Dear Husband, I am writing to tell you that I am pregnant. We both wanted a baby more than anything, and I can hear your excitement already. We have been careful and responsible, as we know not all pregnancies go smoothly. Please do your best not to worry — I will be taking excellent care of myself, eating well and resting when necessary. I don’t know how to tell you this, but I’m going to have a baby with someone else. It’s not what we planned. But you’re out at work all day, and we spend so little time together these days. I’m tired of feeling lonely in our marriage, so… I decided to explore my options. And now it’s too late for us.
Dear Honey, I have some exciting news. Sweetie Pie, I’m pregnant! Sunny says we’re having a little girl! We’re so excited about starting a family together. We love you and can’t wait to be parents together! Yours forever, Dottie. Oh my darling, I have some very exciting news for you. I am going to tell you this so many times over the next few months, but I am pregnant! We’re having a baby! A baby! Can you believe it?!
Dear you, I’m pregnant. Yes, that’s right. Your wife who has never once gone to the doctor has a baby growing in her belly. I’m sorry if I confused you. But let me tell you something, this isn’t some sort of practical joke or a ploy to get you to commit. It’s really happening, and I’m not sure how else to break it down for you because it’s so unbelievable.
Dear Husband, I’m waiting to tell you what can only be described as the most exciting news of my life: We’re pregnant! While you and I have been trying to grow our family for some time now, this pregnancy has exceeded even my wildest hopes. I know that you will be so happy and excited when I tell you the news. Looking forward to seeing you soon! All my love,
How Do I Announce My Pregnancy To My Husband
You can be surprised by your husband, yet it is a great idea to announce your pregnancy together and find out what he thinks you should do next. If you have decided to get pregnant and you want to surprise your husband or boyfriend then do not just let it go without telling him because it could end up being a major shock when he finds out. If you must, announce your pregnancy to your husband so he doesn’t feel left out. But expect him to take all the credit for the news because that’s what men do. They deny our achievements and claim theirs.
Tell your husband you’re pregnant. Be honest with him, and make sure he’s the first to know. Pregnancy is a life-changing event, and one you want to share with the people who mean the most to you. There are different ways to tell your partner that you’re expecting – some couples like to keep it quiet and surprise them on their birthday or another important occasion, while others may prefer to overshare on social media. No matter how you want to reveal the news, keep reading for 13 types of pregnancy announcements to get inspiration from.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant and going to be a mom soon. Now it’s your husband’s turn to get in on the action. Can you imagine how much fun the two of you will have telling people together? Your emotions are all over the map, but if he’s excited about being a dad, he might be more likely to share in your joy. Continue to be honest and open with your husband. If you are feeling tired, take the time to rest. Maybe have a chat before bed so you both can get some sleep.
Message To Announce Pregnancy To Husband
Hi Honey, I wanted to let you know that we’re going to have a baby! It’s been such a long time since I’ve been able to share this with you. Dear (husband’s name here), We’re expecting! The baby will be a welcome addition to our family, as well as the world at large. My body has changed a bit during this process and I know it’ll continue to do so after the birth, but I want you to know even though my belly will get bigger and rounder, nothing else changes when it comes to how much I love you, who you’ve been throughout our entire marriage and what you’ll continue to be in the years to come. You’re an amazing man, husband and father-to-be. And while I’m excited about what’s happening with me right now, there’s no way I’d ever trade places with anybody else because being your wife is an honor and a year of my life well spent. Please accept this gift card as my way of showing how much I love you now because we wouldn’t be having this conversation without your help in having a healthy baby and growing our family of three into a family of four. With all my love, Your beautiful wife
1) HIDE THE PREGNANCY TEST
Put your positive pregnancy test somewhere you know your partner will stumble across it. If you use a digital pregnancy test instead of the ones with lines, make sure you take the test within eight hours of hiding it as the word “pregnant” disappears after 15-48 hours depending on the brand!
2) TELL HIM WITH A T-SHIRT
Let your shirt do the talking by wearing a fun graphic tee, like one of these:
3) TELL HIM WITH A BOOK
: Surprise him with a gift — a wrapped book like Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads or The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-To-Be and watch the expression on his face as he puts the pieces together!
4) GIFT HIM A ONESIE WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE
Wrap a baby onesie for your partner and make it meaningful depending on his hobbies. A few cute ideas:
- For the sports fan: “Dad’s Top Draft Pick” onesie or a onesie with the logo of his favorite sports team
- For the golfer: “I Like Big Putts and I Cannot Lie” onesie
- For the beer lover: “Locally Brewed” onesie
5) PUT A BUN IN THE OVEN
Put a bun in the oven, turn the oven’s timer on, then when it goes off tell your partner you made them a special treat they need to take out of the oven. See how long it takes for them to put two and two together!
