Telling My Husband: I decorated the entry way with pink and blue balloons, and I wrote “guess what?” on my belly. He was shocked! And his response is one of my fondest memories. 🙂
My husband, Viv got his mom a grandmother’s card for Mother’s Day this year. She told him he made a mistake- and he said that he didn’t… She was squealing with joy (literally).
Announcing on Facebook: “Two years ago today: I had one of the best nights of my life with friends at my bachelorette party
Last year today: moved to Indy and Alex was so sweet to make the trip with me
This year today: I’m 17 weeks pregnant and getting ready to go on a baby moon with my awesome husband and friends to NYC
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My parents live in St. Petersburg and we wanted to tell them in person so Tim and I decided to drive to their house and surprise them. We left Friday after work and arrived in St. Pete around 8:30pm. We went to my sister’s house first and shared the news so her family could help us with our surprise. I had made a shadowbox for my mom and dad with scrabble tiles that spelled out Grandma, Grandpa, Jacob & Aubrey (my sister’s kids), and Baby G (The G standing for our last name). We had my sister and her kids go into my parent’s house while we hid outside on the porch. Jacob & Aubrey told them that they had made a present for them so they wouldn’t be suspicious. When they opened the present my mom assumed that it was my sister who was pregnant and jumped up to give her a hug and then we burst into the house and yelled “Surprise, it’s us!” My brother-in-law got the whole thing on film.
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Telling my Parents: Our family grew up reading the little critter books by Mercer Mayer, so I wrapped up Just Grandpa and Me and Just Grandma and Me. I handed the wrapped books to them at the same time and said they were late, additional Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gifts. They did not think anything of it at first, but the looks on their faces of slight confusion mixed with anticipation were priceless when they each opened their book at the same exact time. Now it’s so special to watch them read their books to their granddaughter.
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Our announcement on Facebook:
We decided to wait until we knew the sex to announce that we were expecting. I chose to use little shoes to show we were having a baby and I showed the sex by painting my toes blue and wearing blue shoes also by having baby boy shoes. I thought it would be a cute idea to spread the wonderful news. “And soon there will be three!!! Excitedly counting down till our special delivery August 2013.”
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How I told my husband Josh: I put a hamburger bun in the oven and told Josh to check and see if what was in the oven was done..he was like..”the oven isn’t on”. Took some convincing but we opened and saw the bun and was super confused..so I had to say “there is a bun in the oven!” Then he got it!
How we told Facebook:
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My hubby and I had been trying to a while to get pregnant. We were ready to start a family and never expected that it would take as long as it did, but it happened at the most perfect time and we are so excited!
How we told our parents:
My husband and I decided to share the news with our parents in person. We made up a lame excuse to take a trip down to see them (they live in FL and we live in NC). We even managed to get his family to travel to meet up in Jacksonville so we would only have to travel to one place! We were all just going about our day and enjoying a nice family lunch when I brought our gifts for each of them. They were wondering what was going on by that point. My hubby and I had purchased books for our parents that they would fill out about themselves so we could have the information to share. We each wrote a personal note inside the front cover to our parents and ended with: We can’t wait to share these stories to our children about their grandma/grandpa! Once they read it they were so excited! There were lots of hugs and screams and tears of happiness. We had also given them each a hand made countdown calendar in a frame that said “_____ weeks until Baby R. arrives! April 2014”
How I told my coworkers:
I work in an elementary school. So on a Friday near Halloween, I bought a bunch of of Dunkin Donuts Munchkins. I put the munchkins in baggies for each of my team members and attached a note to them. The note was written on a foam glitter pumpkin and it said. Happy Friday <3, Meghan, Brent, and our Little Munchkin on the way!
How we told friends and family:
We had a friend of ours take pictures and we ordered announcements to ship out to everyone as a surprise!
How I told my students:
A another teacher on my team is expecting too (we are two weeks apart with our due dates). We had the assistant principal read a story to them (with both classes together). They story was called “My Teacher is Having a Baby”. At the end of the story, the assistant principal said “And Mrs. Y and Mrs. R are having babies!” All the kids screamed and jumped around. It was super cute!
Shared by Meghan R.
We used a little creativity when sharing the news with our parents. I used a sweet birds’ nest stamp with an egg in it along with cute textured scrapbook paper to make a little announcement that said, “We’re having a baby!” and put the note in a petite picture frame. We wrapped the announcements and gave them to our parents as Christmas presents. We couldn’t think of a better gift than a grandbaby!
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This is how we told our daughter that she was going to be a big sister.
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For Eli (our firstborn) my family found out quickly – when you have morning sickness at church it’s kinda hard to hide!
But when we revealed his gender to my mom and dad we did a cake with frosting color inside.
For Christians (My husband) mom we sent her a bouquet of blue flowers because she lives out of town.
For Noah we had a shirt made for Eli that said “big brother Eli” and we waited for our parents to notice… Some noticed right away… For my dad we had to point it out for him!
When we revealed Noah’s gender I made white play dough and put blue food coloring the middle of a ball of white. We gave one to each member of our family and had them play with the dough until the color showed up, it was fun!
Shared by Miley V.
We had our sonogram tech write a note saying if the baby was a boy or girl. Straight from the appointment we went to publix and had the florist fill the box with balloons! That night we opened the box with some of our closest friends! I absolutely loved doing it this way. It felt special finding out the gender with people who are closest to us, versus the sonogram tech who we don’t know! I wept with joy when I found out we were having a girl! I can honestly say it was one of the best moments in my life.
The balloons flew out so fast! I would recommend tying some to the bottom of the box!
Shared by Stephanie J.