When my husband and I first discussed trying for baby #2, I started planning our announcements right away.
What can I say? I’m a planner.
I wanted to do something really special this time around for my husband; it didn’t really cross my mind the first time, as our first child wasn’t exactly planned. I laid the pregnancy test on his lap and said, “I’m going back to work.” Yeah, I know… Jeez!
I wanted to have it planned out for each group; but when we didn’t get pregnant right away, I gave up on the idea.
15 Endearing Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
I’ll start with ideas geared toward the daddy (or Significant Other). We’ll then move on to the soon-to-be grandparents and then to everyone else.
Announcement Ideas for the new Dad (Or SO)
I knew that I wanted my announcement to Chris to be very special. I also wanted it toMessageurprise. As soon as we started trying, I bought my gift to him.
I put this in a bowl of chili at dinner time and waited. It was really cute and turned out to be a perfect surprise.
Onesies are probably one of the cutest ideas for announcing the good news to dad. I absolutely fell in love with these ones, but knew I could only pick one idea for the hubby.
3.Pregnancy Announcement Message
There are plenty of adorable DIY ideas all over the internet.
These cups for Dad are great for any surprise announcement.
5.Simple Pregnancy Test
Sometimes, the best way to announce your pregnancy to your husband is to simply wrap up your pregnancy test and present it that way.
Announcement to Your Parents (Soon-to-be Grandparents)
Some of these ideas may be duplicates of ways to tell your husband, but with a small twist.
How stinking adorable are these mugs?
These onesies are similar to the ones for dad, but with a grandparent’s twist.
We decided to go with this idea for both our moms. And we got both reactions on video. It was a perfect pick for us.
These eggs are ingenious and I could kiss the person who came up with this brilliant idea.
5.Easy Homemade Pregnancy Announcement
This idea is so stinking cute. Since my father is not in my life and my father-in-law passed away a few years ago, I didn’t think to look for something for grandfathers specifically. But this is so endearing.
Announcement to Your Everyone Else
I will start this by saying that when and how you tell anyone is entirely up to you as a couple. You should both be on the same page about your announcement. With our first child, we waited for our first appointment (6 weeks) to announce our pregnancy to our extended family and friends. With this pregnancy, we decided to announce it at Thanksgiving (10 weeks). It’s up to you as a couple.
1.Pregnancy Announcement with Current Kids
We decided to go with this idea for our pregnancy announcement and it turned out perfect.
2.Pregnancy Announcement with Pets
We don’t have any pets; but if your dog or cat (or whatever animal you call friend) is a big part of your life, go ahead and add them to the announcement.
3.Pregnancy Announcement with Baby Shoes
We had a picture taken like this as well. We didn’t use it as our official announcement but we did add it to our album on Facebook.
4.Pregnancy Announcement Together
This is one that can never go wrong. Your love for each other can truly shine through for this one.
5.Pregnancy Announcement for the Season
We went with a Thanksgiving and harvest theme for our announcement. Our outfits were coordinated for fall weather and we even added a pumpkin.
Was there a special way you announced your pregnancy? Share in the comments!
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Alesia is a working mom who fights her way through life, depression, and just plain stupidity. She strives to show others that it is possible to be a bad-ass while you feel like you’re losing your mind. A Bottle of Sanity is a space in which working moms may find easy recipes, parenting tips, and sanity.