After opening the box, she starts shouting out of joy and running around the house. She then goes to her son shouting, 'Oh my God! Oh my God!'
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 12, 2023. It has since been updated.
Grandparents are the ones who are happiest when they get to know that their children are having kids. Their reaction just says it all. In a heartwarming video posted by Paige Eggert— @paige.pauline—on TikTok, she and her husband are seen breaking the news of her pregnancy to her mother-in-law. The soon-to-be grandma couldn't hold back her happiness and jumped up and down with joy. In the video, Paige's husband can be heard telling his mother that they brought a gift for his dad. The grandma opens the gift box and sees baby clothes. She starts shouting out of joy and running around the house. She comes back and takes a look at the baby's clothes again and goes to her son shouting, "Oh my God! Oh my God!"
She then hugs both her son and daughter-in-law and says, "I'm so happy." Her son tells her that the baby is expected to arrive on July 20, 2023. The video ends with her again looking at the baby's clothes and shouting, "Oh my God! What a blessing! What a blessing! What a blessing!" She looks quite emotional at that moment. The video has more than 37k views and is captioned, "Here’s the whole video... By far, my favorite reaction. Our baby is already SO LOVED."
Many on the social media platform fell in love with the grandma's reaction. @stacied89 commented, "Hahahah this is amazing!" @mrsvasquez expressed, "I’m so emotional watching this! I had the same reaction when I found out I was going to be a grandma." @beautiful_dizaster14 wrote, "Awww congratulations!!!! My first is due July 19th! Best feeling in the world. So happy for you." @dawnoneill shared, "Beautiful!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! That’s one happy grandmother." @syvfintness_ commented, "Her reaction is priceless omg!!!" @burpbubbles wrote, "Usually people don’t stay with cardio *immediately starts doing cardio around the house*"
Another grandmother, Barbara Costella, shared tips on "how to mother a new mother." She posted an Instagram video in which she said: "Everybody, it's Babs. Did your mother ever tell you how to mother a new mother? It's not as straightforward as you might think." Costello, 73, starts off with how a friend can help out a new mother. "Drop off a meal. Beef Fajita dumb meal – easy for you, easy for them. They can pop it in a slow cooker or in a freezer until they're ready to use it. Don't forget the fixings. We've got avocado, a little sour cream, and tortillas, all ready to go," says Babs.
She then moves on to talk about how moms could help out their daughters. "As the mom, pamper your daughter, and if you can, try to be there as long as she may need you. Just take it day by day. For her first, I was there for three weeks. For number three, I stayed a week. That's all she needed me," says the grandma. "As the mother-in-law, I check in with my son and daughter-in-law before the baby's arrival to see where they needed me. Usually, stack the refrigerator, get those car seats in because I'm taking the older kids home."
Costello's husband, Mr. Babs, had some suggestions for new dads as well. "As a dad, when my kids were newborns, it was important for me to step up even more than usual. To give Babs more time with the baby and time to rest. Sometimes, just checking in every day with 'how you doing, hon?' goes a long way," he shared.