You’ve just had your suspicions confirmed that you really are going to have a baby, and now your thoughts turn to how to announce a pregnancy to your husband, mother and everyone else. After all, just saying “Hey, guess what?” isn’t very creative or stylish, is it? Try one of the suggestions below, or give some thought to it to come up with a unique twist of your own.
The first person you should be telling of the joyous news is the father, of course. You could try making a lovely dinner with candles lit and perhaps some romantic music softly playing. Bring out the wine glasses and pour him a glass of wine, then pick up your empty glass to toast. Tell him that you can’t have wine in your condition and watch his eyes as the news sinks in. Don’t be surprised if you get swept up into his arms at that point–-with dinner completely forgotten!
Another unique way to let your partner know what’s going on is to wear one of those long maternity t-shirts with the cute sayings on them like “bun in the oven” with the arrow pointing down to your belly. Cover up with a robe at first and then ask him if he likes your new lingerie. Swing open the robe so he can take in what it says on your t-shirt. For this announcement method, you may want to be sure he is sitting down before you open the robe.
What about how to announce a pregnancy to your parents, especially if they’ve been nagging you about grandchildren? One woman I knew ordered a big bouquet with a large “We’re having a baby” balloon in the middle and had it delivered to her mother. She knew exactly when the bouquet was delivered because her mother was on the phone with her instantly, weeping and laughing at the same time.
Another woman that I knew wanted to come up with a unique way to tell her sports-nut father about his coming grandchild. She and her husband bought tickets to the next football game and took her father to the game. She made arrangements with the announcer to not only broadcast the happy news but to also have it go over the teleprompter for the whole world to see. Her dad was flabbergasted!
Hopefully, these interesting and clever announcements have given you some ideas of your own. With your own unique take on things, I’m sure you can come up with some great ideas for how to announce a pregnancy to your family as well.