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9 mums tell us how they announced their pregnancy

Section: Pregnancy

Telling family and friends you’re expecting can be when it starts to feel real, so no wonder people like to make the announcement memorable!

Here are some of our favourite pregnancy announcements from our readers.

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Kirsty Alp, 36, and husband Matthew, 39, live in Norfolk with Willow, two, and Poppy, one. They’re expecting their third baby in June. 

‘I was thinking about what I’d do on Christmas Eve for Father Christmas’ visit, and decided to put all our footprints under the tree with an extra tiny set. We used flour in a sieve to make it look like fallen snow, and I cut out our shoe prints from cereal packets. We then wrote all our Christmas cards and put a photo of the footprints inside before posting them. It was a lovely surprise for our family and friends.’
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Madelijn Mclaughlin, 31, and husband John, 33, live in Manchester with Oliver, eight weeks.

‘My husband and I love surprises – we eloped to Barbados in 2014! We were on holiday in St Lucia when we found out we were pregnant. I had a tag from a present, and tied it round my middle with a ribbon. It said “Made with love”. We posted the photo on Facebook for our friends and family, who were shocked…and delighted!’
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Danielle Curtis, 28, and fiancé Daniel Cowie-Smith, 30, live in Surrey with their son, Charlie Michael, one.

‘I wanted a fun way to tell my parents, and thought it would be lovely to include my brother. It just popped into my head that there are four letters in the word “baby”, and four of us. I bought four frames and put one of the letters in each of them, then wrapped them all up so I knew the order of the letters. When they opened them, they were looking at each other’s to see what letters everyone had. When they realised that together they spelt “baby”, their reaction was fantastic!”
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Jessica Molyneux-Spence, 27, and husband Marc, 28, live in Buckinghamshire with Elizabeth, 18 months. Their second child is due this month.

‘When we were expecting Jessica, we’d just had a puppy, so took a photo of him with a “baby guard dog” sign.’
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Jessica Molyneux-Spence, 27, and husband Marc, 28, live in Buckinghamshire with Elizabeth, 18 months. Their second child is due this month. 

‘The second announcement I had planned before I was even pregnant! My little girl is very boisterous, so we thought dressing her in a Wonder Woman outfit would be perfect!​’
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Reader @PairRant on Twitter told us her pregnancy was announced at her wedding - she said: “We made badges instead of button holes & followed up our announcement with these...”

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Becky Dickerson‎, mum to three boys - Dylan, Archie and Finn - with baby number 4 on the way

Becky, who writes the blog The Mummy Adventure, wrote about her latest bump: “We have lovingly nicknamed him (or her) Britney, as in ' Oops I did it again' as his entrance will mean 4 children under 5 years old and a new challenge for us all.” Her pregnancy announcement was a beautiful painting on her baby bump. 
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Johanna said on Twitter: “I was on honeymoon in NYC & stumbled across this sign in Brooklyn.”

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Karen on Twitter shared this pic and wrote: “This was our announcement we now have a beautiful baby girl Zoe born 14.01.16”

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