- A surprise package for loved ones who are far away
- Announcing your pregnancy to future grandparents with clues
- Suspense and riddle to announce your pregnancy
- The scratch card to announce the happy event/a>
When to announce your pregnancy?
There are no real rules in this matter, and each mother-to-be can proceed as she sees fit ! If some want to share the announcement of their pregnancy with as many people as possible as soon as it is confirmed, others will be content to only confide in their mother or their best friend or to savor their little secret alone so as not to make a official announcement only a few months later.
Indeed, if your partner is logically quickly informed, some pregnant women prefer to delay and only announce this happy event to those around them after having had the famous T1 echo. This is the first trimester ultrasound, which occurs between the 11th and 13th week of amenorrhea. For many women, it truly marks the beginning of the pregnancy adventure: it is considered that the risk of miscarriage is greatly reduced after this date, which is why it is often expected to announce the happy event.
When to announce your pregnancy to your employer ? If you are an employee, know that you have no obligation in terms of date at this level: the announcement of your pregnancy can be made whenever you wish, you are only required to announce the future birth... before start of your maternity leave, which gives you a little leeway!
In fact, it is of course desirable to inform your boss before your first forms alert him: this “courtesy period” will allow him to organize himself, possibly plan a replacement and, point Importantly, you benefit from significant employment protection, since from the moment you inform them of your pregnancy, you become a protected employee. In other words, you can no longer be dismissed for the entire duration of your employment, and up to 14 weeks after giving birth.
A coffee to announce your pregnancy to your dad
Write at the bottom of a cup, with a suitable marker, the message you want to deliver, for example, “ You are going to be a dad ” or “The family is going to grow” (or buy it as is ;-). Offer him a coffee or tea. Your husband will discover a nice surprise after drinking his beverage!
A surprise package for loved ones who are far away
The lovely news can also arrive… by post ! Write your message on a balloon inflated with helium, send it in a package. Your recipient will be surprised to see it fly away as soon as they open their package, there is no doubt that the surprise will be total ! It's an original idea, easy to use to announce the sex of the baby, since it will then be enough to reiterate by sending a colored balloon!
Announcing your pregnancy to future grandparents with clues
What if you diverted everyday products to provide some clues for grandparents ?
For example, offer the future grandmother a packet of Grandma coffee, the future grandfather a Papy Brossard cake, or your brother some Uncle Ben's rice to get them on the right track. This also works with Daddy sugar or Don Papa rum :-) A short text or card to announce your pregnancy can be attached to the gift to put the less perceptive on the path and get the message across to them ;-)
Suspense and riddle to announce your pregnancy
If you have playful souls in your entourage, bet on a fun ad that will require a little thought. Among the coolest ideas, a puzzle to put together, a riddle or a charade, a crossword game around baby and pregnancy themes for fans... So, have they found it?
The scratch card to announce the happy event
Get lottery ticket-style scratch cards (there are dozens of models on the web, suitable for all situations and for all members of the family for an original pregnancy announcement) and ask the recipient to try their hand at chance. The result is no big cash prize, but some great news that is worth all the money in the world!
And as during pregnancy, it is important to pamper and pamper the mother-to-be, this can be an opportunity to make suggestions or evoke innuendoes.
If a holiday (Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc.) is approaching, you can casually ask your companion to offer you a treatment box, and indicate more specifically a Daylily pregnancy box, or casually leave your browser open on the care page for mothers-to-be to give her a heads-up :-) We will be delighted to be complicit in your announcement!
These few ideas will give you some ideas if you are wondering how to announce a pregnancy in an original way. But there are many others, from the ultrasound photo, the pregnancy test or the baby booties left in evidence, through an ad in the newspaper or the personalization of biscuits for those with a sweet tooth... The choice is yours, it's up to you to select the idea that best suits the character of the recipient, and which will subsequently constitute lovely memories to tell your baby!
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