Hey Bees! We've been TTC for over a year now, so I've had a lot time to think about creative ways to announce a pregnancy - to the hubs, parents and then friends.
What are your ideas? Have you thought about this a lot? Bees that are already pregnant - how did you announce to friends and family?
hostess / eggplant / 11068 posts
When I was 10 weeks pregnant we decided to announce to just our immediate families and it happened to be Christmas time (2010). For our parents we got picture frames that said "Grandchildren are gifts from above" and in the picture part we wrote "July 2011". For our friends, we just announced it when we were all gathered together.
GOLD / wonderful grape / 20289 posts
We were pretty boring. Hubby was there when I took the test, and we just told family over dinner. I didn't want to make a huge deal out of it in case I had a miscarriage, because I I had already miscarried once.
hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts
We weren't creative at all. We just called and told everyone. For some of my cousins I texted pictures of my positive pregnancy test..
hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts
We gave my parents a stuffed stork. I decorated a little chipboard heart and wrote my due date on it. It went over GREAT...once Mom figured out what it meant.
We just called our friends and his parents and told them that way.
clementine / 994 posts
In my family, the tradition is to announce these things over a large family dinner (which we have once a week or so). However, I read another suggestion somewhere that I really liked. Basically, the ladies in my family are total photo/facebook fiends. My plan was to announce during one of our random photo sessions by having my husband take photos and say, "1, 2, 3, say 'cheese!'", act like he wanted a second take then say, "1, 2, 3, say 'Joy's pregnant!'" That way we can get everyone's reactions on "film"!
I'm a little torn, though, because my mom is excited about the family dinner announcement. She's been asking me to let her know when we plan to announce so that she can make something special for the get together.
coconut / 8854 posts
@joyjoy: I LOVE the picture idea!!!
kiwi / 686 posts
When we get pregnant, it will most certainly be some type of photo announcement. I've seen so many adorable ones.
Hmm, I think I need to make a pinterest board of announcement ideas.
pear / 1965 posts
I think about this too and def want to do something creative!
As for as for DH, I may or may not already have that ready for whenever the day comes! LOL Its just a pacifier that says "I love Daddy" that I will wrap in a small jewelry box.
For family its hard because I dont have any family really close. But I always thought for friends and what not close to us telling them at dinner at a chinese restaurant. Swapping out the fortune cookies with ones that said something along the lines of an addition in the "Rescue" family.
I Love the pic idea. Doing something fun and creative in the pic!
apricot / 277 posts
@joyjoy: My cousin tried the photo idea on me and my sister and we thought she was just trying to get us to smile! Haha, we had no idea they were trying to conceive. Afterward, I was so bummed because if she had gotten a good reaction, that pic would have been priceless!
I told my family almost as soon as I found out, mostly because I had been sick and they all guessed that was why. They pretty much knew before I did!
cherry / 133 posts
We are getting our engagement pictures done on Saturday. So I am going to get her to take a couple pictures of my FI holding a "baby on board sign in front of my stomach".
Then for my moms bday (End of Feb) we are going to give her a stack of our engagement photos and the last one is going to be that one.
blogger / honeydew / 7081 posts
I've known forever that I'm going to buy DH a stuffed animal that looks just like the one he had growing up, and wrap it up with the positive test (or something like that).
For my parents, I saw the cutest thing at Hallmark awhile back. Its a set of numbered blocks, and the stand they come with says ____Days Until I'm a Grandma. You flip the blocks every day - it starts at a couple hundred (you know, nine months worth of days) and you count down from there. SO cute.
cherry / 133 posts
@redsmarties: I want that halmark thing! That is so cool! This will be the first grand baby on my side. So I bet my mom would love that!
blogger / honeydew / 7081 posts
@PennyLainne: I know! I'm kicking myself for not buying it when I saw it, but then I would just be staring at the thing in my closet. I think I'd have gone crazy by now.
