Congratulations!! You’ve just entered into THE MOST EXCITING time of your life!
Pregnancy and motherhood has been the ultimate life changer for me and I’m so happy that you’ll be sharing in all the joys and love that being a mom brings. That means you get to tell your husband you’re pregnant and share in the excitement!
I’m going to assume that you JUST found out that you’re pregnant. After you take some long deep breaths and realize how much your life is going to change, you’re going to need to tell your partner.
He’s the one that will be there for you through all the ups and downs of pregnancy, childbirth, and all those stressful, emotional, and joyous days of parenting. So if you’re looking for ideas on how to tell your husband you’re pregnant, look no further!
How Soon Should You Tell Your Husband You’re Pregnant?
The best time to tell your husband you’re pregnant is whenever you feel ready to do so. Some women want to tell their husband right away, as soon as they have a positive pregnancy test.
Others prefer to wait until they have a few more positive pregnancy tests.
In general, husbands are the first people that women tell – besides their best friends! – that they have a positive pregnancy test. No matter what you decide to do, it’s okay as long as it feels right to you!
How to Tell Your Husband or Boyfriend You’re Pregnant
Unlike telling friends and family, you probably don’t have weeks to wait to buy something personalized. You’re going to want to tell him right away!
If you can wait a few hours or even a day or two, it will give you enough time to pull off a cute announcement instead of just telling him the good news straight to his face.
Although you probably won’t have the time to wait for an Etsy customized purchase, this is exactly what Amazon is for! Think you can hold out the surprise for 1-2 days? (Just make sure you don’t forget to archive the purchase if he has access to your Amazon orders!)
Here are some sweet ways to tell your husband or boyfriend that you’re expecting the greatest blessing that you could ever give them. They will be so grateful for your thoughtfulness and providing them with the ability to carry on their family name through your child.
Related: 22 Rainbow Baby Announcement Ideas
Put a Bun in the Oven
Use the old saying and put it to good use as a way to tell your husband you’re pregnant.
Put a bun in the oven, set a timer, and tell your partner to get it out when it goes out. See how long it takes to put it together to figure out your message.
There’s no question that your husband will understand what you’re trying to tell him when he sees this We’re Pregnant book or Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad book. It makes a great announcement, plus helpful information that he will need along the way. You can also just send the e-book version straight to his iPhone or Kindle!
Scratch Off Reveal
Grab a scratch off baby announcement on Etsy. He probably won’t be expecting this behind the heart!
“You’re Going to Be a Dad” Coffee Mug
Bring your husband or boyfriend his cup of coffee and when he gets down to the bottom, it will reveal that He’s Going to Be a Dad! You can buy one of these mugs already made on Etsy or simply take his favorite mug and write it at the bottom with a Sharpie before pouring- just not sure how simple that would be!
Leave the pregnancy test out
This is probably the simplest way to tell your husband you’re pregnant. For my first pregnancy, I got a positive test one morning before my husband left for work that day. While he was still sleeping, I just left the pregnancy test on the bathroom counter knowing that he would be waking up soon to shower.
I stayed awake as he went into the bathroom and saw the positive pregnancy test and he ran out so quickly in the most excitement I’ve ever seen!
A note in his lunchbox for work
A surprise reveal in the middle of his work day is an awesome way to tell your husband that you’re pregnant. Leave a little note telling him the good news at the bottom of his lunch box or work bag. He’ll be sure to call you quickly after that for all the details.
Personalized Fishing Hook
Is your husband or partner a big fan of fishing? Then, this pregnancy announcement to husband idea is perfect! It’s a personalized fishing hook with the date when your new baby is arriving.
He will love this little keepsake!
Here’s another awesome and unique keepsake that works as a pregnancy announcement to your husband – customized ammo! Your husband will get a kick out of this, knowing he hit the target.
Rather than just leaving a small note, give him a whole scavenger hunt to follow! He’ll trace each clue to different spots in the house which will eventually lead him to the big surprise- your positive pregnancy test or any other gift you chose! This is adorable and you can get creative with the clues, however these are great ideas too.
A dad frame like this is certain to surprise him! This is a great way to tell your husband that you’re pregnant because it doubles as a keepsake. He can have this frame forever and change out the pictures as his baby grows.
