Clever ways to tell DH/SO

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Clever ways to tell DH/SO

Ok, so I have always wanted to surprise SO with the baby news but haven't gotten that opportunity. With DS I was just so in shock I went right out to the garage and told him. With my last one that ended in M/C HE was the one who realized AF was late and we went together to buy the test.

THIS time....since we are actually trying and I will be POAS all the time to check for O and then HPT, I may be able to test for BFP/BFN without him knowing.

I am DETERMINED to surprise him and tell him in a cute way......what are some ways you have or are planning to tell DH/SO about the BFP?? Do SHARE!!!!:D

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My DH is big on desserts so I would probably write it on a cake or something. Maybe spell it out in a cookie with chocolate chips. I was going to do that last time, but I was in such complete shock at seeing 2 lines, that I went and told DH to come in the house and look at the HPT.

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for our first pregnancy (which ended at 10 weeks) I bought DH a "Beginner's Father" type book.

With DS - I got some fabric paint and decorated a little onesie with the Scottish flag and 'Made in Scotland' written on it.

With this one, I had some iron on letters and did a T-shirt for DS that said 'Big Brother'.

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I have thought of a zillion ideas, (ok not quite) and can't decide.

Whenever my BFP comes, I thought of either showing him my chart again in the morning (he likes knowing where I am at and thinks charting is a great idea) and hopefully he will see the + test down there.

Or, second idea and probably much easier: I will buy a bib or small toy and put it on the kitchen table, alone. If he asks, I'll just tell him it's so the baby (and us!) can feel more at home now that he's on the way Smile

That's just a few hahah

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I've never been able to think of something cute to do and then actually execute it Smile I just blurt it out and show him the test lol.

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I see myself throwing away my ideas and just blurting it out too Amber hahaha

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With DS I took the HPT while DH was gone for a run. I left it in the bathroom and was crying on the couch when DH got home. He was really concerned of course and all I could do was sob, "go to the bathroom!" He came out going, "Really?! Really?!"

Backstory: took us 3 years to conceive DS. A week before the + HPT we decided that we didn't want to do any testing because we found out DH had gotten accepted to pilot training (he's in the Air Force). So we were shocked and confused, though trust me those tears were of happiness!

No idea what I'll do next time. Hmmmmm....maybe something that doesn't involve tears. Wink

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

With DS I took the HPT while DH was gone for a run. I left it in the bathroom and was crying on the couch when DH got home. He was really concerned of course and all I could do was sob, "go to the bathroom!" He came out going, "Really?! Really?!"

that's so cool that your DH figured it out with the HPT... MY DH doesn't 'believe' pee sticks!! lol... he always tries to find some other explanation why there's a second line! This time it was because I'm still BFing!! silly man!! :rolleyes:

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I'm thinking I will probably take the HPT while he isn't home and then send him a picture message... Smile He won't know what to think until I tell him. That's how I plan to tell my mother too, it will be great because she doesn't even live in the same state!