6) SAY IT WITH TREATS
Buy your husband his favorite candy or treat and attach this cute printable note to the front of the package: “If I’m going to get fat so are you”
7) TELL HIM WITH BOOZE
Buy him a case of his favorite beer or a bottle of his favorite wine and put a sign on it with your due date: “Drink up daddy. Your designated driver expires _____”
8) TELL HIM ON A PIZZA BOX
Order a pizza for dinner and write “I’m Pregnant” on the inside of the lid, along with your positive pregnancy test (make sure the lid is on!). He won’t be expecting that with his pepperoni pizza!
9) CREATE AN EVICTION NOTICE FOR HIS MAN CAVE
Put an eviction notice up on the door of his office or man cave to let him know it will now be needed for nursery space.
10) BAKE A CAKE OR CUPCAKES
Include a special message on top of the sweet treat with icing or sprinkles: “You’re Going to be a Parent!”
11) BREAK THE NEWS WITH A PAIR OF BABY SHOES
Buy a pair of baby booties and tape the positive pregnancy test into the lid of the box. If you want to get really sneaky, you can put the baby shoes in a men’s shoe box to really throw him off!
12) MAKE A HOMEMADE CARD
Make him a card with a sweet poem inside: “Roses are red, violets are blue, I have a secret and here’s the clue.” You can either wrap the positive pregnancy test or tape the test inside the card!
13) LET THE FORTUNE COOKIE TELL HIM HIS FATE
If Chinese takeout is a staple in your house and your partner always opens his fortune cookie — get a custom cookie made to break the news that you’re expecting!
14) SET UP A PUSH NOTIFICATION
Download a baby tracking app on your husband’s phone and set up push notifications. He’ll never expect to see the words “You’re 5 weeks pregnant today! Baby is the size of a poppy seed” on his phone!
15) ORDER A DIAPER DELIVERY
When a box of diapers mysteriously appears at your door, your partner will surely be confused. When he sees the box is addressed to him, he’ll realize you’ll soon have a baby around who needs those diapers!
There are so many fun ways to tell your partner you’re expecting. Whether you prefer to keep it simple and break the news over morning coffee, or spell it in the sky with an airplane, either way creates a very special moment to share. Next comes even more excitement, planning for your little one’s arrival!
If you’ve already told your partner you’re expecting — how did you do it? Do you have any creative ideas to add to our list? Share this post on your social media, tag us & add your fun ideas!
Hello my love, today is a special day for us because we are announcing to the whole world that our family has grown. We are going to have a baby and I want to say thank you for being there with me in every step of this amazing journey. I just wanted to let you know that we are expecting. I’m feeling great and everything looks good so far. Thanks for understanding why I skipped our vacation this week!
Congratulations on your good news. You’re going to be a father! A little person with your own personality and imagination will soon be joining our family and has a lifetime of adventures ahead of them. I’m sure you have many questions about pregnancy, labor, and delivery. So here’s some information for you to review if you like. (detailed website link). What a wonderful news! I am so excited to be starting a family with you.
What To Say To Someone Announcing Pregnancy
Congratulations! Pregnancy is a wonderful time to make plans for your family’s new arrival. If you’re wondering what to say to someone announcing pregnancy, we’re here to help. Congratulations on your pregnancy! We hope this exciting time brings you many years of joy and happiness.
Congratulations! getting pregnant isn’t easy and this is a big step for both of you. If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to ask me. Congrats! So exciting. This is going to be such a special time for you and your family. You’re going to want to start thinking about what’s most important right now before the baby comes.
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What To Write In A Card Announcing Pregnancy
A pregnancy announcement is a special moment, and one worth sharing. Staying close to home for the arrival of your little one? Invite a few friends over for a more intimate celebration. Want to share the news with distant relatives? Sending an e-card is a beautiful way to announce your exciting news while taking care of your busy schedule. Whatever you decide, let us help you put your best foot forward. No matter how you’re feeling, the news that you’re expecting will delight family and friends. Sending an announcement to your closest loved ones is a great way to spread the word. While congratulations cards can be confining, this one lets you ramble on as much as you like inside, while a simple photo of you and your partner is featured on the front. If you favor a more personal touch, try our classic card with spots for both photos and a message inside.
- “Congratulations, you’re able to get pregnant!”
- “Congratulations, your life is about to change forever!”
