Creative Pregnancy Announcements!

Announcing a pregnancy can be a really exciting time for a couple. Often couples want to share their exciting baby news in a fun and special way. Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing regarding unique ways to publicly announce your pregnancy.

Bun in the Oven – This is how I told my hubby we were pregnant with baby #3. I put the positive pregnancy test inside a hot dog bun and placed it in the oven. I asked him to check the oven for me and when he did he found a “bun in the oven” with the pregnancy test inside.

Photo Announcement – There are many adorable photo announcements floating around on Facebook. Pictures of positive pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, or growing bellies are common ways to say “baby on the way”. You might remember Jessica Simpson’s Halloween announcement where she dressed like a mummy with the caption “It’s true! I’m going to be a mummy!” while holding her adorable little baby bump. Another fun photo idea might be to depict a symptom associated with pregnancy such as unusual cravings. For example posting a picture of pickles and ice cream with a caption such as “here’s what I’m eating for breakfast for the next nine months” may be a clever way to tell others your are preggers.  Or a spin-off of the “bun in the oven” is to post a picture of actual buns in the oven to your facebook page and see if people get the message.

Gift Announcements – Any type of gift that indicates a new baby is on the way can be a fun surprise for others to open. For example when pregnant with my first son I gave my father a birthday gift that included a onesie that said “World’s Best Grandpa” on it. Since none of my other siblings had children at the time, he had never been called Grandpa before and immediately knew the significance of the gift. With my second pregnancy I gave my parents a frame that held two photos. On one side I put a photo of my first son and on the other side I put a note that said “insert picture of baby #2 coming Dec. 2010”.

Big Brother/Big Sister Shirts – A fun way to involve an older child in a pregnancy announcement is to have them wear a “Big Brother/Sister” shirt to a family gathering. There are several cute ones available from Cafepress.

Family Gatherings – Family gatherings can be an opportune time to share to a large group of family members all at once that you are expecting. It can be done in the traditional way such as a toast before dinner or in a fun way such as playing a game. Maybe a game of charades where you where you act out being pregnant or a game pictionary where you draw a picture of pregnant woman. Or wheel of fortune with the phrase “we’re pregnant”.

There are many different, clever fun ways to share pregnancy news with others. I would love to hear ideas from readers. How did you publicly announce your pregnancy to friends and family?

-Sarah

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3 Responses to “Creative Pregnancy Announcements!”

  1. Jessy says:

    With baby #2 we did the 2 sided photo frame thing, too. Only we used a copy of the ultrasound picture and a pic of our oldest. We made the announcement at Christmas so we wrapped them up and included them in their Christmas packages (the one time living far apart paid off). My poor mil missed the point completely and thought we had sent them an ultrasound pic of our 15 month old. It sure made for an interesting phone call. 🙂

  2. Cyndi says:

    I took a self portrait of myself with my hands in a heart shape over my belly, then I cropped it down to just my belly on the computer and printed the following poem over it: ”
    Dear Grandpa & Grandma,

    I do not have a face to see,
    Or put inside a frame.
    I do not have soft cheeks to kiss.
    I don’t yet have a name.

    Not yet can you hold my tiny hands,
    Nor whisper in my ear.
    It’s still too soon to sing a song,
    Or cuddle me so near.

    But that will change come this July
    That’s When they I’m due.
    I am your newest grandchild;
    And I can’t wait until I meet you!

    All I ask between now and then
    Is your love for me to grow.
    I promise I’ll be worth the wait;
    Just think of all the joy we’ll know!

    So as you’re waiting patiently,
    Please pray lots of prayers for me.
    I cannot wait to be a part
    Of this wonderful family!

    Love,
    Baby Musser”
    I had it printed and put inside a frame. We put it in a gift bag, and went to visit them that night. I told them we’d gotten them a little surprise. They started in with al the “oh you shouldn’t haves” and then my FIL pulled it out of the bag and started reading. It took a moment for it to set in, then my MIL freaked out and went hysterical laughing and crying at the same time!

    • Sarah says:

      What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing your special pregnancy announcement! 🙂
      -Sarah