Some moms on the Today show got the surprise of their lives when they thought they were being treated to a special Broadway performance from Violet in Rockefeller Center as part of a lead up to Mother’s Day, and instead found out that they’re going to be grandmas—as one-by-one, their daughters walked up on stage and held up a card that read: “I’m pregnant!”
Simultaneously, seven grandmas-to-be—and the rest of the country watching the surprise birth announcement live on TV—were excited and in tears at the same time. The expressions on the grandmas’ faces as they heard the news was absolutely priceless. Plus there were gasps and screams, huge grins, hugs and kisses, and tears of joy.
“I’m so excited—I don’t know what to say, I’m flabbergasted,” one grandmother-to-be exclaimed.
“You had no idea?” Matt Lauer asked.
“Absolutely none!” she cried.
The daughters said they were about to burst because they couldn’t have kept such a big secret from their moms for much longer. It’s tough, because when you find out you’re pregnant, you might be so happy that you want the world to know—but at the same time you want to make sure all is going fine with the pregnancy before you tell too many people. Holding it in is the hardest thing ever! So to keep it to yourself when your surprise is even bigger than the baby news (which is already huge!) must have been nearly impossible.
In yet another twist, the mamas-to-be weren’t the only ones dolling out the surprises—they received one themselves, too: Each was gifted with a new baby stroller filled with baby products and a $500 gift card. In Oprah fashion, Savannah Guthrie yelled out, “Everybody gets a stroller, and a grandbaby! Congratulations!”
Needless to say, this Sunday will be a Mother’s Day these soon-to-be moms and grandmas will never forget! But you have to wonder, how are they going to top this Mother’s Day present next year? Oh, right, by actually having them spend it with their grandchildren. Nothing trumps one-on-one time with a new baby!
Cue the waterworks! While you never know how children are going to take the news that mom and dad are having another baby, Faithlyn and Ethan Ouellette (ages 6 and 3, respectively) are caught on camera reacting in such an overwhelmingly happy way—with a mix of open-mouthed awe, screams and hugs—that you can’t help but want to jump up and down for them, too (as you discretely shed a tear, or um, a thousand!).
Their parents, Hannah and Jacob—who call Denver home—wanted to surprise the two with mom’s pregnancy news on Easter. They gave each child a clue to unwrap: a sonogram of baby number three. After a little help deciphering the hint, Faithlyn couldn’t contain herself. “You’re having a baby in your tummy right now?” she asks, as a huge grin comes over her face and she gives her mom a massive bear hug and goes into a super-sweet fit of giggles. “Oh my God, I can’t thank you enough!”
The. Best. Birth Announcement. Reaction. Ever! Right? Doesn’t every parent hope their children will be this excited about a new sibling? We can only hope!
There was no formal baby announcement, not even a tweet. Instead, Lake Bell let her baby bump do the talking as she walked the red carpet at a Vanity Fair bash during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Lake—who can next be seen in the Million Dollar Arm, out May 16—wore a body-con burgundy jumpsuit that accentuated her beautiful belly, making her pregnancy known loud and clear.
This will be the first child for Lake and her artist husband, Scott Cambell, whom she married last June in New Orleans. The cute couple met back in 2011 on the set of Lake’s HBO show, How to Make It in America.