Hi all, from pregnancy-land!
There is nothing in the world like seeing a positive pregnancy test – your life changes in that moment, in that instant.
Whether your pregnancy was planned or whether it is an unexpected blessing, there comes a time when you are ready to announce your special news.
Telling your partner
My husband has always wanted to be with me as we wait for the test to turn negative or positive…but I have always wanted to have that moment where I catch him off guard with our news. This being our third pregnancy, I was determined to surprise him. And have a fun story to tell.
I had bought two newborn onesies…one for a girl, one for a boy. I was testing the day after his birthday, so I was going to tell him that I had one more present for him…and have him open the onsies, with a note saying “Pink or Blue, Can’t Wait to See – Because We’re Expecting #3!”
That is…until I took the test at 5 a.m. (he had woke up for an early morning run, waking me up, and then of course I couldn’t go back to sleep). I snuck into another bathroom to test, was half asleep, and thought for sure the test was negative. As I was throwing it away, a faint (I mean very faint) second line appeared. O.M.G. This was really happening! And I needed a second set of eyes to tell me that I wasn’t just seeing things.
There went my surprise plan. I raced back into our room and shrieked, “Honey, come in here NOW and see this.” He stumbled in (also half asleep), thinking something was wrong with one of our big kids, and then saw the test. So I guess I technically surprised him!
However you plan to share with your partner, it will be a moment you two will always talk about. Here are some cute ideas for sharing the news:
– From parents.com – Fun Ways to Tell Your Husband You Are Pregnant
– From www.justmommies.com – Creative Ways to Tell Your Husband That You’re Pregnant
– From www.modernmom.com – Ways to Tell My Husband I’m Pregnant
Telling your family and close friends
We couldn’t keep this news from our parents and siblings for very long (our beaming faces and giggles kind of gave it away) , so they knew the same day we took a positive test. As for our close friends, we started quietly sharing our good news as the pregnancy progressed. But, I did look around and find some fun ways ways to announce your pregnancy to family and friends…
– From www.pregnancyandbaby.com – Unique and Creative Ways to Announce to Your Husband, Friends and Family That You Are Pregnant
– From www.whattoexpect.com – Creative Ways to Tell People You’re Pregnant
– From www.pregnancyandbaby.com – How to Announce Your Pregnancy
– From www.babycenter.com – What Are Some Fun Ways You’ve Used to Tell Your Family You’re Pregnant
Telling your big kids
We decided to tell our big kids after we had our first doctor’s appointment and we saw/heard the heartbeat. Once we knew everything was as healthy as it could be, we decided to tell our kiddos. Also, because this pregnancy has been particularly difficult and I have been sick a LOT, we wanted to let them in on what was going on.
I had special “Promoted to Big Brother” and “Big Sister Again” Christmas ornaments made, and we gave them to the kiddos on Christmas morning. They were beyond excited!
Here are some more adorable ways to tell your big kids…
From www.babble.com – 10 Cute Ways to Tell the Kids “We’re Expecting!”
From www.circleofmoms.com – I Need a Cute Way To Tell My Kids I’m Pregnant
I also found a lot of super cute big sister and big brother t-shirts like these on Amazon (affiliate links)…
Telling Facebook, telling the “world”
Oh boy. It seems like nothing these days is “official,” until it is announced on Facebook. I actually think “Facebook official” is the correct term. Whether you choose to announce over social media, make a big public announcement, or have announcements printed…here are some adorable and creative ways to do it!
As for our family, we decided to make it “Facebook official” at the beginning of our second trimester, and we had professional pictures taken of our sweet family of four…growing to a family of five. It was a wonderful way to capture everyone’s excitement and love for this wonderful, amazing new little angel joining our family this summer!
– From iheartpears.blogspot.com – 22 Awesome Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
– From www.buzzfeed.com – 23 Creative Ways To Tell the World You’re Having a Baby
– From www.whattoexpect.com – 7 Cool Fall-Themed Pregnancy Reveal Ideas
– From happyhomefairy.com – 30 Creative Ways to Announce Pregnancy
How did you announce your pregnancy? I would love to hear about it! Please share your fun ways to announce your pregnancy in the comments below.
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