This is a partnered post.
While there are plenty of things that expectant mothers can’t live without, before all of this, you want to make sure you announce your pregnancy the right way. You’ve already told your partner, but what about the rest of your family? Your parents, grandparents, friends, and more will all be excited to hear your big news, and the best way to do this is to find the best way to announce your exciting next step to the world.
A pregnancy photoshoot is an excellent idea for couples announcing their news to their nearest and dearest. It arguably offers the most freedom than any other, and you can arrange a photoshoot based entirely on what you love. Those who adore animals, say kangaroos, can have some fun with a pouch, whereas those who love Harry Potter can play around with Photoshop and produce a bump out of nowhere, even if you’re not showing just yet. Ultimately, the choice is up to you, and it can be as exciting or as modest as you like.
If you want to see the look on everyone’s face when you subtly share your big news, those printed with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, or anything else is always fun. They should be happy for the gift anyway but watching the penny drop when they finally get what it says on the t-shirt is priceless. Of course, they’ll want to see the look for themselves, so make sure you get a video that they (and you) will cherish for the rest of your lives. Be warned though, there will be some very happy tears once they find out.
The bun in the oven is a classic for a reason, and anyone who lovers baking some delicious and healthy sweet treats should consider how they can have some fun with this idea. A simple basket of cupcakes or muffins is easy enough, but you can take this even further. If you’ve got as much of a love for crafts as you do for sweets, making little ovens and bringing them over to friends and family is sure to give them the right idea. What’s more, they can use this cardboard oven as a keepsake from the day they found out.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be together at all times, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still keep in touch with them. If your friends and family live on the other side of the country and you can’t bear to keep the news secret any longer, a wireless ultrasound will share live footage of the baby inside the womb. A surprise call is always something to look forward to, and you can also use this device to check in on the baby whenever you like, which makes it useful for more than just sharing news.
Having a baby gives you the chance to get creative with your announcement, and even if you’re someone who doesn’t always love the attention, you deserve to have people fawn all over you, and perhaps shower you with some gifts for your little one, too.