Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Telling the Parents

How to tell them? How do you tell your parents that they're about to be grandparents? That they will have a new title and a new addition to their family? This took quite a bit of deliberation. We wanted to do something original and memorable. First, we had to figure out timing. We were almost ten weeks along, and we figured we had the perfect opportunity. My parents were coming through the Twin Cities and we had them over for dinner. We arranged to see Brent's parents only a couple of days later. Then we came up with a plan: We would capture their reactions on camera. While telling my parents, Brent would take the photo. After counting to three, I would announce "we're having a baby" while Brent continued to take photo after photo of their reactions. I took the camera when we told his family. Here are the shots. Please excuse the poor iphone quality!
Me telling my parents.

My mom figured it out first.

Finally, my dad gets clued in and asks, "are you serious?"

And then we told Brent's parents. Here's Brent about to tell them. They have no idea what's about to hit them.

Still no reaction. Brent's waiting for it.

Figuring it out.

Now they believe it.

But they're still shocked!

We're so glad everyone knows now! These pics will definitely be put in the baby book.


Liv said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful moment in time to capture on film. Great idea. Per your last post, it is absolutely ok to be thrilled and scared at the same time! Enjoy the ride - it's wild and wonderful. :)

Mariah and Byron Edgington said...

Congrats Anna & Brent (and 'aunt' Carol)

Carol Bruess and Anna Kudak said...

Thanks, Liv and Mariah and Byron! We're all very excited.

Grace said...

what a funny idea! i love that you captured those moments on your iphone.