If you want to tell your husband the gender of your unborn child but aren’t sure where to start, this is the guide for you. Everything from subtle hints to all out huge announcements can be utilized depending on the relationship you have with your husband and the way that you want him to find out!
Try dressing in colors that hint at the gender of the baby, serving foods that are themed around the gender, or leaving little themed gifts around the house. Usually this method takes a couple of days and you may need to drop a lot more hints than you think you need to. You can’t really go overboard with this method.
You can also casually put hints into conversation, like asking him if he will want to teach his son how to fish, or asking him what he would want to name a little girl. Keeping it hypothetical will plant the seed in his mind, but he will still need to figure it out and ask you for confirmation himself. This can really make him look forward to and connect with the baby in a way that straight out telling him won’t do.
A lot of people feel that family is very important when having a baby, and involving them in things like a gender reveal can really increase the excitement level. While some people wait to tell the entire family at one time, a new trend is telling your husband’s family and having everyone tell him at once. The look on a man’s face when his dad and mom tell him that he is having a daughter and share the memories that they have of their own gender reveals is absolutely amazing.
Family events can be really fun if you choose to coordinate everyone into wearing a specific color or to do something like make handmade signs. Getting everyone involved can make it very clear that this is a whole family affair and that you are excited to add onto an already existing support structure.
Straight Out Telling Him
Some men don’t like to beat around the bush or aren’t very good at guessing. Sometimes you just don’t want to wait, and that’s okay. You can always just come out and tell your husband what you are having and let him be excited at the same time you are.
One cute way to do this is to give him a card or a cute item of clothing that says something like “daddy’s little princess.” This helps him connect with the child, tells him the gender, and lets him be very excited about getting a gift at the same time.
For a more romantic option you can take a copy of your sonogram and give it to him while cuddling after dinner, really showing how much love you have for him and the new baby.
No matter how you choose to tell your husband about the gender of your baby, your new life as a family is going to be great! Don’t be afraid, whatever method you choose will be perfect.