First, if you can bear to keep quiet until Sunday, do! Then hand him a card when he least expects it – written from baby-to-be.
Hopefully his heart will melt and the rest of the day will fall into place, talking about the future and what it’ll be like being mummy and daddy. If he needs a little pushing because he’s in too much of a daze, we suggest the local pub for lunch, a walk by the nearest river, or, if you’re ready to shout it from the rooftops, how about a visit to the nearest set of parents to break the news or phonecall if they are too far away.
But remember this is his day – and yours as mummy-to-be, and if you want to wait a little longer before letting the world in on your secret, then don’t feel bad.
Pregnant and want to celebrate Father’s day?
At the very least, you’ll have to make sure you’ve got a card for him! A bought one will be perfect – after all in this hot weather you should be resting!
A small gift would be very nice – don’t set too much of a precedent by breaking the bank – perhaps something matched to one of his favourite sports: cricket, golf, rugby, football.
If he’s not the sporty type, then something related to the home: just about every DIY store has special Father’s day offers on drills, tools and so on.
And if that doesn’t whet your whistle, you could buy something he can take or wear to work: a best dad in the world mug, a funny tie or socks, or special cufflinks if he wears the right kind of shirts.
If all gift inspiration fails you, how about breakfast in bed – just make sure he knows the favour has to be returned on mother’s day!
You could take advantage of your last months as non-parents and make his Father’s day present a weekend break somewhere – present him with the tickets on Father’s day.