J.B. asks from Livermore, CA on January 22, 2009
Fun Way of Telling in Laws Baby's Gender
We are finding out the gender of our little one this Monday and I wanted to gather some fun ideas of how to tell my mother in law. Her 50th birthday is coming up, and I wanted to make it memorable. How did you break the news? Any ideas would be great. Thank you!!!
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W.M. answers from Sacramento on January 24, 2009
My cousin brought out balloons from the bedroom and put them in front of my aunt. One said its a boy and the other said its a girl. They were then telling her that her youngest daughter was expecting her third child. But maybe you can do latex balloons with a letter inside each one, and she has to pop them, then unscramble the letters into the words? Just a thought.
K.I. answers from San Francisco on January 23, 2009
Bake a little cake, pink cake for girl blue for boy, and then frost it so you can not tell and they have to cut into it.
Birthday gift with pink or blue baby clothes in it.
A.C. answers from Sacramento on January 22, 2009
You could run to the book store and get a few girl-related books... things about raising girls or boys, or grandmother/granddaughter(son) letter writing kits, or girlie/boyish books she can read to him/her someday, etc.
K.B. answers from San Francisco on January 22, 2009
What my husband and I did was to get a little free-standing stained glass lamp that opened up on one side. We made a photo-grade copy of the sonogram (one where you could see which "parts" were there and which weren't.) We put the photo inside the lamp. My Mom opened it thinking thinking the lamp was the only gift, but got a lovely surprise inside too! You might look at Hallmark-type shops if you want to do this.
Another fun thing to do might be to hide a sonogram photo INSIDE her birthday cake in a baby food jar.
Have fun and good luck.
R.F. answers from San Francisco on January 23, 2009
With my son, we got them a boy-themed, sterling silver photo frame and on a blank piece of paper in it we said: "Coming mm-dd-yr (due date)" (Of course we were 99.9% sure he was a he because we had an amnio.)
They had to think for a few seconds and then had the frame ready to go as soon as he was born.
A.T. answers from Stockton on January 23, 2009
Get a "blank" puzzle kit from a party store and write "It's a ______!!!" on it and have her put it together.
If you're having a girl - give her a bunch of really girlie hairclips and bows, etc. and those little tiny pony tail holders gift wrapped as her birthday prezzie with a note saying "Start practicing!!" Get a little Thomas the Train set if it's a boy - she'll need to be an expert putting that stuff together.
OR give her a birthday card from the baby and sign it "Love, your youngest grandaughter/grandson"!!!!
Congrats on the bun in the oven!!
C.B. answers from San Francisco on January 23, 2009
My ultrasound was the week before Mother's Day. Although it was very difficult, here's what we did. My husband couldn't wait, so the nurse told him. (That was the hard part because he would keep giving me conflicting hints all week long, the bugger.) Then he had her write down what the gender was in a card. We had everyone over for Mother's Day, and I opened the card for the first time with everyone present. It was very special because we all got to find out at the same time. There were some very shocked faces as everyone thought I was having a boy but it was A GIRL!!!! So if you want to make her 50th special, maybe you can have her open the card? Just a thought.
A.F. answers from Fresno on January 23, 2009
If your mother in law lives near you and will be caring for your new baby at times (even if only once in a while) it would be fun to give her a gift bag (or diaper bag) filled with all of the things she might need while caring for her new grand baby. If you are having a girl for instance you could fill a girley tote bag with Pink pacifiers, Bottles, onsies, burp cloths, puddle pads, teethers, etc... This is also a great way to make her feel needed and included in this little ones life.
Or you could get on line and look for a book about Granddaughters/Grandsons & their grandmother then you could write a nice letter to her inside the book that she could cherish forever.
I.L. answers from Bakersfield on January 23, 2009
I love this kind of stuff! How fun for all of you!!
When we told our family it was around Easter, so we bought little plastic eggs and put the tiniest little pink socks in them that we could find.
Work with the birthday thing. Wrap a tiny little present with tiny lil pink slippers for a girl, or tiny little boy dress shoes.
Take lots of pictures, it will be a wonderful moment for all!
Please come back and tell us what you decided to do and her reaction!
M.T. answers from Bakersfield on January 23, 2009
We sent my mom flowers and had the information written on the little card that is included. We wished her a happy birthday and I typed our names and then put "Baby Boy" with our last name. It was so much fun! My dad took a picture of her reading the card and she cried she was so happy. I'm sure you'll get more creative ideas from everyone else. All the best and be sure to share what you guys end up doing and how it all went.
S.H. answers from San Francisco on January 23, 2009
How about blowing up the ultrasound picture and framing it!