Post # 1
We are planning on telling ours on the 15th after our first U/S. We were thinking of buying everybody a onsie that either says their new role (ie. Grandma, Aunt, etc.) or has something to do with them (like a favorite team) and wrapping them up with a picture from the first sono. I was thinking about telling them it is an awsome Christmas gift that just took longer than expected to get here and have them all open them at the same time. I have no idea how we are going to tell his family since they live in another state or my grandparents who we hardly see or who also live in another state.
How did you tell your family?
Post # 3
We phoned them and told them I was pregnant.
Post # 4
We gave both sets of parents a frame with the ultrasound pic in it. They opened them at the same time. 🙂
i wanted onesies and it was tough to find ones in stores and that weren’t gender specific (grandma’s princess… Daddy’s lil boy… Etc.) so you might need to order them soon.
Post # 5
@MrsDW: We are definitely having that problem…
Post # 6
@Mrs Hedgehog: Just buy plain onesies and do iron on transfers, fabric paints, or whatever other DIY options exist if you want to do onesies!
Post # 7
@Mrs Hedgehog: AB Bride had a good idea! Get crafty 🙂 my sister bought us a onesie for Christmas and she went to 5 stores before she found it… It says “cool like auntie” lol. Good luck!!
Post # 8
I called my mom and emailed her a pee stick picture when it was a squinter.
We just told DH’s parents and sister at Christmas when we saw them.
All our families live far away, so if we wanted to tell them in person it was Christmas or… Easter?
Post # 9
We told Darling Husband parents via Skype. And told my parents in person, basically each set of parents have other grandkids from our siblings so we just asked them out they felt about being grandparents again.
Post # 10
We told my parents and inlaws on Thanksgiving dinner prayer! But my mom was a little upset, she wanted know first, lol.
Post # 11
For DH’s side we used his sisters bday and got a onesie about being an aunt. I know a lot of people would be against the whole doing it on someones bday, but we knew that it would be the best gift as she had been asking (constantly) about us having kids. We only told his parents/siblings.
I called my sister after finding out and just told her on the phone. I needed someone to talk to about things and I knew she would keep her mouth shut. I ended up having to tell my parents a week before I planned to over the phone, as I was getting extremely sick and needed to find out some family history. I’m extremely glad I did, as a few days later I wound up in the ER from dehydration.
The grandparents on my side got phone calls, and on DH’s side we announced it at the end of a family dinner. We had it all planned out about how next year we will be celebrating another birthday, but his Dad stole the moment and told everyone we had an announcement to make. Way to kill our freaking moment.
Our dog got a shirt that said “I’m going to be a big brother” which we took pictures of and used it to announce it on Facebook.
Post # 12
I love that idea! I wanted to do something cute but I just told them on the phone. My mum is long distance and my dad was really down and I thought it would cheer him up. Good mood ever since 🙂
Post # 13
No babies for us for a long time (hopefully). But FI’s brother announced their second baby by having the first one wear a “big brother” shirt on Christmas. It was pretty awesome, especially considering we noticed his shirt as we were announcing our engagement to them, so there was a lot of good news for everyone!
Post # 14
@Mrs Hedgehog: Thats really sweet – I bet they will love having their own little gift to open 🙂
My parents were living in the UK when we told them so we facetimed them and I said I bet you guys are happy to be coming home, especially because there will be 2 babies to come home to (they already knew my sister was pregnant).
We had given the inlaws a memory stick of our wedding photos but accidently left off some of the family ones so when Darling Husband put the rest on he put a photo of our scan on as well, then we went over there and showed them a few – Darling Husband was talking through a few like, this is our family outside the church etc, then he showed the scan photo and said and this is your grandchild. MIL got it immediately and screamed, Father-In-Law took awhile! lol
Its so weird I told Darling Husband that I was really nervous to tell my parents even tho I knew they would be over the moon for us, and after we had told his parents he said he was actually nervous to tell his parents!
Post # 15
We waited until after our first U/S and made a calendar. We put the U/S photo as the photo for the month of our due date (March) and cirlced the date in red for them. We gave them out and said we just thought the family had had such a great year we wanted to commemorate it. Every month had photos of the relevant person/event (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc). They loved it and then when they got to March it took a moment to sink in and they freaked! It was fantastic! It was SO HARD to keep it a secret until then though!!
Post # 16
We put our positive pregnancy test in a giftbox and gave it to my parents.