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Old 06-22-2012, 04:28 AM   #11
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Re: How do you tell others when you are expecting again?

Do it in a fun way! If you announce it as a big announcement say, "We are sooo happy and feel so blessed to announce #5 will be making an appearance ....."

Or you can wrap up an ultrasound pic in a frame and give it to both sides and say, "we have a huge, fun, sweet, adorable present for you!"

Or have the siblings tell everyone.

Wear a cute shirt that says, "baby" with an arrow or something like that...

Tell everyone just like it was your 1st or 2nd!

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Old 06-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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I like the shirt idea and also letting the big kids tell. I may combine the two

I'm not ready to tell yet, and DH is still wrapping his head around it. I'm going to NYC with my bff's in 3 wks to celebrate us all turning 40 this year. There's no way I'll be able to keep my secret all weekend. I'd prefer to tell family first so I've got a couple weeks to figure it out.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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We're hoping to conceive in the next 6mos, so I've thought about this... it will either be a photo of my 3 kids' feet lined up biggest to smallest & a pair of baby booties at the end. or a pic of everyone on the couch with this caption "we thought the couch looked a little empty, so we've got someone on the way to help fill it." we have an enormous sectional couch that is 10' in each direction with a 4' square ottoman. plenty of room for more kids
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #14
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Here is what we just did. I wanted to avoid negative comments since this was #5, so I attached this photo and wrote this verse on top (on fb):

"Children are a blessing of the LORD; they are a gift from Him." Psalms 127:3
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #15
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Here is what we just did. I wanted to avoid negative comments since this was #5, so I attached this photo and wrote this verse on top (on fb):

"Children are a blessing of the LORD; they are a gift from Him." Psalms 127:3
I LOVE this idea. I am so going to do this if we get a #5 blessing!! Great idea.
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Here is what we just did. I wanted to avoid negative comments since this was #5, so I attached this photo and wrote this verse on top (on fb):

"Children are a blessing of the LORD; they are a gift from Him." Psalms 127:3
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I haven't posted it yet, but when the time comes, I have a pic of all four kids, the boys are wraring Big Brother shirts and the Older girl has a Big Sister shirt (they got these when DD2 wasnorn) then the one year old is sitting proudly in the front with a onesie that say's "Proud BIG Sister" on it. I'll post it then wait to see if they get it. LOL
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We're expecting #5 too.

We were a little nervous telling my husband's parents. They came over the day after we found out. My husband could barely keep a straight face before he blurted out "Well we're going to have a basketball team in January." It only took his Mom a few seconds to figure it out. We are very close to his parents so we weren't nervous to tell them thinking their reaction would be negative, they love being grandparents.

Now I am not excited to tell other people. We already get enough annoying comments from strangers.

You're not nuts and I don't think more children is a bad decision, I love our full and noisy house(most of the time!).

Congratulations!!!
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we're due friday with #4 and i went the cowards route this time. i waited till 20wks along and then mailed my nana an ultrasound pic. then everyone else found out via facebook. i posted the pic with the caption... "yes we're happy, no it wasn't an accident, yes we know how this happens, yes we know our hands are full and we like it that way". i figured it would take care of anyone's nosey questions and jokingly get across that we didn't need/want critisism. it worked because the only one who said anything was my nana who asked if it was planned.
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we're due friday with #4 and i went the cowards route this time. i waited till 20wks along and then mailed my nana an ultrasound pic. then everyone else found out via facebook. i posted the pic with the caption... "yes we're happy, no it wasn't an accident, yes we know how this happens, yes we know our hands are full and we like it that way". i figured it would take care of anyone's nosey questions and jokingly get across that we didn't need/want critisism. it worked because the only one who said anything was my nana who asked if it was planned.
This is perfect! Just answering all the nosey questions up front!

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