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.
Itty Bitty Accessories
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.
All in the Family
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.
Use Your Words
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