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For expectant moms, figuring out how to reveal your pregnancy to your loved ones has become something of a DIY project unto itself. Of course, you want the way you deliver the news to be both creative and memorable. But sometimes -- especially when you're making the big reveal to your children -- things don't play out quite as you expected!

Here, 8 moms share how it all went down when they spilled to their older kids that a little baby brother or sister was on the way.

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How did you tell your older kid(s) that you were expecting? How did they react?

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