Post # 1
We had such high hopes to have everyone together and it was going to work out too until my brother found out his military leave wasnt happening. Now theres no occasion for our families to get together.
His family is easier, mine is big and scattered. We wanted to do something really cool…but I’m at a loss for what now that its going to be telling my BIL/sis here, my parents there, find a time to tell my other sis/BIL etc etc. It seems like it just cant happen all in one day…any ideas?
Its not a big deal or anything how we tell them, I just want to tell everyone in person and am looking for cute ideas…anyone?
Post # 3
Host a summer BBQ. Those that attend get to find out first, and those that don’t, you could call, (or send a cute postcard with an ultrasound photo or something).
Post # 4
@miss apricot , I was actually toying with that idea too. Time slots are few and far between for that option, but its still on my list.
Post # 5
I didn’t do anything too cute, but my aunt did. We play a game at Christmas and one of the presents was an ultrasound picture and the person who got that present got to announce it!. It was cute, but I am guessing that you don’t want to wait until Christmas because it might be obvious by then:)
We are going to do it ala Mrs. Bee with a cute I’m going to be a big sister shirt for our youngest, hopefully at Thanksgiving we will be able to announce (meaning I will be pregnant by then)!
Post # 6
Aw cute, I love the kid shirts!
Post # 7
We decided not to do anything special (even though I think it’s very cute when people do!) because we were worried that something bad might happen and then they’d end up with “Grandma” and “Grandpa” mugs or something, and no baby.
Post # 8
Christmas ornaments are a great keepsake, and with Christmas stuff already in stores, it’s not completely out of place. While I know where @artbee is coming from, having some kind of momento is lovely either way. With my first pregnancy, my ex and I got our parents crystal baby themed ornaments. Now, that PG did end in a loss, but every year I help my mom put that ornament on the tree. Maybe not a happy memory, but certainly an experience and a life worth remembering.
Post # 9
I plan to send both set of future grandparents a box of children’s books, to begin the collection at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. 🙂
Post # 10
We just told my immediate family by way of my mother. It was Christmas time. As soon as we got to my mom’s house I handed her a giftbag. Inside was a tree ornament that said- Merry Christmas Grandma. It took her a second to figure out what was going on. The rest of my immediate family was there to see her reaction and to obviously have their own reaction but I loved the way we did it. I then let her tell the other family members… mainly because she didnt’ give me a chance to object.
I do think it’s fun to do something memorable/unique if you can. It’s a great story to tell in the years to come.