Thursday, June 20, 2013

Creative Way to Tell the Kids You're Pregnant (and Video)

When I shared our special news on Tuesday, I was so blessed by all the kind comments you all left here on the blog as well as on Facebook and Twitter. I promised to share some of the details of this experience (good and bad), so I thought I'd start with the good and show you all how we told the kids that they could expect a new sibling. I didn't want to spend any money, and didn't have time to do anything super-crafty, so this is what we came up with as a creative pregnancy announcement.
Creative Way to Tell the Kids You're Pregnant, at Serenity Now


I had about three minutes to put this together because we had somewhere to go, so I grabbed some plain white paper and made a quick announcement card. Natalie was very excited because she thought we were going to give her some money.
How to Tell the Kids You're Pregnant, from Serenity Now

The inside had a very early ultrasound photo taped on one side and a message on the other. We asked Natalie to read it to Michaela Byrd, who as you can see, took an extra moment to comprehend the news. 
How to Tell the Kids You're Pregnant, from Serenity Now


I'll let you see their reaction with this video. (If you're in a reader or reading this via email, you'll need to click over to the blog to see the video) I will preface it by saying that Natalie's dance recital was earlier that day, hence the ridiculous sequined headband in her hair that she refused to take off.



I feel lucky that they took the news well. I've seen other videos on YouTube of kids crying or stalking off angrily. I'm sure my girls will have their *moments* with their new sibling, but for now it's all they can talk about. Natalie is, in her own words, "really good at babies."

Have you done any creative pregnancy announcements with kids? How did they handle the news?

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29 comments:

  1. This is priceless Amanda!!!!!! A memory captured and something to show baby too when he/she's older!! love it!

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  2. I wish I could tell if the girls were excited! ;) We're all so excited!

    Susu

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  3. That is awesome, Amanda!! I love how excited the girls are. ♥

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  4. The video is so cute! I love how excited they are.

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  5. Hahaha! Their reactions are priceless! They'll be such great big sisters!

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  6. So adorable!! I loved watching this, Amanda. Thanks for sharing it and congrats on your wonderful news!

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  7. That's just made me cry! I love a good reaction to baby news, but that was fabulous!!! Congratulations!

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  8. That is too sweet! With our second, we took our families out our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner. We had great grandparents, aunts and uncles as well as our parents, brothers and our oldest son. We had custom fortune cookies made with special announcements inside like "as your family grows, so does your love", "another tax deduction is on it's way"...everyone had something different and after thinking that they should give them to me, they put two and two together. It was super fun.

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  9. Oh my goodness, so cute!! Congratulations to you, T, and the girls :)
    -Menden

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  10. that is so cute. I love that you're "getting" a baby, like a stork is just dropping one off. super cute.

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  11. OH MY GOSH!!! First off, congratulations!!! And secondly, this video made me cry! How sweet that they are so excited about it! What a wonderful mama you are, Amanda!

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  12. Too cute! Love their enthusiasm! So happy for your family!

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

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  13. That is soo cute!! It made me teary. They'll be great big sisters! =) Congratulations!!

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  14. haha awww "We're getting a baby!!" :) Too cute.

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  15. Awe...they were soooo cute! I especially loved Michaela's reaction! Congratulations

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  16. When I was expecting my 6th. I told my older girls but, hadnt told my 9 yr old son yet. One night at dinner I was sitting back and he puts in hand on my tummy and says "you're pregnant" when I said uh huh he pumps his fist in the air and says "Yes! that means we can come visit you in the hospital in 9 months" (I was about 4-5 months pregnant already)
    My friend also recently told me that her 12 yr old daughter was begging her to have another one and she is one of 8.

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  17. Oh my goodness their reactions were priceless! Congratulations!!!

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  18. So cute and so very cool that you did this! What a wonderful memory that you can show the new baby when he/she gets older!!

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  19. I just had time to watch the video - how precious! They are so excited and will be great big sisters.

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  20. Your girls had the best reaction ever! Such a cute video! I am so happy for you Amanda! I know I have been absent from the blog scene for a while but I just had to come over and tell you CONGRATS!

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  21. Girl, so many happy tears as Avey and I watched (and reached) this video! So happy for your newest blessing!~erin

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  22. This is so cute and I know you'll cherish it forever. Congratulations!!

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  23. Priceless Amanda! You are gonna have to frame that card!!

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  24. "We're getting a baby!" I love it! I have been meaning to click over and read about this since I saw your teaser on FB. Congratulations!

    Your girls will have the best time. We recently added a surprise caboose to our family and the novelty STILL hasn't worn off for my kids!

    Even though I've been pretty absent from the blog scene, I look forward to hearing about your adventure! I'll be checking back more frequently! It sounds like things might not have been completely smooth so far, and I know how that is too - so I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. :)

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  25. Ah! How CUTE! Their reaction is priceless. Congratulations, Amanda! What a blessing :) Praying for you!

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  26. Their reaction was priceless!!! It moved me to tears! I'm so happy for all of you :-)

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