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Old Dec 11th, 2017, 05:57 AM   1
VioletsMommy
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Is it too early to talk about how we WOULD announce if BFP comes?


Because it's Christmastime and I've been thinking a lot about it. By the end of this week I will know if I'm pg or if the witch is coming for me, which means I still have shopping days before Christmas! And I just love to think about how I would announce to family if I got a BFP. I waited with V to announce because I was worried about mc, but when I did mc I really wished I had told more people, because it was so hard to be around people who didn't know what I was going through - so this time, I think when I get my BFP, I will be telling close family and friends right away.

My dad and I aren't close but we see each other at Christmas, and he's a motorcycle guy (complete with leather) - so I found these onesies on amazon that say "My Grandpa Rides a Harley" and I thought I'd get one of those, box it up and put a sticky note on it that says "Coming 2018" My mom's going to know right away but I still might do something similar for her just to give that extra moment of joy. I haven't decided on family outside my immediate family (grandparents, etc) on when I will tell them, I may wait a little longer, or I may not be able to hold it in, lol.

Anybody else out there who likes to spend their TWW thinking of creative ways to announce for when you DO get that BFP?



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2017, 15:41 PM   2
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Oh I totally plan this out every month I'm in the TWW I think that honestly I wouldn't be able to keep the news in for long, but in a perfect world, I'd keep it under wraps even from DH for as long as possible. I'm talking like a good 2, 2.5 months. And then totally nonchalantly drop the news in the middle of an otherwise mundane conversation over breakfast or something. Watch the shock as he hears the news....and then after we've spent half a day or so being happy and making plans, at some point he'd mention a month 9 months out....and I'd be like nope, try in 6 months buddy

To be real though I'd have to try VERY hard not to run out of the bathroom screaming 'I'm pregnant!' like I did with our daughter I've read some 'bun in the oven' type announcement stories online and I think that's pretty cute...like having something in the oven and waiting for him to get it... I'd probably end up doing something like that.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2017, 20:59 PM   3
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I'm already thinking of ideas as well!

I'd definitely tell DH first, hopefully I can get that BFP on a weekend when he is home from work (he usually leaves before we get up) or if not I might just leave the test and a note in the bathroom for when he gets home from work for him to discover.

My mum would be next to know, she actually had dreams about pregnancy with my last two, so it'll be interesting to see if she has another one and brings it up.

As for my kids, I will wait until at least the 12 week scan because it'll be hard for my 5 year old to keep his trap shut, but I was thinking about getting this book called "That's not my baby" from the "That's not my....." series that we love, and at the end where it says "That's MY baby....." i'll put the picture from the scan. They have the book in pink and blue form so hopefully we'll know the gender and can get the appropriate book. I'd then take photos of my boys reading it and share this with the rest of the family and friends.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2017, 21:37 PM   4
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To be real though I'd have to try VERY hard not to run out of the bathroom screaming 'I'm pregnant!' like I did with our daughter
This is me, LOL. When I got my BFP with V, I could hardly believe it. I took pics, asked the internet, went out and bought a CBD, and when that said "Pregnant" I literally danced out of the bathroom to my niece in the other room and went "GUESS WHAT. I'M PREGNANT!" and then we danced, for like ten minutes. We were so happy. TBH she'll probably be the first to know this time too as she's here tonight and tomorrow night and I'm going to start testing tomorrow. Then it's call my mom at work freaking out, text my sister a picture, freaking out... lol. I just can't hide it from the people I'm closest to. Trying to think about maaaaaybe trying to wait till mom gets home from work though... I like the bun in the oven idea somebody mentioned!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2017, 06:32 AM   5
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If I we get lucky this month I'd like to fill a gift box with poppy seeds and give it to hubby for Christmas, when he asks what they are I'll tell him the same size of our baby!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2017, 09:57 AM   6
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With my son, when my CBD test said pregnant, I went straight to my husband and showed it to him. And then we waited until my 12 week scan to announce to immediate family and friends and some of our friends did not find out until our 20 week scan... I was very fit at that time and did not have a bump until I was 22 weeks!!

I just couldn't help and tested today and I maybe imagining a line on that strip. I will find out for sure on Friday. I am hoping to announce to DH in a better way this time than just take the test straight from the bathroom to him. I'm thinking if I'm pregnant, maybe wrap the test up in a small box and have him open it with the rest of the presents on Christmas (I will have to try to keep the news to myself though for that extra 10 days, which will be hell on me). We have been trying for over 18 months for our second and during this cycle, we BD so much that he was almost on the verge of asking for a break! So a happy surprise will probably be welcome.

As for family and friends... we are traveling to visit family in January, so immediate family may know this time around much sooner than last time. As for close friends, I may put a shirt on my son that says Big brother, take a pic and send it to them and wait for them to figure it out.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2017, 23:37 PM   7
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I would wrap the test up Iím Christmas wrapping paper and make him open it last.

I will tell my closest friend and he can tell his. Just got support in case something were to go wrong. Then all family and friend after the 12 week scan.

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Old Dec 13th, 2017, 03:35 AM   8
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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and I've not announced to a lot of people at all - in fact, a LOT of our friends and family don't know. There is a reason for that though and that's a different story. What I can't understand is HOW have I managed to hide a belly for this long?!



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2017, 15:14 PM   9
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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and I've not announced to a lot of people at all - in fact, a LOT of our friends and family don't know. There is a reason for that though and that's a different story. What I can't understand is HOW have I managed to hide a belly for this long?!
Haha! I didn't / don't announce my pregnancies on social media, but do post when they are born. I hadn't seen / spoken to lots of people with my 2nd and when I posted about him being born, I had a few messages saying "I didn't even know you were pregnant" or "I must have missed your announcement!" I only tell those who need to know!



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2017, 10:30 AM   10
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There goes my plans on wrapping a test and putting it under the tree. I couldn't keep this to myself and two days ago told my DH I might be pregnant. And today left the test out in the bathroom for him to find.



But, we are still waiting for 12 week scan to announce to everyone else. I might still do a t-shirt on my son to announce to friends and family.



 
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