Pregnancy Announcement

I have news to share with you in today's post!!  My husband Bryan and I are expecting our first baby, due February 16th, 2013 :).  We waited until we reached the 2nd trimester before we told our families, and, of course, I had to do something creative to share the news with them.  Since Baby DiMatteo is due February 16th, I decided to go with a Valentine's Day theme to throw them off a little ;).
First, I made a 3″ x 3″ pizza box.  Here's a great tutorial for making your own pizza box.  It's great for giving gifts!

Then, I found an adorable poem online and tweaked it a little for each family member based on their relationship with the baby.  I adhered the poem to the inside, top lid of the pizza box.  Here's the poem (author unknown):

I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss.
I don’t yet have a name.You can’t yet hold my tiny hands,
Nor whisper in my ear.
It’s still too soon to sing a song,
Or cuddle me so near.But all will change come February 16th;
When my parents say I’m due.
I am your new grandson or granddaughter;
And I can’t wait to meet you!

All I ask between now and then
Is your patience while I grow.
I promise I’ll be worth the wait;
Because of all the love we’ll know!

So what I have to give you now,
Is a wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this wonderful family!

And finally, I've started getting into embroidery with my new embroidery machine, so I made this adorable onesie using a pattern I found online for a pregnancy announcement.

We couldn't be more excited!  I'm halfway through the pregnancy and we're having a girl!!!  She's going to be my little papercrafting helper – I just know it.  Needless to say, I've been neglecting my blog a little bit, but I'm still here and I've got more cards to share with you over the next week or so :).

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

Stamp Sets  Affection Collection
Ink  VersaMark®
Paper  Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories  Gold Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Small Heart Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals®


12 thoughts on “Pregnancy Announcement”

  1. Love this idea!!!! Congrats on your new addition to your family. My best friends, after 6 years of infertility, treatments, hope and prayer are finally pregnant. Due in Oct 2013 and couldn't be happier! Both Rachel and I love crafting and love new ideas. I am actually going to use that poem, put a little different take on it and send it to them for Valentine's Day! Thank you!!!

  2. I loved this. My youngest daughter is due to have her 1st child in July. My 11th grandchild and am just as excited as I was on my first. I'm going to borrow your poem with a little tweak for our new parents-to-be. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Can I just say that the moment I saw this, I knew that *if* I ever was able to have kids (between infertility issues and whatnot)that I wanted to present both sets of brand new first time grandparents with this poem….well, I am now 5 weeks pregnant and cannot wait until my first dr's visit so that I can give these to them! I am beyond excited and think this poem is the sweetest thing I have ever seen!

  4. I would love to get some of these made, About 4 of them. I will pay you for whatever it costs. Is that possible. I love the idea you had. Let me know if it is possible.

    Thank you very much,



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