how did you tell your parents that you where pregnant?

Netherlands
January 30, 2007 3:35pm CST
i bought a first aid kit and i put in some babystuff, shoes, babyshampoo, and other small things! they didn't understand it when they get the stuff out of that box! those funny faces i won'tforget it no way! after 5 minutes they understood what was going on, scream, cry celebrations, nice to remember! the surprise was so big because they thougt i didn't want to have children so tell me your story!
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I didn't have to tell my mom that I was pregnant. She guessed because I all of a sudden quit smoking and told her that I could't smoke anymore. When I came home from my first appointment my dad asked me why I had gotten blood drawn and I told him that I knew whaat I was giving him for his wedding anniversary. He looked confused and asked me what I was talking about. I responded by telling him that he was going to be a grandpa and that my baby was due on their anniversary.
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• Netherlands
1 Feb 07
great! and at what day did the baby came? most of the time they come whenever they want to!
• United States
1 Feb 07
He was due on September 1st, but he ended up waiting until September 4th instead. The funny thing is that the fourth of September is exactly six months away from my dad's birthday.
• United States
1 Feb 07
That is a unique way to let someone know they will be grandparents. I love it. Grandparents will need these items when the grandbaby visits. When I told my mother she was going to be a grandmother, I just told her that I was late and we both knew I was pregnant. It hadn't been confirmed, but we knew. I remember my husband's mother not being so receptive to the entire concept. She had 2 grandchildren that were in their teens.
• Netherlands
1 Feb 07
yes i understand! your mothers first grandchild, it must be exciting for her! and your mother in law have already two, but i think she liked it also don't you think?
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• Netherlands
1 Feb 07
mothers and mothers in law always react different i think! when it is your daughter, the one you gave birth i think it is more special then having a son who becomes a dady don't you think?
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@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I bought a card for my mom it was a congratulations card for an expecting grand parent!
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I just called my mom and said "Hey, Mom, I went to the doctor today." She asked me why I went and I told her "To confirm I'm pregnant." She was so shocked that she just hung up on me. Haha. She called me right back, though, and asked me when I was due and stuff. If I lived closer, I wouldn't have told her over the phone, but we live 1000 miles apart so there wasn't much else I could do. She was happy, though. Once it sunk in.
• Netherlands
1 Feb 07
haha that was funny, yes mothers are always in shock!
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• United States
8 Feb 07
My husband and I went to Build-A-Bear Workshop...where you make your own bear, stuff it, dress it and make a birth certificate. We put a sound chip in the bear that said "I love you Grandma and Grandpa" and we dressed it up like a baby. The birth certificate said the bear's name was "Baby" and it was being given to "Grandma and Grandpa" from "Mommy and Daddy". When my mom pulled it out of the box she started going "are you pregnant? are you pregnant?" but I just sat there and smiled and then when she read the certificate she started crying. Then she squeezed the foot where the soundchip was and started crying again. This is her first grandbaby and she had been bugging me for a grandbaby since the day my husband and I got married so she was really excited and emotional. We had been telling her that we were going to start trying "next year" and she didn't know that we had already been trying so she was really surprised. :)
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• Netherlands
8 Feb 07
wow, i saw it on the oprah show! we don't have that kind of shops here! this was realy a great idea!
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks for the best response! I didn't know someone on the Oprah show had done this!! I thought my husband and I were going to move away before I got pregnant so I tried to come up with some creative ways to tell them instead of just calling and saying it. This was the best one I came up with so when I got pregnant (after we'd decided not to move away) I just had to use it. :)
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Well my daughter was unexpected so of course i was terrified of telling my mom and hubbys mom(he was just my boyfriend at the time)..So since me and my mom were always like connected for our periods (ie. if she was late i was late and vice versa) i just asked her over the computer since she lives in anothe state if she was late she said no then she asked me if i was and of course i said yeah and she said well your pregnant lol....But hubbys mom was another story i just left out my paper that confirmed it on the table lol that was the easy one.. I love your idea though :) were trying for our second lol i'm just not that creative haha
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• Netherlands
9 Feb 07
well ofcourse you can use my idea!or somebody else his iedea from the other answers!
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
LOL...That is awesome and i am glad that you did in fact decide to have a child they are truly a gift sent from the lord above. I also have two daughters and i just told my mom both times that i was pregnant!!
• Netherlands
9 Feb 07
yes i am glad i did it! couldn't do any better!
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
8 Feb 07
i was living in Texas when I got pregnant and my parents were in Pennsylvania, so I just called my mom to tell her and she was so disappointed with me, i was crushed.
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• Netherlands
8 Feb 07
that's not nice to hear, hope she is happy now being a grandmother?
@yamiboo (466)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I told my mom that my period was delayed and since my husband was at work that time, I asked her to accompany me to my obstetrician/gyne for a checkup. So there, she was the first one in my family who found out since she was there when the doctor confirmed that I was pregnant. It was my mom who told everyone else in the family (my dad, sister, grandparents, etc.) And my husband and I were the ones who said the good news to his side of the family. I thought then that everyone would be shocked because they all knew that I wasn't planning on having a baby soon. But when we told them about it, everyone was so happy and thankful.
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• Netherlands
2 Feb 07
my parents couldn't keep it still the first weeks, so my aunt already new! so nice to hear that everybody was happy and thanfull!
• United States
2 Feb 07
I didn't tell them I was pregnant. That would've been weird. But when my wife found out she was pregnant, I called my folks. They said, "Hello?" Me: "S'up Grandpa!" "What?!" "You're going to be a grandpa!" and it went on from there.
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• Netherlands
2 Feb 07
haha yes that would be a miracle!
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
It was I think a month after we got married that I found out that I was pregnant already (I think my daugther is a honeymoon baby). Everybody was already expecting me to get pregnant rigth away because I'm the eldest in the family. The anouncement was really not something special. We we're just eating lunch and I just told my mom & dad that we have to tell them something. And to my dad's excitement, he immediately asked "Are you pregnant?" And I just said yes. So everybody was really happy and esctatic beacuse it is their first grandchild.
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• Netherlands
2 Feb 07
it is always nice to now they are happy with it!
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I was 20 and in college when i got pregnant. I was living aver an hour away from my parents so thank god or they would of killed me. so i told them on the phone. they were pissed, my mom hung up on me and didn't talk to me for 3 months.
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• Netherlands
1 Feb 07
sorry to hear that! i guess they are proud now? yes in this situation i use the phone! hope everything went well for you!