How to tell your husband you’re pregnant with your second child

You’re pregnant for a second time! You’re an expert at this by now but there may be one thing you’ve haven’t thought of yet…how will you announce the good news? 

There are a variety of ways you can tell your significant other and other loved ones that you’re expecting for a second time. Here are some of the most fun ways to announce your second pregnancy.




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Use a Custom Sign

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You can buy a letterboard and some custom letters to tell your husband about your second pregnancy. You can have your first child hold up the sign and show it to your husband as he enters the house from a day at the office. 

There’s no end to the way you can share the news with a fun sign and letters. Use a variety of colors and decorations to make the announcement really pop. You can even let your firstborn help you out with the signage and preparation!

Some fun letter board ideas for inspiration [courtesy of Cafe Mom]

  • Baby Lastname, coming Date
  • One kid is so five minutes ago! 
  • The butterflies in my stomach have turned into two tiny feet! 
  • Oh baby!
  • Oh my god Becky, look at this bump!
  • My role as an only child is coming to an end. Cuz Mommy’s due with my new best friend! 
  • Promoted to big brother
  • Mama’s due with baby #2!

=Related Post: Find more inspiration for your letter board in my post on ideas for nerdy pregnancy announcements! =


Make a Recipe

cook a meal with your spouse to announce your pregnancy!
“I’m really craving some pasta with baby carrots and baby corn. Let’s throw some buns in the oven to have on the side!”

If you’re the cooking type, and even if you’re not, you can share the news with your husband by making a fun and creative recipe that you cook together. The fun about this route is deciding how coy or overt you want to be about the announcement. 

For example, you can take an existing recipe and follow it for the majority of its instruction before popping the surprise at the end of the meal, or you can create your own over the top concoction like “one cup of love, two teaspoons’ kisses, bake for nine months.” 

Or cook a meal with baby back ribs, baby carrots, baby corn, and some buns in the oven. See if your husband picks up on the theme! 

There’s no wrong way to create the perfect recipe to announce your pregnancy.


Share the Sonogram

share the sonogram to let your husband know you're expecting your second child!

One of the most amazing parts of pregnancy is receiving your sonogram and making the reality of your new baby official. 

You can make a sonogram photograph from your doctor’s visit and share it with your husband on a special occasion. Everyone loves seeing the sight of the little baby in your womb, laying there calmly and cutely. 

You can also have your first child give the picture to your husband on an occasion where all three of you are together.

Surprise Photoshoot

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If your husband is the type to be delighted by surprises, you can schedule a surprise photoshoot for the three of you as a way of announcing the good news. 

Hire a photographer and some sets and invite them to your house. Take the photos as a family, wearing the same type of clothing and holding up signs announcing your new pregnancy. 

The look on your spouse’s face will be priceless and a sight you’ll be able to cherish forever. Just make sure your husband is the type who will appreciate the surprise as much as you do!


Buy Some New Baby Shoes

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You can preemptively get a jump on your life as a mother of two by buying some new baby booties. Share the shoes with your husband as a surprise gift and watch his face as he realizes the shoes aren’t for your first child. 

You can buy more than just shoes, too. Purchase the whole wardrobe for your second born and look upon the delighted face of your husband as you discuss the new plans and other items for the second to come.

=Related post: Awesome nerdy baby onesies make a great way to announce your new baby! =


Plan a Movie Night

There are plenty of films about pregnancy and the joys of childbirth. You can rent one of these films and watch it with your husband before officially announcing that you two have a second one on the way. 

You can even see if he’s clueing into your announcement as the movie is playing. There are family films about the subject matter too, so you can invite your first child to the showing and give him the surprise of his life as well.

Some pregnancy movie and TV show ideas:

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Look Who’s Talking
  • Babies
  • Juno
  • Knocked Up
  • Baby Mama
  • Away We Go
  • The Business of Being Born
  • Neighbors 
  • First Comes Love 
  • Life as We Know It 
  • 40 Weeks
  • Storks
  • Junior
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Boss Baby

Related post: Ready to create a registry for your second baby? Find out what to register for here!


Wrap up- How to tell your husband you’re pregnant with your second child

So how will you tell your spouse about your second child? Get as creative or as simple as you want, just make it special. Congratulations!

I’d love to hear your ideas on how to tell your husband you’re pregnant with your second child in the comments!

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