i need a fun way to tell my mum and my dad and step mum i'm preggers!
i know i will only be 7 weeks when i will tell them and i would like to wait till i'm 12 but i can't!
anyway, i was thinking of getting grandma and grandparent cards but i'm open to other idea's.
i'm the first in our family to be pregnant so it's kind of a big deal (for me anyway!)
I'm giving my mum and MIL a box with the shape of a suitcase (as we concieved LO while on holiday) and inside there will be a little dummy key chain. I'm giving my SIL's a mug or something (still have to think what) with "auntie, like mummy only cooler" written on it. I still have to think about FIL and I'll take a box of choccies to work to break the news to my workmates individually. Friends I still have to think about...
I've seen a few ideas on youtube, like giving a little nappy or a babygrow or something related. Also giving a picture frame with EDD and a scan of baby inside...
Christmas is when I'm breaking the news as I'll be on the cusp of 12 weeks and I'll be having my 10wk scan on December 14th. I'll be putting copies of the sonogram in these GORGEOUS frame ornaments I bought at Michaels (3 for $10 and AMAZING!) and mailing them off/handing them out to people as a gift from OH, "Poppy Seed", and I in addition to whatever else we're giving people.
I'm so giddy. Like woah. I can't wait and Christmas is such a good time to break the news!
Location: Grangemouth, Scotland (originally from MI,USA)
My sister wrote it on a cake once. I cant remember the other ones she did.
I had my BIL open a card that i made that read "its your special day so you have the honour to say... there is a new baby on the way" As it was his birthday and I had waited the 12 weeks (previous miscarriage so wanted to be sure) and then they had to open an envelope to see the scan to find out who it was. We were here in Scotland and my entire family is in the usa so it was a good way to have someone else announce it for us. my mom knew we were expecting so she gave him the card and said to read it aloud.
If you wait til christmas it will open a whole new bunch of possibilities for you. I always wished I could announce at christmas. maybe I will one day. But just have everyone open a gift at the same time and have it be a mug or hat or tshirt or something saying theur title "grandma, grandpa, aunt...etc" It will be a loud out burst of joy as everyone realises! You could even have a babygrow that says something like "new arrival August 2010" (If august is when you are due just guessing) and do something with that. There are loads of christmas related things.
Good Luck! I love when people do a big thing for announcing they are pregnant. It seems like a lost art these days. It is a huge thing in my family
Will they be happy that u are pregnant? (sory if that sounds dum) I had mine all worked out how i would tell them i was so excited but when I got my bfp I rung mum straight away. i am glad I didnt do an exciting fun thing because she pretty much blew my head off swore all the bad words at me and disowned me for 2 months!!! I wasn't in a bad situation or anything- just a HUGE shock to them. Most will be excited though to have 1st grandchildren- my mum is just wierd! !
^^ that's the reaction i fear... esp from my dad, although when he was drunk on his
bday and i was telling him how i wanted a baby first and then a carreer he said he would
be sooo happy and proud of me lol
when i told my folks last time we didn't do anything big, seems a bit contrived to me to be honest, but that's just my opinion...
we just went round theirs, my mum was like 'why aren't you rugby training' and i just said, cna't I'm pregnant!!
Was only 4 + weeks at the time, she jumped up and down and flapped her arms - quite a gratifying reaction!
Don't know how/when we'll tell them this time round.
My bro is getting married in Oct, so think I'll ring him (he doesn't live ,locally) and ask if there's room for a little one on the guest list!!
I am thinking of ways to tell our parents, but I am a bit worried that my in laws aren't gonna be that excited. They aren't great with their emotions. I just want them to be happy and give us a hug and stuff and I just don't think they will. But we will still try and make it exciting!
I guess it will depend when we get our scan, it's a bit too early to have it before christmas which is a shame as that would have been fab!
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