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How to announce an april fool's baby?

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nevergoogle Sat 29-Mar-14 18:40:58

So we now have a date for elective section and it's April 1st.

I'm keeping it quiet for now as I don't want the pressure of everybody knowing that that day is the day and really don't want good luck phonecalls the night before.

But it does mean that when we do phone family and friends to let them know, they might not believe us.

So is there some fun to be had with the announcement? Any ideas welcome.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 29-Mar-14 18:43:26

You could tell people they found a second one in there?

AnotherSpinningFuckingRainbow Sat 29-Mar-14 18:46:37

You could tell them you've decided on a ludicrous name for the baby

nevergoogle Sat 29-Mar-14 18:54:14

ah well the name thing might be an issue, what if they don't beleive the name we have chosen, it's certainly not to everyone's taste!

YuccanLiederHorticulture Sat 29-Mar-14 19:07:24

announce that it's quads!

Optimist1 Sat 29-Mar-14 19:56:38

If you announce a really, really off-the-wall name as the April Fool element perhaps the name you have actually chosen will seem totally acceptable by comparison? grin

FabBakerGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 19:58:33

I would announce in the same way as if the baby was born on any other day.

MrsSpencerReid Sat 29-Mar-14 20:00:12

I would probably announce I'd had a puppy or some other animal but then when people asked when I was pregnant what I was having I would pick a random animal!! Good luck smile

MooseBeTimeForSpring Sat 29-Mar-14 20:03:42

You could say you've called the baby "Loof Lirpa"?

wispaxmas Sun 30-Mar-14 18:22:28

I love the ludicrous name idea. We aren't due until first week of June, but are planning to announce that we've name the baby "Holly Jolly." I'll let you guess what our surname is.

Optimist1 Sun 30-Mar-14 19:36:23

Is the clue in your nn, wispa? (Was originally thinking "Bollinger" or "Folley" or somesuch!)

wispaxmas Sun 30-Mar-14 21:08:40

Clue is definitely in the nn grin

Bankholidaybaby Tue 01-Apr-14 10:44:07

Wispa, why not call the baby 'Merry'?

YuccanLiederHorticulture Wed 02-Apr-14 07:36:03

Hi OP - I hope you and your baby are well.
What did you announce, and who was fooled?

brokenhearted55a Wed 02-Apr-14 14:10:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nevergoogle Sun 06-Apr-14 22:17:53

Sorry not a fun update but although baby is well I had a cardiac arrest during surgery and have been in intensive care. Completely unexplained so far. Rescucitated and awoke to a room full of panicked medics.

We all hoped it was all an elaborate april fools prank, but unfortunately not.

So we didn't actually announce anything until yesterday. Haven't announced in RL yet what happened only that he's arrived and he's lovely.

Reading this, it still sounds like an odd joke, it's not.

Giveme5minutes Sun 06-Apr-14 22:20:52

Bloody hell op!

Congratulations on your ds.

wishing you a speedy recovery.

Rachie1986 Sun 06-Apr-14 22:22:17

Wishing you a speedy recovery! Congrats on your lovely baby :-)

littleducks Sun 06-Apr-14 22:25:57

Oh dear. Hope you have a speedy recovery and congrats on baby.

Ds was an April fools day baby, he thinks it makes him special. Hopefully you're baby will grow up similarly impressed!

SlinkyB Sun 06-Apr-14 22:33:55

Hi op, congratulations on the birth of your son.

I had an elcs at the beginning of the year and became very unwell a few hours post delivery. Spent the first few days of ds' s life in intensive care in an induced coma, and didn't go home for a couple of weeks. All very shocking. Hopefully you've got lots of friends and family to support you right now, give yourself time.

The most important thing is that you're here, you're well and baby is fine. Certainly makes you see life a little differently. Enjoy those cuddles!


nevergoogle Sun 06-Apr-14 22:43:10

Thanks Slinky. I think I'm going to start a thread in health as it would be good to hear others experiences of how to rebuild from here. I'm in a bit of a state if truth be told.

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Sun 06-Apr-14 22:46:46

Oh no! I really hope you are having some good real life support. How terrifying sad

tethersend Sun 06-Apr-14 22:49:28

Oh my god nevergoogle, how terrifying!

First of all, congratulations.

Second of all, fucking hell. Are you anywhere close to ok? D you know how long you'll be in hospital for?

Thinking of you flowers

SlinkyB Sun 06-Apr-14 22:52:57

I'm not surprised you're in a state, you've been through a massive trauma and it's very very early days.

I hope the hospital and all your friends and family are being wonderful to you.

nevergoogle Sun 06-Apr-14 23:10:23

have started this thread instead not feeling very 'april fool' spirited. smile

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