26 Sweet Ways to Tell Your Husband You’re Pregnant

by | Aug 14, 2020

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.

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 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.

A New Dad Book

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

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

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

Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.

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

Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.

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.

Scavenger hunt

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

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.

Dad frame

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.

Baby Onesie

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

Another gift that they can get good use out of are these Baby Daddy and Wife is Pregnant shirts. Make them wear it in the delivery room for a little chuckle from the nurses!

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.

Puzzle

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

Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.

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.

Bottle replacement

Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.

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.

Bookmark

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

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.

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

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

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…

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

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

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

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

Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.

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 Dad sign. Include the due date at the bottom under the line and display it when he gets home from work.

Sweet tooth

Make him a batch of cookies or cupcakes with the letters B-A-B-Y written on them.

Baby meal

Make a dinner with baby themed everything. Baby back ribs, baby carrots, baby corn, etc. Give him some time to figure out the message that you’re trying to send.

Winner Mug

Clever & unique ways to tell your husband or boyfriend you're pregnant and they're going to be a dad! Find a sweet way to announce the news.

Let your husband know that his efforts were successful with this “We Have a Winner Mug”

Dad’s cup

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.

Baby shoes

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!

Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.
Clever & unique ways to reveal the pregnancy to your husband or boyfriend: they're going to be a dad! Find a simple, sweet way to announce the great news.

Hi I’m Marissa!

A mom of two little ones, here to provide some relatable experiences, tips, and tricks to the joys and challenges of pregnancy and childbirth through raising babies and toddlers.  Read more about me here.