Announcing Your Pregnancy
The coming of a new baby is a wonderful thing. Now with the benefits of social media, there are as many ways to announce the beginning of your newest adventure as there are types of personalities. Here are a few cute (or fun or creative or just plain silly!) ways to share your joy with the ones you love.
We would love to hear your ideas too. Leave them in the comments!
~A darling way to announce a new baby- the tiny coffee cup with the expected due month on it!
~If you have older children, have them each hold a chalkboard with their birth order marked on it. For example, the oldest would hold a chalkboard with â€œ#1â€ on it and the so on and at the end of a the picture would be a chalkboard sitting by itself, with the appropriate number for the newest family member. This also works beautifully for a first baby, as shown below. This couple used their simple initials in a heart for this tender announcement.
~Print a puzzle with a picture on it announcing the new baby for family to put together. (This one works great as a Christmas or birthday present.)
~Address a card to each family member with an enclosed â€œletter from the babyâ€ announcing their coming birth.
~Take pictures of the entire family’s shoes lined up. Mom, Dad, older siblings if applicable, and lastly some tiny baby shoes! This one is great to share with social media. Add in each member of the families birth year using photoshop for some extra fun.
~For family members give a gift with the announcement inside. This one is especially wonderful for a long awaited baby.
~Make a family â€œmovieâ€ ending with mom and dad holding a positive pregnancy test.
~For a pregnancy announced around the time of a holiday, incorporate seasonal themes. This family had an older sister hold eggs marked â€œbig sisâ€ and shared the photos with family members for Easter.
~If you have older children, a simple shirt with the words, â€œBig Brotherâ€ or â€œBig Sisterâ€ are a cute way to both announce a baby and involve the older children. Or, if you are more creative, you can make your own shirts like the one above!
~â€œBump Aheadâ€ signs are always fun. Have parents stand next to a â€œBump Aheadâ€ sign. Dad points at the mommy belly, and mom points to the sign.
~Give the grandparents a brag book or photo album with only the first sleeve filled- with your ultrasound picture! Not only is this a cute way to announce a pregnancy, but it gives excited grandparents a place to document the growing of their loved one.
~T-shirts for extended family members, especially grandparents are a cute idea. Just have shirts made (or find some you can buy) that say, â€œGrandmaâ€ or â€œGrandpaâ€ on them.
~A baby picture frame presented as a gift, only instead of a picture it it, have a note with the expected due date in it.
~Simple, but sends the message! Just sharing the picture of that positive test is a great way to tell your friends about your exciting news!
We express gratitude to all our readers who helped with the ideas for this post. In particular we would love to recognize some of our amazing instructors who submitted ideas and pictures. You can find more childbirth educators online.
Dani Long – www.YourBirthAdventure.com in Washington state
Cori Gentry – www.BirthMakesSense.com in California
Joni Yankus – [email protected] in Texas
Kendra Parry – www.BirthAsIntended.com in Utah
Rachel Johnson – www.DFWBirthClass.com in Texas