A.B. asks from Wausau, WI on November 14, 2010
H.A. answers from Dallas on November 14, 2010
I read about one once that the family sent out a postcard with a picture of the family and then the inside like a Visa card commercial.
You could do it with, say, your New Year/Christmas/Hanukkah card (you get the idea)
Holiday Outfits: $200
Photographs for cards: $150
Finding out there are four of us in this picture: Priceless.
And then you can put your personal message announcing the pregnancy :)
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D.K. answers from State College on November 14, 2010
I made cards that were babyish and enclosed a picture from the first ultrasound. Then on the envelope I wrote call before opening so we could hear our families reactions to when they found out. I learned to write on both sides of the envelope "not to open until calling" after doing this. It was a lot of fun.
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S.H. answers from St. Louis on November 14, 2010
L.M. answers from New York on November 14, 2010
My SIL started asking when we were going to have a baby the day we got back from our honeymoon and each week after. We kept telling her "IT" was broken, so no kids for awhile.
When we decided to have a child a few years later and I was pregnant, we wrapped up a wrench and included a note "It's Fixed" and had her open it in front of the family. It took a few minutes, but eventually everyone figured it out.
A.B. answers from Raleigh on November 14, 2010
I love Heather's idea, but since this would be your second I think having your olde child wearing a big brother or sister shirt and sending pictures to friends and family, or when you are all together, would be perfect. Kind of await to see how long it takes for friends and family to notice what the tee shirt says!
A.F. answers from Chicago on November 15, 2010
For #3, On Halloween, we dressed our almost 2 year old son (he is #2) as a BumbleBee and put a T-shirt I designed on him that said "I AM A BIG BROTHER TO BEE" and had a bee drawn on it :) It took a few seconds for everyone in the family to realize what it said and meant :) We all get together to trick or treat every year and we have 11 nieces and nephews.
For #2, we had all the family over for a usual monthly get together, made homemade pizzas and spelled out in sausage "Baby #2 is on the way" for everyone to see.
For #1, we were announcing during a family grab-bag. We put an extra wrapped gift on the table -- it was my ultrasound at about 9 weeks in a CD case and wrapped. My brother in law opened it, thought it was a CD for a few seconds then started staring at all the women in the room till we busted out laughing.
We try to make each announcement something fun :)
Good luck coming up with your own creative way!
A.M. answers from Eau Claire on November 15, 2010
I just recently went through this myself. To announce the second I got a pin for my daughter that said I'm a big sister, then I told her to show Grandma and Grandpa her new pin. They were so excited! I was hoping to wait til she could also show them an ultrasound picture but we couldn't wait that long.
M.L. answers from Colorado Springs on November 14, 2010
We once received an "expecting" announcement that looked like a the old "coming soon to a theater near you" movie trailer.
And my daughter and her husband announced to their FB friends by posting a photograph of an open oven with a hamburger bun inside it.