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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 12:20 PM   1
Gray001
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How did you tell your OH's?


Hi ladies!
I found out this morning that I am expecting baby 2 (still very early days) after about 18 months of trying. This will probably be our last baby and because it took a long time I would really like to do something special to surprise DH.

How did you tell you OH or do you have any good ideas?



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 12:46 PM   2
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My second pregnancy I found out near Christmas time so I bought my husband a Christmas card that said daddy on the front and I wrote on the envelope "this is more than a Christmas card" (just to make sure he'd actually read it haha). Inside I wrote a message from my son saying I'm going to be a big brother. It was cute. First pregnancy I was in shock so I just waited till he got home from work and said "I'm pregnant". Haha. This pregnancy I ran in from the bathroom shouting look at this test.
It's worth doing something cute I think



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 12:49 PM   3
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Haha Talia that is what I did with our first!! Intact I think I woke him up about 6am to tell him I had just taken the test!!
I was thinking maybe writing on 1 of ds's t.shirts 'I'm going to be a big brother' or something along those lines.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 14:12 PM   4
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That's cute. I've seen things online where women bought loads of baby related things (nappy cream, wipes, dummies etc) and unpacked them in front of their husbands and said it took a while for the penny to drop haha. I quite liked that. You can actually get I'm going to be a big brother tshirts cheap off eBay, I got one for my son for £5.99



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 14:27 PM   5
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I'm no help with this one. I found out I was pregnant with this baby our first cycle trying again after a previous mc. I'd taken a test a few days before when I was absolutely sure I was pregnant and it had been completely negative. I sobbed and spent the whole weekend feeling so depressed and worrying that the even though I was so sure I was pregnant that the d&c had caused some infertility and I would never get pregnant again. So when I felt really sick the following week and took a test just so I could stop having any hope for what I was sure would never happen, and it was very much positive, I pretty much just burst into the bedroom while he was asleep and said, "WAKE UP! I'M PREGNANT!!" I thought I would have thought of something more creative than that, but I was in such shock. With our first, I planted the pregnancy test in a flower pot out in our greenhouse and asked him to come out and see what I was growing. Obviously, I still had energy back then to be creative.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 20:28 PM   6
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I walked out of the bathroom holding my positive digi in my shaking hand and showed it to DH. Nothing cute or sweet about it.

But in my defense, I was shocked. And that's an understatement.

I'd been tested a few days before and told I wasn't pregnant. I had no symptoms and I was using an almost expired digi that my kids ripped open. I couldn't just toss an expensive test like that without peeing on it first so I used it even though it was only a one hour hold and I'd just drank a quart of water. Oh and did I mention it was bedtime and I don't get bfps with anything but fmu?

I was 100% certain the test would say NOT Pregnant so when the Pregnant showed up, I didn't believe it. I kept waiting for the Not to come up too but it didn't. I almost fell over when it hit me that I really was pregnant.

Oh and DH's response? 'Huh.' and a shrug.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 20:53 PM   7
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My husband is a man of habit and routine, and every day when he gets home from work he walks outside with our son and gets the mail. So this time I put a sealed envelope in there with his name on it and the positive test inside. He definitely wasn't expecting it! I think using something personal is a nice way to go.. incorporate it into a food, activity or even time of day that you know he likes. Congrats!



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