Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How Would YOU Share the News?

We have ALL thought about it. We have all DREAMED about it. How we will share our news with our SO, with our parents, with our friends, with the WORLD. We have plotted, hoped for the best time of year, and rehearsed in our heads.

The downside of IF is that if you are out about it (which is AWESOME!!! - Educate!!!), then everyone and their mother knows you are trying, where you are in a cycle, etc. It takes away some of the surprise. If you aren't out....well, then, just like the rest of us, you are TERRIFIED to jinx yourself by telling someone.

Which all means that we MAY not be able to do the things we want when sharing our news. So I propose that we do it here. Share how you want to announce your pregnancy, or, if you have already had that opportunity how you did it or wish you could have done it. Write a post about it, and let's share that dream here, where it's safe, where all things are possible, where no one will think we are nuts.

Here I go!

When DH and I started trying for baby a couple of years ago, we were also planning our wedding. We hoped to be KU by the wedding, since we knew it was the only chance of both families being in the same place at the same time probably EVER. Our wedding favors were seed packets of wildflowers with our names, etc, on them. (I still have some somewhere...I hope...) If we got prego, I wanted to buy Baby's Breath seed packets, and have the stickers on them have the due date...and include those with the favors. I thought it would have been a great way to announce. And that was the plan, though not with the wedding, but by mail, right up until our diagnoses.

Now I'm not sure. My mom is well aware of the exact timing of the cycle. Because she is making an effort. No one else in the family is really asking about the specific dates. So I don't know. And it's not like it's a surprise, really. I mean, they know what we're doing. But I still want to do some sort of a surprise. So maybe I can swing the seed packets. Though, I am super-tempted to mail everyone a positive HPT. LOL. Cleaned, of course. Because I plan on peeing on a LOT of them when we get our BFP. A LOT. So, I'll have plenty to share :) And I want "open on" dates on them so we can call everyone and have them open together. But again, everyone in my social group will know right away, I'm sure. So I'm not sure how to proceed at this point. And yes, I said "when" -- the Magic 8 Ball has been very certain as of late.

I also somehow want to be able to surprise Hubby. But again, how to do that? He'll know we're waiting on lab results....but I want it to be at least a little special, right? I mean, it's probably the only time I will get to tell him! Still bears more thought. But the original plan....*sigh*...I really liked it.

Remember! Giveaway! Go HERE and enter! I am having a difficult time figuring out if some are entries, so I really appreciate those of you who said you WEREN'T entering. I will assume all others are. I am going to run it through tomorrow night before doing a random pick for the winner. And then hopefully bum a computer to make the copies. LOL.

Transfer pushed to Thursday or Friday...I can't help wondering how our little embabies are doing. The wait is annoying.and frustrating. But no news is good news, right?


  1. Waiting is what separates us from being ill prepared moms. All this trying and waiting automatically makes us rockin' moms whether he have kiddos or not. I can't help but tell my news to certain people, its obvious, I'm either moaning over eating pickles or face first in the toilet.

  2. Great post. I get that you want to be able to surprise you hubby and keep some of the magic. I always day dream about how I would tell him, would I be able to keep it to myself to surprise him or would I just blurt it out. Hopefully one day I will get the opportunity to figure it out.

    Good Luck!!

  3. I have no idea how I am going to tell my hubby or family but I know that with all of them, I want it to be special. I hope that he will be super excited to..I think about his reaction b/c he is not big on showing alot of excitement about things sometimes. But, I know getting pregnant would make hime super happy!
    I hope you guys get the chance to tell everyone really soon!!! :)

  4. I have no idea what I'd do to tell people. I try not to think about it too much either. I guess it depends on the time of year, like in a holiday card or something.

  5. I know for sure that with my hubby I would just run out of the bathroom and shout it out!
    With our parents, I have thought about putting a picture of the positive HPT in a grandparent picture frame.
    It is fun to think about isn't it? I just hope it becomes reality soon for all of us!


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