You and your husband have been eagerly waiting for this news. Now you have missed your period and the pregnancy test showed a positive result. You must be feeling ecstatic and would want your husband to be equally ecstatic, if not more.
So, how to tell your husband that you are pregnant, and make him thrilled about it? There are countless ways to disclose the secret but then you need to choose the one that suits you both the most.
MomJunction shares some of the super cool ways of revealing the news to your husband. They do not need much prep but are fantastic.
Creative Ways To Announce Pregnancy To Your Husband
1. Announce with a book:
If it is your first child, your husband has a lot to learn and do as a father. Buy a guide book that will help him in his new role as a dad, and gift it to him.
2. Keep the bun in the oven:
Put a bun in the oven and keep a note on it saying, “My love, we are going to be parents.” Ask your partner to take the bun from the oven. Let him read the message while you watch his reaction.
3. Wrap the pregnancy test:
Gift wrap your pregnancy test strip and put in a place where your partner could see. When he opens it, he would certainly get the surprise.
4. Use a pair of baby shoes:
Buy a pair of tiny baby shoes. Tell your partner that you have been to shopping and got something for him. Let him figure out where you kept it, and open it. Alternatively, put them in his shoe cabinet for him to spot them.
5. Write it on a chalkboard:
Be as creative as you can on the chalkboard. Announce the exciting news by drawing a baby, related items, or dates of conception and due date.
6. Break the news with balloons:
You can come up with several creative ways to reveal your pregnancy through balloons. Write the message on a balloon and hang it inside his wardrobe or write the letters of the word BABY on four balloons and hang them at several places in your house for your husband to see.
7. Pregnancy countdown:
This is an adorable yet a cool idea to announce your pregnancy. Wear a countdown maternity shirt, keep countdown blocks on the table, or mark it on the board or a calendar. It works well for him to find.
8. Let your child announce it:
If it is not your first pregnancy, you can send the message to your hubby with your child. Get a cute customized dress for your child that says, “I am getting a little brother/sister”, or “baby joining soon.” Make them wear it before the dad comes home.
9. Bake a cookie:
Bake a customized cookie to reveal the news. Keep it on the dining table for your husband to see it during his dinner. It could be a sweet surprise to him.
10. Deliver the diapers:
Keep a box of diapers at the doorstep. Your partner will surely be confused. When he checks that it is addressed to him, he would realize that you are expecting. Alternatively, take him to the supermarket and buy the diapers. Clear his confusion by breaking the news.
Cute Ways To Tell Your Husband You Are Pregnant
11. Capture the moment:
Schedule a family shoot, and during one of the shots, say, “I am pregnant.” You can forever capture that priceless reaction of our husband.
12. Give a puzzle:
Create a puzzle with a pregnancy reveal or a picture of your ultrasound. Ask him to put together the pieces and know what it is all about.
13. Make room for the baby:
Empty one of the shelves in your bedroom, and stick a note, saying, “Daddy, make room for me.” You can also place some baby toys, clothes or booties. He would be thrilled to know the news.
14. Put a message in the picture frame:
Get a frame or make one using your creativity. Put a message, “Love you, daddy.” You can also put a note at the bottom saying, “Picture coming soon.”
15. Have an extra plate:
While setting the table for the meal, place small plate and cup, and an additional seat on the dining table. Your partner is sure to notice this.
16. Swap his glass with a bottle:
The next time he asks you for juice or water, serve him in a feeding bottle. When he looks at you confused, smile and point to your tummy. He might just go crazy.
17. Message on a t-shirt:
Get a customized shirt with baby palms and little feet. Wear this quite adorable t-shirt and roam around. See how long it takes for your partner to notice.
18. Message in a bottle:
Although it seems to be old-fashioned, it could be a cool pregnancy reveal that your husband may love. Write a message saying, “You are soon going to be a dad,” put it in a bottle, and keep it in a place where he can easily see it.
19. Spell with scrabble:
If your husband is crazy about word games such as scrabble, ask him to play along with you. When it is your turn, share the news by making something related and ask him to spell. He would get delighted with the news.
20. Sign on the belly:
Write down a note on your belly such as “Baby inside,” “Coming soon” or “You are a Daddy”. The moment he notices the message, he will turn ecstatic.
Fun Ways To Announce Pregnancy To Your Husband
21. Take your pet’s help:
Let your little pet at home announce the news. Write a note saying “Mama’s pregnant” and send it to your partner after he arrives home from the office. It would be a delightful surprise.
22. Go the sports way:
If your husband is a sports freak, you can buy a junior size shirt or shoes of his favorite game and gift it to him. He’ll surely make some space for the new arrival.
23. Get artistic:
If you are artistic, you can draw a family illustration with your husband, child, and yourself in it. You can either gift it to him or stick it at a place where he can notice it. He is surely going to be on his knees to feel your tummy.
24. Make a slideshow:
Prepare a slideshow or a video of some beautiful photos that you took since the beginning of your relationship. In the end, post a picture of your pregnancy test. This will be one of the sweetest ways to announce the news.
25. Use the mobile phone:
Send the picture of your pregnancy test or write a poem or quote on pregnancy and message it to him. Let him call you to confirm the news. He is surely going to come back home early that day.
26. Write on the mirror:
This is a traditional yet fun way to share the good news. You can use your lipstick to write the message on the mirror. Be as creative as you can with the message.
27. Message in a cup:
Serve him an empty cup as if there is a beverage in it. When he sees the cup, he’ll find the message that you left in it.
28. Message in a book:
If your husband is currently reading a book, write a sweet message and put it as a bookmark. He will get to read it the moment he opens the book.
29. Pack it up:
Get a basket, put all the baby items such as cushions, tiny tee, and shoes in it and decorate it. When the dad-to-be comes home, he will surely notice this change.
30. Baby onesie reveal:
This is going to tug his heartstrings. Get the onesie that has a message for the dad-to-be, and hang it on a clothesline.
31. “Baby fund” piggy bank:
Buy a piggy bank, and stick a note that says, “baby fund”. You might also write a note saying, “We have to save this nine months.” When he sees it, he will soon realize that you are pregnant.
Romantic Ways To Tell Your Partner You Are Pregnant
32. Propose to him:
Take your partner to the place where your proposal happened, and recall everything you both did then. Instead of a ring, give him the test strip, and he would understand it.
33. Dine with him:
Make a special dinner with a baby theme, by using baby corn, baby carrots, baby back ribs and more. Prepare mini cupcakes and keep pureed fruit. See if he can guess the message.
34. Give a fruit treat:
Unleash your creativity using a fruit. Carve the letters “Dad” on the fruit and keep that on the dining table before he comes for the meal. It will be the tastiest surprise for him.
35. Ice cream date:
Ask him to take you out for an ice cream, and order two for yourself. It could be surprising for him, and let him know that you are eating for two.
36. On the bottle:
Here’s one more bottle idea. Buy his favorite drink for dinner, and stick a note that reveals the message.
37. A push notification:
Download a baby tracking app on his phone and set it up for push notifications. He will be puzzled to see the words, “Your baby is the size of a poppy seed,” “You are 4 weeks pregnant.” Eventually, he will guess the big secret.
You may choose any of the ideas or club a few of them or get inspired by these ideas and come up with something that is special and customized to the rapport you have with your husband. The intention is to make him as happy as you are with the news, and keep the experience memorable.
If you have some more creative ways of revealing pregnancy, share it with us in the comments section below.