How did you tell your parents/inlaws you were pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

iamali :  my friends put the sonogram in an easter egg, so cute!


sandiegobee :  we will mostly do a family bbq annoucnement at our house, love the champagne/cider idea 🙂

Post # 18
2970 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

To tell DH’s mom we’re going to give her our christmas lists at some point this month and it’ll have stuff like “crib” and “changing pad” on it.

My mom we haven’t quite decided yet.  It’s the first grandchild for her so it’s a bit of a bigger deal.

Post # 19
9175 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We wanted to wait until after my first appointment at just over 9 weeks to tell both my mom and the ILs but we had an unrelated nice brunch at a fancy place planned with my mom the day before so told her then (but prefaced it with a “don’t get too excited yet but…”). 

Then the next morning, we had my appointment and all went well so we called the ILs together to tell them (they’re across the country).

I very briefly thought about getting them something cute and “future grandparents” related but just couldn’t do it — I’ve been anxious throughout my whole pregnancy about something going wrong and the thought of buying anything and then having to face it not happening scares me to death. So they haven’t gotten anything yet (maybe after he’s born…!). Couldn’t do the whole “give Darling Husband a cute onesie when you tell him” thing for the same reason. He just woke up to a positive pregnancy test in his face lol.

Post # 20
6990 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’d had two previous early losses, so we were pretty dead set to wait until at least 12 weeks.

We’d planned to make a trip up to see Mother-In-Law the day after my 12w appointment and take her to dinner. Unfortunately, scheduling didn’t work out so we put it off for a week. Darling Husband told his mom he needed to come into town for work for the day (not unusual) and that he would come grab her and take her to dinner. She was surprised to see me but didn’t think anything of it. We’d ordered a coffee mug that said “Just call me grandma” and I gave it to our waitress right when we arrived – and told her to bring it out with dessert. After dinner they brought out dessert and MIL’s coffee. It took her a bit to catch on but she was really surprised.

With my parents & sister we took them to dinner the following night. We had ordered them coffee mugs too, before we’d really thought about how to tell them. My parents NEVER order coffee after dinner so at the last minute we were trying to come up with a plan B. Instead I bought Yeti tumblers and had them engraved to say “Grandma/Grandpa’s Sippy Cup” & “Worlds Best Aunt”. We got to the restaurant early and gave them to our waitress and she brought their drinks out in them.

Post # 21
7852 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Not pregnant yet but I think I’ll want to tell them within the first week or so of getting my BFP. I will want their support if it’s not a sticky bean. We don’t live nearby so we’ll tell them on Facetime unless we have a trip to see them scheduled soon. With the holidays we’ll be seeing them a lot in the next two months so we might be able to do it in person if we get lucky this cycle or next! 

I don’t think I’ll do any kind of cutesy announcement when I tell them though since it will be so early – I’m too anxious. Will just tell them matter of factly. That is more our style anyway. 

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