With my first pregnancy, I was so excited and nervous I just blurted out “I’m pregnant” with no cute pregnancy announcement.
But with babies number 2 and 3, I planned a little better and found unique and fun ways to announce a new sibling in the house. And while our kids don’t always cooperate, there are lots of fun ideas for telling friends and family about a new baby.
So don’t afraid to get creative!
5 ways to announce a pregnancy when you already have children
Of course, there are way more than five ways to tell the world you’re going to have a baby. But while that little peanut is growing, let your imagination run wild. And if you come up with another great one, feel free to comment and let us know! (You’re pictures are also welcome 😉 )
Collect some pine cones for a cute outdoorsy pregnancy announcement
When I was personally pregnant with #3, I had no idea. And we were on vacation in the White Mountains hiking when I found out at 10 weeks. So we made it a family endeavor to find a variety of sizes of pine cones to announce and it’s still one of my favorite baby announcement ideas.
Do you see what I see? Another little pine cone soon to fall not far from the Carrero tree. 🌳🌱 Coming December 2016. #pregnancyannouncement #pregnant #momlife #baby3 #babynumber3 #kidbloggersofig #parentingblogger #pinecone #familyphoto #growingfamily #growingababy #motherhoodunplugged #pregnancyunplugged #pregnancy #preggo #bunintheoven #duedecember2016
Player 1 vs Player 2 pregnancy announcement for video game lovers
Check out the fun video below for ideas on how you can announce a new player coming into your home. Whether it’s just player two or you’re on a multi-player game, this is a fun and cute pregnancy announcement idea for growing families that already have kids.
Big Bro and Big Sis coloring shirts for an artsy reveal
Pull out some fabric markers or permanent markers and let your kids color and decorate their own baby announcement shirts. Click on the images below to snag one for your kids!
Capture the big sibling’s reactions to finding out
Especially when our kids are full of emotions, it;s a fun way to announce a pregnancy to friends and family by letting the big sibling show all their facial expressions… because we’re all feeling all those emotions.
Notify friends and family of a new baby with a sibling movie poster
Get an awesome photo that funny, horrific, or otherwise memorable and make it into a coming soon movie poster. You could make a parody of a family favorite, spoof your child’s favorite movie, or use a funny phrase to “invent” your own movie.
For instance, maybe your kiddo’s favorite film is Finding dory and they have a magnifying glass looking at mom’s tummy with a little dory on it. Or maybe you use a phrase like “28 days late”. Or maybe spoof something like Sleepless in Seattle, Boss Baby, Knocked up, or some other funny title.
Don’t forget to grab some pregnancy shirts just for fun.
Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!