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Announcing your pregnancy is a time of great joy. Whether it’s your first time, tenth time or last time it’s typically exciting news that you want to share.
We were so excited when we found out we were expecting we didn’t even give an creative thought into our announcement. Well, truth be told after peeing on 5, yes 5, pregnancy tests I still wasn’t convinced that I was really pregnant. I was opting for the more cautious “let’s wait until our first midwife appointment before we tell people” approach. While was The Hubs was vying for the “let’s spend 4 hours driving around after church telling friends and family” approach.
I told him on a Saturday and Sunday after church we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening making surprise visits to our closest friends and family making the announcement. His excitement still makes me smile today. Telling our family and friends after trying for two years is one of my favorite memories from the early days.
If you’re able to think through your initial excitement (and can keep quite long enough for some simple planning) you can create great memories with your pregnancy announcement.
Here are some creative ways to announce your little blessing(s):
Family Photo Opp – Gather your immediate family around for a impromptu photo. As the flash is about to go off instead of saying “Say Cheese” do “Say We’re Pregnant”….the photo will still snap and hopefully capture some great expressions.
A Sweet Treat – Take a cake or cupcakes to work, church, etc..half iced blue and half pink with plus signs on them.
Give a Gift – If you’ve found out close to Christmas you can announce by wrapping booties, diapers, bottles or rattles for everyone Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. Have everyone open the gifts at the same time.
T-Shirt Announcement – There’s the “Big Brother” and “Big Sister” T-shirt option but you can put a twist on it by getting one that says “I have a secret” or “Mommy said I can’t tell you… …that she’s pregnant” (Front and Back ).
Diaper Duty – If you’ve got a little one still in diapers ask whomever you’re telling to help you out by changing your little one’s bum…..have “Will you help with #2 (or 3, 4, etc)?” written on their onsie or diaper. Of course if it’s baby number 2 that could be confused with “#2” as in poop but it would be a good laugh!
Bun in the Oven – Make your husband’s favorite dinner. Along with dinner make some homemade rolls. Purposely forget to the rolls and ask him to help get the buns from the oven…when he comes back to the table ask him if he’ll help when the “other bun” is done too.
Special Delivery – Have flowers delivered to your husband, parents, in-laws, whomever; one pink carnation, one blue carnation. Include a note that says “In 9 months will it be pink or will it be blue” (You can jazz that up a bit with a rhyme of some sort too)
Did you announce in a creative way? If so share your ideas below!
I overheard this awesome way to announce the sex of your baby while waiting inline last year at a consignment sale: Tell the ultrasound technician you want a picture stating the sex but you don’t want to know what it is. Have them seal it in an envelope. Take said envelope to your local bakery and ask them to make the center icing blue or pink, depending on the gender. Gather your friends and family to cut the cake together and celebrate! How awesome is that!?