One of the most exciting experiences in life is finding out you’re expecting a baby and sharing that news with loved ones. It’s a celebratory time, which is why such a big deal is often made. If you’re looking for ways to make your pregnancy announcement, check out the many ideas below.
1. Have a Photoshoot
You can schedule a photoshoot where you and your partner are facing the opposite direction. The photographer will need to secretly give you a sign that reads “I’m pregnant,” which your partner won’t see until you turn around. This enables you to capture a genuine reaction.
2. Doggy T-Shirt
Pets are like family members, which is why it’s fun to involve them in a pregnancy announcement. You can have a t-shirt custom made for your pet that reads “Baby’s Coming” or “Hi, Dad to Be.”
3. Get Your Child Involved
If you already have two children, you can have your second child wear a shirt that reads “middle child.”
4. Use a Letterboard
A letter board is an excellent resource for making a pregnancy announcement because you can put it anywhere in your home and make it festive. You can write, “We’re having a baby” or Good morning, Dad.”
5. Take a Picture with a Sonogram
Although it’s been done for years, it’s great to take a picture with a sonogram because you can do it anywhere. You can snap a shot with just your stomach and the sonogram.
6. Purchase Baby Shoes
Everyone loves baby shoes! They are so cute, and you can do a lot with them for a pregnancy announcement, like put them next to your shoes and your partner’s shoes to snap a photo.
7. Use a Chalkboard
A fun way to make a pregnancy announcement is with a chalkboard because you can use different color chalk to draw imagery associated with building a family. Chalk comes in many pastel colors, which makes it easy to draw flowers and other items to make your announcement festive.
8. Give a Promotion
When you are the first to have a baby among your siblings, your parents are being promoted to grandparents. You can give them a congratulatory card about getting promoted and wait until they open the card to reveal their new title.
9. Use a Sports Theme
If your partner loves baseball, buy a baseball outfit for a toddler, and set it out as decor during a game.
10. Personalize a Coffee Mug
If your partner drinks coffee or tea, consider getting a coffee mug personalized so that the bottom inside of the mug reads, “Surprise! You’re going to be a Dad!” You can do the same thing for grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
11. Put Buns in the Oven
Put actual buns in the oven and ask your partner or parents to look in the oven to see what’s baking. It might take them a minute, but they will eventually catch on when you ask the question, “What’s in the oven?”
12. Wear a ‘Mommy’ T-shirt
Wear a ‘mommy’ t-shirt and put a jacket or sweater over it. You can reveal the t-shirt nonchalantly and wait until your partner realizes what’s happening.
13. Use the Sidewalk
Sometimes kids use chalk to write on the sidewalk because it isn’t permanent. You can announce your pregnancy with brightly colored chalk used to write, “We’re having a baby!” Your family can take pictures that can be used for a second announcement to friends and family.
14. Personalize a Baby Onesie
Giving your partner a baby onesie as a gift is sufficient enough to announce that you’re having a baby. Still, you can take it up a notch by having it personalized with “#1 Dad” lettering.
15. Talk to the Baby
If you already have a child, have them talk to your belly and take a picture captioned with “talking to my sibling.” You can frame this picture for the announcement.
16. Use Wooden Signage
There are absolutely beautiful wooden signs that can be customized to make your pregnancy announcement. This is a good idea because you can use the sign as decor in the baby’s room.
17. Bake a Cake or Cupcake
Bake your partner’s favorite cake or cupcake and purchase baby-related cake toppers. You can find baby rattles, bottles, and so much more for the topper. You can hide your baked pregnancy announcement in a box and let your partner take it out for dessert
18. Create a Family Checklist
If you have a to-do list of your family, sneaking a to-do item like “buy baby clothes” to the bottom of the list and see how long it takes your partner to find it.
19. Coming Soon Sign
Get a coming soon sign and attach a sonogram to it. You can place it anywhere in your home and wait until it’s found.
20. Extra Baseball Cap
If you and your partner wear baseball caps, you can get a baby cap and take a photo of all three. You can even frame the picture.
21. Use a Traffic Sign
If there’s a “Bump Ahead” sign in your neighborhood or nearby, take a picture standing next to it and see if your partner or loved ones can figure out what it means.
22. Baby on Board
Get a “Baby on Board” sign, stick it to your car, and wait to see who notices.
23. Matching Jerseys
Get matching jerseys that have “Mom” on one and “Dad” on the other. Wear them and wait to see who notices.
24. Big Sister Pooch
Buy a sweater for your pooch that reads “Big Sister” or “Big Brother,” depending on whether you have a female or male or dog.
25. Create a Pumpkin Patch
If you’re announcing your pregnancy during the Fall months, get two large pumpkins and one baby pumpkins to create a display for your home.
26. Bassinet Photos
Take adorable pictures with you and your partner sitting in front of a bassinet.
27. Photo of Your Baby Bump
Take a simple photo of your baby bump and share it with everyone.
28. Special Necklace
Have a necklace made that reads, “Dad, Established in 2020.” You can also add the month if preferred.
29. Puzzle Announcement
Have a customized puzzle made that’s used during family game night. The complete puzzle will read, “We’re having a baby!”
30. Gift a Children’s Book
There are many cute children’s books on the market that you can buy as a gift for your partner. You can even get a book about becoming a parent.
These days, pregnancy announcements have become a public event, which is a good thing because everyone gets to share in your joy.