7 Ingenious Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

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pregnancy testThe first time I saw the + sign in the window of my pregnancy test (all 12 times I took it), I almost fainted. I was in shock. It was not expected. We conceived in the "planning to plan" stage of trying to get pregnant. He walked in the door from work and I blurted out, “I’m Pregnant!

Since then, I've announced a pregnancy once more -- that time with a little more finesse -- but I really wish I could have a do-over on the first time I announced our big news.

If I could do it all again, these are the many ways I might announce my pregnancy:

  1. Have Lady Gaga burst out of a giant egg on stage at her concert, singing "Born This Way" and holding a sign that says, “Baby (your last name here) being born this way in the spring of 2013!
  2. Have an airplane fly over your family reunion pulling a sign behind it that reads, “Congratulations (your husband's name here) Baby on Board!”
  3. Have your older kid scribble on the wall with washable crayons, while you write, “Get ready for round two of spontaneous wall art!" Feign outrage at the mess and call your husband in to take a look at what your kid has done. Then hand him a tissue and a Mister Clean sponge.
  4. Arrange to have a movie theater show previews for old baby-themed movies such as She’s Having a Baby, Baby Boom, 9 Months, Due Date. Just when he starts to figure out the theme, have the last “preview” be a single shot of a baby with the title above it, “Baby (your last name here) Coming Spring 2013.”
  5. Take a photo of your positive pregnancy test and have it blown up into a billboard strategically placed on your husband’s route home from work. The billboard should read, “Baby (your last name here) Coming Spring 2013." If it’s a subsequent pregnancy, you can put a photo of your other child on it wearing a "I'm a Big Brother" (or sister) T-shirt.
  6. Fill the spare room with blue and pink balloons and wait until your husband has to go in there. Tie the positive pregnancy test to a giant balloon in the center of the room.
  7. Run your partner a hot bubble bath after a long day. Take a baby bottle and write a sweet note inside that tells him you are pregnant; toss the positive pregnancy test in there too. He’ll get in ready to relax and find something in his way. He’ll find the bottle and the note. Within minutes you’ll have a little full frontal action coming at you, covered in bubbles.

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ashjo85 ashjo85

My husband was standing next to me while we did the test. This wasn't a big secret. This time though, I did want to surprise my mom and family, so I ordered my daughter a t-shirt that said "This Little Lovebug Is Going To Be A Big Sister!" and I wrapped it up and gave it to my daughter on Christmas Eve. She opened it like any other present and held it up to her chest, ran over to show Grandma, and I videotaped the dawning of comprehension on my mom's face and resulting craziness as she freaked out. It was awesome, and I still smile every time I see the video.

memek... memekisses

I loved the last obe! Soo wanna do that!

demon... demons_kitty39

number 3 is an awesome idea! But i would word it a little different.

leidy... leidy2011

I was getting ready for work and I took 1. I text my husband back then bf he was going to be a daddy. He was in class what a way to distract him haha! By the way I love # 4 and 6

Ariel Evans

we didn't do anything major for our announcement....I wasn't too pumped about being pregs and wasn't excited about telling my parents. I told them literally the last second before my fiance and I had to leave to go back to college....that I was pregnant [long pause] with twins. 

Next time (if there is a next time) it'll be major


 

lilmo... lilmomma_1205

Pretty sure every man everywhere would wreck if they seen it on a billboard while driving! haha

Summer Hammock

I wrapped up my possitve test in a Gift bag with tissue paper and confetti and left it on the kitchen table, and told my hubby there was a gift for him on rthe table and i walked outside.....

MegTh... MegTheGem

My husband was in the next room when I took my first one (at his insistence, he was suspicious before I was) and came running into the bathroom when he heard me exclaim, "Holy sh!t!" He was deployed for the second test I took; he'd been home on emergency leave when my dad died and we concieved (it was planned, and again, the test was at his insistence, but that time, I knew before I took the test, but he was impatient to know). I'm 33 weeks with #3, our surprise baby. I was on the pill, and our son was only 4 months old. I just knew I was. I told hubby so and he said, "But you're on the pill!" I had to laugh at that, lol. Today is his last day in the gene pool--vasectomy for him tomorrow (and I'm getting my tubes tied after this one)!

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