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November 2nd, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Well now that all the parents have been told I can share our method. We bought a Halloween card for everyone that said "To Boo or Not To Boo, That is the question." on the cover. And inside we put the following picture:



Everyone is very excited. I had thought about waiting to tell everyone but I just couldn't.

(I was a little upset that DH insisted on a costume with a mask so you can't see his face but oh well.)
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November 2nd, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Awwww so cute!!!
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November 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
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Aww that is SO sweet!! What a great idea!!
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November 2nd, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Very cute!
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November 2nd, 2008, 05:27 PM
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That is adorable! Yay!
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November 2nd, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Awww! lol! I wouldn't be able to wait either!
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November 2nd, 2008, 06:52 PM
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Aww! What did they say??
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November 2nd, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Cute! Congratulations. I didn't get a chance to tell you in your other post. Sometimes I read but don't get a chance to reply because of holding my baby.
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November 3rd, 2008, 12:03 AM
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Awwww sweet!!! How was their reaction?
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November 3rd, 2008, 03:24 AM
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Cute idea!!! Are they super excited!!!??? I don't think you should hold it in from parents. I told my hubby (who wants to wait as long as possible to tell people) that I'm telling my mom and dad cause I'd have to tell them if something happened anyway - so if they'd know anyway let's just tell them. We put Harrison in a t-shirt yesterday that said "I'm the big brother" and went to their house and it took my dad a while to see it - I finally told Harrison to hold the shirt and say "look Papa". My mom saw it right away!

(PS I think your DH's mask is awesome!)
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November 3rd, 2008, 03:27 AM
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Aww thats cute !!
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November 3rd, 2008, 03:44 AM
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My Mom: I had spent the whole day with her going to a dog show and didn't want her dwelling on baby the whole time so we could enjoy the show. At the end of the day when we got back to my place I told her I had a card for her upstairs and ran up to get DH and the card. She cried and was super excited.

DH's Mom and Dad: We all went out to dinner together and after we ordered DH commented that I have turned into my mother and have started insisting on giving cards for silly non-card holidays (because that allowed me to smile while I handed it to them and not look too overly excited). HAHA. I handed it to DH's mom because we knew that we would definitely get a reaction out of his dad but we knew his mom would try to hide it and if she saw it second she would have time to compose herself. They were both in shock but very excited. They both have been looking forward to a second grandchild since their first one is already 7 now so it has been a while since a baby has been around.

My Dad and Stepmom: We went out to lunch together and again after we ordered I gave them the card. I handed it to my dad because I knew my stepmom would catch on fast (she actually already knew something was up). As my dad was reading it my stepmom started to elbow him (as if to say, "do you realize what they are telling you?!") They were all full of questions making sure everything is going well. It will be their first grandchild so I asked them what they wanted to be called and my dad said "Fred" **sigh** (And no that isn't his first name, it's just random) HAHA.

All in all EVERYONE IS EXCITED!
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November 3rd, 2008, 03:49 AM
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Oh, that's super cute! What an awesome idea!


Congrats!!
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November 3rd, 2008, 05:05 AM
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Congratulations again, it sounds like it all went well. Cute idea!!
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November 3rd, 2008, 06:11 AM
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love your idea!!!! Congratz again!!
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November 3rd, 2008, 06:20 AM
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aww so cute congrats!!!!!!!!
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November 3rd, 2008, 08:53 AM
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Thats soooo cute!
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November 3rd, 2008, 10:53 AM
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oh how very cute!!! Love it!
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November 3rd, 2008, 02:40 PM
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I love it!!! Very cute!!! I love the reactions too!!
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November 3rd, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Kati!! CONGRATULATIONS!! That card is so adorable. I wish all the best for a happy and healthy pregnancy!!!
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