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First baby - pregnancy announcement ideas!

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Annie1211 Tue 21-Jul-20 15:02:40

Hey everyone

We have just found out I'm pregnant!! Can't believe I'm even typing this! Soo happy!

It's our first and the first baby in our family for a while! My parents first grandchild so we want to announce it in the most special way possible as it is going to be a surprise!

Does anyone have any ideas? Or can share what you did please? ☺️☺️☺️☺️

Thankyou in advance xx

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AudTheDeepMinded Tue 21-Jul-20 15:04:54

Well, wait until your 12 week scan to be on the safe side. With my third I sent my Mum a personalised calendar for the next year. The picture for may (due month) had my scan picture on it and captioned 'Aud's third baby due on 19th'!! The other months had other family snaps on.

AudTheDeepMinded Tue 21-Jul-20 15:05:54

But maybe you are thinking more on the scale of a marching band and aeroplane banner?

BingerGiscuit Tue 21-Jul-20 15:09:45


We told my parents a couple of weeks ago and it was a wonderful moment! My parents aren’t together anymore so getting them together is tricky but they were at ours due to a sad anniversary that we meet for each year. Normally we play games or do something fun on that day so I set up playing charades. My OH and I had a practise run the day before 😂 I acted out ‘bun in the oven’ with my OH chipping in saying ‘cooker’ ‘bread’ to drop clues. Eventually my dad guessed bun in the oven but the penny didn’t drop with either of them 😂 my dad got up to take his turn and I told him to sit back down (which he did so obediently bless him 😂) and then I presented them both with cards saying ‘to Nan’ and ‘to grandad’ with a photo of the private scan we’d had in.

Cue the screams and tears smile they had no idea we were TTC so it was just the best moment ever. Their first grandchild too smile

I told them at 9 weeks so a tad earlier than I’d have wanted but didn’t know when I’d see them together next

BingerGiscuit Tue 21-Jul-20 15:13:26

Also, ignore the PP. Tell them when you want to! I told mine at 9 weeks as didn’t know when I’d see them next together and also figured if something bad went wrong then I’d want their support. I had an early miscarriage in February and it was hard not telling them but I wanted the moment I shared above more and hoped it wasn’t too far away smile

Pol96 Tue 21-Jul-20 15:39:34

Congratulations! I told my mum at about 5 weeks and my dad on father's day.. (ohs dad about 5 weeks and his mum on fathers so was the same as my dad) everyone else was told after I had my scan and combined results and I used a baby vest saying "baby...." with the scan picture laying on it.

Hatscats Tue 21-Jul-20 15:47:01

Maybe I’m really boring but I just told my parents when I saw them “got some news” and then close friends I sent a text grin

xine15 Tue 21-Jul-20 15:50:56

Mum I couldn't hold it in. We had other guests so I whispered it in the kitchen. Dh's family we were going over for brunch and so we took some eggs on which we had written we're egg-specting July '19. It took a while for them to open them. It killed me waiting!

Bearcub01 Tue 21-Jul-20 15:57:08

This is our first baby too and my OH’s side first grandparent so I’d like to do something special. His gran and my mum love to knit so I’m thinking of buying both of them a big bunch of wool and doing something with that as they’ll be knitting a lot of baby things the next few months!

Havlerr Tue 21-Jul-20 16:08:06

We have both our parents a cute card which said congratulations on the front. On the inside we wrote ‘only the best parents get promoted to grandparents! baby X due august 2020’ - there were lots of screams grin

WhatWouldPennyDo Tue 21-Jul-20 16:21:42

“Mum, I’m pregnant”

“Dad, I’m pregnant”

Lots of tears of joy from them and from us. I’d have felt like an absolute tool doing anything twee, but then I find things like “gender reveals” and baby showers really cringey. I might not be your target audience for this question grin

DappledThings Tue 21-Jul-20 17:26:30

I rang them and said, "hey I've got some news. I'm pregnant but it's only early days so anything could happen". They were jolly pleased and that was that. I think all of us would cringe ourselves inside out if I'd done anything fancy.

It's brilliant exciting news that works for itself. It doesn't need to be packaged.

Carabu1 Tue 21-Jul-20 17:28:14

I waited until after 12 week scan, then husband and I popped down to visit them with a scan photo. They were ever so pleased and I really don't think any bells or whistles would have added to what was already a lovely moment.

Hardbackwriter Tue 21-Jul-20 17:36:58

With DS it wasn't much of an announcement because I had three miscarriages first so I rang my mum in tears to say I was on my way to have a scan because I was miscarrying again and then rang two hours later and said 'I'm not miscarrying!'. It might not have been much but I don't think it could have been better received or that anyone would have been more excited if I'd thrown a parade!

With my current pregnancy I told my whole family that I was feeling really rough, but that it was probably because I was pregnant... Much happiness. Except my dad, who wasn't in the room at the time and who nobody, including me, thought to tell for another week - oops!

Obviously my history (which is unusual) clouds this but it makes me very nervous when people buy things or make announcements on otherwise emotional days early on in the pregnancy. Miscarriage is awful enough without having to throw away 'daddy' t-shirts or remember for ever more the Christmas when you gave everyone announcement gifts. I know this is such a Debbie Downer thing to say, so apologies.

CherryCreme Tue 21-Jul-20 17:47:34

I found a really nice idea of these cards which you scratch away at like a scratch card, I planned to get these and give to family as I found out before Christmas, ended up bottling it and sent my mum a text and asked her to tell my dad 😂 not sure why, I thought they'd be angry!! After my first scan (and telling those closest) I had a photo taken with hands on tummy to post on social media, I just captioned it "August 2020"

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