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OH MY GOSH!!!!
#160125 March 15th, 2007 at 03:14 PM
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I just found out a few seconds ago that I am pregnant with my second child. My first is almost 7 yrs old!! Any ideas on how to tell my husband??
Should I wait to tell my daughter or should we tell her right away? I'm freaking out!!!!

I just had to tell SOMEBODY!!!

'Manda


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#160126 March 15th, 2007 at 03:17 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! kissies thumbup clp


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#160127 March 15th, 2007 at 03:18 PM
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Congratulations Manda!!
When I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd, it was such a suprise that I had to wait until my husband had a couple of beers before I could tell him laugh laugh laugh


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#160128 March 15th, 2007 at 03:19 PM
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Uh oh- my hubby doesn't drink! laugh


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#160129 March 15th, 2007 at 03:22 PM
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Congratulations!!

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Congraulations.....wonderful news.

Mine are 18 months apart and we had always said after the first that we wanted a second in a few years...my response to him was that a few years didnt wait laugh laugh
Good luck!!
As for telling your daughter...talk to your husband and see what he says...but let him get over the shock first laugh laugh

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#160131 March 15th, 2007 at 03:26 PM
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Manda,
Depends on if you were "trying" or not- I would just sit him down and say guess what!
As for telling your little one- I always waited till I showed- it's a long wait for them..My kids are 4 yrs and 7 yrs apart so I know what it's like- only one in diapers at a time - keeping you awake-- worked for me...
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#160132 March 15th, 2007 at 03:29 PM
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hey, you could do something silly, like serve his iced tea in a baby bottle tonight, he might catch on real quick! Or decorate the house in baby stuff, something eyecatching like that?!? laugh I would have too much fun with this one! We are "trying" to have another also. I am so happy for you!


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#160133 March 15th, 2007 at 03:35 PM
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That's fantastic news! kissies

I'd probably buy some diapers and hand them to him and say, you might want to brush up on your diapering skills! laugh wink

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#160134 March 15th, 2007 at 03:38 PM
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It took us exactly a year to conceive. I had just about given up hope!! I am really against fertility things so I was hoping that it would happen and be "meant to be" if that makes sense.

My daughter is going to be very excited and it will be hard not to tell her what is going on- she's pretty sharp and we're not too good at keeping secrets!!

My in-laws are going to freak out too! They are in their 60s and this will be their first biological grandchild.
OMG- I am soooo overwhelmed!! Thank you all so much for letting me spout out all my nonsense here to you!!


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#160135 March 15th, 2007 at 03:41 PM
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No problem....just be sure to keep us up to date..and again good luck and best wishes thumbup thumbup thumbup

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#160136 March 15th, 2007 at 03:47 PM
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This is such good news!

Congratulations!


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#160137 March 15th, 2007 at 03:48 PM
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Congratulations Manda! clp That is so exciting!

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Thank you all so much for letting me spout out all my nonsense here to you!!
It's not nonsense at all!!! It's exciting stuff muggs , and I'm so happy for you and glad you shared! clp

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#160139 March 15th, 2007 at 04:08 PM
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Good luck with telling hubby. If you were trying, then its not one of those "oh ****!" moments like ours was. laugh I've always gone out and bought a cute onesie in a neutral color and wrapped it up and left it on the bed for him to find. As for telling daughter...maybe you wanna wait until after those initial 12 weeks are over just to be safe. It would really suck to go through telling your daughter and then something happens and you have to explain that part to. Just a thought....my husbands mother went through that when he was younger.

So when is your due date??? Sometime in December I'm thinking.


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#160140 March 15th, 2007 at 04:17 PM
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clp clp CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so happy for you! I would (nonchalantly) ask him if he liked the name"------" and when he asked why say "Well we might want to figure out what we want to name our new addition." shk laugh

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#160141 March 15th, 2007 at 04:20 PM
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congrats, amanda! that's really terrific news!!

i would tell the hubby right away - even if it's just one of the home-test things...

and, better get yourself an appt at the ob-gyn right away!!

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#160142 March 15th, 2007 at 04:23 PM
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* get a party banner that says suprise
* make a cake, decorate in baby motifs
* leave an opened home pregnancy test box on the table lala
* get parents magazine or baby magazine & leave it on a table
* get paint colors and catalogs of baby room decor, leave out
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OH COME ON I'd just blurt it out when he walked in the door!

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#160143 March 15th, 2007 at 04:24 PM
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I like Tonyas 'how do you like the name ---?

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What great news! I think your daughter will be excited. Most little girls that age love to help with a new baby. And granny and gramps might be excited too. Most of us really enjoy our grandkids--we get to spoil them rotten and send them home to mom and dad laugh thumbup


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#160145 March 15th, 2007 at 04:58 PM
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He called and I *HAD* to tell him! He's a teacher and he was getting ready to start teaching. I think I really shocked him because he said, I have to step out into the hall and breathe. I will have to call you back- I have kids coming in! LOL

He was calling to see if I had gone to the dr because I've been so tired lately. I just said, I think I have to go to a different dr than we thought!!! He said, WHYYYY?? I said, cause we're having a baby!!!

I called my best friend and told her right after my hubby. She swears she knew it already from the way I've been acting. perpl

I'm sure the grandparents will be thrilled.

Thanks for all the well-wishes! I'm still in shock!!


I tried to remember, but i said, "what's a flower?" you said, "I still love you." (Dar Williams)~ Manda\'s Photos
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#160146 March 15th, 2007 at 05:02 PM
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Congratulations!!!! And since you had been trying, your hubby should be as happy as you are about this. I love all the suggestions...Tea in a baby bottle or handing him a diaper laugh laugh laugh

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#160147 March 15th, 2007 at 05:06 PM
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laugh laugh thumbup Wonderful news and even better now that he knows!!!!

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#160149 March 16th, 2007 at 12:23 PM
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Thank you everyone!!!

Still kind of in shock here, but now everyone knows except MY parents! I will tell them later today probably. It is my husband's first time going through this (my daughter is from my first marriage)
and he was anxious to spread the news, so I let him! Everyone was floored and VERY excited- no one had any idea we had even discussed having another, so it was fun to hear their squeals of delight over the phone!

I have an appt for Tuesday and will keep you all up to date!

Thank you again for all the kind words and well wishes!

Love to all,
'Manda


I tried to remember, but i said, "what's a flower?" you said, "I still love you." (Dar Williams)~ Manda\'s Photos
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