You are going to have a tiny bundle of joy-yes, let that surreal thought settle in. And we tell you mama-to-be, you are about to enter the most life-changing experience. From your usual routine being turned on its head to your living spaces looking like maybe 10 babies moved in, to those infamous sleepless nights and never-ending diaper changes. Yes, it will be tiring but also the most incredible journey.
I’m not very good at keeping exciting news to myself. When I was expecting each of our babies, my husband was right there with me as I took the pregnancy tests. I wanted him to be a part of it all - right from finding out if that little line was going to show up or not! Some people though, have a lot more patience than I do and have figured out some very creative ways of saying ‘We’re having a baby!’
Here are some ideas to reveal your pregnancy news to your husband:
Break the News with Morning Coffee
Get a ‘Best Dad in the World’ mug for your husband’s morning brew and see how long it takes for him to realize – it might take him longer if he just woke up!
Add to his T-shirt Collection
Buy a ‘Top Dad’ or ‘daddy-to-be’ fun t-shirt and put it on the top of his t-shirt pile.
Enlist the other kids
If you already have kids, get t-shirts for the siblings like ‘Big Brother’ or ‘Big Sister’ and have them wear those t-shirts and let Daddy figure out the riddle.
Use a Baby Milestone
Pop his morning coffee or evening cocktail on top of one of our Baby Milestone – you’ll get to use them again later when baby arrives!
If you just found out, this one works We’re having a baby!
If you’re 2 months along this one works 2 Months!
Wrap up a gift
Step it up!
If you have steps leading into your house, write in chalk on each step:
Step 1: ‘You’re’
Step 2: ‘going’
Step 3: ‘to be’
Step 4: ‘a Daddy!’
Be on the other side of the door waiting for him with the test in hand!
Make a night of it:
Choose a movie theme: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Serve Dinner: Mac & Cheese (gourmet edition)
And finally serve drinks: Ask him to open up a bottle of wine – that you have added your own label to!
Write it up!
Got a bathroom mirror? Write in your best red lipstick ‘Good Morning Daddy!’
Buy a book of Dad jokes and tell him he’s going to have to start practicing!
Baby on Board!
Put a ‘Baby on Board’ sticker in his car window – he might just run back in the house when he sees that one!
Have you thought of fun or memorable ways to tell your partner they are going to be a daddy/mommy?