Every day, it seems there is something new to try out and a completely different way to do things. In the past, pregnancy was normally announced by the woman with hinted statements or by simply saying: “You’re going to be a father.” Of course, the reactions may be mixed, but well, the message got across. Nowadays, there’s a cooler way to announce pregnancy – you guessed it, with your pet! For many couples, their pet was actually their first baby, and what better way to announce the arrival of a new baby than with the help of your favorite furbaby!
How to Do Pregnancy Announcements with Pets
Pregnancy announcements with pets are absolutely cute and make the whole occasion really sweet. Most pregnancy announcements with pets involve dogs or cats, but it is not unlikely to see one with a horse or a pet bird. It seems pretty difficult to do one with a pet goldfish, but then again, there is nothing impossible if you believe.
The general idea behind pregnancy announcements is to use your pet to break the good news to your spouse, family, or friends – usually on social media through a clever or humorous photograph. Don’t worry, you don’t actually have to get your pet to talk (but wouldn’t that be awesome?), instead the pet is often dressed up with a board or sign next to it with certain words that show a new baby is coming.
Better yet, you can attach a little note to your pet’s collar. Other ideas include the pet holding the scanned pictures of the baby. All these are general ideas for pregnancy announcements with pets, but here is some specific verbiage to use to announce that you’re adding a new human to the world.
Pregnancy Announcements with Pets: Signs and Slogans
No longer the baby.
You could get a white note or page, and write the words “I thought I was your only baby,” or “No longer the baby.” Get your pet to hold this and take it to your spouse (or take a photo and post it to social media). You’re sure to get an “Aww” reaction! This does not only point out that there’s a baby coming, but it also reminds you that your pet will always be your first baby and doesn’t want to lose your attention when the new baby arrives.
Another option is to get a board with the words “big brother” (or “big sister”) written on it, set it next to your pet coupled with flowers, and boom, you’ve got the cutest image of a pregnancy announcement. It doesn’t take a soothsayer to figure out that a baby is on the way!
Our parents are making us a human.
This works if you have more than one pet, as they can both be set with a board displaying these words. That way, no furbaby is left out in the announcement.
It’s a boy/girl!
This is one of the best lines to use, as it goes straight to the point. It offers a lot of information at once!
While pregnancy announcements with pets are absolutely lovely, they do require a bit of practice, as you wouldn’t want your pet tearing up the board or not sitting still.
How will you announce your pregnancy?