7 Fun Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

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If you recently found out you're pregnant, it's time to find a creative way to share the news! Of course, you could just show your husband or family the pregnancy test, but where's the fun in that? Here are some fun ways to share your new joy with others.

1. Decorate Something

Give your husband a special surprise by decorating the door for when he gets home, or you could buy some window paint pens (in pink and blue of course) to decorate his car or the bathroom mirror.

2. Buy a Gift

Buying baby gifts to make your announcement works great around holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays. If there is an occasion coming up, it might be worth it to wait to reveal the surprise until then. A baby gift for your husband or family during Christmas time can make telling family fun; You might want to let your husband in on the secret first, though.

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3. Advertise

There are lots of cheap advertisement sources you can use to tell the news. Check to see if there are any obvious banners on your husband's way to work, or look into putting something in his favorite newspaper. If you ask nicely enough, they might even do it for free.

4. In the Kitchen

Get into the kitchen and get creative. You could host a baby-themed dinner with baby carrots, baby back ribs, baby corn, etc, and ask all of your guests to guess the theme. Put a bun in the oven and ask your husband to check on the “casserole”; See how quickly he catches on. You could even bake baby themed cookies as a treat.

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5. Keep them Puzzled

If you (or your spouse) loves puzzles or word games, you can put one together with a little bit of creativity. Make a crossword puzzle that is all about babies or spells out that you're pregnant.

6. Order Out

This one can take a little more planning. If you like pizza, order one from your favorite pizza place and have them spell out something fun like “Congratulations Daddy” or “We're Pregnant” with pepperonis. You could also go to your favorite restaurant and have the staff put a special note or other item on your husband's plate to announce the news.

7. Use Technology

Finally, since we live in the information age, here's a cute idea. Take a picture of your pregnancy test and send an email or a text message; Just make sure that you are there when your husband or family opens it so you can see their reaction.

That should keep you busy for awhile with ideas to tell others about your pregnancy. Most of all, have fun!

Vanessa Pruitt, PLMHP, MS

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