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Creative ways of telling the grandparents-to-be???

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homebound Sat 26-Sep-09 10:25:03

I would really like a creative way of telling our parents that we are expectant parents, any ideas and/or experiences that were fun?!

ihavenewsockson Sat 26-Sep-09 10:43:39

We wrote them a card and watched them open it.
it read 'dear grandad 7 grandma, i will be arriving on the dd/mm/yy. I'm looking forward to meeting you then. baby newsocks. xx'

AngelaCarleen Sat 26-Sep-09 11:12:10

I asked my mum whether she wanted to be called granny, nana or grandma. It took her a few minutes to figure out what I was going on about but then she just started screaming and crying at me (in a good way) smile

Neeko Sat 26-Sep-09 12:03:41

wait until you have a scan pic then hand them a photo album with it in amongst the other photos or pick a date after the baby will be born and ask if they can babysit!
p.s. congratulations!

LoveBeingAMummy Sat 26-Sep-09 12:09:29

We went round for sunday lunch and dad opened a bottle and went to pour me some and I said no thanks, que very strange stares and why not from mum and dad, II replied that I'm not allowed....cause i'm pregant. Big smiles and mum crying and she wasn't even able to eat her lunch she was so excited!!

deepdarkwood Sat 26-Sep-09 12:12:27

We wrapped up a scan photo in a frame - not wildly creative, sorry smile

CarmenSanDiego Sat 26-Sep-09 12:15:19

With second baby, I showed the pregnancy test to my grandmother and asked her opinion on whether she could see a line or not. She was so busy squinting at it, it took her a few moments to realise what it was

Dlamis Sat 26-Sep-09 12:35:27

Dh casually told them to dish up a second serving for me as i was eating for two. Then we waited to see how long it took to sink in. Not very long

trellism Sat 26-Sep-09 12:39:45

I told my dad that DH had got me into trouble.

Kbear Sat 26-Sep-09 12:43:45

I just said "how you do feel about being grandparents then?" and my mum went into a flat spin and couldn't even make a cup of tea!

homebound Sat 26-Sep-09 13:12:10

all great! thanks guys! I think i might do the wrap up the frame with the first scan pic. I have the added problem of the fact that my family lives overseas so will need to tell them they have to phone us before they open the present (good because i do that frequently) Wooohoo!! This is the fun bit!!!

Kbear Sat 26-Sep-09 13:40:29

Congratulations by the way!

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sat 26-Sep-09 13:43:50

Loving Trellisms' idea grin.

Tabbykat Sat 26-Sep-09 13:56:52

we had all the gp's round for lunch and gave them all a little wrapped present. Inside I had put hideously cheesy cheap mugs saying things like "World's Best Grandma" etc.I then hid in the kitchen opening a bottle of champagne while DH and I waited for them all to work it out......

hairtwiddler Sat 26-Sep-09 15:19:23

I told my dad I'd got him a present for his birthday, but it had to be delivered and usually took nine months grin. Very cheesey! He cottoned on straight away but my mum sat there wondering out loud what on earth could take nine months to be delivered.

LifeOfKate Sat 26-Sep-09 17:16:03

Ours found out in various ways, none particularly exciting! I told my mum quite early, called my dad up to tell him (they are not together), and we told DH's parents over curry. DH was supposed to tell them, but got halfway through and chickened out, so I had to tell them the rest!

ErikaMaye Sat 26-Sep-09 17:24:59

Contemplated telling them by text and then turning my phone off for a few days wink In actual fact, turned up at my Mum's workplace on Comic Releif day - because I knew she couldn't bollock me in front of a room full of two year olds blush Told Dad he might want to sit down for a bit... DP called his step-dad, and left a voicemail, asking him to tell his mum because he couldn't... hmm

My friend recently got her partner to tell her mum via facebook - wouldn't recommend that particular route!!! grin


Boogellyboo Sat 26-Sep-09 23:47:03

I gave my mum a grain of rice on Mothers Day with her card and as she sat squinting at it asking did it have her name wrote on it told her 'no, thats how big my baby is now!' (I was 6 weeks at the time) She promptly threw it in the air crying then made us search down the back of the sofa to find it again, apparently giving her another grain out of the big asda bag wouldnt have been the same, she had to keep that one hmm

homebound Sun 27-Sep-09 11:51:28 thats good boogellyboo...i might tell my mum to go and get a grain of rice over the phone then say that (they live overseas)...i like that!! LOL at your mum needing that grain back, both my DH and i are in line for twins...fingers crossed i only need one grain of rice....but would be ecstatic about two!

hormonalmum Sun 27-Sep-09 16:41:43

I asked my mum what she was doing on Due date and asked her is she could look after dd. Didnt really work as she said it was too far away to commit.
I then said, well, your second grandchild is due on that date so it might not exactly be that day.

Thinking of something better for dc3 (currently 8+6)

hormonalmum Sun 27-Sep-09 16:43:18

Oh and with dd, I wrapped up some knitting wool and needles and gave them her for xmas.
She looked very confused, and finally warmed up to the idea about a month later!

OrmIrian Sun 27-Sep-09 16:43:25

"Hey mum and dad, I'm up the duff!"

Short and sweet wink

lilysam Sun 27-Sep-09 17:12:02

We found out in in december so a bottle of champers saying 'Happy Christmas Nana & Grandpa' on the gift tag......(thier first grandchild) it took a while to sink in

funtimewincies Sun 27-Sep-09 20:05:32

Dh asked me to marry him by writing it in magnetic letters on the fridge. Could be adapted grin!

scotagm Sun 27-Sep-09 21:51:34

With DS1 our 12 week point fell just after Christmas week. I gave my mum a wrapped up present. It was a knitting pattern for a baby jacket and a note asking her if she could make this by the 11th July. (Sent DP all the way to John Lewis, Oxford St for the pattern as couldn't get a local one anywhere!)

The only mistake - I gave it to her just before Christmas Dinner - she didn't eat a thing!

Just found out - pregnant with No 2. Might do the same again or might just get Ds1 to give her a card with the scan picture in it.

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