Telling Family You’re Pregnant (Long Distance)

Being 7+hours away from my family was a difficult transition for me but it was extremely difficult to tell them that Jordan and I were expecting when they were so far away!

I wanted it to be memorable but I knew it would be such a surprise that I knew it also needed to be something private.

We (I) ultimately decided the best way to tell them was with a gift! I mean, who doesn’t like presents, right?

I created “Baby Boxes” for both of my parents and also Jordan’s mother.



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Each box contained:

  • Pacifier
  • Baby Hat
  • Baby Bottle
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Poem

The Poem read:

“I do not have a face to see or put inside a frame.

I do not have soft cheeks to kiss, I don’t yet have a name.

You can’t yet hold my tiny hands or whisper in my ear.

It’s still too soon to sing a song or cuddle me so near.

But all that will change on July 11th, when Mommy & Daddy say I am due!

I am your sweet new grandbaby, and I can’t wait to meet you!”

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Luckily, I have really amazing stepparents who were willing to film both my parents’ reactions! It is so wonderful to look back now and laugh at how nervous I was to tell them!


Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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