Any unique ideas on how I can share the pg news with ....m

Any unique ideas on how I can share the pg news with ....m

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December 10th, 2010, 3:14 am #1

our children? Our older DD will be home from University next Thursday and we have been waiting to tell the kids until then...I'll be 14 wks by then...and I'm starting to show now.

Anyway...since we do Christmas stockings here...I WAS thinking of putting our 8 up on the mantel, plus the one for our cats....that says cats love santa....and then have another two on the ends....I'm sure one of them will ask....but then this may not be the best since they may not all be home when that one child notices the 2 extra stockings...but I was thinking this would be a good idea since I PROBABLY won't have time to make stockings for the new members next Christmas...and I have made all the children their own special red velvet stocking....with things like peace, love, hope, faith, etc something different for each of them.

Any other ideas....when we told our children about Will 2 years ago it was NEW years eve and we were having a family party.....we were all sharing our resolutions and dreams...and that is when I told them...my oldest son lost it.....but it has turned out that our little Will looks a lot like him and they have this very special relationship...my oldest DS can get Will giggling just by looking at him...funny how these things turn out.

IT is really on my mind so any suggestions would be welcomed.

Blessings from Hope

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December 10th, 2010, 8:12 am #2

your New Years Eve news!! But you can't wait that long now... I also like your stocking idea. To make sure you're all together, how about at your first dinner together. You could start with 'you all know we were hoping for another sibling close in age to Will... Well we got our wish x 2!!'. Then you could still put the stockings up...
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December 10th, 2010, 1:37 pm #3

our children? Our older DD will be home from University next Thursday and we have been waiting to tell the kids until then...I'll be 14 wks by then...and I'm starting to show now.

Anyway...since we do Christmas stockings here...I WAS thinking of putting our 8 up on the mantel, plus the one for our cats....that says cats love santa....and then have another two on the ends....I'm sure one of them will ask....but then this may not be the best since they may not all be home when that one child notices the 2 extra stockings...but I was thinking this would be a good idea since I PROBABLY won't have time to make stockings for the new members next Christmas...and I have made all the children their own special red velvet stocking....with things like peace, love, hope, faith, etc something different for each of them.

Any other ideas....when we told our children about Will 2 years ago it was NEW years eve and we were having a family party.....we were all sharing our resolutions and dreams...and that is when I told them...my oldest son lost it.....but it has turned out that our little Will looks a lot like him and they have this very special relationship...my oldest DS can get Will giggling just by looking at him...funny how these things turn out.

IT is really on my mind so any suggestions would be welcomed.

Blessings from Hope

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December 10th, 2010, 8:41 pm #4

our children? Our older DD will be home from University next Thursday and we have been waiting to tell the kids until then...I'll be 14 wks by then...and I'm starting to show now.

Anyway...since we do Christmas stockings here...I WAS thinking of putting our 8 up on the mantel, plus the one for our cats....that says cats love santa....and then have another two on the ends....I'm sure one of them will ask....but then this may not be the best since they may not all be home when that one child notices the 2 extra stockings...but I was thinking this would be a good idea since I PROBABLY won't have time to make stockings for the new members next Christmas...and I have made all the children their own special red velvet stocking....with things like peace, love, hope, faith, etc something different for each of them.

Any other ideas....when we told our children about Will 2 years ago it was NEW years eve and we were having a family party.....we were all sharing our resolutions and dreams...and that is when I told them...my oldest son lost it.....but it has turned out that our little Will looks a lot like him and they have this very special relationship...my oldest DS can get Will giggling just by looking at him...funny how these things turn out.

IT is really on my mind so any suggestions would be welcomed.

Blessings from Hope

.... giving them each a present, say a picture frame which says my little siblings or something like that on it.


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December 11th, 2010, 3:12 am #5

your New Years Eve news!! But you can't wait that long now... I also like your stocking idea. To make sure you're all together, how about at your first dinner together. You could start with 'you all know we were hoping for another sibling close in age to Will... Well we got our wish x 2!!'. Then you could still put the stockings up...
I THINK they have all embraced and enjoyed their little brother b/c they thought that he was IT...we have never told them that we were wanting a close in age sibling to Will....so we will have to come up with another intro...to or news, ha....something like...we are blessed again...and they will know what that means since they know I think of them as my blessings.

I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES.

