As soon as we found out that we were expecting, Rob and I agreed that it was important that we wait a while before announcing to friends and family. It was much harder than I anticipated to keep such a huge secret!
We occupied our time with deciding how we would announce to immediate family. We finally settled on creating small 4×4 announcement boxes that would feature a cardboard onesie, an ultrasound photo of the baby, our favorite announcement photos we had taken, and a message announcing their new ‘title.’ Take a look at the images below…
Here was our announcement timeline:
April 5th (Easter): 10 Weeks Pregnant – Announce to Amanda’s parents at Easter Dinner.
The reaction from my mom was priceless. Once she realized what the lid of the box said, she screamed and jumped up from her seat. She hugged me and cried for several minutes before letting me go and resuming dinner.
April 12th: 11 Weeks Pregnant – Rob’s parents, both our siblings, and Maddy would all receive their announcement boxes.
Again, the reaction to the announcement boxes went over incredibly well! Everyone was so happy for us! Maddy made it very clear that she would prefer to have a little sister, but she would be happy either way.
April 23rd: 12 Weeks 4 Days Pregnant – Announce publicly on social media. We had a very successful doctors appointment this morning where we heard the heartbeat (158 BPM), saw the baby, and were told that everything looks great. We couldn’t wait any longer to share the news! Take a look at the photos we posted online below…
The love, congratulations, and well wishes that we received from friends and family when we publicly announced our news was overwhelming! Baby Shown is going to be so loved and spoiled.
How did you announce your pregnancy?