15 Clever Ways to Tell Your Partner You’re Pregnant

For both of my pregnancies, my husband was with me when I took the test, so there was no need to think of a clever way to tell him.

If you do find out on your own and want a great way to break the big news, here are some fun ideas. Of course, the beauty of a pregnancy announcement is that, even if you just say, “We’re having a baby!” it’s still thrilling.

  • Bun in the Oven

    The bun in the oven is a classic. Plus, you can celebrate your news by eating the cinnamon roll afterward.

    Photo Credit: Chip Harlan

  • Set up the Crib

    Whether it’s in your room, a future nursery, or even the entryway, this is a great attention-grabbing announcement. Bonus points if you fill it with balloons or hang streamers above it!

    Bedding from Disney Baby

  • Text an Ultrasound Photo

    Text an Ultrasound Photo

    You very likely won’t have an ultrasound photo at this early stage, but it’s easy to snag one off the internet (or use this one!). Send it in a text message and wait for your phone to ring. . . .

  • Coupon


    Here’s a coupon he’ll be happy to redeem!

  • Beverage in a Bottle

    Serve his drink at dinner in a baby bottle. Or, if you’re going out to dinner, slip it to the server and ask them to bring his drink in it.

    Lion King bottle available from Disney Baby

  • Pull out the Ring Box

    Pull out the Ring Box

    If you’ve been holding on to that ring box since the proposal, here’s a great time to pull it out again. This time, you can get down on one knee, but instead of a ring inside, you can put in a note, an ultrasound picture, or a pacifier!

  • Make Dinner Reservations

    Make Dinner Reservations

    Let him know you’ve made a reservation for dinner at your favorite place. For a party of three.

  • Candy Box

    Even a chocolate fiend won’t be disappointed by an empty box when he sees what’s inside instead.

    Details at Weekend Bouquet

  • Set the Table with an Extra Place

    You’ll get a double-take when the table is set with an extra spot. Especially if it’s with baby dishes!

    Dishes available from Disney Baby

  • Let the Mirror Share the News

    Let the Mirror Share the News

    Was there ever a better message to scrawl on the mirror with lipstick?

  • Poppyseed

    At four weeks, your baby is the size of a poppyseed. Put one in the middle of a plate with a note explaining!

    Photo Credit: Kirsten Loza

  • Write it on your Belly

    Write it on your Belly

    Use some lipstick or another skin-safe writing utensil to share the news!

  • Fortune Cookies

    Write the due date on a slip of paper and label it “Lucky Numbers.” Put it in a fortune cookie and order takeout. The real question is, will you be able to wait until the meal is done to hand over the fortune cookie?

    Photo Credit: Katie Sayer

  • A Poem

    Lacy, of Living on Love, wrote this sweet poem and framed it for her husband. What a treasure.

    Lacy writes at Living on Love

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