"What do you get when you put 2 soon-to-be nonnas in a room together and tell them you are pregnant? The most insane and exciting reaction possible!"
There's no doubt that hearing they're going to be a grandparent for the first time will drown any parent's brain cells in joy. Their child bringing life into this world will definitely leave them surprised. Despite excitement and thrill being a normal reaction to such news, these two grandmothers have entirely stolen the moment with their beyond ecstatic and shrilling reaction when they were informed their children are pregnant.
Lina Siciliano, a 36-year-old from New Jersey, was pregnant with her first child when she decided to break the news to her mom, Serafina, and her mother-in-law, Connie, in May 2019, reports TODAY. Since Siciliano and her husband are both the youngest in their families, she expected the mothers' reactions to be memorable and decided to film their reactions on her phone.
"It was their babies having babies. I definitely thought that they would get up and maybe hug me and my husband and congratulate us," she said. "But their reaction was overwhelming to the point where I was shocked. I felt like I was the one being surprised!"
In the video, the nonnas can be seen sitting on a living room couch, accepting framed ultrasound pictures from Siciliano's husband. When Connie realizes what she is looking at, both mothers let their children—and possibly the entire neighborhood and galaxy—know how excited they are. "Are you f****** kidding? Are you kidding?" Connie asks in the video. "She's pregnant!"
The grandmothers scream and yell, throwing their arms in the air and collapsing into the couch. They then hug each other and ask "How many?" To which Siciliano responds, "It's very early. I'm only, I'm going to be 9 weeks."
The grandmothers then erupt into another raucous round of screams, hugging and kissing each other in celebration of the family's new member. "Oh, I got to get another job!" Connie exclaimed before Serafina gets up to embrace her daughter and the video ends. "The best thing is they're not acting," Siciliano said of her mother and mother-in-law's reaction. "It's so organic and hysterical."
The video was posted on Instagram by @yournonnas as a throwback captioned: "What do you get when you put 2 soon-to-be nonnas in a room together and tell them you are pregnant? The most insane and exciting reaction possible! This will always be my favorite video."
People in the comments seemed just as excited as the nonnas were. "THIS IS THE BEST REACTION EVER!" wrote nicksmithnews. "Omggggg that is the best. Oh my God, this is so great they can't stop screaming I love love love love love love this. and congratulations," commented diva_mom1718. "This is the most precious reaction ever!! Can you just imagine how much fun this child is going to have with these 2? Congratulations to everyone!!" added fabibelli.
"My favorite thing is just the reactions of everyone viewing it," Siciliano said. "(The video) is totally relatable but also... oh my god." She added that the grandmothers "are very aware" of the public's reaction to their excitement and are "all about it."
Siciliano explained, "I wanted them in the room because we're just very close. I lost my dad a couple of years ago and my husband lost his dad a couple of years ago. They're just part of our family."
Siciliano is now the mother of three-year-old Christian and 18-month-old Enzo. Serafina and Connie were both in the labor and delivery room when Christian was born. "Connie watches Christian two days a week, then my mom actually comes over religiously—I'm not even kidding you, she's not missed a day since Christian was born—every single weekend," Siciliano said.
"Every time my son, Christian, leaves Connie's house he has a new toy, new snacks, new whatever," she added. "Every time my mom comes over on the weekend, she has a bag full of a million things." At one point Siciliano and her husband even offered to put Christian in daycare for an extra day. Connie's response? "Absolutely not."
"Both of our moms don't have their husbands, they don't have anybody at home, so being able to spend time with the family, especially their grandkids, is a fulfillment," Siciliano said.