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10 Creative Ways to Share Pregnancy News

10creativepregnancynews.jpgFinding out that you are pregnant is a time of great excitement. Once you’ve received the good news, by way of a positive pregnancy test and/or a blood test at your doctor’s office, dozens of decisions will suddenly need to be made. Who should you tell first? When? Do you want to wait until after the ‘safe’ period of the second trimester has arrived, or share the good news right away?

Whenever or however you decide to do it, you’ll want to make sure that sharing the news is memorable for both you and the recipients. Here are 10 creative ways to share the happy news with your family. Don’t forget the video camera!

  1. Wrap up and give them a picture frame with, instead of a photo, a note inside with a message ‘To be filled on (due date).’
  2. Share your vacation or other recent photos with relatives, but sneak a sonogram photo into the stack.
  3. Send a card to your parents that is aimed at grandparents, such as ‘Happy Birthday, Grandpa!’ and sign the message inside with Baby (lastname), coming on (due date).
  4. If you have a child already, have them wear a t-shirt or onesie that reads ‘I’m a big sister’ or I’m a big brother’ at a family function, and see who notices first.
  5. Place the positive home pregnancy test in a long bracelet or pen box, wrap it up and give it to your parents to open.
  6. Give your parents a pink and a blue balloon (or just a pink or a blue one, if you already know the gender of your baby), and let them try to figure out why.
  7. Bring over a bunch of pregnancy-related movies to watch together: ‘She’s Having a Baby,’ ‘Nine Months,’ ‘Father of the Bride 2,’ ‘Junior,’ ‘Knocked Up,’ etc. See if anyone catches on to the theme.
  8. If you’re the expecting mother, show up at a family function with a t-shirt that reads ‘Baby on Board,’ ‘Due in June (or the month you are due)’ or ‘Baby’ with an arrow pointing at your belly.
  9. Send or bring flowers – a bouquet of pink and blue flowers (or just pink and blue if you know the gender).
  10. Give parents a book on grand parenting, such as ‘Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul‘ or ‘That’s What Grandparents Are For.’

How did you share the news with family?

7 years 11 months ago
Hi, I’m 11 weeks, and we plan on telling my parents tomorrow over dinner. I had a few ideas for this… first get a congratulations card and sign it to grandparents and include the ultrasound and the due date. My next idea was to get a frame and mount the ultrasound picture and say, more to come February 8th 2009! My favorite one is… I’m going to pick up a pair of pink and a pair of blue baby socks and gift wrap them in a box with the ultrasound and write a note that says we have a gift… Read more »
8 years 2 months ago
This list is pretty standard…I had hoped for more creative ways to announce a pregnancy. When we discovered we were pregnant two months ago, I snapped a picture of my hubby, my son and me holding the positive pregnancy test and emailed that to family. With my best friend, I was chatting with her on videophone and held up my pregnancy test really close. It took her a few seconds before she realized what she was looking at. Her reaction was priceless! As for other people, I recently announced my pregnancy by putting up a video on my blog with… Read more »
8 years 2 months ago

Tsk Tsk Tsk – Teresa how could you forget the best way to announce your pregnancy – by creating a “We’re Pregnant” pregnancy journal at Babies Online and send the link to your friends and family!

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