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Pregnancy announcement ideas

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Kitcat159 Thu 07-Dec-17 16:47:16

Not sure if this is the right place to post....
I am telling my parents that they are going to be grandparents for the first time on Christmas day but I don't really know how to actually go about it.
I was thinking of doing the gifts and the last present would be something they can open between them with something in to give it away like a baby onesie or booties but can't decide.
Thought about a bottle of bubbly with some personalised wine glasses saying Nanny and grandad or something?

As it's their first grandchild I would like it to be something they can keep.
Possibly a keyring each or something?

Has anyone got any ideas?

I'm currently off sick because this morning sickness is kicking my butt so Christmas shopping to get me through the day.

Oh I won't be having my scan until 2nd Jan so can't use that as part of it.

TIA
Kit x

Flowerfae Thu 07-Dec-17 16:50:33

my cousin told her mum on her mum's birthday, she brought her a birthday card, the card had the baby scan on the front and it had a message inside like happy birthday grandma. You could do something like that with a christmas card. I was boring and just told my mum though smile

Flowerfae Thu 07-Dec-17 16:50:59

oops just saw the bit about your scan sorry

Flowerfae Thu 07-Dec-17 16:52:02

I like the wine glasses idea. or maybe a teddy or something

MrsHouseBrownie Thu 07-Dec-17 16:59:31

We did a Grandparents Christmas card. Inside it said 'To granny and grandad, Merry Christmas from the bump, can't wait to meet you on (due date)'. We gave it to them over Christmas dinner.

mummyG2C Thu 07-Dec-17 17:29:09

We got one of those little chalkboards online that you change the weeks and says .... weeks until we are going to be grandparents. It was first grandchild for both our parents (although we told them in the summer) we wrapped them up when we were with them and my husband did video them opening it was very sweet!

Heregoeseverything Thu 07-Dec-17 17:41:55

I'm thinking of doing the same (also the first DGC) - DH thinks it's cheesy but I don't know if I can resist! Seems a shame not to do something with it if we are announcing at Christmas anyway. I was planning on wrapping a book called The New Granny's Survival Guide and getting her to open that present last...

Loosemoose28 Thu 07-Dec-17 20:36:18

You are running out of time but maybe buy them a baul baul?
I got this one for our tree. X

Hana327 Fri 08-Dec-17 20:01:00

I'm thinking about the same thing! Announcing it on Christmas Day (if I can wait that long)! Lol. My ideas so far are:
A dummy with a tag on saying please keep for when I come round!
Or
A ball of wool and a note saying please start knitting or something like that

My mum loves knotting tho!

cakesandphotos Fri 08-Dec-17 20:13:48

We’ve bought our parents the ladybird books “the grandparents” I’ll be 32 weeks pregnant so it’s not an announcement but I think it would be fun to watch them open it, presumably look confused and then cotton on smile

ScotsLamb Sat 09-Dec-17 07:31:48

We got both sets of grandparents the ladybird book with the scan picture tucked in.

Gave my brother his new house card saying "love from Mum Dad and bump".

LapinR0se Sat 09-Dec-17 07:34:10

HAVe you had any scan yet OP or is the first one in January?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 09-Dec-17 07:44:14

Yes I'd get them a grandparent card & write in it first picture to follow on x date.
We did that (but no scan picture as I only had 1) 3 years ago for dc4, my dad had no inkling at all. The older 3 had made cards & he thought the 4th, shop bought card, was just one they had liked the picture on, his face when he read it was a picture smile

ImMrsBrightside Sat 09-Dec-17 07:46:36

I got my parents, who were also first time grandparents, a book called something like The Grandparents Handbook. They were so confused at first but it was great when the cottoned on!

That said, and please don't think I'm being nasty, it might be better to wait until you have had a scan before making any announcements. Have you had any scans yet? How many weeks will you be on Christmas Day?

Anatidae Sat 09-Dec-17 07:50:20

Just tell them. confused

BikeRunSki Sat 09-Dec-17 07:53:30

I really don’t want to be macabre, but it’s very early days to be getting anything permanent like champagne glasses or books. If - Heaven forbid - this pregnancy does not go to term, you will find these physical reminders very hard to deal with.

Really, just tell them. The news is the significant bit, not the method of delivery.

Impostress99 Sat 09-Dec-17 07:55:41

It's early days yet. Just tell them.

user1478902502 Sat 09-Dec-17 07:57:24

We told both sets of grandparents (first grandchild for both) by giving a grandparents Christmas card. I was 12 weeks the Christmas week and hadn't had my NHS scan so had a private scan on Christmas Eve to be sure everything looked ok (and to check there was actually a baby in there as I was convinced there wouldn't be!). We put a copy of the scan pic in each card.

My mum only said the other day that she felt it was a lovely way to find out so ignore Anatidae!

FilledSoda Sat 09-Dec-17 08:40:48

As previous posters said , nothing material ,just give then the news , that's what's important anyway

RuncibleSp00n Sat 09-Dec-17 08:49:18

Forget the kitsch peripherals, it doesn’t need to be turned into another ‘moment’ or opportunity to buy/gift/consume. Just tell them (as has been the way for millennia). The news will be special enough in itself and by itself.

There’ll be plenty of years for over-complicating/over-thinking every teensy little ‘special moment’ once the DC has arrived (see the current thread about a poster’s angst at missing her baby’s ‘first time meeting santa’hmm).

Kitcat159 Sun 10-Dec-17 00:45:25

Way to put a downer on a happy moment!
I will be 11 weeks when I tell mum and 11+6 when I tell my dad.
The scan is a few days later.
Not gonna lie, I feel a bit like I shouldn't tell anyone until after baby arrives just incase.
I'll just not say anything.

LapinR0se Sun 10-Dec-17 04:19:30

Just get a private scan and then you can do the photo and bauble and everything else

lgh05 Sun 10-Dec-17 04:27:53

I think it’s a lovely idea to want to make something special for them to remember being told. We did this with our first and now pregnant with our second and we bought our daughter a t-shirt that said I am going to be a big sister and let them just read it. It was magical to watch their reactions both times. Please don’t feel down about it, you are wanting to make it special for them and a lovely memory so just go for it. I like the idea of giving them something that has their new title on. Also at 11 + Weeks it’s not like you are making a grand announcement at 3/4 Weeks. Just tell them in a special way they will treasure that memory for life! My mum still talks about all the special moments we made for her and my dad with our daughter (announcing the pregnancy and the first time they met her etc and that was over 4 years ago now) xx

Reppin Sun 10-Dec-17 04:34:37

I'm afraid I agree with BikeRunSki. I absolutely hate anything twee though, especially anything referring to bump I may change my mind if it involves a baul baul though

TinoTheArtisticMouse Sun 10-Dec-17 09:32:23

We gave my parents a Grandparents Christmas card too. I was only 9 weeks at the time, and they were staying with us (so if we hadn't told them, they might have guessed!). They loved it, and treasure the card.
I'll be 5w this Christmas, but we won't be spending the day with them, do we'll wait until 12w this time.

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