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Creative announcement ideas

post #1 of 31
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I am looking for some simple, creative ways to tell people, including my husband, family (in person and out of town or state), and of course, the most official of announcements, Facebook. What have you done or are you planning? This is our third.
post #2 of 31

I'm trying to figure that out too. This is our 5th, and first since ds3 was killed, so I want to include all the kids and most of all I want my inlaws to be happy about it. 

post #3 of 31

I made my DH a card with a "Roses Are red, violets are blue" poem, and put it on the table with the positive test under it. He liked it :) I'm not going to announce on FB for a little while. 

post #4 of 31

You might find some creative ideas here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374807 

 

Let us know what you come up with! :love

post #5 of 31
I just had a positive test this morning, this is our third baby (4th pregnancy). We tried for 5 cycles and I had this idea awhile ago. When my husband got out of bed, I teased him about his bed head hair and went to take his picture with my phone, I had it on video and said "look here for a picture honey! Say 'Jessie's pregnant!!!'" The video was awesome! His face=priceless 😊 With my second baby I made a scavenger hunt of clues that led him to the positive test.
post #6 of 31

I have no idea what I am going to do! My DH, sister and best friend already knows. But other than that I haven't told anyone else! I've seen so m any creative ideas on facebook but I don't want to copy them. I'll check out that thread that Cynthia posted. 

post #7 of 31

Wow. You guys are so creative!  Jessakins - your approach made me laugh. Awesome shot to have for the baby book. 

 

I just said, "uhhh, babe?" and held up the pregnancy test. I guess I was a little too in shock to be planning.

post #8 of 31

I'm so boring that I'm not planning to announce the pregnancy in any creative or festive way … My husband already knows.  I told him about my 'pregnant feelings' already the day after our errm, ehm 'mishap' and told him immediately about the first positive hpt. I called my mom today and told her :)  I'm not going to tell anyone else until I'm about 12 weeks in, unless it already starts being a bit too obvious … I swear I have a belly on me already huh.gif  I know it's just the bloating and swelling, but still :lol

post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by Wilhelmina View Post
 

I'm so boring that I'm not planning to announce the pregnancy in any creative or festive way … My husband already knows.  I told him about my 'pregnant feelings' already the day after our errm, ehm 'mishap' and told him immediately about the first positive hpt. I called my mom today and told her :)  I'm not going to tell anyone else until I'm about 12 weeks in, unless it already starts being a bit too obvious … I swear I have a belly on me already huh.gif  I know it's just the bloating and swelling, but still :lol

 

My BFF knows, and my DDC from #3 group knows.. and DH of course. We're going to wait to tell everyone else for a while. I am waiting to hear back from grad schools, and have some professors as friends on my FB page, so I am not posting publicly until I find out what grad school I am going to (if I get accepted). I don't want it to affect their decision if they see on FB that I'm pg! 

post #10 of 31

I've told so many, just texted my closets friend a positive test, and my mom.

for hubs I had him close his eyes, put a piece of paper in his hands that said October and held up a sweet little gender nuetral sleeper and the positive test. Then told him to open his eyes! He was so thrilled. 

post #11 of 31
Right of Passage, I just wanted to say hug2.gif I hope your in-laws and all of you find renewed joy and strength in the beautiful baby you are carrying. <3
post #12 of 31

Thank you citymagnolia :throb

post #13 of 31

Jessakins & Right of Passage, I love the way you guys did it! I am waiting, I haven't told anybody except you guys. It is soooo hard to wait, but I have good reason. My husband's birthday is Feb 14th, and being that it's also Valentines, and that we've had a vacay for his bday planned for months, I'm trying to wait out the next 9days to tell him. I plan on videotaping our vacay like normal and then throwing in that I'm expecting to catch his reaction. We're going to the beach, so I plan on walking away, writing in the sand - Due in Oct, and calling him over to see what I 'found'. This is my perfect way. But it is SO hard to wait. I just keep reminding myself it will be so much better to announce this way. I've been telling him this will be his best bday ever!

post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by EmeraldTrees View Post
 

Jessakins & Right of Passage, I love the way you guys did it! I am waiting, I haven't told anybody except you guys. It is soooo hard to wait, but I have good reason. My husband's birthday is Feb 14th, and being that it's also Valentines, and that we've had a vacay for his bday planned for months, I'm trying to wait out the next 9days to tell him. I plan on videotaping our vacay like normal and then throwing in that I'm expecting to catch his reaction. We're going to the beach, so I plan on walking away, writing in the sand - Due in Oct, and calling him over to see what I 'found'. This is my perfect way. But it is SO hard to wait. I just keep reminding myself it will be so much better to announce this way. I've been telling him this will be his best bday ever!

 

That is awesome!!! It would be so hard to wait that long, but will be totally perfect! 

post #15 of 31

Emeraldtrees I love your idea! I did nothing creative like that for my first! What a great gift for dh! 

post #16 of 31

I told my DH, my sisters and a few of my friends just on text and phone, but am waiting  to get the rest of my community involved including my parents. When is a good time do you think? I was thinking after I hear the heart beat then I will know. The first time I just told everyone and all was good, but last time I had a miscarriage and I knew from the start it was not quite right so I only told a couple people. This time feels more like the first, but you never know.
I love all your creative ways of telling people..

post #17 of 31

I've only told DH (he was actually there when I POTS) and we'll joyfully keep it our little secret for a while. I'm happy and looking forward to being (more, visibly) pregnant and having a new little one, but I'm not ready for it to take over my life and all conversation just yet. I'm enjoying still being me in a way that I didn't feel the last time I was preg -- I was quite overwhelmed with how much it all became the centre of everything. So at least while I'm feeling good with no negative symptoms, I'm just going to enjoy having a little family secret.

 

We'll probably try to tell local family and friends in person, perhaps during a family dinner.

post #18 of 31
We haven't done anything special yet. I'm impressed some of you manage to not immediately tell your partners! dh always knows the same day I do, usually within minutes!

Alas, I get so sick so fast that not telling people I regularly interact with (including our parents) quickly becomes impossible. greensad.gif
post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by monkeyscience View Post

We haven't done anything special yet. I'm impressed some of you manage to not immediately tell your partners! dh always knows the same day I do, usually within minutes!

Alas, I get so sick so fast that not telling people I regularly interact with (including our parents) quickly becomes impossible. greensad.gif

 

I did end up telling a close local friend today when we went out to lunch together.. she told me she's preg, due in Aug, so I just couldn't help myself! 

post #20 of 31

My husband makes silk screens and we were thinking, since he is learning to read and write, that we can help him write out "I am going to be a big brother" and DH can print it and he can wear it to preschool and we can take pics of it to send out probably after 12 weeks. That way he learns its happening and everyone else does too. Ofcourse I have to just tell a few other people before then, but for those who can wait to know...

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