(Closed) any creative ideas for announcing pregnancy to family?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had a cookie cake decorated with a family tree for DH’s birthday.

Post # 4
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Not pregnant yet, but here’s one of my ideas. Both of our families are far away… but my idea is to make a little video to email to them with snippets of the pregnancy…

Examples of clips:

  • my reaction to a positive test
  • DH’s reaction when I tell him
  • The first appointment
  • belly pictures depending on how long we wait to tell
  • video from the first ultrasound
  • the first heartbeat… etc.

Then emailing it to them and skyping while they open it (and hopefully recording their reactions as well to use later). Or if we can swing it to travel to tell them in person (by watching the video), but odds are I’d have a belly by then… So that would be a dead giveaway.

For me it’s more about including them in the process since they are far away, but I also don’t want to tell too early incase (god forbid) something happens.

My other idea is to have Darling Husband wear a shirt that says “this guy is going to be a daddy” or something like that and just see how long it takes them to notice. 🙂

Post # 5
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are announcing to our families (in person) Sunday but our idea could very easily be applied to someone out of town. My Darling Husband has a Macbook and I believe on iMovie there are sample “trailers” that you can use/edit to suit what you want to do.

We have a “movie trailer” that we are showing to the family. It is about 1 minute long and has some cute pics of my husband and I, and our dog.. and some background music. It alks about how “one man” and “one woman” dared to grow…  the following pics are my + HPT, first ultrasound picture, some of the onesies we bought etc… the end says ” we’re having a baby! – Coming Nov 2013″. I figure once they see the first picture with the + test they probably won’t see anything else as I know they will lose their marbles. lol. I will definitely post a copy of it here once we announce to everyone. 🙂

Something like this is easy to send to your sister and maybe Skype as she watches it? The onesie idea is always cute!

Post # 6
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m giving this to my dad (framed) as a housewarming present, telling him I’ll send a new photo in December. (my dog is his granddaughter) I’m visiting him Friday with my brother. I’ll be 9 weeks, and we’ve already heard the heartbeat. (sorry if the pic is big!!)

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