(Closed) How did you tell your spouse that you were pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
2171 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I peed on a digital test, I was already sure that I was pregnant but he wasn’t convinced in my super faint pink lines, handed him the test to look at, and I asked, “What does it say?” He very excitedly said “PREGNANT!” 

I always wanted to do something cute but when you’re actively trying and testing and your spouse knows you are, it’s hard to keep secret. Maybe with our second child I’ll do something cute. 

Post # 17
1833 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ok here comes the worst post on this thread….wait for it…. A text message.

Post # 18
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

tulsahhisrad:  We tried for just over a year so when it finally happened I just ran into our bedroom and woke him up (it was just before 6am) and showed him the pregnancy test. Then I gave him the ‘present’ I had hidden away. I always thought I would tell him via the present, but I was just too excited!

He was really happy. It was a nice moment. Then I made him pose with the gift I had given him aha!

Post # 19
1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I prepared in advance and bought pacifiers with his favorite NFL team on them. It took 5 cycles before I got to use them. I work from home, so AF was a week late when I tested one day before my shift started.

It was near Christmas and when he got home we were chatting and I told him that I wanted him to see what had come in the mail. I had been doing a lot of shopping online, so he was vaguely interested. Inside the box, there were the pacifiers, my positive pregnancy test, and a note that read “daddy’s new game day buddy- due just in time for the pre-season” along with my expected due date, which I had calculated online. He was totally in shock even though he knew when AF was due, he later said that it just hadn’t occurred to him. 

Post # 20
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Our first pregnancy ended up in MC…but I found out on our anniversary. I ran to target to get an outfit and wrapped up the test in a zip lock lol and wrote the poem ” roses are red, violets are blue…im having a baby and so are you!”

Our second pregnancy ended up in MC…but I found out on his birthday. I had a card from the baby.


This pregnancy, there was no more surprises! I just told him lol

Post # 21
437 posts
Helper bee

I waited until father’s day and said happy Father’s day! And he was like wait what? Haha 

Post # 22
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had to show him the test because I wasn’t sure if there were two lines there or not. 

“Ok, I need to ask you…how many lines do you see?”

Post # 23
337 posts
Helper bee

When we were TTC, my husband told me that he wanted to be there to take each and every test together. Opk’s and pregnancy tests. So I would pee in a cup (in private) and then he would be there to watch the results. He would grin and get excited when we got smiley faces on our opk, and he would hug me and kiss my forehead when we had over 16 negative pg tests. So that one saturday morning in April of 2014 when the second line began to appear, and I watched his eyes get more and more watery the darker the line got…….and then that huge smile that he couldn’t quit wearing for 3 days straight afterward – It’s a memory that I will love forever!!!

Post # 24
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

These stories are the best!! Just started TTC but Darling Husband and I are basically joined at the hip so he will be present for the test LOL. Last month he chilled on the bed with our fur babies and counted down the 3 minute wait, I suspect this month will follow suit. 

beatlesluvr:  so sweet!!

Post # 25
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When we were first TTC, I went on this rant to Darling Husband about how I didn’t get how women knew they were pregnant and waited a couple days to tell thier Darling Husband so that they could buy a present (sorry, not trying to offend anyone who did that).  He just nodded and smiled.  Then a few days later, he sheepishly told me that he kind of wanted a present/big deal when I told him.  He equated it to him proposing to me, so he wanted it to be special.  So, to compromise (because there was NO WAY I could wait), I secretly bought an “I Love Daddy” onesie and a book for expectant dads.  I also made two more pages to go in this little book I made him a few years ago and updated after the wedding that tells our relationship story.  The new pages were about finding out we were expecting.

When I got my BFP (almost a year later), I got the present out, glued the two pages in, and got him to come down to the living room.  I had the book sitting on top of the present.  Immediately when he saw it, he flipped to the last page to see what I had added and started happy crying.  He didn’t even notice the present until I pointed it out, but he loved it. 

Post # 26
1624 posts
Bumble bee

I tested at work and took a picture of the positive test and showed it to him when I got home. He thought it was a photo of a ski. 

Post # 27
1117 posts
Bumble bee

I kept it classy and just texted him pictures of my pregnancy tests, no explanation necessary. Sure I had something cute planned when we were first TTC but after 2 years without success and then finally getting a BFP, that went out the window. 

Post # 29
1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

tulsahhisrad:  Well, I *had* these awesome ideas to tell him (getting him a bottle of scotch he likes along with the same one in a mini bottle, making a cute card, getting a baby onesie, etc.) but honestly, I was so freaked out/worried/excited/nervous/you name it! that day, I just wanted to go home and see him. 

It actually was pretty perfect how it worked out and I’m a terrible actress so I didn’t have to do any “acting”, thankfully.  He brews beer at home and I’m always the taste tester. When I got home that day, he was like ‘honey, come taste my new beer!’ and I just said, ‘i…can’t” and (of course) he goes, “why?” and I could totally see him put it together the exact same time I said (cried), “you’re going to be a daddy” and that was that!


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