Post # 1
I’ve been brainstorming ways to tell my dad when I finally get pregnant, because I just really feel like it’s gonna be soon. Though I’m not pregnant yet, we are actively trying! And I’m definitely an early planner in all aspects of life. Lol My idea is to give my dad a bottle of whiskey with a label I made covering the original label, and hopefully he catches on! He loves whiskey, so here’s a picture of the label I made.
Has anyone else thought of any cute ways to tell your family?
Post # 2
Heheh, I think that is super cute! We did not tell our parents in a cutesy way cause that is just not how anyone in our family rolls, but I love your idea. It is fun to think about this stuff while TTC.
Post # 3
I’d do a little less text and make it closer to the original label. Maybe something like this that says “Grandfather” in the first text box and “Since (estimated due date)” in the second. It’s a cute idea!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2019 - Santorini, Greece
My brother and his wife bought a house and he was showing me and the family papers of the house. We were going through the pictures of the house and all of the sudden there were a ultrasoundphoto 😊
Close friend of mine actually “proposed” us bridesmaids with champagnebottles where the label was changed exactly like you planned. I think it was a really nice idea! Good luck with the upcoming pregnancy and surpising your loved ones!
Post # 5
i had lunch with my sister and she told me she had a gift for me. i opened it and it was a onsie that said “i cant wait to meet you” with an ultrasound picture attached. i cried in the middle of the restaurant
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
Fiance and I aren’t trying yet but plan to have kids in the next couple if years. We were at a store a few months ago & saw a frame with space for an ultrasound photo and a little chalkboard with “days” behind it and above it says “Countdown to becoming Grandma!” We both looked at it and said that would be a really fun way to tell our families when the time comes. I’ve always wanted to do it in a “gifty” way. Whether its a t-shirt that says grandma/grandpa or something a little more subtle, I’ll decide when the time comes, but it’s certainly fun to think about!
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
alfalfasprout10518 : Oh gosh, this would kill me!! I may have teared up just reading this.. but I’m going to go ahead and blame a change in birth control for that 😛
Post # 8
Charliejeorge : cry away! and steal the idea if you want!
Post # 9
spookybride : A friend of mine bought two mini grandfather clocks and gave them to the grandfathers-to-be on each side. It apparently took awhile for everyone to connect the pieces but it was really cute when they finally got it!
Post # 10
spookybride : I like it! I was home visiting for Christmas 2016 and gave my sister a set of tea things… strainer, leaves, etc. I included a mug that said “world’s okayest aunt”. She loved it but didn’t believe it because I’d lied to her one or two days prior when she got nosy. Can’t believe she fell for it.
Post # 11
Maybe its just me but i find these cutesy announcements so cringey and attention seekingy. Like the person is just waiting for a big, shocked,excited reaction from their friends/family.
Im sure my friends and family will be delighted when i tell them im pregnant but i cant imagine they will be all that shocked that a married couple in their early 30s are having a baby. Im not expecting tears of joy or squeals of excitement etc.
I plan on just saying ‘ mum/dad/sisters im pregnant! Due in sept!’
And i expect them to maybe? Give me a hug, say congratulations and then we move on.
Maybe me and the people i know are just boring! But i dont know anyone in real life who did a cutesy announcement.
Post # 12
pocahontas28 : That’s great for you if that’s what you choose, but there’s no reason to say it’s “cringey and attention seeking” to the rest of us who choose to tell people we are pregnant in a more creative way. It’s okay to let people enjoy things. If you don’t enjoy cutesy pregnancy announcements, you could’ve skipped over the post instead of try to make people feel bad.
Post # 13
No need to feel bad. You and many others like them. I just stated what i thought of them. Each to their own.
Post # 14
I think the label is cute. My Mother-In-Law likes puzzles, so when my husband and I finally get to that point we thought about giving her a “you’re going to be a grandma” puzzle.
pocahontas28 : rude.
Post # 15
I actually agree with you. This stuff is getting out of hand.
And it’s becoming dangerously close to all the ridiculously OTT Disney Magic Elaborate Fantasy YouTube proposals that scream of attention-seeking and ME ME ME when these milestones are just that-milestones.
Yes it’s exciting, but I’m getting a bit sick of all the OTT magical proposals and life-altering gender reveal parties and now pregnancy announcements have to be a big to-do as well and all this over-hyped BS is getting a bit nauseating.
You could just….tell them you’re pregnant? Lol I’m sure they will be just as excited as if you sugar-coated it and threw on a cake topper lol