The excitement of finding out you’re pregnant — whether it’s your first or
fifth pregnancy — is hard to conceal. Instead of just blurting out the good
news to your partner, select one of these nine fun ways to let him know
that he's going to be a daddy.
1. End of the Day Surprise
At bedtime on the day that you confirm your pregnancy, slip into bed next
to your partner and say “Goodnight, Daddy!” with a smile on your face.
2. Enlist the Kitchen Staff
Make dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant and ask that the kitchen
staff write “Congratulations” in chocolate or fruit puree on your partner’s
dessert plate. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant, he might figure out
the reason behind the message quickly, but if this baby is a happy
surprise, you can play coy until he guesses correctly.
3. Unwrap the Present
Greet your partner at the breakfast table with a decorative ribbon tied
around your waist. Ask him to unwrap the present, and he will see the words
“I’m Pregnant” written on the underside of the ribbon.
4. The Sound of Music
Create a playlist of songs that feature the word “baby” in the title. Press
play and crank up the volume on a weekend day that you are both lounging
about the house. See how long it takes for him to catch on!
5. Have Your Food Do the Talking
Prepare your partner a delicious meal featuring baby back ribs, baby
potatoes, baby corn, and baby carrots.
6. Communicate With Cake
Bake a cake and write, “I’m Pregnant” on the top in icing. Casually place
it in front of him following dinner one evening and watch his reaction.
7. Get Children in on the Fun
Decorate a T-shirt using fabric markers and paints for your older child
that says "Big Sister" or "Big Brother" on the front. Dress your child in
it and ask her to find her father (or wait until he gets home). Listen from
another room as your partner processes the message, and be ready for a huge
hug when he finds where you’re hiding.
8. The Gift of Surprise
If you don’t mind attending your first appointment and sonogram alone,
surprise him by wrapping the images in a small gift box and presenting them
to him on date night.
9. Relay the Message
Tell your partner’s parents and instruct them to spill the beans during a
conversation. Your partner may chuckle at first — out of excitement and
nervousness — but receiving the news from his loved ones will be a special
moment that he’ll never forget.
Revel in the moment that you choose to joyfully announce your pregnancy to
your partner. This is the start of a beautiful journey that you will both