Creative ideas for telling family you are pregnant

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Skipping over the negative comments. 

We gave my mom a coffee mug that said Grandma on it for Christmas. She lost her mind and started screaming/crying with excitement. I still wish I got it on video. 

I think personalized announcements are fun. The whiskey bottle label sounds perfect to me. Life is too short not to cherish the special moments and milestones in your life. 

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Your whiskey label idea is super cute! I wish I would have planned something like that for my husnand in advance. Unfortunately my personality type is more freak out so he got the joy of me running into the room panicking lol

If you find out or announce around Christmas I saw a cute thing with a fruit ornament. You find one equivelant to how big your baby is, and attach a note saying your grandchild is the size of a lemon this week, or something like that. I am all about keepsakes so I liked this one. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee

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spookybride :  since people like to be killjoys and shit on other people’s happiness, may I suggest confetti and balloons? 

Seriously. Make your announcement as OTT as YOU want. I hate it when people have to be pricks about the way families choose to celebrate events. You can’t celebrate anything anymore without being judged, yet the same women bitching about baby announcements being “attention seeking” go on to have Pinterest weddings. Fucking lol.  Do you, OP. And do it with glitter. 

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: City, State

I don’t personally have any creative ideas to add, but just wanted to share my two cents. I don’t see anything wrong with wanting to find a creative way to share happy news with loved ones. Sure, it might not be everyone’s style but I don’t see what good it does to criticize people who really want to do this. The world is full of enough negativity and BS, and if someone wants to celebrate someting that may seem frivolous to others, who cares? They aren’t hurting anyone. Not to mention, for some people who may be struggling with infertility or other health or life issues, the joy of announcing a pregnancy might be even more meaningful than for others.

Not trying to stir the pot, I just don’t understand the attitude that celebrations of “ordinary” events are somehow a bad thing. 

Post # 20
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Newbee

Not me but this is what one of my Facebook friends did.

She was posing for a photo with her family and her husband was taking the photo but it was actually set to record. Instead of counting down “3 2 1 say cheese” he said “3 2 1 Bree’s pregnant!” And filmed their reactions.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We invited family over for dinner.  Baby back ribs. Baby peas & baby carrots. Baby new potatoes. Mentioned “baby” about 10 times. It was great & they did catch on. Not every couple can have children. Kind of uppity to call it “ordinary” as if the years of trying, tears, and uncertainty meant nothing. It was very worth having a special moment with family. My exhusband is adopted as is his sister. His sister & her husband were also unable to have biological children. My exhusband & I  tried for years to conceive. Hell yeah, it was big news 

Post # 22
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Busy bee

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jannigirl :  that made me do an audible “Awwwww”! 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

We told my parents when I was almost 12 weeks at Christmas. We told them that we had one more gift for them. My mom opened it & started screaming/crying with joy. Everybody else was condconf for a split second until they saw the gift, as well  haha.

I’m now almost 17 weeks & I find it super awkward to tell people I’m pregnant. I still haven’t told my work, not because they wouldn’t be supportive, but because I have no idea how to approach it. Announcing a pregnancy, engagement, any life-changing event is usually very exciting & seemingly attention-seeking, no matter how you announce, by way of gift or word of mouth.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

Our families watch a lot of sports. We’ve talked about getting a jersey from our favourite team in a baby size with our last name on the back and wrapping it with a note that says “We’re adding another teammate to the roster! Being drafted..(and then the due date.) 

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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stephanie091512 :  

Oh my gosh I am so happy someone else finds announcing their pregnancy as awkward. My work knows but only because it came up in conversation such as why aren’t you donating blood or do you have any kids ( I just started working at a hospital). Even so, I can’t just say I’m pregnant, instead its this awkard I will have a kid in August. I am more introverted so maybe that is why.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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spookybride :  It was Easter and my parents came into town to see us. We gave them Esster eggs and inside it was a picture of a nest with an  egg that said were eggspecting! It was funny bc we were doing a champagne toast and they thought there was gonna be like a chocolate to go with the champagne! Obviously I didnt drink the champagne but it really throw them off with the toast and all! Your idea sounds super cute btw!

Post # 27
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Busy bee

We told my parents on mother’s day. We had my parents come over for brunch, and suggested a champagne toast to celebrate. My husband poured 3 glasses then said, “ah! But for sandiegobee, we need some apple cider”. There was about a 2 second pause and my mom SQUEALED with delight when she realized what he was saying. Which then made my dad figure it out. We set up the iPad to record, and my giant cat walked in front of it at the crucial moment – which makes the video even more hilarious. 

Ignore the haters on this post. It’s not like you want advice on doing something showy for Facebook, this is about telling your family FFS. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Santa Barbara

We did ours announcement at Christmas last year. We had a party for the family at our house where everyone opened gifts. We saved two gifts for last we handed them to each of our moms at the to be unwrapped at the same time. We got them penguin ornaments with three penguins they were a bit confused until we explained why there are three penguins. It was priceless to see and record both reactions at the same time. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

spookybride :  I liked what one of our friends did.  They had cocktails with friends and when they got to the bottom of the drink there was a dummy at the bottom lol!

 

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pocahontas28 :  weddings are so “attention seeking too”   right? It’s all like “oh look at us, we love each other and want to celebrate it”….

Dont even get me started on birthday parties,  I mean,  getting a whole lot of people together to eat cake and open presents….

You sound like fun  

Post # 30
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Helper bee

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princessandthepear :  “Life is too short not to cherish the special moments and milestones in your life. “

Right on 

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