(Closed) How did you tell your families you were expecting?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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 # 5
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 7
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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. 

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