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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}gmail.com and don’t worry! I won’t think you’re weird! The more the merrier! 🙂

Here’s how to enter:
Tell me your due date or why you’d like to win this prize!

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-Tweet “I’m entering a contest to get my baby’s @FirstPhoneCall sent to my family and friends! Check it out on @FutureMama’s blog. http://bit.ly/b1d3vR” (2Xs per day)

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-Tell me how you heard about this giveaway (you read my blog regularly, saw it on Twitter, etc.)

Contest ends February 21st at 11:59pm There will be TWO winners chosen by random.org!

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Winner of the Lullabelly Prenatal Music Belt: Random.org says Commenter #190! Brie H! Congrats and email me your address so I can get it to you!


marfmom says:

I’m not pregnant yet, but I’d love to win this for my friend, who is due the week before you. 🙂

marfmom says:

pregnancy tip: take video of your belly moving as your baby kicks! that’s something i wish i had done to help remember.

marfmom says:

i follow your blog

marfmom says:

i’m a facebook fan

marfmom says:

i heard about this giveaway on twitter

I’m not expecting yet so no need for me to enter this but I’m going to keep it in mind and pass it along to my pregnant friends!

Brandi says:

We are not pregnant yet but I would love to win this to annouce that we are expecting.

Brandi says:

I follow your blog.

Brandi says:

I follow first phone call on twitter.

Brandi says:

Pregnancy tip: This one is always used but is the truth: Get as much sleep now as you can.

Brandi says:

I heard about this giveaway through following your blog.

Emily says:

I’m due September 19 and I’d like to win this prize because we have family spread all over the country and I’d like to be able to tell them all at the same time.

Emily says:

I follow your blog.

Emily says:

I’m a Facebook fan of yours.

Emily says:

I found out about this contest because I follow your blog and read it regularly.

Emily says:

My tip, although you might be over this already, is that you are always going to worry about your pregnancy and your baby, so try to relax and not worry.

Kt says:

I am due July 20th and would LOVE this to be able to announce the arrival to people who would love to know, but aren’t the people who we’d have time to give personal phone calls to (mostly extended family and most of our friends). I actually had already looked into this, so if I won it, score!!

I already am a follower.

Heard about the giveaway because I regularly read your blog.

Jennifer says:

I’m due May 12th! 🙂 With my first I had a friend that was upset that I didn’t call her while in the hospital. In my defense, I worked all day (as a teacher), went to the hospital that night in labor, and had her the next morning…I didn’t sleep for over 33 hrs straight and even then it was in tiny amounts since people were coming and I had a wide awake newborn. 🙂

This would definitely help notify my huge family..and my friends without the hurt feelings of forgetting someone. 🙂

Amy says:

I am due on 4/17 and would LOVE this since we have an extended family – both of our parents are remarried and have big families. This would put my mind at ease!

Thanks!

amy.schrodt[at]gmail.com

Amy says:

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs! Good luck!

amy.schrodt[at]gmail.com

Amy says:

I voted for you on the top 50 Mommyblog on Babble! 🙂

amy.schrodt[at]gmail.com

Amy says:

My best pregnancy tip is sleep with a pillow between your legs and a little one under your belly if you sleep on your side. So much better! 🙂

amy.schrodt[at]gmail.com

Amy says:

I heard about this giveaway from my blogger friend, Crossed Fingers at http://lovelyladybump.blogspot.com/
Thanks!

amy.schrodt[at]gmail.com

Beth says:

I’m due August 4!

Beth says:

I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader.

I couldn’t help but click on over here when I saw the name…just love it. you and your blog are lovely. So nice to meet you!

Emmy says:

I am due July 8th and would love to win! This would be great.

Emmy says:

I follow your blog! 🙂

Emmy says:

I heard about this contest as I read your blog all the time 🙂 You are definitely one of my regulars.

Emmy says:

I am a facebook fan of Baby Making Machine.

Alanna says:

My due date is May 15th – I’d love to try this out!

Alanna says:

I follow @FirstPhoneCall on Twitter

Alanna says:

I’m your Facebook fan.

Alanna says:

I subscribe in my Google Reader.

