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    So how did you tell DH/SO "I'm pregnant" and what was his initial reaction?
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    Well, i took a dollar store test on 10/15 that was positive, but really light. So i bought a digital and waited to test the next morning. I woke up early and took the test. Then I took the test with me into the bedroom at about 4:45 am and asked DH if he was awake. He said, "yes". So, I said, "We need to talk" and he said "about?". My answer "I'm pregnant". His response, "OH!" We weren't trying, but weren't exactly preventing -- sorta just trying to time it right with my cycle. Apparently God had other plans and we have our "Oopsie" on the way. So, I guess his response was really sheer shock! After a few minutes, I asked if he had anything else he wanted to say; he said "Congratulations". I laughed -- it was pretty funny given that it's his baby too -- but, it was a shock and it was afterall 4:45am

    I should also help put this in context: I have been wanting another for awhile. But, my DH was on the fence - leaning more toward being done. So, it was even more of a shock to him. But, now, he's happy; just worried about the health of the baby and me.
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    I told my DH over dinner. We'd been planning this bike race for several months and I finally just said, "Well, I have a small issue with the race" and he immediately got huge eyes and was like "No way." His next thought was how he was bummed it didn't take longer so we could TRY more Men!
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    So this is baby #3 for us. I have been trying to convince DH to go for #3 and he had been staying firm with "he was happy with 2" although he never told me no. Then I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant in early August but m/c a week and a half later. During that pregnancy DH admitted to me he knew he would give in eventually but was stalling, hoping I would change my mind. It's a tough thing to compromise on. So after the m/c he agreed we could have #3 and here we are.

    After the m/c we decided to JLIH so we were not actually trying with timed BD but I was charting so I would know my dates after the fact. Turns out I was preggers after our 2nd cycle JLIH and that counted the m/c cycle. So it happened pretty quickly. I was going to try to wait and come up with a cute way to tell DH since this is our last and I've always told him like 2 seconds after I saw that second line on an HPT in the past. I tested about 6:30 pm on 9 DPO and got the faint, but there, line. I made dinner and we all sat down and ate and then the boys ran off to play while DH and I cleared the dishes. At this moment I couldn't contain myself any longer. So, I pulled the test out of my pocket...where I stuck it quickly to hide it earlier...and said well, I'm pregnant. He gets this kind of concerned look on his face and says "I'm going to have to get fixed as soon as we have this baby. I'm potent" I guess he thought the JLIH would take a little longer and his "potency" has frightenend him.
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    DH was working so I took a pic o the test with my and showed it to him the next time I saw him. He was happy, not overly excited.
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    I just knew I was pregnant. My boobies hurt WAY too bad. So, I took a test at work...and texted him the pic of the positive test. I said I'm pregnant! Just in case he was confused by the lines. He's never been overly excited to find out I'm pregnant, I'm thinking he'll be more excited when the baby finally gets here.. (I'm actually kind of hoping he'll get excited at the gender scan, but..not holding my breath). Our previous pregnancies didn't last too long, so.. neither one of us had much hope. So it was more of a ... I'm pregnant. That's great! Yep. Okay back to work. LOL
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    DH had been asking me if my temp was still up every morning.. so when I was officially late and it was still up he wasnt expecting too much bc we were still getting negs. this time is was pos and I just went out and told him. He was excited (based on the look on his facE) and gave me a kiss and headed off ot work.

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    I took a test Sunday morning when he was downstairs with DD. The line was SO faint that I didn't believe it. I got DD ready and we went to a friend's birthday party. I didn't say anything. Then when DD was having her nap around 2 I thought maybe I should mention it. So I told him there was a really faint line. He seemed pleased but cautious. Guys don't seem to believe that a line IS A LINE! So two days later when I took the FRER and got a NICE line...then he more believe it and said "Well Congratulations, with a goofy grin.". I think he was hoping for more trying too...we did 15 cycles with DD and only 3 this time. He likes trying. :P
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    I took a test early on a Sunday with an IC at 9 DPO and got a real squinter. We all went to the grocery store later and I asked hubby to grab a FRER while I distracted the kids. When we got home I went and took the test and snapped a picture. He was putting groceries away and I came up behind him, hugged him, and showed him the picture and whispered "your guys can still swim". He turned around and had an excited/surprised expression and then gave me a big kiss. He was rubbing my belly and talking to the bean later that day so I'd say he's excited!!
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    DH and I were talking after my surgery about how the pg tests had been negative in the hospital when i realized i was 2 days late. We figured it was the surgery causing me to be late, we also thought it was causing my nausea and cramping, but agreed i should take a test in the morning. He said if it was positive to just tell him to come in the house (we live on the family farm, 8th generation to live here).

    The next morning I had to use the restroom when he got up to go to work, so he popped his head in to remind me, but i had already taken it. After her shut the door, the line showed immediately, so I just called him back in and showed him. He was shocked, just as I was. Then we both came to the realization that I had surgery while pregnant and decided I would call the dr right away and get the ball rolling. on his way out the door he said he would miss trying. lol
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