How did you make the announcement?

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Registered: 02-22-2009
How did you make the announcement?
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 2:07pm

Since I will be 13 weeks on Sunday DH and I finally decided to let the world know about baby.



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Registered: 04-12-2010
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 2:17pm
Actually I do not know how I will break the news. Right now only my sister and parents know. Originally my family was meant to take a big family trip to Disney in December, so I said to my sister "We cannot go to Disney in December anymore" then handed her an envelope with my u/s in it.
I told my parents by showing them a slide show of our latest pictures from Disney (if you could not tell we are a disney family) and at the end of the slide show I had scanned in pictures of the u/s.

As for everyone else I am not sure. I am paranoid and so plan on keeping it a secret longer then most. Easier to deal with loss with just a few then explain it to many. Eventually everyone will know though, however I have no idea how. Perhaps when they see my bump? (If I ever get one, lol).


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Registered: 11-05-2004
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 3:21pm

We didn't do anything special. What you did is soooooooo cute though!! What a creative idea!!! <3


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Registered: 04-19-2006
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 3:55pm

For my Dad's side of the family, we went to a birthday party and I signed the card with all of our names and put new baby at the bottom. For my mom's side everyone is so scattered all over the place I just facebooked it and waited to see how many phone calls I got. Dh's side we just told them.


edd 12/22

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 5:24pm
I haven't made any announcments. I just told the main people which is mom sibs and grandmother. Can't do facebook cause I haven't told my dad side of the family yet.
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Registered: 07-23-2006
Fri, 06-17-2011 - 7:54pm
I told my husband then facebooked "baby dean is due dec 16th. Then I logged out for two days lol

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 10:35pm

No big announcement for us.

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Registered: 10-06-2008
Sun, 06-19-2011 - 7:16pm
We knew we were having a big family gathering right about the time we felt comfortable sharing the news, so I went to cafepress and had a shirt made for DS that said, "Big Brother in Training, December 2011!" we had him wear it for the party and waited to see how long it took for people to notice...almost an hour!

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Sun, 06-19-2011 - 10:21pm
I wanted to wait until people could tell because we've had two miscarriages as well as a late stillbirth. But dh outed us on MY fb page the day of the bfp... at only 3w5d. I was so scared.

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Registered: 12-09-2010
Mon, 06-20-2011 - 7:05pm

Im 16 weeks and held out telling anyone except immediate family and my best friends (told them at like

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Mon, 06-20-2011 - 7:24pm
No announcement from us (although my dad announced it on FB at 11 weeks... Dont get me started...), we figure people will just find out.