10 of the best ideas to announce your pregnancy
When you are pregnant, whether it’s for the first time or the 7th, it is only natural to want to shout it from the rooftops and tell the whole world you are expecting! However, most women choose to wait until the second trimester to announce the expectation of their newest addition. If you are looking for ways to make it special, read on for the top 10 best ways to announce that you are pregnant.
1.The Sneak Attack
This idea works best when there is a holiday or celebration near the time you want to share your news, but it can be used any time of the year if you are clever enough. Grab a gift box, wrap up a sonogram photo, and gift it to the grandparents-to-be. We promise that this one will be a tear-jerker.
2. The Viral Video
This one is sure to please your friends and family! Design and execute a short but cute video to share with your loved ones. It could be a simple and sweet announcement or you could make it a full on fancy affair. Once you have the video ready, drop it like a bomb by sending out a mass text or posting is on social media for everyone to see at once. Then sit back, relax, and wait for the congratulations to roll in!
3. The Planned Photo
Gather everyone together for tea at your home. Just after the meal, bring everyone to the same room under the guise that you want a group photo. Set up the camera, and get the timer going. Just before the photo is snapped, make the announcement by saying “We are having a baby!” and you will get to catch the priceless reactions on film!
4. The Holiday Card
If you send out family cards around the holidays, this time you can do it with a twist. Make the card shine with a pregnancy announcement, and then see how many people actually read holiday cards when your phone starts buzzing with people excited about the surprising news!
5. The Empty Chair
This one works especially well if you already have a child or two. Simple snap a photo of your family sitting side by side on their own chairs. Leave one chair empty, or tie a few pink and blue balloons to it. This “coming soon” announcement will show everyone just how creative you are.
6. Pet Siblings
If you have a dog or cat at home already, this one is for you. Acquire a pair of tiny booties, and make a sign for your feline or pooch letting everyone know that your animal won’t be an only child for long!
7. Wear it with Pride
This idea is so fun! Wear a shirt announcing your pregnancy to the next family gathering. Don’t mention it to anyone and wait to see their excited reactions once people start to realize what is going on.
8. The Tiniest Adventurer
Are you and your partner avid outdoors explorers? If so, this one should be right up your alley. Take a picture of whatever gear you like to use for your expeditions- your hiking boots, your skis, or your two adult size bicycles, but add one little addition to the photo... like a tiny tricycle, the smallest pair of skis, or a miniature set of baby hiking shoes. Everyone will understand that this means a little one is on the way soon!
9. Big Readers
Perfect for the family that loves to indulge in a good book. Set each person up with a pregnancy guide or a big brother book (if you already have a child at home), and make sure you can see the title of the book clearly. Snap a family reading photo and share it with the world!
10. Baby Balloons
If you want to create a special photo shoot full of memories to last a lifetime, head out to somewhere scenic and bring a friend to shoot some film. Blow up some balloons. A few in pink, a few in blue, and one set of letters to spell out “baby.” Wait for that special sunset moment and capture your first family photo so you can make the big announcement!
There really is no wrong way to announce a pregnancy. No matter how you go about it, your loved ones will be excited beyond words at the news of a new baby (or two!). If you do decide to get creative during your pregnancy, we hope that these 10 baby announcement ideas will help you figure out how to spread the good news to those around you!