Ah, the shock terror anxiety EXCITEMENT of finding out you’re expecting a baby! You’ve made it through informing daddy and seen his reaction (that is a whole post in itself!) Now you have to decide when and how to tell the rest of your family and friends! Do you tell them right away or are you going to wait awhile? Are you going to tell them in person? Or over the phone or a text? Most importantly: when and how do you announce the news on Facebook? I joke a little, but with social media it’s much quicker and easier than ever before to let all of your friends (and acquaintances, and coworkers, and complete strangers) know that you are expecting. Plus, with the addition of Pinterest, the creative announcement ideas are endless!
With our first baby we told our families as soon as we found out, then told our friends when we were almost through the first trimester. We informed most of them via phone call or text. I actually don’t remember what we put on Facebook…those were pre-Pinterest days! With our second daughter I was more creative. Once again we told family right away and waited until we were well into our second trimester to share with the rest of the world. This was right around Thanksgiving time, when we were making our Christmas card. So we had a friend take our family picture with a bow around my belly as our announcement. We sent the Christmas card out and put the picture up on Facebook. I’m so happy with how it turned out!
For baby #3 I had a harder time coming up with an idea. Everything I thought of had already been done by my friends, and I needed to be original. I searched for ideas on Pinterest and google, but most everything that came up was for baby #2 or required me being in the picture as well; and I really just wanted to have our girls make the announcement. So I came up with the following:
It turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself! I have to give credit to my husband…he was the key to getting those big smiles out of our youngest. I tried for about 5 minutes to get a smile. Then he came downstairs and we got the picture on the first shot! They sure are Daddy’s girls!!
If you’re newly pregnant, or hoping to be someday, and are looking for some pregnancy announcement ideas, we have quite the compilation on our Pinterest page! Click on the “P” button at the top of our page to start following us! Speaking of announcements, check back on April 22nd for my next very special announcement….our gender reveal! I can’t wait!!
Did any of you have a creative pregnancy announcement? Please share!!