1. Get a “baby fund” piggy bank
Get a piggy bank that says “baby fund” on the front. You can even leave a note that says, “We have nine months to save up!”
2. Let your child announce it
Have your child wear a shirt that announces the new addition to the family. Let them show off that they’re going to be a big brother or big sister soon and be a part of this big surprise.
3. Let your future baby announce it
Print your first ultrasound and attach a note that says, “I can’t wait to meet you, daddy!”
4. Make room for the baby
Empty out a drawer or shelf, and leave a note that says, “Make room for me, daddy!” You can even replace what was there with baby booties or toys.
5. Message in a cup
Order a personalized mug with the message in the bottom of the cup. He’ll be left smiling after he finishes his drink.
6. Put a message in a picture frame
This one works especially well for your first baby. Find a frame or create your own that says “I love my daddy.” Inside the frame, put a note that says “picture coming soon!”
7. Put a surprise in his dessert
Give him a small box with a cupcake, cookie or another treat inside. Write “I’m pregnant” on the inside of the box for a sweet surprise.
While setting the table, place a kid’s plate and cup at an open seat. He’s sure to notice this one!
7. Swap out his cup for a bottle
Instead of placing a cup by his dinner plate, pour his drink into a baby bottle. He might be confused at first, but his confusion will quickly turn into surprise!
8. Take pictures in a photo booth
Next time you’re at the mall, stop at the photo booth. During the first picture, hold up a sign that says “You’re going to be a dad!” or “I’m pregnant!” The next few pictures will capture his reaction.
9. Wear an “I’m pregnant” t-shirt
Put on a shirt that announces your pregnancy, and see how long it will take your husband to notice!
Here are a few ideas:
10. Wrap up the pregnancy test
Keep it simple and wrap up the positive pregnancy test with a card that says, “You’re going to be a dad!”
No matter how you announce your pregnancy, your husband will be thrilled to hear the exciting news.