- “Congratulations, your body is going through changes so fast it makes puberty look like a walk in the park!”
- “Congratulations, you’re having another kid you can’t afford!”
- “Congratulations, you’re populating the earth!”
Of course, these sound ridiculous and even snide. But really, why are pregnant women congratulated?
Historically, women who could conceive were honored above those who could not. A prime example comes from the Bible, in I Samuel. A man had two wives, one of whom bore him children, and the other, Hannah, who was barren. The wife who could conceive would taunt Hannah and shame her for being unable to get pregnant. Even though the husband loved Hannah regardless, Hannah longed to bear a child.
To me, congratulating a pregnant woman implies that the ability to conceive is something which is achieved, like an “A” on a test or a gold medal in the Olympics. A new life is certainly worthy of celebration, but there’s a fine line between celebrating the child and idolizing the mother who bore him or her.
I do not think the creation of children is something which should be seen as an achievement. Women who bear children should not be honored above women who cannot. Motherhood is so closely tied to a woman’s identity in our culture that women who cannot conceive often feel shame, isolation and incompetence. Congratulating pregnant women, I think, exacerbates this view.
The word “congratulations” implies the need for recognition. But just because a woman is pregnant, does not mean it’s OK for any and everyone to comment.
Janice Kaplan, an accomplished writer and editor, explained in a 1989 publication of SELF magazine:
A woman who is pregnant immediately knows that her body is no longer her own…Sharing one’s body with a small being is so thoroughly wondrous, though, that one can generally overlook the disadvantages. The real problem is sharing one’s pregnant body with the rest of the world.”
As Kaplan observed, my pregnancy somehow gave others the right to start a conversation with me on the topic. People who would otherwise never talk to me suddenly took license to do so. One man even shouted across a busy street at me.
In our culture, congratulating a pregnant woman is akin to remarking on the weather to a stranger, but it shouldn’t be such a meaningless turn phrase. Offering congratulations assumes that the woman is pleased with her pregnancy and wants recognition. In my case, I was not happy to be pregnant and just wanted to crawl under a (very large) rock.
Instead of resorting to a poorly thought-out phrase when interacting with a pregnant woman about her baby, I try to do these things:
- Avoid baby shower cards that use “congratulations.”
- Say, “best wishes on your pregnancy.”
- Ask how she is feeling and extend empathy.
- Let her direct the conversation and do most of the talking.
- Only share my pregnancy stories if I have something actually useful to relate.
I don’t congratulate pregnant women because I think it is sometimes offensive and always presumptuous. I often felt offended and resented being congratulated. I realize that most people who offer congratulations are well-meaning, which is why I always tried to respond with grace. But because of my pregnancy experience, I’ve challenged myself to find more meaningful words to offer a woman whose pregnancy becomes the subject of conversation, and not to broach the topic with a complete stranger — ever!
Congratulations on your pregnancy! This card announces that you’re expecting. It’s ideal for sharing with friends and family to spread the happy news. Congratulations! We are so excited to announce that you are soon to be parents. Please join us at our home on [Date] at [Time] for the big reveal of your bun in the oven. Yes, it’s true – we are expecting!
Congratulations on the news! We’re so excited for you. Sincerely, Your Friends. Congratulations, the future’s so bright you have to wear shades.
How To Write An Email Announcing Pregnancy
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am writing to let you know that we’ll be taking a little time off during my pregnancy—I’m excited to meet our child and will be back in the office shortly after giving birth.
Dear Friends, I am very excited to share the news that we’re expecting our first child in the spring. We are thrilled about the prospect of becoming parents, but also know that it comes with many questions and challenges—and no shortage of advice. In addition to trying to plan for everything from breastfeeding to car seats, we’re looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Please email me at your earliest convenience!
Congratulations! We’re so excited to tell you that we’re expecting a baby. We’ve been trying for quite some time and now it’s finally happened! The due date is estimated to be on [date]. Please join us in celebrating this new chapter in our lives. I wanted to share some great news with friends and family. I’m pregnant! Please join us in celebrating this exciting time for our family. We would love to see you at our next ultrasound or even sooner if you can make it out here. With love, Margaret
Congratulations on your little one to be! We are so excited to announce that we will be expanding our family and sharing more in common with you. Congratulations! We’re thrilled that you’re letting us know about your pregnancy. The first step is to talk with your healthcare provider, who will recommend a prenatal vitamin and an exercise program—and may refer you to a nutritionist or dietician. After that, there are two main areas where healthy habits will help ensure a healthy pregnancy: weight gain and nutrition.