Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sharing the BIG News.

The minute I found out I was pregnant, I was basically busting at the seams to tell SOMEONE the big news. OK, that may be a little bit of a stretch. I actually enjoyed having a 'secret' that only B and I knew for about a week. Then it got really hard to keep quiet.

After all, this was THE news I'd been wanting for a while, and although it still seemed so surreal, I knew it was only a matter of time before I shared it with at least a few people.

When it came to telling our families, I wanted to do something a little more special than just blurting it out. I let B take the reigns with telling his family. He decided to make a small announcement right before dinner at our Family Christmas. It worked out perfectly for the setting, and everyone was so excited.

With my parents, I wanted something a bit flashier. Maybe even something they could keep after the big announcement. I scoured the web, and ultimately turned to Personalization Mall for the perfect frame. 

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Once the frame was ordered, I had to decide exactly how we would tell them. They were coming into town to celebrate Christmas a little early this year, so I knew I wanted to do it in person once they arrived. But, short of throwing the frame at them as soon as they walked through the door, I needed a plan.

When the day arrived, the framed sonogram picture was all wrapped up, but there was still no real plan set in place. About an hour before they arrived, my genius husband thought it would be fun to tell them that we had one gift for them to open today, and that it had something to do with the plans we had made for everyone for that afternoon. Perfect! 

It took about an hour or so for everyone to arrive and get settled in, and shortly after, we showed them the early present. We just happened to be deciding what to eat for lunch at the same time, so the gift bag proceeded to sit on the coffee table and stare at me for a whole ten minutes before my Mom finally put down the menus and picked up the bag. 

The joy on my parents faces when they realized what was wrapped inside that bag is something I will never forget. We shared hugs, laughs and a few tears, and it certainly made for one of our most memorable Christmas' to date! I wouldn't change a thing about the way we shared our news with our families. I can hardly believe that over a month has gone by since we started spilling the beans. 

We are happily sailing through the second trimester and cannot wait to find out the baby's sex in a few short weeks! I am sure I will come up with a few unique ways to share that big news as well. 

I'll be back with more bumpdate info and pictures early next week!

10 comments:

Cari said...

what a wonderful way to tell!!

Jess Norden said...

How fun!!! I bet they were over the moon when they saw it!! I can't wait to see if it's a he or a she!!!

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

I am totally teary-eyed over here! What a fun way to share the big news with your family. Are you feeling girl or boy right now?

Mateya said...

So fun! Telling you're families is a feeling you will never forget! Such a special moment!

Mommy Mandy said...

Such a cute way to tell them!!

Shannon said...

What a cute way to tell them. Christmas is such a great time to announce a pregnancy.

When we told our parents we gave my mom and his parents a frame that had stuff about grandchildren on it and put a piece of paper in the picture part that said 'Picture to deliver in 9 months'. It was a great moment.

Julie said...

I have yet to make an announcement like that but I have all sorts of cute ideas for my Dad...as for my inlaws they won't care how they find out, they just aren't into cutesy stuff.

Ellen A. said...

Aw... how sweet! I love the frame. I actually announced my pregnancy at Christmas this year too with an "I *heart* grandma/pa" frames. When my mom opened it, she burst in to tears... definitely makes for a great Christmas memory!

Annie said...

congratulations on your pregnancy, Pam! i love how you told your families!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

What a wonderful way to tell them!