I have two dc's already, so I made them each a sign that said "i'm going to be a big sister" and "I'm going to be a big brother again". I had them hold them, took a picture, and made a card out of it. It's really cute! If you don't have other children, you could make a tshirt (or coffee mug) for your parents that says "I'm going to be a grandma/grandpa". You could put a u/s picture on it too, if you have one.
bake a cake in a shape of a pregnancy test with a BFP on it.<br><br>
serve with bibs.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
(since our parents are far away, we would be on the phone when they opened all these surprises) for DD we sent each of our parents a package with baby's breath and baby socks that we used fabric paint to write "baby gator" on one and "Dec 2004" on the other one.<br><br>
For this babe, we took a pic of DD wearing "I'm a Big Sis" shirt.<br><br>
A friend gave her family plastic easter eggs with pink and blue chocolate candy inside them at easter dinner.<br><br>
Hope you have FUN with it!!
I found out shortly before my parents' wedding anniversary, so I sent them a "happy anniversary grandma and grandpa" card. I had to scour the town to find it. You'd think there would be more!<br><br>
My MIL I pulled aside at her 50th birthday party and told her the news. I wasn't sure if she'd be thrilled or if it would just make her feel old, in combination with turning 50! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She was happy though.
Keep the ideas rollin'! This is fun!<br><br>
We found out 4 days before moving across the ocean, so i gave my mom a special blue egg made out of stone and made some mushy thing up about it being a reminder to pray for another little egg within...and i just told my dad outright.<br><br>
My brother and sister waited until we were all hanging out around a campfire and he got a bag full of sawdust and copy toner to tell a story, and at exciting parts would throw the sawdust or toner in the fire pit (it makes a huge flash) and then finally the end was the character's had a little baby. I blinked for a second and then got it...that was fun!<br><br>
So I am overseas and need some ideas for that. Cards are good i think...but looking for something even more fun. It would be the second baby.
I kept dropping hints to my parents, who weren't to quick on the uptake. I kept asking my dad, " so how do you say grandma and grandpa in Cree?" which is my native language. He would tell me, and not figure it out, I would ask him again, finally he said, " are you trying to tell me something?"<br><br>
DUH!!! It took like 3 tries for him to finally get the pic, but hey they have like 10 grandchildren already, so this is not news to them.....lol.<br><br>
When I found out that I was having a boy, I aksed my mom, " so is it easier raising boys than it is girls?" She would get right into telling me her experiance (4 girls 1 boy) withought even putting 2 and 2 together, fjnally she stops and says....why are you asking??????? I told her the news.<br><br>
man my parents are slow.....lol
When I was pregnant with ds, we "told" our family by dressing our dd in a shirt that said "I'm the Big Sister." It took them a little while to notice, but it was fun and very cute.<br><br>
And congratulations to you, by the way!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
I hope this doesn't sound like a shamless plug, but I thought it was really creative...someone I knew bought 2 of my pregnancy soaps, and put them by each of their sinks...and then had their parents over for a visit...she said it did take them awhile to get it, in fact she had to send her dad to the loo to "get her some tissue", because his bladder is enormous...in the end, her mother asked about the soaps, and before she could answer the light came on over her head-she was so excited!<br><br>
I love this part of the process!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We found out just before Christmas with my youngest. We bought a few of the cute holiday baby bottles, and put a test in each one. Then we wrapped them (my moms in her stocking). All our family except her is cross country, so we put a note to open while on the phone with us. So his mom opened, and flipped my mom just looked shocked, it worked really well.
With this being our 4th, we brought cookies over to a birthday party. They were shaped like a 4 and frosted with pink and blue frosting. I slipped them onto the table and let people ponder them for a bit to see who could figure it out first. We had a great time over that.
We live overseas too. With this baby, I rather unceremoniously broke the news. I was sick and fatigued and was spending vacation with DD and my parents, so I had to tell them.<br><br>
With DD, we sent MIL a book called "How's it Feel to be a Grandma" or something to that effect.<br><br>
This time, we are sending out an e-mail announcement. We just bought a baby blue 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser, and we took a picture of the three of us sitting on it. We're going to make up some kind of text that makes them have to guess a little ... "When Daddy found out we were having a baby he ran right out and bought a new baby carriage" or something to that effect, and see who can put together that the LC is baby blue, the baby is a boy ... oh, yes, and that we're having a baby, not just announcing that we bought the LC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
We sent my brother, my dad and my ILs all baby picture frames with a little message in them. The messages were all different.<br><br>
I sort of liked my ILs the best - my DH wrote it... It looked like a multiple choice test and said something like: "Please select your preferred title" followed by a list of choices for grandfather and grandmother (like Grampy, Grandpa, Opa, etc.) They freaked right out, they were so excited!