Post # 1
Well, most of the family. For my parents I got them these Willow Tree figures. They ADORE Willow Tree and will love these. There is a Grandmother one and a Grandfather one.
For my two sisters (one of which already knows) I am going to get them really cute onesies. For one, who is a photographer, I am going to make (or buy if I lose patience) this one:
For the other I am thinking about getting a onesie that says something about her becoming an aunt… She isn’t really into anthing outside of her boyfriend and her new place so I am at a loss with her. But, to be fair, she did know first so… lol.
For my grandparents in MI, when found out about our offer being accepted they day we landed there for a trip with them and had to spend the rest of the day running around this REALLY tiny town trying to get checks sent off and paperwork faxed.. it was a headache. So since there was no way they were going to be able to come all the way down to TX to see the new house (My grandfather is at the point that traveling is out of the question) we promised them we would send pictures of it. WE uploaded pictures of when we first moved in of it before we did all our awesome updates and making it “ours” but haven’t uploaded any since. So, We are going to get the house really clean and looking awesome, and give them a video tour. All ending in what we call the “guest room” and surprise them with the crib in it now making it the “BABY’s room!
For my other grandparents… I don’t know.. Still figuring that out.
For his parents he saw this onesie and can’t gt enough of it. He wants to give that to his mom.
Still no idea what to do for his dad and brother.
They are all obsessed with our dogs and call the their “Grandpuppies” so I think we should take a picture of them with a sign that says “WE are going to be Big Sisters!” But I love the idea of giving gifts rather than just saying “Hey! We’re pregnant!”. To me it makes it more fun and personal. And I would feel weird giving my family gifts and not his. I also have to think about the fact that his family lives in AZ and so if I give them things like onesies, our kid will never get to wear it! Certainly not before they outgrow it since it is impossible to time their size and the clothes they will fit into and when his parents will visit. lol. I dunno… still working that one out.
Any ideas on that matter would be greatly appreciated. lol
What do you guys think though? Cute ideas, lame? or just weird? (Promise, it is REALLY tough to hurt my feelings.)
Post # 3
I love your ideas! I found a blue, “big brother” baby tee for our dog and pinned an announcement sign to it after I put it on him with one of those oversized diaper pins.
Post # 4
I guess I don’t understand the concept of giving them a onesie for your baby? Are they supposed to give it back to you later? Maybe I’m out of the loop on baby things.
Other than that it’s very cute.
Post # 5
@Brightlight: Yeah, the idea is that they will either keep it and put the baby in it when they have it or give it to me and I can put the baby it it for them to see. I am not 100% on that one though….
Mr. Hedgie has also (finally) decided that he wants to get this Willow Tree for his parents:
Post # 6
@Mrs Hedgehog: I don’t really understand the concept of getting a gift for someone, giving it to them, just to take it back. Instead of doing the onesies, why wouldn’t you just make t-shirts for the adults to have? Or get them something nice and meaningful, that they can then keep as a remembrance of when they found out they’d be aunts/uncles? I really like the willow tree figurines though.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
MIL sent us the Willow Tree pregnant couple soon after we announced our pregnancy and even though I am not into collectibles, I really do cherish it. Good luck!
Post # 8
@MrsPuddingface: See, and that is the rub. My sisters wouldn’t care about Willow Trees (and they aren’t exactly cheap anyway) and there aren’t any that match their role with the baby. And we can’t think of anything else to give them that would have the same significance.
Post # 9
@Mrs Hedgehog: What about just a card? Or a mug? You could get mugs made with the picture of your first scan on it, saying something like “Hi Aunty —-!”. I like the onesie idea to give to a husband, but I don’t think it really works for anyone else. I’m going to go google some stuff…
Post # 10
I love those Willow Tree figures. I think your ideas are awesome!
Post # 11
I second a mug. Or a picture frame. I just think it would be odd to be gifted a onesie and then have to give it back or know that I would get to use it when I babysit.
Post # 12
@MrsPuddingface: I thought about those but they aren’t exactly “mug” users and frames feel so… impersonal. They are 20 and still kids… I also want to give them something more personal than that. Again, why I am so stuck! lol. Ugh!!! I overthink things WAY too much and I know that.
Post # 13
Do they know that you are pregnant yet? If not, you might like this idea:
Someone I know posed for a picture with her parents. Her husband (who was taking the pic) said “Sayyyy Jenna’s pregnant!” instead of saying “Saaayyy cheese!” and snapped pics. They captured looks of surprise/shock/joy from each of their family members (they did it to his parents, siblings, friends etc.). After all the pics were done, they made a book for themselves and gave a pic to each family member to remember the moment they found out. It really was so sweet!
Post # 14
I think your ideas are great and I think they will all love them. It isn’t weird to give them a onesie or anything for the baby. I think they’ll be thrilled and appreciate your thoughtfulness and realize how excited you are!
If you’re really worried about your sisters, you could always get them T shirts made saying something like ‘The Aunt’ and ‘The Other Aunt’ or “I’m going to be an Aunt!’ lol Not very creative, but I’m sure you could come up with something better. 🙂
Post # 15
I like the willow tree figurines, but they aren’t for everyone. I was given this as a wedding gift from my first marriage. I loved it, but luckily I didn’t have a kid with my ex.
It’s a mother and child figurine from an artist in Mississippe.
Post # 16
@LovelyLaura: omg, I love that idea. THAT’S SO CUTE!!!!