(Closed) Pregnancy announcement for Parents/In-laws?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

What about “Grandma” and “Grandpa” shirts or coffee mugs? Or make a wine labels that reads, “You’ll have to have a glass for me… now you are grandparents to be” and gift them a bottle of your favorite vino.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Like  iamdre suggested, we did Grandma and Grandpa mugs that we picked up at Hallmark. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

With my mom, I had a picture of the positive test on my phone and I told her i wanted to show her an idea I had to decorate our home. Her reaction was priceless. My dad we bought a card that was a bumble bee and on the inside we wrote, “We hope you’re ready to ‘bee’ – grandpa! Coming september 2016”. My in-laws bought us an Oregon Ducks onsie over a year ago so I took a picture of me holding it over my belly and my husband said to his parents oh we have to show you a video of the new recruit we’re getting this fall, and handed over his phone, again their reactions were priceless. 🙂 simple and cost us almost nothing.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

fluffthoughts:  We gave both sets of our parents mugs, I had an early ultrasound so I included a picture, but you don’t have too. They loved them!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am very curious about this? Are you supposed to tell both parents together with your husband? Or are you supposed to tell only your parents and he tells his parents? Or because you are the pregnant when do you tell everybody’s parents? I am only asking because I have heard a lot of crazy parents be upset over how they were told and I am curious as to how you and your husband are planning this.

 

I like the gift idea where you deceive them into thinking you are decorating a room… And then they receive a pacifier, pregnancy test picture, or ultrasound.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I think this is super cute!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

fluffthoughts:  We gave our moms mugs for mother’s day that I found on Amazon (they also sell them at Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby). We are superstitious about buying anything baby related til after the 1st trimester is over, so this was a good compromise. The mugs said “Hi, my new name is Grandma!” They also have grandpa ones. It was cute to see their reactions; my Mother-In-Law got it right away but my mom took a minute before she “got” it. I think it was like $25 total for both mugs and I used prime for free shipping, got them in 2 days. There’s cute ones on etsy that say “Grandma est. 2016”, too.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

fluffthoughts:  Darling Husband and I told our parents we wanted to come over and show them the picture frames with our wedding photos in it Darling Husband got me for Valentines Day(which was a lie). We got each parent a picture frame that we wrapped in tissue and they opened it at the same time that said when a “Baby is born so is a grandmother/grandfather” and I typed up “Baby and our last name due October 2016”. When they opened it they were completely shocked and loved it. It’s also something they can actually use once baby is born even though once we announced to everyone else they put the picture frames up already.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I can totally recognize my insanity in that we’re not even trying yet (we start in 3 weeks!) but I already bought cards for my parents and his that say something like, “congrats grandpa!” I’m a nut.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Honestly, we just called and told our parents because we told them before the first apppointment and knew we’d want their support if something happened. That’s in keeping with our personalities, though. I think the mugs are cute. I’d feel weird giving them a pregnancy test (a picture of it… maybe, but not the actual test I peed on!)

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We took a picture of ourselves (Thank God for camera timers) and I had them printed and put in cheap frames. Then I taped a little paper saying the following:

Picture = $0.39
Picture Frame = $3.99
The look on your face when you realize there are 3 of us in this picture
=
PRICELESS!

We gave them to my parents and my in laws and it was great taking pictures of their reactions!

Got the idea from pinterest. they have some cute ones!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

athenalex:  We were together when we told our parents but my husband is the one that actually spoke the words to both sets. 

fluffthoughts:  We told our parents after we found out we had an unsustainable pregnancy.  We still got all the support we needed.  I feel like it is better that way because I would feel bad getting them excited to then have to “announce” a loss plus your parents may tell other people (against your wishes) so they will have to announce the loss to them.  Really it is up to you, but I like’d having the control of who we told and when.  We didn’t tell our parents right away.  We told them when we started having complications and needed help with our son.

 

Sorry to seem so negative, but I feel like its better to wait as long as you can. (which is so hard, I know!!!)

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