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    Default How to tell my Grandparents they are about to become Great Grandparents?

    Any advice on how to tell my grandparents they are about to become Great Grandparents? They are about to go away for a month so i want to tell them in the next few days.

    They are very umm i guess the word is dignified people, elegant almost so I’ve been trying to think of something that isn’t too cheesy, having no luck.

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    I took my laptop over to there house with my ultrasound cd. Loaded on the computer while we were all busy talking and then out of nowhere I said " hey, I've got a photo to show you, it's really cool". They were so excited the moment they saw it, knew exactly what it was

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    If they are dignified and elegant I don't feel that a gimmick is at all necessary, remember when people would just say " We are expecting a baby in 6 months" instead of printing t-shirts and making gifts? I am sure that the excitement of the announcement is enough!

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    I went to visit my grandparents and told them I wanted to talk about family history (they were always up for a trip down memory lane).

    I asked them what they both remembered of their grandparents, and then what they remembered about their great grandparents. I then asked what they'd like their new ggchild to know and remember about them.

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    One of my friends recently gave her grandparents a small box with a picture of the first scan in a beautiful frame. You could also attach a lovely little card about what it means to become 'great grandparents'!

    Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    I went to visit my grandparents and told them I wanted to talk about family history (they were always up for a trip down memory lane).

    I asked them what they both remembered of their grandparents, and then what they remembered about their great grandparents. I then asked what they'd like their new ggchild to know and remember about them.
    Oh gawd this made me cry! Blardy hormones!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet belle View Post
    I took my laptop over to there house with my ultrasound cd. Loaded on the computer while we were all busy talking and then out of nowhere I said " hey, I've got a photo to show you, it's really cool". They were so excited the moment they saw it, knew exactly what it was
    I did this too!

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    I gave my g'parents a bunch of photos of general things, and at the end had a pic of our scan and a message 'meet your great grandchild'.

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    Awwwwww, some of these ideas are so special!

    I have to say, I'm a bit jealous! My parents are both one of six children so it'll be about the 50th great grandchild on each side, nothing special!

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    I just asked grandma if she wanted to be a great grandma... The look on her face was priceless... She has 20 grandkids but my ds1 was her first great... She was thrilled


 

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