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July 22nd, 2011, 05:50 PM
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We decided we'd tell family after seeing a heartbeat on the ultrasound. I have one next Thursday and I'll be far enough along that as long as everything is okay with the pregnancy, we really should see the heartbeat. On Friday we're going out of town to see family. While there, we'll celebrate our daughter's 2nd birthday.

So I bought her a shirt tonight that says "Big Sis" and we'll give it to her as a gift for her birthday as our "announcement".
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July 22nd, 2011, 06:01 PM
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That sounds like a wonderful way of telling everyone.
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July 22nd, 2011, 06:10 PM
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That is an awesome way to announce!! I have always announced after seeing a heartbeat. I don't think you're jinxing yourselves at all!
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July 22nd, 2011, 06:56 PM
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My opinion has always been that during times of grief and loss we need those we love most around us for support so I have always told early.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your baby on Thursday!
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I think that is a great way of telling your family! Can't wait to hear how the u/s goes. Prayers for you.
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:54 PM
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What I'm afraid being a jinx is buying the shirt before the ultrasound. But we won't have any time to do it afterward.

We're not telling family until after a heartbeat because of how hard the previous loss was on our son. He loves babies and was really looking forward to having a new baby in the house. So he was really upset when we told him that the baby was not going to be living with us. He still talks about "the new baby with Jesus".

Right now, no one that knows our son (so any family, friends, or coworkers) knows about the pregnancy. I know who was supportive of me last time, and worst case is that I will go to them and explain that we were pregnant and lost another baby if I do wind up needing support.
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July 22nd, 2011, 10:03 PM
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I think going with your "gut" and telling soon, is a great sign!!! Follow your heart and enjoy every moment of the celebration!!
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July 23rd, 2011, 06:09 AM
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That sounds like a great way of telling. I understand your fear of jinxing it though. I hope you see a gorgeous fluttering heartbeat when you go on Thursday!
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