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Interesting ways to tell your partner about a BFP..
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#1 Hoping2BaMummy

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Thought it'd be fun to ask what interesting ways people have of telling their partner about a BFP (Just for the record, I haven't gotten one just trying to stay positive and distract myself a bit...). Anything that you've done before, heard other people do, or just ideas. If it does ever happen I want it to be memorable original.gif

#2 seashells

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

I called out to DH to come into the bathroom & look at my HPT to see if he could see the second line too - so not very imaginative here!!!

But I have heard of others who have given their partners a onesie with something about daddy written on it, or a book about fatherhood. I think someone on EB even got personalised beer labels made!!

#3 RexterTheFeral

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

DP suggested I test so no room for imagination there, but for our parents we gave them an 'early' Christmas present with some newborn booties inside - the looks on their faces were priceless!

Edited by Dexter_Rexter, 11 January 2013 - 03:51 PM.


#4 Alli&Dean

Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

What a great topic!  Thanks for bringing it up.  I've wondered about interesting ways to announce too...

I heard of a letter or card being written.  The words are written to a father and it is only at the end that the reader (daddy to be) puts two and two together to realise its been written as if being spoken by his newborn bubba to be.  Something like, "... I cant wait to meet you.  I think you'll make the best Dad ever..."

Cant wait to hear other ideas tho as I think this approach would be too obtuse and woud confuse my DH!

#5 Guest_divineM_*

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

With DP I just ran screaming "I'm pregnant" through the house. it was after 8 years TTC...but with our closest friends we  put on the ultrasound video on after a dinner party at our house, the look of confusion on their faces while they were trying to figure out what they were looking at was priceless.

#6 Bedge

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

There are some awesome vids on youtube of people suprising their family and/or partners with the news.

#7 caninestorm

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Yes no matter what grand plans I may have, it has just been... "CAN YOU SEE A SECOND LINE?????"  happy.gif

I read somewhere that someone had given their DH a baby names book with a positive HPT stuck to the front... I like that idea.

#8 PotatoScallop

Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

I saw a story online (somewhere) where a girl drew a speech bubble on her stomach reading "Hi Daddy" and just flashed her husband original.gif
If we ever get a BFP, we're going to tell his parents "we're extending the house... by two feet". Silly but they'll think it's cute.

I told my husband that I'd get around to watching his Seinfeld box set when I'm pregnant/on maternity leave, so I think I'll take the box down from the shelf and let him know I'm ready to watch it original.gif

#9 bec_1108

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

I just got my first BFP this morning! DH was still in bed. I just dropped "the F bomb" and showed him the test! Highly romantic I know but I was in complete shock!

#10 doubting thomas

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

Congrats bec 1108 biggrin.gif

#11 cinnabubble

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

"Oh sh*t, I'm pregnant" worked for me.

#12 theweehaggis

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

i sat in the bathroom while dh was in the bath playing games on his phone.. i sent him a photo by text... didnt work as he didnt know what he was looking at and i had to explain it was a preg test and two lines meant i was up the duff. so all excitment was replaced by confusion... lol but hes not one to jump up and down anyway..



#13 !momo!

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

I had all these grand plans then when it happened I just screamed and ran into the bedroom shaking/crying/laughing. I'm not very good at keeping secrets.

#14 Nepheline

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE (bec_1108 @ 12/01/2013, 08:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH was still in bed. I just dropped "the F bomb" and showed him the test! Highly romantic I know but I was in complete shock!


Haha this was me exactly! Congrats!

#15 nouseforaname

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

I've been known to throw the test at DH while he's still sleeping in bed. Sure wakes him up!

#16 Jessie_T

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

I am not pregnant yet but I ordered two onesies when the time comes.

I got one pink and one blue. It's says daddy's (in baseball writing font as he used to play baseball) and on the back number, then the number 1 below it.

