How do you girls plan to share the news of your BFP (whether it is this month or not)?
With my first, we told our families with Christmas presents because we found out in early December. The last one, we just sort of told everyone. I'm trying to think of a slightly more creative way since this is the last one.
I ordered a 'big sister' shirt for DD. I'll tell my mom pretty much as soon as it arrives (probably next weekend) as we need her help with DD when we have the CVS. Then we'll tell everyone else after our CVS results come in which will be 13-14 weeks. Ugh.
This is the shirt we ordered:
Etsy Transaction - big sister shirt owl simple sweet 3/4 RAGLAN
i also have a shirt that says big brother, i was planning on waiting until the ok from the doctor and i just might with immediate family, im going to have him wear the shirt and see if they say anything i might have to get another shirt since i bought it awhile ago and it probably doesnt fit him anymore :/
the rest of the family will either know at thanksgiving or christmas if my MIL can keep her big mouth shut but im thinking christmas depending how big i am
For DS we gave my dad and sister christmas cookies spelling out Grandpa and Auntie. Took them a minute or two, but was really cute! For DD we had DS wear a big brother shirt. That one took forever for them to actuallly read it - I mean HOURS!!!! ha ha ha
Not sure what we are going to do this time. I'm running out of ideas!
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
I also ordered a "Big Sister" shirt for my DD. We are going to tell the grandparents, aunts and uncles this weekend. I plan on putting the shirt on DD and waiting to see how long it takes for them to read what the shirt says! Everyone else we are waiting until the end of the 1st trimester.
This is the shirt that I ordered for DD! She is a big Minnie Mouse fan!
My Ovulation Chart
m/c 12/08/08 6w6d
m/c 10/07/12 5w3d
If we got a bfp this cycle then I want to do the Christmas card thing with a oil of tbe 12 week scan.
But in general we don't really do anything.
The first pregnancy we put a preg test in a card and everyone was overjoyed. Nan cried her eyes out.
But now... Michael tends to have to say why he needs some time off ( the family own a bed and breakfast) do they know whenever I have to have a scan.
So... It all depends if we can get to 12 weeks and get to 12 weeks secretly.... Mil always spots my boobs and asks questions.
TTC 2 Years +
I have no idea. I have told just a friend of mine who is a doula and I can get support from her, and my girls from my Dec 2011 group. My family will not be happy, unfortunately. They will think we are being irresponsible and that we won't be able to afford this child since I likely won't be returning to work now (I do have an at-home business I run though). My friends will probably be freaked out. I don't think I will put it on Facebook. I just don't want to deal with the comments and have to defend my choice to love this baby! I already love him or her as much as my DD and I don't want any rude comments.
We will probably tell our parents in a few weeks and then just let it go from there and tell people as we see them.
It makes me sad that I can't just share this happy news without being nervous about how people will take it.