With all three of my pregnancies, I knew I was pregnant before I even took the test.
However, both times I didn’t tell my husband about my suspicions because I didn’t want to get him too excited (or freaked out) before I knew for sure. So I always ended up taking the test by myself and then got to break the exciting news to my husband afterwards. With both times I was too impatient to wait and my announcement ended up being a quick phone call with me blurting out “I’m pregnant” right when he picked up.
However, if you have more patience than I here are some creative and adorable ways of telling your partner that he’s about to become a dad.
This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Custom Spoon from ForSuchATimeDesigns on Etsy.
This spoon is such a cute way to surprise your husband with a pregnancy announcement. Personally, I would wait until the end of the day and serve up ice cream for dessert. Watching his face as he read the spoon would be priceless.
Announce your pregnancy with a bun in the oven gift
It’s possible that your husband won’t be at home when you find out you’re pregnant as he has to go away for his job. Send him this adorable “bun in the oven” gift from LittleElephantCrafts on Etsy. There’s even an option to include a personalized note with the gift.
Gift your husband this adorable onesie
This custom bodysuit from AllThatGlittersBaby on Etsy is practical and such a cute way to tell your husband that you’re expecting.
Create a custom scratch-off ticket (source)
Apparently, you can get scratch off stickers. Who knew! Combine those with an announcement card and you’ve got yourself a custom scratch-off ticket (try Canva). Hey, you could even hand drawn your announcement card if that’s your jam. Not creative at all? This adorable example was created by Modern Moments Design.
Create a custom fortune cookie.
This could be as simple as using tweezers to take out the original fortune and replacing it with your “I’m pregnant” slip. Or, go the extra step and order a jumbo fortune cookie in its own take-out box.
When in doubt – Tell him with beer
Finding out that you’re going to be a parent can be a shock. Why not have a beer there ready for him when he finds out the big news. These custom beer labels from BitDotOfHappiness are perfect as they can fit over your favourite brand of beer.