Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Completed Puzzle

Those of you who commented on the last post were absolutely right! This is how we announced to our family that I am pregnant. We are so thankful and excited to be expecting our second child!

(The words say: "Five weeks, 1/7th centimeter." My husband was actually the one who made the puzzle, and he wanted to make sure that the message wasn't too obvious to the grandparents as they were putting it together. That's why he wrote in Spanish)

By the way, I'd love to hear about fun or creative ways that you or someone you know has announced a pregnancy! I look forward to reading your comments!

7 comments:

Terra Jones said...

How fun!!!

What was the reaction??

With both, we had a couple of scenarios

Baby #1 - my mom. I had to tell her over the phone b/c we weren't planning on seeing her for some time

Baby #1 - the inlaws. We gave them bibs saying "I love my grandma/pa" MIL about passed out, lol

Baby#2 - the inlaws. Son #1 wore a onesie I made that said, "I'm the big brother" ...MIL read it and said, "That's cute!" FIL said, "Um...READ it again!" ...again w/ the near passing out, lol

Baby #2- my mom. We put on our Christmas cards, "Love, Zach, Terra, Keaton and Baby Jones" She read it....re-read it...counted us and pointed to my belly, lol :)

emw said...

Congrats! I LOVE your blog by the way. I have a 4 month old so I have been bookmarking your ideas like crazy to use when she's a tad older. I passed this idea on to a friend who's plotting how to tell family she's expecting this Christmas. Fun idea!

Mandi said...

Congratulations!

We just found out we're expecting #4, and this is the first time we've announced it in a "fun" way. We've always just blurted it out before.

This time, I sent them all a picture riddle by email. The first picture was an August calendar with the 12th circled. The second was a chocolate covered pretzel. And the third was our youngest in an "I'm the big sister" shirt. It was a lot of fun! I also posted it on my blog: http://mythreedoodles.blogspot.com/2008/12/picture-riddle.html

Congrats again!

Serena said...

With our first, we found out right after a trip to Seattle, so when we got our photos printed, we stuck a little note in between them saying "We're pregnant", then went over to my in-laws to 'show them our trip pictures'. My mother-in-law was going through the pictures, asking questions, enjoying herself, but when she got to the note, she about jumped out of her skin. It was great!

Ti said...

Congratulations! I didn't have a fun, exciting way of announcing either of my pregnancies. I just stood there with the test stick. Picture, "deer in the headlights"

Sandi said...

We made a new label for a bottle of sparkling apple cider that said "Bambinos Whine" and went over to my parents' house to share it with them. My dad got the point right away and had the biggest smile on his face, while my mom just stared at the bottle in confusion for a few seconds.

emw said...

Congrats! I LOVE your blog by the way. I have a 4 month old so I have been bookmarking your ideas like crazy to use when she's a tad older. I passed this idea on to a friend who's plotting how to tell family she's expecting this Christmas. Fun idea!