Just for fun :D How did you tell your families your were expecting?
I know a few of us have said in another post how we told our OH's but how did you tell your families?
We found out on the 1st October and estimated to be around 6 weeks. We didn't plan on telling anyone until our 12 week scan and then I had a lovely poem I wanted to frame to tell grandparents.
We found out on the Sat and on the Sun went to my parents. My mum. Was bugging me asing if we were going abroad with them. I looked at OH and just grinned. I said to my mum No we couldn't afford to go and she said well we'll sort the deposit and it will be ok etc. I said it wasn't just the cost of the holiday I would have spending money, holiday clothes and passports to buy all of which would be difficult while on maternity leave. She continues to go on and on and hadn't realised what I had said. All of a sudden my sister jumped off the sofa screaming lol congratulations. My mam asked her what was up and I said your going to be a Gran again. It still didn't sink in for her. My dad then said ' ohh I better get saving for a pram then'. Finally hit my mum who was totally not expecting it but neither could she take the smile off her face.
We decided to go straight to my OH's parents to tell them. I knew he was nervous and in the end he went to the toilet and then text his mum to go upstairs. Not sure what she was expecting lol. He then told her she would need to change her holiday search as we wouldn't be joining them. She asked why and he said it wasn't fair on them to have a new baby on holiday with them. His mum then told his dad. They were shocked but very happy for us.
We then went along to OH's sister and his mum said they have some news to share. We then told her she was going to be an Auntie and she was estatic. The look on his niece's face was a different matter though when she realised she would have to share her gran again.
telling my dad has to be the most memorable thing ever! we found out about 2 days after coming home from visiting them so i rang him up and said "dad your going to be a grandad" he replied "ooo is holly pregnant".....holly is my dog it took ages for him to click that it was actually me that was pregnant lol
telling his mum was horrible she literally screamed down the phone she was that excited xx
We had been TTC for 2 years and been told I didn't ovulate so no chance we would get preggas without medical help. Well the month before I was due to start my fertility drugs BOOM 2 lines on the test (shows what doctors know lol) I found out 3 days before my dads 50th birthday and he was having a big party so we decided that would be a good time to let people know our news. So we bought a newborn babygrow that said I love my grandad on it and wrapped it as his present and in his card wrote happy birth dad not sure how I will top this present next year love karla (me) lee (OH) and cashew (what we called baby before knowing he was a boy) he open the card first and was like who the hell is cashew then he open his present and cried
Lol I love that your mum didn't cotton on! Bless her!
We bought frames and had them engraved, one saying nanny and gramps' first grandchild and the other saying granny and pops' baby B****n. We put a pic from our 12 week scan in each and wrapped them up. We then invites both parents over for drinks and nibbles on Christmas eve and gave the mums the wrapped frames and told them they have to open them at the same time lol! When they opened them they all started crying lol! Was really nice moment and were glad we told them all at the same time
My MIL normally house sits for us when we go on holiday so my DH called her and asked if she was busy early May, she said no where are you planning on going? and DH said Princess Royal Hospital Labour and Delivery. She was in shock I think because nobody knew we were trying (fell in first month ttc)
After having 2 losses, we wanted to wait until after 12 week scan before telling anyone at all. I just hated that feeling of getting everyone else all excited then letting them down. Also, I came up with this great way to tell them and wanted to use it...
Anyway, the scan was a week before Xmas and thankfully everything looked great. We had a massive cardboard box in the garage (I could fit inside it lol), so filled it up with a load of foam peanuts and buried the scan picture in the middle somewhere. We wrapped it up and took it to my parents with all the other presents on Xmas day (all the family were spending the day there). We made everyone wait until last to open it, then they literally had to dig through all the peanuts to find the scan picture. One of my sisters found it and didn't realise what it was straight away, then everyone realised and there were lots of hugs and tears all round.
It was such a special moment, and I really wish we had thought to video it as it would be lovely to be able to show my daughter (although not sure how we would have managed to video it without anyone noticing). Noone saw it coming at all! It's making me tear up just thinking about it now
I was scared of telling them so I sent them a Moonpig card with a pic of my 8 week scan. They called me up excited and I remember shaking whilst I was on the phone! To think now I am due in about 4/5 weeks, it is scary!
Told OH by crying hysterically down the phone before he came round, he apparently carried on eating his breakfast while I was crying down the phone to a concerned receptionist at the doctors
Told mum by chucking the pregnancy test in her lap
Dad found out when the midwife called for my 8 week appointment (mortified isn't the word)
Sat down and told brother, who sat in shock while I wanted to run and hide (he's INCREDIBLY protective of me, and scares the crap outta me, I know he does it out of love though LOL)
OH on the other hand told his family and the first thing his mum said was 'how did that happen?!' ... Errrrm
Ha ha love the 'how did that happen?' Lol Funnily enough we got the same response from one of the ladies I play darts with. Everyone just burst out laughing. My mum looked at her and said she's 26 I think we all know how it happened lol.
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