Creative ideas for telling family you are pregnant

posted 9 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Bumble Beekeeper

What is even wrong with seeking attention from your own parents when you find out you’re pregnant?? Some real killjoys around here. 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

pocahontas28 :  yeah, y’all are just boring and apparently don’t appreciate the simple things in life. Sorry it’s cringe worthy to you but most people I know love cute exciting ways of being told ESPECIALLY when its a married couple who planned their life out leading up to the baby and  wasn’t just an oops. My friends and family are excitedly waiting for my husband and I to get pregnant. Thank goodness they aren’t Debbie downers!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

tiffanybruiser :  Seriously. It reminds me of the sarcastic memes out there now that say, “what are y’all mad about today?” And then there’s some funny sarcastic remark making satire of how people are always mad about the dumbest shit nowadays. Live and let live. If it doesn’t tickle your fancy then let it live over there FFS. 

Post # 35
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Worker bee

My cousin told the whole family by bringing a cake to a family get together with the due date on it. We were all so psyched because she was the first of our generation to have kids. She and her husband told her dad more subtly. They were out at dinner with him and started commenting on how he looked old. Almost like a…grandfather, lol! He’s known for having a good sense of humor though. I don’t know how well that would go over with someone more sensitive to looking/feeling old.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I love this idea!  Especially because I told my mom in a parking lot because I had a very narrow window to tell her before she left town and before we suddenly were in the company of other people, so I am all for making it special.

With my husband I actually had the self-control to wait until our wedding videographer was available to come to our house.  I told my husband that our videographer didn’t get enough clips of us talking because we actually didn’t spend much of the wedding together or interracting with each other and he needed some additional audio about the progression of our relationship to add to the wedding film.  (The videographer was in on it)  Anyway, he set up and my husband and I sat on the couch and just started to talk about the highlights of our relationship – how we met, how he asked me to “go steady”, getting engaged, then we talked about the wedding and how great it went and how we wouldn’t change a thing and then my husband unknowlingly gave me the PERFECT opening by saying “and yeah, now we are just ready for whatever is next”… and I reached behind a pillow and gave him a box and said “actually I have a gift for you” and he opened it and it had a pregnancy test, baby bottle, and a onesie that says “I’m told I like Hockey” on it (his favourite sport) and the videographer got the entire thing and my husband’s shock on camera.    He’ll edit it down so it is short and sweet but essentially it will go at the end of our wedding film and be our announcement to friends and extended family.

 

Can’t wait to see it!

For me personally, it is about what you choose that is right for you.  I think gender reveal parties look like a lot of fun and exciting for all, but the concept just isn’t for me.  As someone else said, you do you!  I think your dad will LOVE it. 

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We are really big boat people and my brother got my dad a baby life jacket for father’s day. My parents loved it and completely flipped out! 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

pocahontas28 :  I don’t agree with this at all

Do you know how many people deal with infertility, years and years of shots, IVF, miscarrieges, dissapointment, broken hearts etc… some to find out that no matter what there is absolutely no possible way they can ever have their own child?

So ya… there is quite a few families out there who actually would be shocked and insanely happy finding out that their friend/daughter/son/sibling is finally becoming a parent

As for couples who had an easier time it is equally as happy and exciting, can’t believe you are hating on a cute baby announcement .. thats what i find cringeworthy.

OP, I think your label ID is very cute!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

jannigirl :  this is adorable and a touching story, congrtaulations to you both 🙂

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

So sweet!!! I love reading these announcements and am shocked that people commented negatively?! Why? If that’s not your thing then fine….sheesh. 

We had our immediate family over for dinner and I had set the table with name placement tags, ‘john’ ‘Michelle’ etc. over the top of their name was a star sticker, before the meal was served I asked everyone to take off the stars on their name tags and underneath was uncle, Aunty, grandma & grandpa. I filmed it and their reaction is priceless!

make sure you capture your dad! Lovely idea!

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

msdeer :  That is SO cute! Not my style really, but I still love it and would cry if I saw this on Facebook!

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

This past Christmas, my brother and his wife gave my mom a gift to open for the whole (immediate) family. It was a Christmas ornament with a picture of the ultrasound, and it read, “Baby (last name) (due date).” You bet there were screams of excitement, happy tears, hugs all around, and laughter! This baby is my parent’s first grandchild, and my siblings are becoming aunts and an uncle! It was a really special moment for all of us, and I loved the way they announced it.

It’s really sad that some people think announcing a pregnancy is attention seeking. I feel bad for those people because that probably means they aren’t very close to others or they might not have supportive people in their lives.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m not trying just yet (later in the year), but when the time comes I’ll totally be doing a cutesy announcement to our parents!

Our families are super nosy and impatient about a baby since our wedding a year ago, so I’ve already been laying down the groundwork.  I’m a pretty frequent social drinker so I’ve asked for water at a couple of family events and then blasted them when they accused me of being pregnant haha.  I don’t want guesses – I want to be able to take them by suprise. 

They love that stuff and they love babies so I know they’ll love it.  Don’t let anyone tell you how to announce and celebrate good news with your family.

I like the idea of the bourbon sticker, but I personally would prefer if the message was slightly subtler, so it takes a second to cotton on.  But if you love it, go for it!

 

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