Jeff and I made an early decision to wait until I was closer to the end of the first trimester before we said anything to our families. Because of that, we had a lot of time to plan something out. We had some pretty good ideas, but at the last minute thought it would be cute to include Chloe.
We always jokingly (maybenotreally) say that Chloe is our first born. Why not include her in telling everyone she was going to be a big sister. And that’s exactly what we did!
I went onto Etsy and found a seller that made personalized dog shirts. We had one made announcing that Chloe was going to be a big sister.
When we were ready to tell our parents, we slipped on the top and had Chloe make a grand entrance. In some cases we actually had to prompt them to read her shirt (um, Mom). But of course it was always greeted with hugs and congrats so it eventually worked out.
(I took the above picture today…poor Chloe has to have surgery tomorrow so I didn’t want to wrestle her into the shirt. More on her surgery tomorrow.)