When Logan and I found out we were having a baby, we could hardly contain ourselves! We couldn’t wait to share the news with our families and friends, and immediately started brainstorming some fun ways to share the big news!
The first to find out were the dogs (of course). We showed them the ultrasound picture as soon as we got home from the first appointment and one was definitely more excited than the other.
And then we made them pose with the picture … poor dogs.
The first humans to find out were the grandmas and grandpas! For my parents, we purchased some children’s books about grandmas and grandpas (my mom is an elementary teacher, too) and wrote a note to them from the baby. We were celebrating birthdays that weekend and it was right around Father’s Day when we told them, so a present didn’t seem out of the ordinary. My mom immediately “got it” and started crying, but my dad took a little bit longer. Finally, after what seemed like minutes later he said, “Wait, are you pregnant?” Haha, gotta love dads!
Logan’s parents were already grandparents times three, so we wanted to think of a different way to tell them. We were meeting them for dinner right around the same time, so they had birthday presents for us and we had gifts for them, too! I found these cute mugs on Etsy, perfect for repeat grandparents!
Next up, were our siblings. My little sister, Elena, has been bugging us for a couple years to have a baby, so we knew she’d be excited! I ordered a onesie off of Etsy that said, “I (heart) my Aunt Elena” for her to unwrap. Her reaction was pretty priceless, but you’ll have to head over to our Facebook page to check out the video.
A couple of weeks later, we headed down to Dallas to celebrate the engagement of Logan’s brother, Paul. We wanted to share the news with him in person, but didn’t want to take away from his excitement, so we waited until the last night to tell him before flying out the next day. I printed off a fake wedding R.S.V.P. card and we told him and his new fiance we’d filled out our card a little early. They were both very surprised and excited to know we’d have a baby in tow for the wedding! We weren’t quite as creative in telling his other two siblings, but they were very excited as well!
We head to Lake Okoboji every year over the 4th of July with all of my extended family who we are very close with, too, so we knew that would be the perfect time to tell them! I put together some little gift bags with candy and fireworks that said, “Our hearts are going to explode with love – Our little firecracker due January 2017.” (Find the printable here) Everyone was very excited – again, the girls caught on much more quickly than the guys, but some seemed to have an idea already 🙂 We had gone out for lunch a few weeks before and instead of ordering my typical sandwich or salad, Baby was wanting a giant chicken friend steak with mashed potatoes and green beans, haha! My aunts and cousin said they had a hunch after that!
After we’d told all of the family and our close friends, it was time to share the big news on social media! We hired Kristin Polking to take some announcement pictures with us and the dogs so that we could document this exciting time in our lives!
Thanks for stopping by today! How did you share the big news with your family and friends?