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« on: November 10, 2005 12:44:41 PM »

So. Not there yet (at least I don't think we're there yet.. it's possible!), but hubby and I are trying for baby.  "Operation population" as I've been calling it...  Grin

Anyway, I've been trying to figure out a crafty way of telling him (I've always wanted to do it surprisingly, not "take the test together" ways) and our parents once it happens...

We've been trying to time it to be able to tell them at Christmas.  Hahaha, and that way I can get out of heavy lifting when we move in June.   Wink

Any suggestions?  Also, anyone who has the experience, when did you "know"?  Before the tests, before the doctor.. when did your body know?  I, for instance, have been listening to "Gracie" and "Not the Same" by Ben Folds all day for some odd reason... I think it's just wishful thinking, though.  Plus, I'm going to see him with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra tomorrow night.. I'm uber-excited.  I love that man..
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005 12:49:44 PM »

Ok, I'm not preggers and I won't be for a while BUT, this week in Daily Candy, they have this thing where you can send 30 seconds of video, like from a digital camera or something, to them and they make a flip book of your little film. I was thinking it would be really cute to have a video of yourself with, say, a pregnancy test stick and you could look at the stick and then thumbs up/big smile at the camera, and hold up a "we're going to have a baby!" sign or something. and you can wrap the little book up and pretend it's a present. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005 12:57:52 PM »

Congrats, that is so exciting, i wish I could try for a baby and didnt have to take anti-baby pills.
I'm jealous about the BSO as well. I live in MD too but there isnt much culture here on the shore.

Not putting on one of those little patches was really odd at first... it's just weird to think that if I did go preggo, there wouldn't be anyone (he's got some old fashioned family members down the line) that would be upset about it.  It's expected of us now.  Whooo pressure!  His brother and his wife just had a baby in September, so it's our turn now.

And truthfully, as much as I love seeing ANY life music (symphony orchestras are amazing live), I'm far more excited that my boy Ben will be there.  If he was with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, you'd have to cart me in a wheelbarrow, because I'd melt as soon as the music started!
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2005 12:59:04 PM »

I suggest a baby themed dinner like Rebecca did for jesse on full house.

Baby Back Ribs, Baby Corn, Baby whatever.... but no actually references to a child.

see if he can figure it out.

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2005 01:02:24 PM »

I suggest a baby themed dinner like Rebecca did for jesse on full house.

Baby Back Ribs, Baby Corn, Baby whatever.... but no actually references to a child.

see if he can figure it out.



Hahahaha... we were just laughing this morning about how John Stamos is going to be on ER tonight.

I totally forgot about that episode!  Then I might jinx myself into twins!   Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2005 01:09:13 PM »

So weird...we are trying to....wanting to spring the news at xmas as well....and for the same reason. We're moving. The funny thing my husband came up with is a cute little card that folds out with a changing tutorial Cheesy. I want to make a "bootie bouquet" for my parents. Several pairs of baby booties gathered up in a bunch and a happy grandparents day card (at xmas hopefully!)

Fingers crossed for you and for me Cheesy *huggles*
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2005 12:07:01 PM »

If you're doing it at christmas, what about giving them a mini belly cast ornament?

http://wwav2.netfirms.com/wwavstore/nfoscomm/catalog/images/bellycast.jpg

 Ok so the image isn't great...but you get the idea. Smiley
They're easy enough you can do a whole bunch of them.

I love the boquet of booties! Too cute!
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2005 12:16:20 PM »

So weird...we are trying to....wanting to spring the news at xmas as well....and for the same reason. We're moving. The funny thing my husband came up with is a cute little card that folds out with a changing tutorial Cheesy. I want to make a "bootie bouquet" for my parents. Several pairs of baby booties gathered up in a bunch and a happy grandparents day card (at xmas hopefully!)

Fingers crossed for you and for me Cheesy *huggles*

I keep telling my husband you just can't tell right away, and it takes a month or so to realize "hmm.. something may be different...".  He says we'd better keep trying, then...

I can't complain!  The "trying" part is the most fun!   Grin Grin

Let's hope all of our trying amounts to something.. if not, I guess we'll just have to be diligent.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2005 04:59:01 PM »

I just had my son 3 weeks ago. He is the first grandchild for both sets of grandparents & was greatly anticipated so I knew it had to be something special when we told our parents.
We invited them over for dinner; we had stirfry and for dessert ice cream w/fortune cookies. My husband & I actually made the fortune cookies ahead of time though & inserted our own fortunes. One of them said "You will soon hear the pitter patter of little feet", another 'I see diaper changing in your future." We made special ones for my brother and sister. His said "If you play your cards right, you could be the favorite uncle" and hers said 'Better brush up on those nursery rhymes."  Of course we had to tell everyone that it was a "custom" that everyone open their cookies at the same time. We also made ourselves fortune cookies so it didn't look suspicious. It was so great to see the looks on their faces & they absolutely loved how we told them!
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2005 05:04:59 PM »

I just had my son 3 weeks ago. He is the first grandchild for both sets of grandparents & was greatly anticipated so I knew it had to be something special when we told our parents.
We invited them over for dinner; we had stirfry and for dessert ice cream w/fortune cookies. My husband & I actually made the fortune cookies ahead of time though & inserted our own fortunes. One of them said "You will soon hear the pitter patter of little feet", another 'I see diaper changing in your future." We made special ones for my brother and sister. His said "If you play your cards right, you could be the favorite uncle" and hers said 'Better brush up on those nursery rhymes."  Of course we had to tell everyone that it was a "custom" that everyone open their cookies at the same time. We also made ourselves fortune cookies so it didn't look suspicious. It was so great to see the looks on their faces & they absolutely loved how we told them!

That's really cute.

My BIL and SIL just had a girl about 2 months ago, and we figured we'd give her a Christmas gift (assuming we're preggo by then) that says, "You'll have to learn to share this, because your cousin will need it next year." or something like that.

I'm still not complaining... trying is still the best part so far!   Grin
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