One of the most thrilling news for couples is a pregnancy announcement. These announcements have become more elaborate as the years went by. In the past, Several mothers on Reddit shared their stories about when they first told their partners the big news.
A woman sits in silence as she blankly stares at two pink lines. Then suddenly, she feels a rush of emotion, and she doesn't know what to do. Reality strikes moments later, it’s the biggest news of her life, and all she wants to do is share it with the person who means the most to her.
So does she tell him immediately? Or does she keep it as a surprise and wait for the perfect moment? Many expecting mothers struggle with this decision when they first learn about their pregnancy. Some of them took the time to share their unique experiences on Reddit.
Couple holding an ultrasound picture of their baby | Photo: Unsplash/kellysikkema
Some moms-to-be come up with creative ideas like a card reveal or surprise gifts to thrill their partners with the news. However, one mom decided to converse with her husband. What started as a candid conversation about her day ended in a cuddle and a cry. When asked how people revealed their pregnancy to their partner, she wrote:
“My husband was playing PlayStation after work. I snuggled next to him and chatted about my day while he vaguely nodded and killed things on screen. Then I just casually slipped it into the conversation something like, “but we’ll have to think about that after the baby is born in March.”
Another mom explained in Women’s Health magazine how her surprise didn’t work out. She wanted to announce the news by making dinner with baby food and even planned to tell her husband on his birthday. However, she decided to break the news to her husband at their home office, and he had no clue about her pregnancy.
Wife reveals she's pregnant and her husband is overly excited | Photo: Unsplash/jonathanborba
Everyone loves a good “Best Daddy Ever” t-shirt. However, sometimes, you have to wait a long time for it to arrive, and one wrong word could easily ruin the surprise. One mom realized that she couldn’t hold back the surprise any longer and decided to get creative with her pregnancy announcement. Taking things to Reddit, she said:
“I found out about 10 days before Christmas while my husband was at work. So, my friend and I went to the store and found a book titled “Dude You’re Going to be a Dad!”
It’s a wonderful idea to get creative with your pregnancy announcement. For instance, greeting your spouse at the breakfast table with a decorative ribbon tied around your baby bump can be exciting and fun. Asking your partner to unwrap the present and read the tag with the words “Hi Daddy!” or “I’m Pregnant” can be too mind-boggling.
Couple hold a pair of tiny baby shoes | Photo: Unsplash/frankcreative360
Announcing your pregnancy on Father’s Day can be sweet, silly, and sentimental. You’d probably get a few laughs and even some tears after disclosing the news. The mid-June holiday is already about celebrating family, so it’s a perfect time to mention the fact that you’re expecting. One mom-to-be shared her pregnancy announcement on Reddit,
“I thought, “Why not take a test? If it’s negative, no harm, no foul...but if it’s positive, that would be the best Father’s Day gift ever!”
Whichever way you share your exciting news, try not to worry about the props and details. Another mom on Quora revealed her pregnancy through a simple yet incredible idea. She wrote things like “Family Promotion: From odd to even numbers” and “A wild card entry in our house.”
Mom-to-be plans a sweet surprise to reveal her pregnancy | Photo: Unsplash/daiga_ellaby
Some moms have tried spilling the beans on their pregnancy in some of the most amusing ways. For instance, another mom-to-be asked her husband to check his mail. Posting on Reddit, she explained:
“When my husband gets home, he usually asks me if I’ve checked the mail... but this day when he came home I was on the couch, and I’m like ugh can you check the mail I forgot... he opened up the mailbox (attached to the front of the house) and takes out the positive pregnancy test.”
According to Verywell Family, when to tell your pregnancy is quite complicated. However, the timing you choose to disclose your pregnancy is a very personal decision. Some families prefer sharing the good news quite early and often. Doing this has some perks like getting lots of support, help with making decisions, and more advice from practitioners.
Couple is excited following a surprise pregnancy announcement | Photo: Unsplash/jonathanborba
Nothing can match the joy of sharing the news with your loved ones, especially your partner. But what if your husband is a workaholic? One mom-to-be revealed how she made the best of the sweet moment with her pregnancy announcement:
“When I went home I drew a dot on a piece of paper and handed it to him. I asked him to guess what the dot was. He had no idea. I told him it was the size of our baby.”
Though the news is all reason for happiness, some people prefer waiting a little longer to announce it. Verywell Family puts it this way: These people usually wait until they’ve reached the preset point in their pregnancy. They reveal the news only on a need-to-know basis, often waiting until their baby bump starts showing.
Wife flaunts an ultrasound picture of her baby while her husband plays the piano | Photo: Unsplash/jonathansancheziam
Another mom-to-be decided to use her creativity in a very unexpected way. It was one of the biggest surprises her husband had ever experienced. On Reddit, she wrote:
“I always joke to him that he never writes me love songs (he is a musician), so I sat him down when I got home to have a “serious” talk about it. I then asked him if he would prefer writing lullabies instead”.
Romper emphasized the most memorable way to reveal your pregnancy to your partner. According to one of their ideas, gifting your pregnancy test to your husband is a fantastic idea. For the fun-loving moms-to-be, announcing the big news through games like a scavenger hunt that ends with your partner finding the pregnancy test is also fun.
Mom-to-be announces her pregnancy on a vacation | Photo: Unsplash/stinji
With pregnancy comes a lot of excitement, and the joy doubles. There are just too many baby names to consider, a nursery to decorate, and the most adorable onesies to purchase.
There are so many things to keep you busy when you’re expecting. Sharing the big news with friends and family is really exciting but also comes with a creative element.
When two people are expecting the big news, that reveal can be an incredible exercise to creativity. Though many moms-to-be wait until after the first trimester is over to tell their family and friends about their pregnancy, your partner isn’t on that list. Informing them right away with a touch of creativity doubles the joy as you both are in this together! Thanks for reading!
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