You have peed on a stick, confirmed with the doctor, battled or still battling morning sickness and in awe that your body is doing an amazing job of growing a human. The time has come to announce to the world you are HAVING A BABY!!!
Some couples like to wait until the second trimester, while others like to shout from the rooftops as soon as the pregnancy test says: PREGNANT!
There are many creative ways you can announce to your family and friends you are pregnant. This is one of those moments that will become a lifetime memory. Make the pregnancy announcement memorable, fun, exciting; but most importantly, make it you.
Listed below are 5 fun, creative, exciting and traditional ways to announce your pregnancy.
5 Simple but Creative Ways to Announce You’re Pregnant:
Have the older sibling(s) announce the pregnancy
This is such a great idea because it includes the older sibling(s), help with the bonding; and the Grandparent/family and friends will think it is adorable. Plus,what a fantastic way to introduce your growing family than with the “original(s)”
This idea is really nice around the holidays or birthdays, but can be used throughout the year. Wrap a gift with a bib/baby onesie or an ultrasound photo and present to your family/friends. One idea I love is to present your parents with a gift that says from your Grandbaby. Have your camera ready – you will capture a once in a lifetime reaction.
Instagram/ Social Media
Social Media has become an excellent way to stay connected to family and friends. If you want to reach all of your family and friends in an instant- Post your photo and wait for the comments to roll in. (Tip: make sure you tell the people you are closest to before you tell the world)
Cute Photo Op Ideas:
Everyone loves food. At the next family dinner; say you will bring the dessert. When you bring out the dessert; have a cake that says “We’re Pregnant”, or a big cookie saying Baby due…
You can even pass out customized Hershey’s Bars; chocolate goodness with a sweet surprise-what can be sweeter?
The Candy Bars can be customized to say what you want
Sometimes a simple letter mailed to your parents/aunts and uncles with a heartfelt message and include the announcement. The letter will become a memento that will be kept for years.
Call your friends on the phone or go out to brunch. Many of your friends have been in your life for years and have been on your journey with you from the beginning. What a special moment to share this journey with them as well.
Remember, this announcement is part of your pregnancy adventure; and it is yours to tell.
Have fun, make it memorable and most importantly be true to yourself.
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Healthy Mom /Healthy Baby
Mary E., RN,BSN, MSN
Wife/Mother/Nurse/Champion of All Pregnant Women