How did you share the news with parents, in-laws, family, etc? Looking for creative ways.... In-laws are visiting this weekend, and I think I'm going to wrap up a super-cute baby pic frame I got from target, with "coming March 2013" inside the frame. How did you share the news??
GOLD / eggplant / 11517 posts
I got both sets of parents cards congratulating them on being grandparents and had them open them in front of us. It was wonderful to see their expressions!!
cantaloupe / 6885 posts
I'm not pregnant yet, but I plan on buying some cute books about grandma/grandpa and wrapping it up when it's time to tell!
kiwi / 537 posts
For #1 we gave a pic of the ultrasound on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.
For #2, we sent LO into each of our parents' houses wearing a shirt (made on etsy) that said "This Love Bug is going to be a Big Sister."
cantaloupe / 6791 posts
We told the in-laws on Father's Day with a card. DH wrote a cute little poem on the inside and the last line was something like "are you ready, grandpa?"
With my parents, I got a picture frame that said something about grandkids. Then I put paper inside that said "Coming February 2013!"
Our parents were both really surprised and excited!
GOLD / wonderful coconut / 33402 posts
We are going to tell my parents and sister this weekend. Getting together for dinner and I can't wait any longer to tell my Mom, especially. They are coming over for drinks before dinner and I got champagne for Mom since it is her bday. I made little name tags out of paper (just circles) and then they slide on the bottom of the wine glass. They say Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt. I hope they see them right away.
Not sure about the inlaws, we are going to wait till we see them in person, so I have a month to figure it out. Probably something with the ultrasound pic at that point.
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
We told DH's family on Christmas. I printed this poem (stolen from the internet, and adjusted for us) on nice paper, framed and wrapped it, and put it under the tree to be opened as part of our Yankee Swap Gift Exchange. My MIL ended up being the one to choose it--which couldn't have worked out better.
I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss,
I don't yet have a name.
You can't yet hold my tiny hands,
Nor whisper in my ear.
It's still too soon to sing a song,
Or cuddle me so near.
But all will change come August,
That's when they say I'm due.
I'm the littlest McK,
I can't wait till I meet you.
All I ask between now and then,
Is your patience while I grow.
I promise I'll be worth the wait,
Because of all the love we'll know.
So what I have to give you now,
Is a wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this wonderful family!
I called my mom the morning we got the +, and just said "I'm pregnant!" and she said "I know!" (Long story, but she claims to have known I was pregnant a full week before I did).
I also just called my dad and stepmom (on New Years Day). Nothing special. They're lucky they didn't find out on FB.
With our friends that we like enough to not want them to find out on FB, DH told them that I had a parasite growing inside my uterus that would exit the body naturally sometime in August. One of his friends didn't get it, and was seriously worried that I was going to die. Also happens to be the smartest guy I know--just very little in the way of common sense.
For everyone else, I posted a picture from our NT Scan on FB with the update "David McK is going to be a Daddy, and I'm pretty sure it's mine".
kiwi / 659 posts
@FutureMrsMcK: fb post and parasite are hilarious! I loooove that poem, too! How perfect for christmas:)
pomegranate / 3383 posts
I made a hat for our dog that said "I'm going to be a big brother!"
GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts
We just told out parents, but for my grandpa I signed her birthday card with Love, future great-grandbaby # 14. And she started to bawl.
Next time I want to do something more fun for parents, we were just too excited to even think of something cute.
pomelo / 5331 posts
My dad and his wife came over on Father's Day, and I was 7 weeks. We gave him his card then handed him a picture of the ultrasound. He had no idea what it was! For the in-laws, my husband just called them, they both live in New York. We've asked all the parents to not tell extended family members until we're ready to share the news. One of the main reasons why, is that DH's uncle is a Facebook fanatic and would surely let it slip up there!
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
@FutureMrsMcK: Parasite joke is hilarious!!