Congratulations…you’re expecting!! It’s an exciting time for any parent-to-be…how on earth will you be able to keep it a secret from your family members and friends? And…just how long should you wait before you tell the great news!
The most common amount of time to wait before announcing is 10 to 12 weeks, in other words, the end of the first trimester. A lot of people prefer to do that because anything can happen in that time frame. After that time frame goes by, it makes it more comfortable to announce it. If you have morning sickness, start gaining weight, have to pass over alcohol at a party or get together, that can make it hard to hide your pregnancy.
When you are ready to share your ultra-exciting news, we have found some cool ways to announce it!
Pink or Blue in a cake- Perfect for announcing a pregnancy early-on. Just give the ultrasound photo to your baker and have them put pink or blue cake inside and once you cut the cake you know what you are having!
The Facebook Announcement – We all know facebook is great for spreading news! Announce your pregnancy to all of your 400 facebook friends with a fun photo or posting. Ideas? Take a picture of your pregnancy test window, the kind that says “pregnant” on the screen. Say nothing else, and you’ll be sure to get the conversation going! Another idea? Post a photograph from your first sonogram!
Send Out a Pregnancy Announcement via Mail – You announce your marriage via mail, why not announce your pregnancy? Your friends, family and co-workers will think it’s another party invitation in the mail, but will be so excited to see that you’re expecting! Expect the calls to start rolling in!
Holiday Pregnancy Announcement – Did you just find out you’re pregnant and the holidays are right around the corner? Have all of your family open their gift from you at the same time and give out onesies that say “My Auntie loves me”, “My Grandma is the best” or “I love my Uncle”. They’ll get the picture and soon you’ll be surrounded by tears of joy!