Blessings from Hope
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December 11th, 2010, 3:43 am #6

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about the twins...he was at our first u/s but he didn't see anything on the screen but lights and shadows and our tech didn't say anything....we didn't actually find out officially until later...so that would have been such a cute way to tell DH....HE Likes stuff like that...but I don't know about our kids..although a few are older they may not know the phrase, 'BUN IN THE OVEN'...or two in my case.

I've recently told my sisters...wrote them a letter and gave it to my oldest sister...they were having a Reiki weekend together...my second oldest sister is a yoga teacher and Reiki master and my oldest sister said that they had great energy going when they read my letter.

Sadly they have all had their babies in their 20's...one had one child..and the other two had two each....so they can't wrap their heads around the fact that older moms can have babies and actually not drop dead...AND they also don't get why we have continued to grow our family...but they aren't really in my life so it doesn't matter what they think...anyway...we won't be telling any one else...I don't think I'll even tell my mom for a long time...she has dementia and she would just have another thing to obssess about if I told her...so sadly, that Christmas card idea wouldn't go to anyone.

Oh KEKONA...you know how sad it is to be this happy and be so reluctant to tell anyone my joyous news for fear that they will be mad at me (my children) or worried about me and let that overshadow their gladness....fear is such a powerful response and I think that is what a lot of my close supportive people will feel...but it has to come out as I'm starting to look fat and that just isn't me...although at holiday time one can certainly say they have eaten one too many shortbreads right, ha.

Thanks for your idea...and your support..WHAT would I do without you.

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December 11th, 2010, 3:52 am #7

.... giving them each a present, say a picture frame which says my little siblings or something like that on it.


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our first dinner back together....my kids can really relate to presents...so typical kids. When we have brought each of our babies home from the hospital they have always come home with gifts to give their siblins....call it bribery but it seems to work and now when I COME home from the hospital they know that 'THEY' will get something special just for them...other than a new, crying, sticky baby, ha....makes it sound like I have jealous spoiled kids hey...I GOT this idea from a book I read years ago called, Siblings without Rivalry'...which gets you to think of it from a child's perspective when a new baby comes into the family.

HOW would you feel about a new wife coming home with your DH...WITH New clothes, and lots of attention and love....so that is kind of how children feel....so we have tried to make sure they still feel very special and heap attention on them versus the new baby...who doesn't remember anything early on...as long as it's needs are met...you can still heap attention on the others...we also bring in a cake the first night home...a welcome to earth cake....which my kids also thinks is another side benefit for them...so a lovely keepsake frame for them would be a lovely gift...for now we could put our current family picture in it that we are giving to people with our holiday cards....but with a note that says...isn't our family beautiful...and it will get more so in 6 months...new pictures to be added then...thanks for being such a wonderful part of our family....oh I'M SO sappy...I REALLy like this idea...plus having our oldest away at school and our next ready to graduate I LIKE THE idea of giving them pictures for their desks.

Thanks so much, blessings from Hope
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December 11th, 2010, 5:17 am #8

I really love it. AND, Hope you are such great parents to your kids, they will be fine, and waiting their double cake next year. Ha! I'll have to remember the cake and presents in case I'm lucky enough to join you next month...
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December 11th, 2010, 5:20 am #9

our first dinner back together....my kids can really relate to presents...so typical kids. When we have brought each of our babies home from the hospital they have always come home with gifts to give their siblins....call it bribery but it seems to work and now when I COME home from the hospital they know that 'THEY' will get something special just for them...other than a new, crying, sticky baby, ha....makes it sound like I have jealous spoiled kids hey...I GOT this idea from a book I read years ago called, Siblings without Rivalry'...which gets you to think of it from a child's perspective when a new baby comes into the family.

HOW would you feel about a new wife coming home with your DH...WITH New clothes, and lots of attention and love....so that is kind of how children feel....so we have tried to make sure they still feel very special and heap attention on them versus the new baby...who doesn't remember anything early on...as long as it's needs are met...you can still heap attention on the others...we also bring in a cake the first night home...a welcome to earth cake....which my kids also thinks is another side benefit for them...so a lovely keepsake frame for them would be a lovely gift...for now we could put our current family picture in it that we are giving to people with our holiday cards....but with a note that says...isn't our family beautiful...and it will get more so in 6 months...new pictures to be added then...thanks for being such a wonderful part of our family....oh I'M SO sappy...I REALLy like this idea...plus having our oldest away at school and our next ready to graduate I LIKE THE idea of giving them pictures for their desks.

Thanks so much, blessings from Hope
the family picture and not to forget, the cake!
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