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8 Moms Reveal How They Broke the Pregnancy News to Their Kids (PHOTOS)

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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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LaniBee LaniBee

Our daughter was 5 and we were not creative at all! We told her she was going to be a big sister and bought some books to read together.

jessi... jessicasmom1

I was pregant again with 2nd child but lost it as a angel baby ... she was excited then became sad

slw123 slw123

Our daughter was 18 months old when I got pregnant again. She couldn't have cared less. I don't even think she noticed my belly getting bigger except there was less room I my lap, but still enough for her.

Desir... Desirae1394

Cute ideas! We just told them. They were very excited and started talking aout if it would be a boy or girl.

johnn... johnny4ever

We found out we were expecting the day after Thanksgiving!Great Xmas Present~

RobynS RobynS

Hmmm... I can't remember exactly how we broke the news, but all during the pregnancy I made sure he understood how important he was and how much I would need his help when the baby came home, etc.

godde... goddess99

Cute, I love the 4th pic, lol.

Madel... Madelaine

These are cute ideas!

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