When you first notice your positive pregnancy test, you want to scream your news from the rooftops—or all of your social media feeds. Most parents-to-be wait until the end of their first trimester before blasting the news far and wide. 13 weeks is a long time to keep a secret, so you might start planning how you’re going to reveal your secret. There are many different routes to take, you can do a bump unveiling with an announcement chalkboard or have Fido help spread the news with a cute, quippy bandana.
If you decide on chalkboards, the best pregnancy announcement chalkboards get straight to the point. They usually have some printed text on the boards to help guide you and figure out what to write. The boards have clear, easy-to-read fonts for social media sharing purposes, and they’re easy to hold up for the camera (or smartphone). Most chalkboards have space to share your due date, what week of pregnancy you’re on, how you’re feeling and what you’re craving. We found two traditional chalkboards and a dupe option. It might look like a chalkboard, but it’s actually a sign in the style of a chalkboard. It’s vibrant and would look great on your Instagram feed.
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1. Canopy Street Pregnancy Timeline Chalkboard Sign
Tell your loved ones that you’re expecting with this chalkboard and milestone prop. You can write in details about your pregnancy with chalk, including how many weeks along you are, your baby’s size, due date, cravings and how you feel. This is a great way to keep your family updated on social media about your condition. Whenever you need to update the board, you can wipe away the chalk marker with a damp paper towel.
2. Olive & Emma Pregnancy Chalkboard
If you want to give your friend and family a weekly update on social media or in group texts, this is the chalkboard for you. Encased in an elegant wooden frame, the chalkboard has preprinted text about how many weeks pregnant you are, your baby’s size, how you’re feeling and the highlights of the week. Use regular chalk—and not chalk markers—to share the details of your pregnancy. The chalkboard comes wrapped in a gift box, so it makes for the perfect present.
3. Pearhead Pet’s Baby Announcement Chalkboard Photo Prop Sign
This adorable chalkboard sign can either set next to your pet or be put around their neck. It can be gently tied with this white satin bow. The “Mom & Dad are getting me a human!” is permanent text, so you don’t have to worry about it smudging during your photoshoot. You just need to add your little one’s due date at the bottom.
4. JennyGems Pregnancy Announcement Chalkboard
This pregnancy announcement sign is 11.5 in. by 14.5 in, which will give you plenty of room to fill in the spaces on the sign. You can describe in chalk or chalk markers, the latter of which should be erased immediately according to the seller, how your pregnancy is going and how the baby is growing.
5. My Baby Bump Pregnancy Timeline
This 10 in. by 12 in. chalkboard allows you to show your pregnancy journey to friends and family. The board lets the expecting mom describe how she’s feeling and what she’s craving and some details about the baby. This durable sign does not come with chalk markers, so you will need to purchase those separately.