Eight years ago we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. After opening all of her presents, she told my husband and me, “We have a gift for you, too.” We opened the gift bag stuffed with tissue paper and, to our delight, found a personalized license plate frame that read, Grandparents…Finally!!!
That’s one way to get the good news.
Six More Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy
I’ve also heard from other grandmothers about the creative ways their children told them the big news. Here are six more ways to announce your pregnancy:
- One 30-year-old couple found out they were pregnant with twins last October and scheduled a sonogram for early December to find out the sex of the babies. Their family was urging them to schedule it sooner, so they could share the results at their large family Thanksgiving dinner. But they insisted on waiting. Then, to everyone’s surprise, at the end of dinner, the father-to-be pulled out two wrapped gifts and explained what they were. The couple had, in fact, gotten an ultrasound, but asked the technician to put the results in an envelope without telling them the results. Then they went to a baby store and asked the salesperson to look inside the envelope and, without revealing what she saw, select two outfits for the babies and gift wrap them. When everyone opened the boxes on Thanksgiving, they discovered one pink outfit and one blue outfit!
- Another couple waited until their parents stayed overnight. In the morning, when the parents came to breakfast, they found bibs with “I Love My Grandma and “I Love My Grandpa!” on their place mats. Another couple had original fortune cookies made. After dinner, they passed out the cookies to the whole family and waited for everyone to crack open their cookies, only to read “There will soon be a new addition to the family!”
- A grandma told me she received a small charm as a gift from her hair stylist 33 years ago, when she told him she was pregnant. She wore the little ivory egg hatching a tiny chicken throughout both of her pregnancies. It became a family tradition and was passed through the family. Her sisters wore the charm and so did her daughter. At a family Passover, the older sister stood up and announced to the family gathered around the table: “Now, I’m ‘passing-over’ the necklace to my sister!”
- Another couple had the whole family over for Easter and for dessert brought out a cake topped with two pacifiers to let everyone know they were having twins.
- One of my grandma friends told me her daughter shared the baby news by giving her a book called Just Grandma and Me. There are many other new grandparent books available.
- Holidays are a great time to share the news. One couple bought two Christmas ornaments that said, “Baby’s First Christmas,” and gave them to their parents when they got together to celebrate. For Valentine’s Day, a couple invited their parents over and gave them a picture frame with three ovals. Inside two of the ovals were pictures of the mom and dad-to-be. The third oval had a message: “Coming soon” with the due date written underneath.
The possibilities are endless and they just get more and more creative with all the technology available today.
Do you have a cute story to share about how you learned you were going to be a grandparent, or how you told your parents they were going to be grandparents?
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