As you all know, I announced my BIG NEWS on the blog a few days ago. We are *thrilled* to be parents!!
Of course, with this huge news comes the question: how should I tell people?? The news seems too big and life-changing to just bring up casually in conversation.
I’ve rounded up a few ideas that we used, plus some other fun ways I found online to help you announce the big news!
How to announce pregnancy:
- We had these cards printed out at CVS to announce to our parents. The photo developer was beyond excited! I’ll tell you – not everyone understood it right away. We were *dying* while we waited for them to get it – they were looking for someone to be hiding in the background!! Ha! (PS – thanks to our awesome brother in law, we get professional photos for free!)
We had people over for New Year’s Eve, and we knew people would be coming in at different times. We thought it would be fun to announce it with our dog, since Buckley always greets people when they come to the door. Again, it was really funny to see how some people got it quickly, and some people just kept petting him and ignored the big tag on his neck Obviously if you already have a child, you could put this on a t-shirt instead!
We got together with my extended family for Christmas dinner, and there was a group of over 20 of us. We had my husband ask to say the prayer, and he prayed to bless the food. At the end of the prayer he said, “Thank you, Lord, for giving us your Son. Thank you for also blessing Christina and I with our new baby.” The family BURST out with, “What??? REALLY??” It was such a great reaction, and it totally caught everyone off-guard!
I made this to post on FB, but I actually still haven’t done it! Whoops! I think it would be super cute to do this with your actual shoes, but my dog would NOT tolerate sitting for me to take a picture of his paws! This would also be super cute with bare feet (as long as they’re cute)
Here’s some ideas we didn’t do, but they’re also super cute!
Get a group of people together for a group picture. When you’re about to take the picture, have the photographer announce, “OK 1-2-3 say ‘Christina’s pregnant’!” Then the photographer can catch the big reaction, and you’ll have a priceless picture keepsake!
Invite the ones you want to surprise over for dinner. Once everyone is seated, say to your husband, “I think you left something in the oven.” Then he can get up and pull out a pan from the oven with a roll on it and say, “We have a bun in the oven!”
Take a picture of your positive pregnancy test. Add it at the end of a stack of pictures you want to show to a family member or friend. The look of surprise when they get to that picture would be worth of a whole other picture!
Check out these websites for some other fun ideas:
How did YOU tell people you were expecting a baby?