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Attached is a pic that John sent to his parents & my parents by email. The really cool thing was that my mom didn't even see it by email. She was visiting this weekend, so we met her at the airport with Jake wearing this shirt. She saw it right away and dropped her bag and yelled, "Oh my God!" She was so excited! And I loved being able to share it with her in person this time around! Thanks for indulging a proud mama!
09-13-2004, 02:38 PM
I, too, was able to tell my parents in person. I also had a big brother t-shirt for Lane and it was a riot! I still need to get a picture of him wearing it though.
ETA - I just realized he's holding the HPT in the picture. That's hysterical!! :)
Lane - April 2003
Little brother or sister on the way - EDD March 2
09-13-2004, 02:39 PM
How sweet! What a good idea. Looks like he is already enjoying his new role!
I hope that you are feeling well!
09-13-2004, 02:41 PM
I love the picture! I was thinking about doing a similar thing to send out to our friends/not-immediate relatives...
09-13-2004, 02:43 PM
What a clever way to do it!
Jake is definitely looking like a big boy now, ready to be an awesome big brother.
Hope you feel well and continue to!
09-13-2004, 02:51 PM
I am cracking up that he is holding the test!! If he knew what that was he'd be freaking out!!!
09-13-2004, 02:54 PM
That's great! I love it--too creative! :)
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. ~Carl Sandburg
09-13-2004, 03:03 PM
That is just too cute!
Great idea! We'll probably steal it someday. Cute, cute picture (took me a minute to see the detail in his left hand, too!).
09-13-2004, 03:54 PM
How cute!! I LOVE the shirt. It's the cutest I've seen. So now Brig's got to have one...where'd you get it?
Got it at BRU. They have several versions each of "Big Brother" "Little Brother" "Little Sister" "Big Sister". You'll find them all on the same rack. If you can't find one, I'd be more than happy to pick one up for you!
09-13-2004, 04:09 PM
Congratulations, Andrea!!! I'm glad that everything fell into place so easily for you!
09-13-2004, 04:23 PM
Very cute picture. We did the same thing with both sets of grandparents. We had our DD wear a shirt that said "Big Sister" on it and the funny thing is that it took several minutes before my mother saw it. When she did, both she and my dad screamed with delight. My FIL tends to be a bit oblivious to things like this, so he didn't see it at all and my MIL was a bit of a spoil sport about it. :( She saw the shirt and didn't even say a single word about it for almost a whole hour. We ended up having to bring it up, asking her if she saw the shirt. She then replied by saying that she did but didn't want to say anything in the event that it wasn't so. Huh? It's not like every kid in town wears a shirt with those words (i.e., GAP, Old Navy). Oh well.
Congratulations and best wishes!
09-13-2004, 04:33 PM
That is so sweet! I may have to "borrow" your idea for #2 (awhile down the road yet!!!)
09-13-2004, 04:37 PM
What a cute idea! Jake looks so cute with his big brother shirt on - wearing it proudly already.
Mom to Kyleigh 7/19/03
09-13-2004, 05:35 PM
Did I miss your announcement? Or is this it? Congratulations! :)
That is an adorable shirt! Where did you find it? It's so much cuter than any others I've seen.
ETA: I am quite clearly on crack. I just saw your announcement thread and I replied to it only a day or so ago. Jeez. I'm not even pregnant and I can't remember yesterday... CONGRATS again! ;)
09-13-2004, 06:21 PM
Ugh...I was just there this morning! It's about an hour away. I forgot what I went there to return anyway, so I'll look when I go back!
09-13-2004, 06:25 PM
SO CUTE! Love the shirt, and laughed so hard at him holding the positive test!! :)
09-13-2004, 06:44 PM
That's so wonderful, Andrea! And I know I've said it before, but your son is the cutest! Congratulations!
09-13-2004, 07:15 PM
Wow, what a great idea! I may have to steal it from you if that day ever comes for us. Jake is such a cutie!
09-13-2004, 07:19 PM
Andrea, That is the cutest thing ever! I didn't even see the test right away & thought oh how cute, way too cute!
Christy, mommy to Nolan 7/22/03
09-13-2004, 08:49 PM
Andrea, that is so cute! He looks so proud to be an older brother, too. :) I think I missed your announcement...congratulations!
Mother of Beautiful Kaya
born 22 February 2004
http://www.gynosaur.com/assets/ribbons/ribbon_garnet_6m.gif Breastfed 6 months and counting
09-13-2004, 09:11 PM
So cute! I love it. We thought about doing the same but of course my mother lives in the dark ages and doesn't have email.....Love the big brother shirt.
09-13-2004, 09:12 PM
Congratulations Andrea!!!! That's such great news! And Jacob is such a handsome boy. Absolutely adoreable!
Mommy to Kieran, born 5/9/03
And he's holding the pee stick!!!!! That is hilarious! What a clever and funny idea! Way to go!
09-14-2004, 12:16 AM
What a fabulous and creative idea. You will certainly have a wonderful story to tell your new little one when he or she asks, "So how did you tell everyone that you were pregnant with me?"
Baby #1 due Nov 17, 2004
09-14-2004, 02:23 AM
Great idea, and such a handsome model in the picture! This put a smile on my face!
09-14-2004, 09:35 AM
That is hysterical. I was looking at Jake's picture thinking, "what kind of toy is that?" Having a blond moment, I then read the replies. So cute, and I am still laughing! :)
NEVE and TRISTAN
09-14-2004, 10:09 AM
I don't think my mom would have known it was...I think in her day there were a bunch of dead rabbits to show pregnancy (she's much older than most new mommies moms)...
I love this!!! so glad you shared!
Neve and Tristan born Feb 25, 2003
* EDD 3/19/05 IT'S A GIRL
* Adopting siblings in Ukraine 1/05
LOL Neve! My mom didn't know what the test was either, since I'm adopted and she's never seen one in her life! But we met her at the airport w/ Jake wearing the shirt, so she knew by the time she got home to get the pic by email. My MIL's big concern was why we let him have it for a minute and whether we were careful not to let him put it in his mouth.....Duh!
09-14-2004, 10:15 PM
O...M....GGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the sweetest thing EVER! And Jacob is the CUTEST! Your mom must've been absolutely beside herself with total GLEE!!
09-15-2004, 12:09 AM
Andrea, that picture is priceless!! And congratulations too, btw :)
Lisa - mom to 15 month old twin boys
09-15-2004, 12:19 AM
Very cute Andrea! I thought the HPT was a Gerber "dippin' stick" (spoon alternative) until I read the rest of the replies, doh!
mom to Jacob 9/27/02
09-15-2004, 01:01 AM
that's really creative!! congrats on your pg.
09-15-2004, 01:23 AM
Very cute babe, very cute picture. I'm still wiping the tears away I was laughing so hard when I realized what he was holding. Congratulations!
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