I will also get the clear blue pregnancy test, that says pregnant so no confusion of trying to find the line. I have it half wrapped already as I know when it happens I won't be able to hold it in. So I will just pop the pregnancy test in and sticky tape the end of it original.gif

#17 KDA

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Last year I found out I was pregnant about a week before valentines day so I decided to keep it to myself for a week and surprise him. I stuck a test in a card and wrote "hope you know what this means" the look on his face was priceless! Then he spent the rest of the day wondering how I managed to not slip up for a whole week.

#18 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

When I was (briefly) pregnant I had done a test the day before our IVF clinic had told me too... DP came into the laundry (our toilet is in the laundry) and saw me staring at the test.

I just handed it to him and darling practical DP just went - "This one doesn't count, you aren't supposed to do it till tomorrow.  Wait till tomorrow!"

When I did one the next day he said.. "Do you think it's right? Should we wait till we speak with Dr Fancyshirt?"

When I said "I think it's right DP, I think we better say something.." he just responded with a terrified stare!

#19 Hoping2BaMummy

Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

Yeah, I'm not sure that I would be able to keep it from him long especially since we've been trying for awhile. He's usually the one each month asking when I can test!! I would like to surprise him with some sort of joke though- that's very us original.gif I'll have to get on Youtube and check out some funny videos for a laugh!


Congrats bec!!

#20 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

I told DH by leaving the hpt on the kitchen table for when he got home...
Can't remember what I said but I think I told him his dinner was there with a surprise original.gif
The look on his face was priceless when he held it up and said "what's this supposed to be, what's it mean" lol

I told my parents by wrapping the hpt in a gift box and giving it to them.

If I fall this month DH will be away at testing time so ill email him a pic and little poem.
And I'll tell my parents by emailing them a first scan photo with a poem too
If I can wait that long lol.

I love how creative some people can be but realistically I think most people are so excited to blurt it out that their plans get thrown out the window original.gif

#21 HappyLife

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

My SIL told her parents by handing them the u/s pic! They did the same thing later that day to tell DH & I. DH looked at it for a second, then had a huge smile & said "Oh Wow! Congratulations!"    

We were over the moon for them, so was DH's dad, but his mum was a little bit in shock! I think she was expecting DH & I to make an announcement before his little sis, but we hadn't even been trying at that stage. Made us waaay more clucky though & a few months later we decided to start this crazy TTC journey!!

#22 Just a marshmallow

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

I had bought a little book on Fatherhood when we were TTC.  After I confirmed with the Dr that I was pregnant I wrapped it and gave it to him.  It took him a few seconds to work out what it means but he still remembers it now as an awesome moment, and he is not sentimental at all.

If we try for another I plan on getting a "Big sister" type top for DD3 and asking him "What do you think of this?"

When I was preg with DD3 we were looking at houses.  We had one in mind but it had bedrooms on different levels.  I told him that I didn't think it would suit us because I wouldn't want to have the baby to be on a different level.  Again, took a few seconds...

#23 Just a marshmallow

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

I had bought a little book on Fatherhood when we were TTC.  After I confirmed with the Dr that I was pregnant I wrapped it and gave it to him.  It took him a few seconds to work out what it means but he still remembers it now as an awesome moment, and he is not sentimental at all.

If we try for another I plan on getting a "Big sister" type top for DD3 and asking him "What do you think of this?"

When I was preg with DD3 we were looking at houses.  We had one in mind but it had bedrooms on different levels.  I told him that I didn't think it would suit us because I wouldn't want to have the baby to be on a different level.  Again, took a few seconds...

#24 babyinabackpack

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

I was planning to draw a big heart on my belly and write "hi daddy" on it and then wait for him to notice, but in reality, after many years trying it was a "OMG, tell me i'm imagining there's a line there..." , moment..

#25 nothing123

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

I climbed back into bed after standing in the bathroom for a full 5 minutes staring at the second line, shagged his brains out and then said "hey I'm pregnant" and showed him the stick.  Such a romantic.... wink.gif


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