So I think we ALL can relate when we look into the future and you think ” For sure I’m going to make sure I do that when (insert special life event here) happens!”.
I always said I would keep track of my pregnancy and share the crazy ( and its ALLLLL crazy) things that happen during this adventure……
……and here I sit 21/40 weeks – and Ive blogged NOTHING. I’m horrible. LOL. It always seems like a great idea when its in the future!
But here it is- my first pregnancy blog! I follow lots of moms and mamas-to-be on Instagram (HELLO- is anyone else obsessed with Jillan Harris or Melissa Cole? ) and while I cant promise this will be anywhere as glam or beautiful – I hope it brings you some laughs and some ideas for when the time comes for you!
And PLEASE – share your experiences and thoughts and crazy moments too – whether or not your pregnant, trying or just along for the ride- we’re all in this together right???
This first blog I really wanted to share with you how I shared my news that I was pregnant! You always see this on facebook or instagram and everyone has the coolest ideas so this was super intimidating! This is the first grandchild on both our sides – so sharing with the parents was HUGE!
First was Bobbys parents! We had them over for brunch and served them coffee in these cute cups….
We invited them over for brunch and at the bottom of their coffee mugs was a special message! It was hilarious – Bobs dad finished his coffee first and asked his mom if she was done hers and she said she wasnt going to have anymore….then he gulped it down for her haha.
In the land of divorced parents – it can be tough trying to coordinate all the announcements together – making sure everyone finds out the same weekend and no feelings are hurt!! My parents – as you may or may not know – are divorced but I’m pretty lucky they get along for the most part!
We told my mom and her husband Bill on a Friday night when we had them over for dinner…….and I cant believe she didnt catch on that I wasnt having wine! At dinner….we asked how she liked the wine……check out the label……
It took her a minute to catch on…in fact she laughed and said ” What are you announcing something Jack?” …… then she realized we were 😛 . Tears to follow of course. I don’t know anyone more excited to be a grandma – she even bought a new sewing machine so if you need receiving blankets, bibs, clothes etc – I’m pretty sure she has made enough to open her own store!
Lastly it was time for my Dads side. We had a big Chinese dinner and everyone got their fortune cookies at the end!
The announcements were so fun – and everyone was super excited!! Id love to hear your ideas and feel free to steal these – they def weren’t original haha.
All of the information on where to order everything is as follows:
Mugs: Etsy – The Critter Nest $34 for both
Wine Labels: The Ultrasound is my own (of course haha) and the labels are from Staples $18- super easy to print – they give you outlines and everything!
Fortune Cookies: Fortune Cookie Games $55 for 25 Custom Cookies . Thank you to Louise – she is amazing and does great work – you can really customize these for anything!
Until next time! xox Jack ( & Baby Sweeney!)