How are you planning on telling DH/the rest of the world? I had an idea, but now I'm not thrilled with it -- I'm looking for ideas. What will you do if you are fortunate enough to be pregnant? Janel
Well I could super early test on Sunday and if positive give the test to hubby as a Father's day present or wait until next week and give it to him as a birthday present. Things are a bit topsy turvy here though, I have a wedding next Friday so will be away for his birthday (he can't get time off) and sometime in the next week I will have to go away for a couple of days for a funeral so I may not get time to test because I won't do it around family.
Last time we waited until we had a scan at 8 weeks to tell family and I think I will do that again, even though Mum's side could use some good news right now I don't want to pile more grief on if baby wasn't a sticker.
Close friends around 8-12 weeks and facebook official much later than that. Work I was like 16 weeks last time but I have a feeling I will pop quicker this time so maybe around 12ish weeks.
I'll probably just tell DH after I get a BFP. I don't bore him with late cycles or early testing (LOL). Last time I crawled into bed and showed him the test.
We will tell my mom early on and maybe some close friends, but we won't tell the world until after our genetic testing results are back. See, my step daughter has a terrible genetic condition that can't be traced to her mom or to my DH, so we have testing done to be sure our child didn't get it. We had the testing done with our DD and got the results around 13.5 weeks or so I think. Maybe later. We told the world the day we found out she was ok.
Have you see this photo idea? I saw it on pinterest. So cute!!!
Last time we got preg during football season so i told DH by buying him a pair of baby socks in his fav team . (I had them before my bfp so as soon as I found out and was positive (aka ran to the store and bought a digital Preg/not preg test) I woke him up from a nap and gave him the present (socks were in a bag )
We found out the day before Thanksgivng and told family on Christmas with grandparent presents (DS was the first gradnchild for my parents) this time we have a book about a baby dino getting a baby brother (MIL gave it to DS 2 yrs ago for Easter ... not sure if she was hinting or jsut liked taht it was a dino book) and recently when we read it DS reads it to us (he has the book memorized) so we are thinking of having him read it and recording it. not sure when we will tell. we waited last time but not sure how long we will wait this time... I had morning sickness REAL bad so I doubt I could hide it from my mom (before we lived an hour and half away. now we live next door)
For telling dh I'm just going to have DS carry the test in and hand it to him. With our past pregnancies we did fertility treatments so there were no secrets about when we would find out or when I would test. This time I have (somehow) managed to keep my mouth shut about where I am in my cycle.
For telling everyone, we will wait longer this time and prob just put a big bro Tshirt on DS. In the past we came up with really creative ways to tell everyone and now I'm out of ideas. Ha!
I hope we see lots of BFPs coming soon. This board hasn't had very many yet!!
Caitlin & James
Corbin 3/25/11 - after 6 IUIs!
Kenley 12/1/13 - Our SURPRISE!
(3 sweet babies in heaven)
I sat on the potty for about 30 minutes b/c it was 430 in the morning.. when it finally sunk in that it was a BFP, I went and put the news on my ipad and soaked in the hot tub bathtub for a bit until it was time to wake him up for work. I POUNCED on him like I was a damn cat!
He forgot to tell me he wasn't going to work that day. Oops!
I will tell DH the minute the test shows up positive (we didn't have a good go round with the whole telling him I was pregnant the first time with DS, will make a post if someone is interested in drama-max), now that it's planned I won't be able to keep it from him.
If we get pregnant before DS's b-day (Oct. 26) I want to give him a big brother shirt at his party to tell everyone. BUT I am a terrible secret keeper, so that might not work UNLESS we get a BFP on Oct 25 or something (and even then, LOL.) And I will prolly tell my little sister near immediately after I tell DH, because she is my best friend, and would prolly come in and hold my hand while I POAS if I asked her (yes we are weird like that).