Creative ideas for telling family you are pregnant

posted 10 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/661826456/custom-label-personalised-custom-whiskey?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=jack+daniels+label&ref=sr_gallery-1-7&pro=1

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • 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!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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

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Honey bee
  • 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
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Honey bee
  • 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 # 9
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Newbee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
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Helper bee

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 # 13
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Helper bee

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
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Busy bee

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
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Bumble bee

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

 pocahontas28 :  

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