Creative Ways to Announce Your First Pregnancy
Finding out you’re pregnant is definitely one of life’s exciting moments. There’s a rollercoaster of emotions that go through your head when you first see those two little lines on your pregnancy test – excitement, nervousness, anticipation – the list goes on. And of course the first thing you want to do when you find out you’re expecting is to tell everyone you know – that kind of news is hard to keep to yourself! There are so many baby announcement ideas out there, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. So why not announce your pregnancy to your friends and family in different ways? We’ve compiled the top ways to announce your pregnancy – creative ideas for your husband, for your family and for your friends. If this isn’t your first pregnancy, it’s a great idea to create an announcement with siblings (even with dog siblings too)! So get ready to shout your exciting news from the rooftops!
Some things to think about before you make your announcement
As exciting as it is to tell everyone you know about your pregnancy, you may want to wait until at least the 12th week before you tell family and friends. The risk of miscarriage decreases after the 12th week of pregnancy so think about this before you tell everyone you know. However if you do decide to tell your closest family and friends, they can be there to support and comfort you should anything go wrong. This is a discussion that you should definitely have with your partner so you can decide what’s best for you as a couple.
Baby Announcement Ideas for Your Husband
Everyone’s situation is different. Maybe your husband is right beside you as you take your pregnancy test, or maybe he’s at work and you found out on your own. Either way, letting your husband in on your little secret is both fun and exciting. Get creative with this one, because an in-your-face reaction is definitely worth it. Write the words “Hello Daddy” or if it’s your second child write the words “Baby #2” on your tummy. Use your imagination and get your husband to look at your stomach. When he lifts up your shirt, he’ll be in for a big surprise!
Baby Announcement Ideas for Family from Out-of-Town
If you don’t live close to your family, then try using a fun and creative way to tell them your big news. It’s no fun just to send an email or letter telling them you’re pregnant. Instead send them each a picture showing off your belly and a sign that says, “Coming soon”. You could also send them a picture of your positive pregnancy test or ultrasound via email or text.
Baby Announcement Ideas for the Grandparents
There’s no doubt your parents have been waiting to hear the news they are grandparents, especially if it’s their first grandchild. So make the announcement just as exciting for them. Give your parents a little gift, like Bubzi Co’s Baby Handprint and Footprint Air-Drying Clay Frame DIY Kit. Write a note on it saying, “Here’s a DIY craft you can do with your new grandchild”. Or give them a bib, booties or pacifier – no note needed there! You could also give them a personalized gift like a t-shirt or hat that says “World’s Best Grandma” or World’s Best Grandpa”.
Baby Announcement Ideas for Friends
For your closest friends, an in-person announcement is the best way to go. Invite them over for dinner or dessert and present them with cookies, cupcakes or donuts with a picture of your ultrasound and a sign that says, “Eat up, my mom can’t be the only one with a belly”! If you really want to spread the word, try creating a fun picture and post it on Facebook or Instagram. Check out Pinterest for some creative photo ideas your friends are sure to love.
Finding out you’re expecting is such an exciting time in your life. And of course you want to shout it from the rooftops because that’s the best part! Any one of the baby announcement ideas above will both surprise and excite those closest to you – whether the announcement is for your husband, family or friends. Pick up a cute gift like Bubzi Co.'s Hand and Foot Print Clay Frame to help you spread the news or pick up your camera and start taking some adorable shots. However you choose to tell your loved ones, it’s one of those times where the news is as big a deal to them as it is to you! So get creative and start spreading the news!
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