19 Pregnancy Announcements With Dogs, Because There's Literally Nothing Cuter
by Emily Kelleher
Once upon a time, announcing a pregnancy involved a call to family and maybe a gathering of friends. Today, they often involve elaborate photoshoots, personalized clothing, production teams, "eviction notices" posted on toddler's cribs, and actual buns placed in actual ovens to surprise unsuspecting loved ones and, eventually, the millions who will watch the video of their reaction on YouTube. It seems the pressure to make an announcement worth going viral is at an all time high. No matter how you do it, there's one way to ensure maximum cuteness: pregnancy announcements withyour dog.
To start, Etsy is filled with props to make your announcement obvious, from personalized signs to prop near your furry friend, to bandanas that say "big brother," and even signs to hang around their neck that say "guard dog," "toy tester," or "we're getting a human." But honestly, just a cute photo of your pup could do the trick, too.
And if you consider your dog your firstborn, you'll want some tips for preparing them for the new family member. Parents recommends signing your dog up for an obedience class when you find out you have a baby on the way, since the last thing you need is to juggle a newborn and a misbehaving pup. According to Parents, you can acclimate your pup to coming changes by taking them for a walk with a stroller, practicing parenting with a doll so your dog will get used to sharing your attention, and introducing them to the smell of baby lotion and other baby essentials. Also important? Have someone lined up to take care of your dog if you'll be delivering the baby and will be away from home for a few days. It will be an adjustment, but your pup is lucky to have a new best friend on the way. So capture their excitement with one of these pregnancy announcement ideas.