From the moment you saw those two pink lines, your heart was filled with joy and anticipation. But then comes another big decision: How do you announce your pregnancy to the people you love? We’ve pored over Pinterest boards and navigated the ’net to find our favorites. Incorporate these ideas into a photo session or design a fun mailer to send out.
From teeny tiny cowboy boots to pint-size football jerseys, babies are known for their adorably small accoutrements. Break the big news by tying in your own interests, hobbies, or sports.
Outfit older children or pets – Fido is a part of the family, after all! – with big sister/big brother T-shirts to announce your pregnancy.
Cook up a creative scene in the kitchen for your photo announcement, complete with a bun in the oven; or, experiment with other witty wordplay.
Set up a camera with a self-timer, then tell your partner that you’re pregnant shortly before the shutter closes for a well-documented, genuine reaction. Or, forego a public announcement in favor of a casual mention over dinner: “Please pass the potatoes… oh and by the way, I’m pregnant.”
Head out to the farmer’s market to wander alongside a watermelon or share your joy in fireworks—ever-changing seasons and holidays provide perfect times to help you announce your pregnancy on a day you’ll always remember.
Spell it out plainly for friends and family with announcements that feature Scrabble letter tiles or baby blocks: We’re Pregnant!
Find more Pinspiration on our …and Baby Makes Three (or Four, or More) board: http://www.pinterest.com/healthymombaby/; we’re expecting to see your creative announcement there next!
Looking to tell close family in a more intimate but still creative way? A little gift can go over in a big way: personalized mugs, T-shirts, ornaments will delight grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and the like, are a great way to announce your pregnancy.
The sky may be the limit, but here are a few things you might want to steer clear of:
• pictures of you puking
• using the phrase “knocked up”
• nude photos of the happy couple