Disbelief, excitement, shock. Words can't describe the feeling you get when you see that pregnancy test turn positive for the first time. You've waited weeks, months, maybe years to see this result and you can't wait to tell your husband. You could just run to him exclaiming the news that you're pregnant or you could take the extra step to make this momentous announcement even that more special. Here are some creative ways to tell him that you are pregnant.
Dinner and a Present. If food is the way to your man's heart, then this is the way to go. Wrap up your positive pregnancy test like a little present and present it to him over his favorite meal. If your husband is an outgoing type, take him to his favorite restaurant and have the maitre'd bring the gift to the table after you've finished dinner. Your husband can share his jubilation with the patrons and staff, who inevitably will be thrilled for you. Chances are they might even include dessert on the house, you're eating for two now, so indulge! If you think your husband would prefer a more intimate setting, cook his favorite dinner and set the table with the good china you never have the occasion to use.
Propose Fatherhood. Why not recreate how your husband proposed marriage to you, but instead propose fatherhood? Take him back to where he popped the question and recreate the scene. Instead of a ring box, hand him a bracelet box with your positive pregnancy test inside and ask, "Will you be a father?"
Bun in the Oven. Sneak out of bed early one morning and put a batch of cinnamon buns in the oven to bake. Don't worry about baking these from scratch, the pre-prepared refrigerated ones from your grocery store will do just fine. When your husband wakes up and smells the irresistible aroma announce to him that, "Honey, we've got a bun in the oven!"
A Momento. Announce your pregnancy to your husband with a souvenier that he can keep on his desk or dresser. Take a picture of your positive pregnancy test and frame it with the words, "Positive proof that in nine months you will be the best dad around, just wait, you'll see."
A t-shirts even you can love. There's no double about it, men love printed t-shirts. While this can usually be the bain of us women, this can finally work in our favor. Give him a gift of a t-shirt that says, "Soon to be the World's Best Dad, " and watch his face light up. Now maybe you can retire one of his free concert t-shirts that you can't stand.
Start Saving. Is your husband in charge of the family finances? Buy him a piggy bank and put a note around it's neck that says, "Our Baby's College Fund -- Only 18 years and 9 months to save." Put this on his dresser and wait for him to find it. Don't be surprised if he comes running to you with a big hug....and a new household budget.
Sweet Tooth. Does your husband have a sweet tooth? Cater to his craving with your special message. Pick up your husband's favorite Chinese take out and swap out the fortune cookie message with your own message that says, "You will be a dad on xx/xx/xxxx (your due date)." Or have a fun afternoon at the paint-your- own-pottery store and make him an ice cream bowl that says, "You're going to be a dad!" Fill it up with his favorite ice cream and watch his reaction when he gets to the bottom.
Multi-media Momma. Are you computer saavy? These days making movies and pictures slideshows on your home computer is so user friendly. You can create a truely memorable pregnancy announcement by editing together some of your favorite photos and home movies together with the final message announcing your pregnancy and burn it to a DVD. Pop a bowl of popcorn for your husband to eat as he watches his new favorite flick.
No matter how you say it, either with humor, romance, or drama, telling your husband that he's going to be a dad will no doubt be a memorable event in your life. Good luck and congratulations!
About the Author:
Kendra Spencer is the creator of www.shoppingfortwo.com which offers shopping, health and baby advise for new and pregnant moms. Check out our new line of pregnancy announcing t-shirts at http://www.shoppingfortwo.com