6 fun ways to break the baby news
Creative ways to tell friends and family that you’re expecting.
Throw a baby bash
This news definitely calls for a celebration. So why not invite your close family and friends over for a "We're having a baby" shindig?
Get all mushy gushy
Come on, hear us out on this one. Go to MushyGushy.com, a hilarious website where you can upload your pictures onto animated figures of your choice that will spread the news for you. It's a fun and light (read: non-cheesy) way to share your big news.
Scan and copy the pic of your ultrasound. Then frame it, wrap it up and let the gift do all the talking. Hint: You may want to save this one for the future grandmas and grandpas, and maybe your sister. Giving co-workers your framed sonogram might freak them out.
Play it cool
Don't want to make a big fuss? Send an email to friends and family asking, "What are you doing on [insert due date]?" Then when they respond, you can fill them in, without the hugs, tears and pats on the back.
Let the test speak for itself
At a loss for words? Try this simple trick: Snap a photo of your pregnancy test – just be sure to zoom in on the positive result – and send it to close family and friends. No need to explain; we promise they'll catch on.
Make it a photo op
Round up the crew for a picture and instead of asking them to "say cheese," tell them to "say [insert your name]'s pregnant." You'll capture all the "OMG!" reactions and can add them to baby's first album.
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On a related note, my daughter and son-in-law announced whether their baby was a boy or girl by throwing a gathering of family and friends. They kept it a secret until then and my daughter made a frosted cake - the inside would be pink for a girl and blue for a boy. As her mother, I got to "attend" via Skype from 900 miles away. Everyone watched as they cut the cake and I got to experience the moment while everyone cheered and I discovered my first grandchild would be a girl...many happy tears followed. I thought it was very creative of them.
We had a great way to do our announcement...
I typed up a sports report stating that our "team" had just announced a new acquisition, and that contract terms were not disclosed.