Waiting for Player 3: Crafty Baby Announcements

Waiting for Player 3: Crafty Baby Announcements

Life has been pretty crazy these past few months. I cut the cord on my cable service, we just moved to a fancy new apartment, and...oh yeah, I'm having a baby! Next year, "Mommy" will be added to the list of my Alter Egos.

My world, as I know it, is about to change. Actually, being halfway through this pregnancy, my life has changed a bunch already. Until you've been pregnant, you really don't appreciate the little things like:

  • Being able to tie your own shoes on a full stomach
  • Walking anywhere without smelling every single smell in the world
  • Eating a meal without barfing it up moments later
  • Being able to do anything without the need to pee every 15 mins.

All joking aside, I'm extremely excited about this journey into parenthood. I've been having loads of fun thinking of creative ways to make baby announcements.

When we told our parents, I wanted to do something funny, like a gag gift. I camouflaged pacifiers that had phrases on them, so at first glance you couldn't tell what they were. Once they pulled them out of the box, it was pretty obvious.

Camouflaged baby pacifiers

Camouflaged baby pacifiers

We also gave each of our parents a framed photo of our 9 week ultrasound

We also gave each of our parents a framed photo of our 9 week ultrasound

My husband and I are really into gaming, so for our online announcement, I tried to think of a way to incorporate a tabletop game into the announcement. I cracked open The Game of Life, snapped a couple of pictures, and did a little Photoshop magic on one of the baby spaces.

Next stop...Baby Fletcher!

Next stop...Baby Fletcher!

The next big announcement seemed perfect for Halloween.

I'm usually the one at work who wears a costume on Halloween (like full costume, no change of clothes kind of commitment). This year,  I thought I would take the opportunity to make some sort of gender reveal outfit.

We just found out the baby's gender two weeks before Halloween, so I didn't have much time to come up with anything too elaborate. I searched the web for maternity graphic t-shirts. With such little time, I was worried about shipping. Luckily, Etsy has some designs that you can buy, download, print on transfer paper, and iron on a shirt yourself.

One quick trip to the craft store later, and I'm all set for the baby's unofficial first Halloween costume. This is how I shared the news with my co-workers.

Not too shabby for a last minute Halloween outfit

Not too shabby for a last minute Halloween outfit

I also did a fun collage to share with the rest of our friends and family online. Happy Halloween!

The whole family is excited to meet this little guy!

My husband, cat, unborn, and me rocking the blue mustache!

 

Filed under: DYI, Geeky themes

Tags: babies, family fun, halloween

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