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How to Tell Family I'm Pregnant!!

Hey Mamas!! I, literally, found out 5 minutes ago that I am pregnant with our second child. I need a fun way to tell my Mom and Dad that we are expecting...here's a little background. Our first daughter was a complete surprise...my hubby and I weren't married yet, but knew we would be together, so no worries there. I was terrified and called my mom on the phone and told her at about 11 at night. Then I asked her to tell my dad(I'm a 'bit' of a daddy's girl...that was hard!). So, they didn't really get a very exciting way of learning of their first grandbaby. And just so you know...they adore her and my hubby, so they worried for nothing! My family is actually having Christmas in October this weekend...so we will see everyone...and I know I can't tell the whole family yet...too early...that is going to be hard! But, my Mom will be here on Thursday and Dad on Saturday. So, what are some fun ways I can tell my Mom and Dad? And...they, well Mom, has been constantly asking when we are having another...they LOVE being grandma and grandpa!

And...my hubby knows that I have been taking tests...the first 2 I took before my period and came back neg...but, he thinks I am waiting to take another test tomorrow. So, how can I tell him when he gets home from work? I was thinking of making a t-shirt for my daughter to wear that says 'Big Sister' and she can tell him that way. Good or not???

Thanks Mamas...man, I love this site!!! K.

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When I got pregnant for the 2nd time, I put a t-shirt on my son that said "I'm the Big Brother" and he walked out to show grandma and grandpa. They loved it!!

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do you have a book on baby names? pull it out during dinner with a sticky note tht reads ... 'it's that time again.'

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I love the tee-shirt idea to tell your husband, and I have a great idea for your family ... go see your OB and have them do a vaginal ultrasound and ask for two pictures; then make a little card for your parents. On one side of the card, write something along the lines of, "Hi grandma and grandpa, I can't wait to see you." and place one of the ultrasound pictures in there. Keep the second ultrasound picture for the baby book.

Mazel Tov on your expanding family!

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I like the "Big Sister" shirt idea. I think that's really cute and I wouldn't say a word until they noticed. I know that my husband and I didn't tell our parents until I got my first ultrasound and we actually made two copies of the ultrasound and framed them and gave them as gifts. It was awesome seeing both future grandparents open up their unexpected gifts and see the expression of their face as they didn't understand what they were looking at and then it hit them and BAM! Total excitement :)

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I just told my parents I was pregnant, and they were thrilled. The news is the important thing, not how you tell it. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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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.

Good Luck!!

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Congratulations! I hope all goes well with your pregnancy.
When I was pregnant with number 2 (we have a 3 year old daughter) we were going to take a picture of her and her baby and caption it.....Mommy and Daddy say I am going to be a great big sister!!! Then send it to family members, hand deliver our parents.

But we never got that far, so I am glad I waited. Maybe this next time I can use it too!

Good luck!

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I did the same idea you did I called my mother and asked her to come over that I had something to tell her and my son was wearing the shirt it took her a little bit before she saw it but was so happy and my grandma was with her. THen I took a picture of him in the shirt and mailed out the picture to all the extended family.

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How old is your daughter??? Can she talk??? maybe you can get somethign fun and incorporate her...like create a little skit or a song for her to sing infront of grandma and Grandpa.... just take an existing known song and change the words

"twinkle twinkle little kiss
Im excited to be a sis
Grandma grandpa have no fear
mommys having a baby sometime next year

Ok so that was a poor attempt but hopefully you get the idea.
Congrats,.....you made me tear up reading your wonderful news...Im getting the baby itch again.

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I have seen the T-shirt thing and it's adorable!

If your family is doing "Christmas" this month, why not buy or make them an ornament with two children on it... one name filled in, the other blank. They'll get the point pretty quickly~

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I don't have any suggestions but I've loved reading the answers so far!

As far as announcing to other people is concerned, when my daughter and her husband found out about our soon-arriving grandson, they told the people close to them first personally. Then they posted a picture on Facebook. It was a picture of an open oven, with a hamburger bun in it. Everybody understood what it meant and laughed a lot.

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When I got pregnant for the 2nd time, I put a t-shirt on my son that said "I'm the Big Brother" and he walked out to show grandma and grandpa. They loved it!!

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I love your idea for the t-shirt! Why don't you make one each for your mom and dad that say something similar?

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To announce our second I took a series of photos with my first son holding up signs...The first picture was just a cute picture of him, then the 2nd had a sign that said "hey!', 3rd said, "Guess what?!?", 4th said "I'm going to be a big brother!!" It was easy and fun, and a surprise when they got to the end. You could mix random photos between the ones with the signs to make it take a bit longer to get to the end. It was also easy to email the pics to people who lived out of town

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Congratulations! We told our families about our 2nd pregnancy with a "Big Sister's Rock" shirt on our daughter. We told my mom via Skype, my best friends via photo sent in a FB message and his family in person, all by having our daughter wear her new shirt. I found her shirt on clearance at Carter's, but making one is a cute idea too. Good luck!

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I would make blue and pink cupcakes, give one color to Gram and the other color to your daughter, then ask them which one of the colors they think you'll have to paint the nursery. Or go to your local hardware store and pick up two one-pint cans of paint - one in a color you would use if you're having a boy and one in a color you would use if you're having a girl. Tell your mom you want her to help you try to figure out what color you should use for a project, and see how long it takes her to figure it out.

I let my daughter tell my parents about my pregnancy. She was 10, though. I always like the idea of including your other children if you're able to.

I told my husband about my pregnancy with our twins when he was getting up for work one morning. His alarm had gone off and he was ignoring it, so I reached over, turned it off, and said, "Get up...I'm pregnant and need my sleep!" He shot out of bed so fast you would have thought I started him on fire! This last time, I told him when he got home from drill (he's a vol. fireman) by giving him a box with the test inside. He opened it and started laughing.

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