Congratulations! You’re expecting a new member to join your family very soon. So, while you may be a little nervous, you must also be feeling a mixture of happiness, excitement, and sheer joy. It’s also an equally joyous event for your loved ones.
But what’s the best way to tell your family? This blog gives you five creative ways to announce to your family in person that you are pregnant. Spread the word in a fun and exciting way!
When Should You Tell Your Family You’re Pregnant?
When you are ready. You decide how much information to share and when to share it. You should also have a conversation with your partner and ensure both of you are on the same page before announcing your pregnancy.
If you’ve been keeping it secret, you need to decide if you want to share with them or keep it private until you are ready.
Lots of couples wait until after the first trimester to share this special event with their family and friends. Take your time to be mentally and physically prepared for the arrival of your new little bundle of joy. It will also give you more time to adjust to your new normal.
You may also want to wait until you have had your first ultrasound, which will be around 6 weeks into your pregnancy.
You can use a phone call or a group chat if you want to inform everyone at once. But if you’re up for some excitement, here are some unique ways to share the news of your pregnancy.
5 Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy to Family in Person
#1. Play A Game
Many families enjoy playing games together to bond and have fun as a unit. To get the family in the mood to play, propose some games like Pictionary or Kahoot. Draw anything that resembles or is associated with a baby and see if they can figure out what it is.
You can even play charades and have the name of the film be “Knocked Up” or “Three Men and Baby” or any other baby-related TV show or film you like.
#2. Riddle Or Treasure Hunt
One of the most fun ways to share the news of your pregnancy is through a puzzle and a quest for hidden prizes. Invite your family over for a Sunday brunch or barbecue and host a scavenger hunt.
If you have small children in the household, this is a wonderful way to get them interested and enthusiastic about the arrival of the new baby.
#3. Announcement Video
Why not take your video editing skills to the next level and create a pregnancy announcement video? It’s also a lovely gesture to let far-flung loved ones, especially your parents, know of your pregnancy in this way.
You can blend baby pictures of you and your partner together to reveal the arrival of a new family member.
Invite your family over for a movie night and have this as the opening trailer!
#4. Dress Up Your Dog
Is there a dog in your life that you love so deeply that it seems like it’s always been there? Instead of you telling everyone individually that they would soon be getting a new sibling, why not allow your dog to do the honor?
Throw a party to tell everyone you’re expecting and bring out your dog dressed up in a pregnancy reveal bandana or t-shirt!
#5. Fun Photoshoot
A photoshoot is an excellent way to celebrate your pregnancy. You get to record the physical changes you’ve experienced and the progress you’ve made during your pregnancy.
You should also consider including pictures of you and your spouse from before you got pregnant. It will help remind you of the days when it was just the two of you enjoying each other’s company and how you are now preparing to welcome a special person into your life.
Arrange a photo shoot with your friends and family and hide behind them with signs saying you are pregnant or holding up the sonogram. Once you get all the photos developed and share them with your family, it will be an amazing surprise for your family to find out the exciting news!