Friday, February 11, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Telling your spouse, telling your friends, telling your coworkers, and especially telling your family that "I'm Pregnant! We're going to have a baby!" is perhaps one of the best parts about being pregnant.
As soon as hubby and I were married, everyone began asking...when are you going to have kids? Then when we had kiddo#1, everyone said, when will kiddo#1 get a baby brother or sister?
Some people wait to tell everyone that they are pregnant while others can't keep a secret. The old wive's tale is to wait until after 13 weeks because otherwise it's bad luck. Some people tell their spouse/family/friends in clever and creative ways other than "I have good news!"
In last month's issue of Fit Pregnancy, they had a short story about a woman who announced her pregnancy to her husband by making a mock betting card drawn up when she and her husband went to a horse race. All the horse's names were changed to be a clue. Names like "Big Brother Ben" and "Baby's on the Way" and finally, "Annie's Pregnant." He finally got it.
And then there's that commercial I remember about Father's Day and a wife presenting her husband with a Father's Day gift and he started to cry...and it was obvious that she was telling him that she was pregnant.
When hubby and I were pregnant with kiddo#1, we waited a few weeks to announce our pregnancy. We tried to wait until week 13 but Thanksgiving rolled around and we were having two dinners with each side of the family and when it came around to say what we were thankful for..."We're thankful for our family and for finally starting one of our own..." It was probably one of the most memorable Thanksgivings I can remember.
With this current Belly of mine, we took a picture of kiddo#1 with a tshirt "I'm going to be a Big Brother!" and sent it out to friends and family.
How did you tell your significant other? Family/friends? Leave a comment or send an email my way.