Have your husband open up a little gift with a onesie inside or leave the onesie out for him to see. This Player 3 onesie is perfect for “gamer dads” and Hello Daddy is an adorable outfit that your baby will get great use out of. Plus it makes a nostalgic memory to see your baby in the same onesie that you revealed your good news with. There are plenty of great Dad Onesies that you can find here on Etsy.
Shirt for him
If you discover that you’re pregnant during the holidays, a perfect way to tell your husband that you’re pregnant is to get a special Christmas ornament. It makes a lovely keepsake that you can continue to put on your tree year after year.
If you’re looking for a simple way to tell your husband you’re pregnant, a greeting card is an excellent option. Buy a cute greeting card and have it ready when your partner comes home from work.
This is a great idea too if you are temporarily separated long distance, and you want to give him a surprise in the mail.
Plate or Spoon Reveal
I think this is a such a sweet idea! Similar to the coffee mug above, serve him dinner/breakfast/dessert on a pregnancy reveal plate or using an engraved spoon. If your guy is a little oblivious it may take a few minutes to realize, but he’ll get the point. I love the plate idea the most because it will really take him awhile to get to the bottom of it.
Tell dad that it’s family game night and time to do a puzzle. Let him figure out the big surprise as he completes this puzzle.
You’ve got mail
Drop a little note revealing the news in the mailbox. No you don’t have to actually mail it to him, unless you don’t live together. Simply place it in the mailbox after the mailman comes. Wait for him to get the mail to find the surprise.
This is a cute way to tell your husband or boyfriend that you’re pregnant. After he sits down for dinner, place a baby bottle in front of him, instead of his usual water glass or beer bottle.
If dad-to-be is an avid reader, a bookmark is a great surprise reveal! Swap out his bookmark for a personalized one that says dad. He’ll totally get the hint.
Tell Him on a Pizza Box
Order pizza for dinner – something we all love! – and write “I’m Pregnant” on the inside of the lid. You can even tape your positive pregnancy test to the lid as well. When he opens it up, he won’t be expecting that surprise with his pizza.
Eat Up Daddy!
Mom can’t be the only one packing on the pounds for the next 9 months, am I right? This is a funny way to tell your boyfriend or husband you’re pregnant and simple enough that you can pull it off on the same day that you take your test.
Save the Date
You’ve probably already calculated the due date so write or type up a little card as a “save-the-date” with your due date on it. You can also send him a calendar invite on your smart phone or simply circle the date on your home calendar. Let him figure out what you could have possibly made plans for 9 months in advance!
Baby is the size of a…
Buy the food item for the size of your baby. Early on in pregnancy, it will probably be a poppy seed or blueberry. Leave the piece of food out with a note that you have a little blueberry inside of you too.
Nursery To Be
This is a great way to tell your husband you’re pregnant! If you guys already talked about the bedroom that you would designate as the nursery, put up some caution tape and a sign. This will totally get your point across.
A Printable Sign
If you’re pressed for time and would just like a written way to show your partner the good news, click here to download and print out this printable You’re going to be a
Make him a batch of cookies or cupcakes with the letters B-A-B-Y written on them.
Let your husband know that his efforts were successful with this “We Have a Winner Mug”
Starbucks is a great place for this since they write name’s on their customer’s cups. Go out for coffee and secretly tell them to write Dad on his cup instead of his name. The reaction will be priceless.
Eating for two
Go out for ice cream and order two items or servings just for yourself or while you’re cooking dinner, make yourself two portions (save the second for lunch obviously). When he is confused, tell him that you’re eating for two.
Tell him that you went shoe shopping and when he asks you to show him what you bought, bring out the tiny little baby shoes.
Sh*t Just Got Real
Leave a funny sign out with you pregnancy test, like this one that says Sh*t Just Got Real because that’s exactly how you’re feeling right now.
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I hope you found some great inspiration from these ways to tel your husband you’re pregnant. Enjoy this special time in your life where you’re growing a tiny little human inside of you. Some of my favorite memories came from being pregnant with my little ones and it really is the most special bond you can make between two people.
How did your husband or boyfriend react when you told him that you’re pregnant?? Write in the comments below!