sweet!
#4 (miscarriage): wrote in lipstick on the mirror "Father of 3" and then later told DH he had something on his face and to go see what the heck it is in the bathroom mirror. surprise!
#5: told DH I had a special song to play for him... turned on Darryl Worley's "Family Tree" song and he got it right away!
#6: found out I was pregnant on Valentine's Day so I made him a rhyming Valentine about my pregnancy and gave it to him.
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For my parents they got baby presents for Christmas and I made my mom an ornament...

For other family and friends we mailed approx 150 postcards that said

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Someone's expecting
Can you guess who?

With a link to our baby website!
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Re: The DS Collection for "How To Announce Your Pregnancy" ideas :) (post your idea!)

I've done the bun in the oven thing. Took my dad a few minutes to get it.

For number 3 I called DH and told him we needed a bigger car. He got it immediately.

My parents don't seem to handle cutesy well.
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Re: The DS Collection for "How To Announce Your Pregnancy" ideas :) (post your idea!)

we sent these photos to my parents and also put them on facebook






My parents though the last one was going to say Puppy

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The time before it was near father's day so I got my Dad some hankerchiefs and embroidered the outline of a baby face on one with pink and blue ????
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This was really fun. Make sure you tape the paper to seal it from getting wet, the inside of the egg might not have dried all the way, depending on why you blew out the raw egg. I also put soapy water in mine, to clean.

I had my youngest give it to DH do DH thought it was some sort of school project, he did not anticipate what was in the egg.

I mailed it to my parents, they too, had no idea what it was. My father was so excited and they thought it was simply genius, they've told everyone in the family. Lol. They have seen it all, t-shirts, onesies, ect. I figured it was time to do something different and unique..
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:57 AM   #10
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Re: The DS Collection for "How To Announce Your Pregnancy" ideas :) (post your idea!)

Well good job. That WAS unique! After 4 years TTC my first daughter, I think I saw about every idea out there.

Wow, 150 postcards??? That's awesome you have such a big group of family and friends. I really like that idea but might do it on facebook instead.

I like the idea of taking pictures. I had seen that one where you put in your family and do a little math equation....like for us it would be dh, me, and dd so 2+1+1=4 and for the photo of the unborn baby you can use baby shoes or something like that.
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