You’re expecting and no doubt you’re over the moon.
And it’s possible that for the first twelve weeks the only people to know the happy news are yourselves and maybe a grandparent or two.
But that’s all about to change as you get ready to make your announcement to the rest of your world.
And while you may want to tell friends and family in person (who wouldn’t want to see their excited faces?), you’ll probably want to post a picture to your social media accounts to let those further afield know too.
So if you’re stuck for inspiration, then why not check out these fun ideas?
Not only will they do the trick in a creative way but you’ll have a nice keepsake from this very special moment in time.
1. Coming Soon…
Coming soon to a hospital near you!
This is a sweet idea because not only are you telling the news on a little chalkboard, but you’re giving your loved ones a glimpse of your bump too.
You could even update this month by month, with the chalkboard showing how many weeks pregnant you are, next to your growing bump.
2. Coming Soon 2…
Chalkboards have never been so useful…
In a similar vein to the idea above, grab a chalkboard and write a message with as many or as few details as you like.
Then sit some baby related bits and pieces on top. They could include your positive pregnancy test, a rattle, a pair of booties, a dummy; anything you think will illustrate your news in an adorable way.
3. The Baby Scan
The first opportunity for everyone to see your little one…
Baby scans are a great (and emotive) way to announce your impending arrival and there are countless ways in which you can use yours for this purpose.
Just a shot of the scan on its own might be enough or why not pose with it together as in the image above? If you have a child already you could take a picture of them holding the scan, or set it up alongside some other infant related paraphernalia.
4. Big And Little
Shoes tell a whole story…
Using the cuteness of tiny booties is ideal, especially when juxtaposed with adult sized feet.
So ask someone to take a picture like this one above, with you and your significant other standing on either side of a pair of tiny shoes. You probably wouldn’t even need to post a caption with the image, as it says it all without words.
5. Beachy Feet
Take to the beach to announce your new baby
Why not get creative and head out to the nearest beach to write a message in the sand?
You can feature in the photo or just leave it with the inscription and some shoes of all sizes to really make the point.
Get in touch with your artistic side with a stylish shot of some booties
See how many ways booties can be used to great effect?
Set a pair up against a wall in an artistic shaft of light and the picture will paint a thousand words.
If you know the gender of your baby and want to share it then opt for the traditional pink or blue booties to make the point. If you don’t know, or are keen to keep things neutral, then try a pair in white instead.
7. For The Jokers
Keeping things fun will ensure you get a good reaction…
If you’re taking a lighthearted approach to your pregnancy news then you could make your loved ones laugh with your announcement picture.
This idea (above) won’t work if your partner has six pack abs of course, but it could inspire other fun ideas worth trying out.
There’s plenty of scope for one-liners around the lack of sleep and nappy changing to come, so let your inner stand up comedians loose and make it funny.