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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 18:20 PM   1
Swepakepa3
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Expectant Announcement Gift


Ok my sister just told me she was expecting today she is 6 weeks pregnant.... do I get her a gift? and if so what do most people give/get?



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 20:23 PM   2
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didn't want to read and run...here in the UK we don't tend to get gifts for people once we're told their pregnant (or at least around my way we don't) I think you normally wait until the babies here!



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 21:04 PM   3
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I'm in the US and I don't think it's typical to give gifts upon announcement either.

However, with that being said, How sweet of you! I would have been delighted if anyone had thought it was special enough to get me a gift. If you want to get her something, I am a fan of gifts that are for mama. Baby will get plenty of stuff she'll want and need, but Sometimes the focus is automatically only on baby and mama still needs pampered too. Bath oils, Candles, etc.

AND with THAT being said, best gift sometimes at 6 weeks can be help. If she's sick and blah, making some freezer dinners or something might be helpful. If it's not her first, babysitting is a great help. Things like that. Do her dishes. Stuff like that is nice

What a sweet sister!



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 21:17 PM   4
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Yeah I agree, I'm in Australia and it's not typical to give gifts upon announcement here eihter!



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 21:24 PM   5
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Like the others said, not typical, but thoughtful! I personally would love a throw! Offering help would be another option. Everything thepurlqueen said sounded good!



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 22:03 PM   6
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I'm sure she'd love nothing better than for you just to spend an afternoon with her! Grab lunch, and go baby stuff shopping, she's probably so excited she'd love to spend the day talking to her sweet sister about it all!



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 02:12 AM   7
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I got cards, which I thought was really sweet. But I would say help is always appreciated, especially if she is feeling sick.



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 04:44 AM   8
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I think it can be seen as bad luck to buy anything for the bubba until the 'danger phase' has passed, so if you do get her something I'd recommend it is something for her... I think I'd love to be given a voucher for a massage or a facial, but I love the suggestion of an afternoon together talking baby talk and shopping for baby stuff!



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 04:49 AM   9
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when my best friend got pregnant i got her a couple of books on pregnancy and some bio oil and she really appreciated it!



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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 07:18 AM   10
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It's not customary to give gifts upon announcement but that doesn't mean you can't. Just don't go overboard. Something thoughtful would be nice like a book about pregnancy, slippers, or anything you think might make the mama more comfortable. Do be aware though that early pregnancy can be a very traumatic time if the mother is experiencing problems like bleeding or MC. Getting a gift now might bite you later if something goes wrong by making the mom feel worse. Just something to think about.



 
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