Cute Ways to Tell the News


When I was pregnant with our second baby, I told my mom around Christmas. So I sent her a wrapped present that held a silver fortune cookie with a sonogram pic and a note inside that said "You'll be a grandmother again soon!" She called crying and all excited -- it was pretty sweet!

I asked moms in the Pregnancy group to share ideas on cute ways to tell the news. Here's how a few spilled the beans.

I made a T-shirt for my 2-year-old to wear. On the front, it said "I'm going to be" and on the back, it said "a big sister." It took a minute for everyone to read the whole thing, but it was fun. I had her wear it at Thanksgiving dinner. -- LexisMom1226200

When I was pregnant with my third, mom my and I took the other two kids (2 years old and 9 months) sledding. I dressed my oldest in a onesie that said "Big Sister X's 2" and the baby in one that said "Oh, no, I'm the middle child." I let my mom undress the kids when we came in. At first she just looked at me funny, but when she got to the baby she flipped. She was so excited! -- Kory0612

With our first, we were going out to dinner with his family and mine to celebrate our birthdays. We had an announcement made and put it in the menus at the restaurant. Since we all sat down together, everyone saw it at the same time. -- 787BabyMom

I knew a couple who took pictures of themselves around Christmas time and took them to show their families. They let their families flip through the pictures and, at the back, they had put in a photo of themselves holding a sign that said "We're pregnant!" -- vikaroo18

How did YOU share your big pregnancy news with friends and family? Share your story with other moms!


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Snuff... SnuffinMommy

We were planning on seeing my family in a few weeks for Thanksgiving, and we were going to make some comment about the turkey not being the only think that was stuffed. Thanksgiving plans fell through so we I told my grandma I wanted something special from the Penny's catalog, gave her the page number and item, and waited for her to open to the cradle. She started crying and my grandpa had to look up it up again because I was laughing and she was crying too much to tell him. We didn't tell them it was twins until Christmas. After they had me open presents for the baby, I handed them each presents I had made for them from the baby. They were t-shirts that read "Grandmother of Twins", "Great-Grandfather of Twins" etc. My 80 year old grandfather was so surprised he almost fell of the couch, and then started crying! My grandmother just smiled and said "I knew it! I had a dream!" It was great! My boys will be 2 next month, and I'm pretty sure I'm about 3 1/2 weeks right now! (pee sticks and I don't work for some reason, part of that 3% until I'm like 2 months pregnant. Will be going to the docs this week for blood tests).

Wow...sorry that was so long! I'm just excited about the possibility of thinking up a new way to tell people!

nonmember avatar Janira

I photocopied the blood test for my parents and in-laws. At first, they did not understand since that blood test only said POSITIVE, it took a few minutes of reading the whole thing to understand it!!!!!!! IT WAS GREAT. They all screamed for their first grandchild

isa06... isa06_tia08

i am prego with #3 and want to tell my parents and inlaws but the last two times we did like little gifts and they will know if we hand them all another gift for no reason.  we thought maybe make a slide show movie and have pics of our 2 girls then at the end say coming soon to a house near you on the then put due date.

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