(Closed) How did/will you tell your family about your pregnancy? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We showed them the ultrasound- everyone was so excited!!

Post # 5
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@moniquaa: if you celebrate Easter, you could get a Happy Easter Grandma &Grandpa card and give it to your parents. then the card does the talking and perhaps you or the husband could get a picture when they realize exactly you are telling them.  I was just at Target and they already have Easter stuff out.

Post # 6
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m going to call my mom and TOTALLY casually go “Hey, Grandma. What’s up?”

She’s going to be waiting for that call! She’s one of those people who have a sixth sense for pregnancy, though. She’ll probably call me one day and go “So, you’re having a baby” I probably won’t even get to tell her!

Post # 7
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had a gathering with both DH’s parents and my parents. I made a pitcher of non alcoholic sangria and when I brought it out to the table I announced that “I have to warn you guys before you pour yourself a glass of this that it is non-alcoholic sangria because we are having a baby & I can’t have any booze!” They were super excited. 

My non alcohol sangria recipe was super easy too if you are interested in this even as a preggo safe drink option. I used a bottle of sparkling red wine, a bottle of sparkling white wine, and chunked up green apples and Bartlet pears. 

Post # 8
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

@lilbear:  If that were me i probably would have spilled the sangria by jumping up & down!

Post # 11
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We told DH’s parents via Skype, basically asked them how they would feel about being grandparents again.  (DH siblings all have kids, we were the only ones with out kids)


We did the same thing for my parents basically asked them how they felt about being grandparents again.  My brother has kids…


Post # 12
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have been trying to decide! I want to tell her before I see her, but telling her in person would be so much fun.

I am flying home for her bday in April so I was thinking putting my husband on the phone (he wont be there) to say happy bday or something and he can tell her I have a present for her to open while he is on the phone. Then it will be a onsie that says “grandma loves me”

This way we are both involved and I can be there.

Post # 14
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had brunch with DH’s family and told them there. They could tell something was up and kept asking if we had news, so Darling Husband gave it away with his big smile. They knew before we said anything. I told my family over the phone, since they all live out of town. It wasn’t as fun, but I knew it would be several months before I would see them in person. 

Post # 15
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We told my family in person– got my mom and dad both coffee mugs that said “Grandma to bee” and Grandpa to Bee” and my brother we got a baseball cap that said “Uncle– Class of May 2012” (when I was due) and had them open them at the same time.  My husbands family we told via Skype because we were not going to see them in person.

If you can wait until your ultrasound, you could get a cute frame for that.

Post # 16
1138 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ha ha we just called them… so boring 🙂 But we did get our moms this: 



Sort of an “about me” for grandmas. We are excited to see how they turn out! 

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