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
We told DH's family over Christmas. We do a Yankee Swap, so I found this poem on line, amended it to fit us, printed it on nice paper, framed it, wrapped it, and put it under the tree for the game. My MIL ended up being the one to pick it...couldn't have planned it better. She cried a lot.
I told my mom the morning we tested, and my dad and stepmom got a phone call after we had our first ultrasound.
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.
You can't yet hold my tiny hands,
Nor whisper in my ear.
It's still too soon to sing a song,
Or cuddle me so near.
But all will change come August,
That's when they say I'm due.
I'm the littlest McK,
I can't wait till I meet you.
All I ask between now and then,
Is your patience while I grow.
I promise I'll be worth the wait,
Because of all the love we'll know.
So what I have to give you now,
Is a wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this wonderful family!
pear / 1764 posts
These are all such cute ideas! I am not pregnant again (yet!) but I am already hunting for the perfect way to tell our parents & friends that we are expecting again & that DD will be a big sister! Any cute ideas? I've seen the shirts that say "Big sister in training" etc & will probably make one of those, but I'd like other ideas as well
GOLD / cantaloupe / 6703 posts
We got our parents together and gave them gifts, ostensibly for helping us move, but they were things that said "I love grandpa" and stuff like that. It still took them a few minutes.....
cherry / 173 posts
We told our immediate family at Christmas time. I hand made cards for all the members that were from "baby". In my culture every relation has a special title so the card inside would say merry christmas -------. So my brother and SIL got one that was different than my parents or my nephews etc. We signed then from me, the hubs and baby. We had everyone open the cards at the exact same time and everyone was stunned. It went over great.
Another idea I saw was getting a calendar and numbering the weeks and then circling the due date. Or getting daddy a tshirt printed that says "daddy" and you get matching mommy and baby ones.
pear / 1965 posts
@FUTUREMRSMCK- Awww I love that poem!!
hostess / watermelon / 14932 posts
so far, super boring. I told my mom on the phone and she freaked. told my dad in person, and he freaked - in a bad way. we also just blurted it out to BIL and ILs.
when we tell my dad's fam (grandparents, aunts) I'm making "Team Granty" t shirts because my aunts CANNOT wait to be grantys (LOL) and I want to get a good video of them opening them.
persimmon / 1408 posts
Love all of these ideas!!! The poem, the picture, all super cute! I've been keeping cute pics on Pinterest too for when the time comes.
I'm thinking for Hubs - a picture of the positive test or doing some kind of bun in the oven pun :o)
For the parents - a card + something to announce they'd be grandparents since it will the first for all of them.
For the friends - we'll tell in person (like the picture idea), and do something fun on FB.
Great ideas ladies!!!
grape / 84 posts
I got DH an Eddie Vedder onesie. For my parents & sister we wrapped up a pregnancy test & gave it to my dad knowing he'd have no clue what it was. For my inlaws we wrapped champagne in a bib. And for everyone else we made an update video of our house and the final room was me coming out of the bathroom with a positive test.
honeydew / 7968 posts
unfortunately, we didn't really have a creative way to announce. my immediate family knew we were going for ivf, so they weren't surprised when i was pregnant. they were excited to know i had twins though!
nectarine / 2522 posts
@FutureMrsMcK: AWWW That poem just totally made me cry!! I soo want to use that when the time comes.. we also just wanted to rock up with a bunch of flowers at our parents house.. and say these were on your doorstep. with a little card that says Dear ..... I can't wait to meet you! love baby "hanzabelle" But that poem would be awesome to use!!
apricot / 302 posts
I haven't thought about family yet, but when I tell my husband, I want to get some teeny tiny Vans shoes and leave them inside of his Vans for him to find. Or, I might just leave the positive pregnancy test sitting on the windowsill in the bathroom for him to find
GOLD / cantaloupe / 6581 posts
@meaganceleste: I LOVE that idea! My husband wears only Vans, and I think the Vans baby shoes are too cute!! Maybe I should go pick some up for when the time comes!