Thursday, February 11, 2010

Spawnie Wants to Call You!

When I found out I was pregnant, and again when I found out Spawnie is a girl it was hard for me to strategize who we were going to call in what order, for how long, together? Separate? I knew if I called my mom or my dad first, as soon as they hung up the phone with my they'd probably call the other to see if they knew yet. I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings so I tried to be quick and precise with everyone.

When I found out Spawnie was a girl I sent a mass text message to our parents and friends who I knew were waiting... Many of which were calling me during my appointment. But some didn't get the picture text I sent (or were in the middle of calling me and didn't see it) and some just needed a phone call (such as my great-grandpa).

I'm not sure who all in our family will be in town the day we have Spawnie, but I'm expecting most people to show up shortly after, which means a lot of phone calls will be going out. ... Especially those not following my play by play on a possible #twitterbirth (though I'm leaning more towards not doing one at the moment).

A company called Baby's First Phone Call contacted me and told me about their service. It's a message system that you program with numbers before birth. When your baby is born you record a message of any length and it sends it to everyone on your list! What a great way to save time and not forget anyone! I'm sure our moms won't want a recorded message but it's a great system for extended family and friends waiting for the new of our daughter's arrival!
"Our system places calls to each of the phone numbers in your account. If the person answers the phone they hear your happy message. If they don't answer, the message is left on their voicemail or answering machine. In either case, there is an option for them to leave you a return message that you can pick up at your convenience."
My husband seems to think a text message to everyone in your contacts list does the trick but to me this just seems like more fun! Besides, you can only say so much in a text, and you can still send a text message to casual friends if you want but some people just want to hear the sound of your voice and the baby crying in the background.

Now obviously I haven't gotten to try it yet (though I was tempted to use it before we found out the gender) but I will try it in June! But along with one to try, they're also giving me several gift certificates to give away!!
TWO of you will win $50 gift certificates to Baby's First Phone Call! With it you can get to:
"Notify an unlimited number of people in your network. Each call package comes with a convenient luggage tag intended to mark the bag you take to the hospital. The luggage tag includes the toll-free phone number to call and record your personal message when the baby arrives."
But be sure to let me know how it goes! A couple of months ago a friend of mine tested it out and it didn't work but they say there was a glitch but it's all working now! I can't wait to hear how it works for you, and I'll be sure to let you know how it goes for me come June! Oh, and if you'd like to be on my list let me know! You can email me your number to babymakingmachine{at} and don't worry! I won't think you're weird! The more the merrier! :)

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