Monday, September 17, 2012

Cute ways to announce your pregnancy!

Are you really excited about your pregnancy? Do you want everyone else to be excited as well? Your next question should be: How do I announce my pregnancy without just coming out and saying it?

I will help you! I chose the easy way out and just told everybody, because I was so excited I just couldn't keep my damn mouth shut, but it doesn't have to be that way. There are tons of ways to announce your pregnancy.

Telling your family:

If you get an early ultrasound, make copies of it and place them in frames that say "I love my Grandma!", "#1 Grandpa!" ect. and mail them to your family members.

Plan a family dinner, hand out bibs to corresponding family members [give "I love my Grandma!" bibs to Grandmas to be, and "My Uncle is the best!" to brothers, ect.]

If you tell your family members about your pregnancy during the holidays, hand out personalized M&Ms that have your due date on them.

If you already have a child, you can have them wear a "I'm going to be a big brother/sister" t-shirts.

Order fortune cookies that announce that you're expecting, and your due date.

Take a picture of you and your boyfriend/husband, you holding 1 pink and 1 blue balloon, him holding a chalkboard that says "Coming on ___" [due date.] Make copies of the picture and send to all family members. This one is great too, because then after you find out the gender of your baby, you can take a picture of you letting go of the blue balloon if it's a girl, and letting go of the pink balloon if it's a boy!

Gather everyone for a family picture. When taking the pictures, have them "say cheese" a few times, and on the last picture you take, tell everyone to "Say [your name] is pregnant!" and snap a few pictures while it sinks in! You will forever have a picture of everyone's reaction to your announcement!

Buy tiny plastic babies and freeze them in water in an ice cube trey. Invite friends over for drinks [ofc you won't be drinking!!] and use the baby ice cubes for their drinks.

Telling your boyfriend/husband:

Replace the socks in his sock drawer with baby socks and booties.

Place baby booties next to his shoes, so that he see's them in the morning when he gets up for work!

Save the positive pregnancy test and put it in a box for him to unwrap, like a present.

If it's his first child, buy a keychain that says #1 Dad and place it on his keyring, see how long it takes him to notice and ask about it.

If it's around Christmas, buy a baby stocking to hang up, and buy a babies first ornament to hang on the Christmas tree.

Leave hints around the house, a baby bottle in the cupboard, baby shampoo in the shower, ect.

How did you tell your family/significant other that you're expecting??

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