There are so many exciting ways to break the news.
Here’s how we did it.
Given that I see Alberto’s parents every day (I’m spoiled by his mom, which will be an entire post on its own), we told them the very night that we found out. I placed the pregnancy test in a box and wrapped it as an “early Christmas present.” I wrote “Congratulations Grandparents,” under the lid. I was only about 4/5 weeks pregnant, but we just couldn’t wait! As you can see, his mom didn’t quite get it at first and it didn’t quite go as planned. It was still a magical moment!
We wanted to make sure that we told our parents face-to-face which meant waiting until our trip to Florida for Christmas to tell my family. The week of Christmas I was 6 weeks pregnant, so the baby was “the size of a jelly bean” according to my What to Expect app. I wrote out a card for each of them saying, “This week your GRANDCHILD is the size of a jellybean,” and put one Jelly Belly jellybean in the envelope. When I handed them the cards I explained that this was their Christmas present, that Alberto and I had our wedding to worry about so we couldn’t do much, just the tiny present in the envelope. Here are their reactions:
How did you find out about your grandchild? How did you surprise your parents with the big news?