Alanna says:

I heard about your giveaway because I read your blog regularly.

Nancy E. J. says:

I’m due July 30th!! I think this would be great for us because we will have LOTS of people to inform. The hubby’s family lives in Kansas and probably won’t be able to make it out and I have family in 4 states and in other countries.

I think that is such a great service! I’m not pregnant “yet” but I would still love to win if I’m allowed to enter!? What a great way to tell people about the baby! Then you and your husband are free to enjoy the baby rather than make tons of calls or texts!

Heidi says:

I’m due May 31st!! This would definately help so that we could make sure everyone is notified all at once…and so that we could spend as much time with our newborn as possible without having to worry about phone calls, text msgs, etc :).

MsBabyPlan says:

Hello everyone I am just passing to say hello and wish luck to those who entered the giveaway. I am not entering :).

marfmom says:

i voted for your stroller!

Elana says:

I’d love to win this for the next time I have a baby. My hubby was going a bit nuts trying to call people, so this is a great idea!!!!

Elana says:

I follow your blog.

Elana says:

I voted for a stroller!

Elana says:

I follow FirstPhoneCall on twitter.

Elana says:

I fanned Baby’s First Phone Call on Facebook.

Elana says:

Here’s my pregnancy tip:

If you start to get a leg cramp, stretch your leg muscle by pulling your toes up towards your knees. If that doesn’t work, try curling them down towards the floor. Good luck!

Elana says:

I have your button on my blog.

Elana says:

I have your Full Terms of Giveaway button on my blog.

Elana says:

I subscribe to your emails.

Elana says:

I clicked your Top Baby Blogs link.

Elana says:

I clicked your top 50 Mommyblog on Babble link.

Elana says:

I saw this giveaway because I see all of your posts on my google reader!

Elana says:

I commented on your MomTV blog (on your “it’s a baby girl” post)

Elana says:

I voted on your “Top Baby Blogs” link.

Elana says:

I voted on your “top 50 Mommyblog on Babble” link.

Sodermoto says:

I would love to win this because I married into the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” I am due May 8. 🙂 Just came across your blog and love it.

Courtney says:

I would love to win this! My mom is one of 11 children and I have almost 40 cousins and My husband’s family is all over the country! You know all of them will want to know when our baby is born! It might take hours to call them all! Haha.

Courtney says:

I follow your blog.

Elana says:

I voted on your “Top Baby Blogs” link.

Elana says:

I voted on your “top 50 Mommyblog on Babble” link.

Elana says:

I voted on your “Top Baby Blogs” link.

Elana says:

I voted on your “top 50 Mommyblog on Babble” link.

Elana says:

I voted for you on “Top Baby Blogs”.

Elana says:

I voted for you on “top 50 Mommyblog on Babble”

AllRusty says:

Just commenting on your part about the play by play. With my first daughter labor didn’t go the way I wanted so my husband ended up being stuck in one position in order to accomodate me. 🙂 However, with our second baby I had a better care provider and was much more prepared mentally and emotionally and knew better what to expect. So my husband had more freedom during labor. He was able to keep friends and family updated via Facebook each time something changed or progressed. Later I was very thankful that he did that because I was able to use that to journal how my labor went. Because believe me, when you’re in labor, the last thing you do is look at the clock to see what time something happened!

LeAnna says:

LOVE this idea! Due October 25th, 2010 with my second. 🙂

Elana says:

I voted for you on “Top Baby Blogs”.

Elana says:

I voted for you on “top 50 Mommyblog on Babble”

Elana says:

I voted for you on “Top Baby Blogs”.

Elana says:

I voted for you on “top 50 Mommyblog on Babble”

AllRusty says:

Just commenting on your part about the play by play. With my first daughter labor didn’t go the way I wanted so my husband ended up being stuck in one position in order to accomodate me. 🙂 However, with our second baby I had a better care provider and was much more prepared mentally and emotionally and knew better what to expect. So my husband had more freedom during labor. He was able to keep friends and family updated via Facebook each time something changed or progressed. Later I was very thankful that he did that because I was able to use that to journal how my labor went. Because believe me, when you’re in labor, the last thing you do is look at the clock to see what time something happened!

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