Once you find out that you’re pregnant, there’s probably a little shock that needs to set in. After that, you’re going to want to scream it from the rooftops!
However, telling your entire squad is probably not a good idea right away. You’ll want to let the people closest to you know first.
When you announce your pregnancy to your parents, it will be one of the most exciting reveals. Hopefully, they will be just as excited as you to hear the good news.
Becoming a grandparent is a beautiful time in a parent’s life and you’ll want to make the moment memorable for both you and them. If you can get their reaction on video, that would be even better!
Creative Ways to Announce Pregnancy to Parents and Grandparents
A cute idea to announce to your parents that you’re having a baby is to wrap up a gift or surprise for them to open.
Here are some ideas for pregnancy announcements to your parents and future grandparents, that can be used on other friends and family, as well.
Bandana or Clothing for Pet “Getting a Human”
Promoted to Grandma/Grandpa Mugs
Grandpa Whiskey glass
Pacifier with a note
Wrap up a diaper
Have them find a ‘bun in the oven’
Mark a calendar with your due date
Here are a few more ideas of clever ways to announce pregnancy to your parents:
- Heartbeat: Record the heartbeat of the first ultrasound and tell them you have new music for them to hear as you turn it on.
- Game night: Get your family together for a fun game night and ask to play Pictionary or Charades. Act out “we’re having a baby” and wait for someone to guess the wonderful news! Or if you’re a Scrabble family, spell out “I’m expecting” either in one turn or over the course of the game.
- Wrap up your pregnancy test: Simply place your positive pregnancy test in a gift bag or box for them to open. This works best if you used a digital test that says that you’re pregnant instead of making them try to decipher what the lines mean.
- A new fortune: Buy a bag of fortune cookies at your local Asian market, then take a pair of tweezers and replace a couple of the fortunes with a printout that announces your pregnancy with a Chinese fortune-sounding twist. Put the cookies in a small box as a gift, or take them with you to a Chinese restaurant and have the server present them to your parents.
Hopefully, this gave you some creative and unique ways to give your parents the surprise of a lifetime when you announce your pregnancy.
Don’t forget to record their reaction on video! Their response is sure to be something you will watch over and over.
Congratulations and good luck!