How to Announce a Pregnancy to Aunts & Uncles

By Sara Ipatenco
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Announcing that you're having a baby can be an exciting and joyous experience. If you've recently discovered that you're expecting, you might be thinking of a way to broadcast the big news in a creative way. Once you've revealed the big secret to both your parents and your spouse's parents, each of your brothers and sisters needs to know. Build excitement for their soon-to-be-born niece or nephew by dropping the news in an entertaining way that they won't soon forget.

Step 1

Give the aunts and uncles a personalized gift. Perhaps you could wrap up a bib or a baby T-shirt that says, "I love my aunt" or "I love my uncle." A coffee mug that says "world's greatest uncle" or "best aunt in the world" is a clever way to announce the big news, as well.

Step 2

Wrap up your ultrasound picture and present it to the aunt-to-be or uncle-to-be in person or scan it onto a greeting card and mail off the exciting news.

Step 3

Invite the aunt and uncle over for dinner. Serve a baby-themed dinner with baby carrots, baby potatoes, baby peas or baby-back ribs. Serve cupcakes decorated with blue and pink sprinkles or baby-inspired cake decorations. See if they can guess what's going on without having to say it first.

Step 4

Wear a customized T-shirt. Order a shirt that says something clever such as "Aunt Susan's nephew" with an arrow pointing to your belly or "Watch for a new niece or nephew coming soon." Wear the shirt to a family event and see how long it takes for your sisters, brothers and in-laws to notice.

About the Author

Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.