Thursday, December 10, 2015

Announcing a Pregnancy to the Future Grandparents

Announcing a pregnancy, telling the parents that you're pregnant and they'll soon be grandparents, is such an exciting time in a family's life. When you really want to surprise mom and dad, you might want to "freak out" the future grandparents with this pregnancy announcement keepsake ornament.


Isn't it fun? The design was created with the popular "Keep Calm" trend in mind but, as the designer says, "Who are we kidding, no one is calm when a new baby is on the way!"

It's a two-sided ornament with more of the pertinent pregnancy details on the back. Customize the due date or compose your own message. You'll find variations for aunts, uncles, grandma, and grandpa (separately) in the artist's store along with additional designs.

For a slightly more formal announcement, I like this card design, also customizable: 

Or, this artistic design on a high-quality card would make a beautiful keepsake, worthy of a frame or at least a prominent spot in the future baby's baby book:


You'll find more ideas for pregnancy announcements when you visit the links above. 

So now . . . What's your pregnancy announcement story? 

Our contributor Nancy Hardin shared this with us yesterday, on the day that this blog was born: "When my eldest daughter told me she was expecting, I was overjoyed. But that joy was magnified when after an ultra-sound, I learned she was expecting twins. My twin granddaughters were born, on the 9th of December, 1983, the very date of your new blog, but of course with a different year!"

I love that! Now it's your turn.

Do you have a "Gonna-be-a-grandma" or "How we told our parents we were expecting" story? Don't be shy! Our readers and I would love if you'd share it in a comment below. 

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations Susan, this blog is truly a winner! It looks wonderful, bright and happy, and I know the content will match its promise.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Appreciate your support and participation! <3

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  2. Becoming a grandmom for the first time is so very exciting. Being a grandmom 10 years later and hearing the news again - just as exciting only all now that is cluttered with fuzzy warm thoughts and images of the grandbabies already born. Love mine beyond belief.

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    1. Lots of emotion in your response, Lorelei. I'm looking forward to experiencing some of those feelings someday. Your grands are very blessed to have you!

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  3. It was our son's first Halloween party, and I was wearing my famous Hippie costume. I never noticed that all night long my daughter didn't have any alcohol to drink. At the end of the party she looked at my wife and I and said I'm going to have a baby. My knees buckled and tears began to roll down my face. That was our first grandson Bobby, and now we have 3 more.

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    1. What a fabulous story! Thank you so much for sharing that, Sam. I think I'm going to cry!

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  4. Friends of my daughter were expecting their first baby and had an announcement all prepared to send out with their Christmas cards similar to the one above with the three pairs of shoes. Just before they were ready to mail them out, they discovered the 'baby' was TWINS. They had to quick redo the announcement to add another pair of shoes! ;) (The twin boys are now nearly 2). :)

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    1. Oh, Elf, what a wonderful story about the twins! Twin stories are especially fun since there's usually the initial announcement followed by the "There's two of them!" announcement. Thank you so very much for sharing that precious story. I love it!

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