Maternity Fun – Creative Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy on Facebook


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You may or may not know, but we’re expecting Baby #2 in January 2013! The past few weeks have been a very exciting time for our family, but also filled with aggravation and severe sciatic back pains (already?! yep!). Although many people on the outside looking in expect the news of a pregnancy to be joyful, I can tell you firsthand (and as someone on her second round of pregnancy "glowing" fun) that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to pregnancy.

We’re usually spotted out quite easily in a crowd and you cannot miss us. We are the women that have one (or sometimes two) hands on our lowers back, feet in a penguin position as we prepare for the waddle, and likely releasing loud groans that have no business being called moans. No business – at all. 

So far I have been extremely happy and cannot wait for January. I cannot wait! I have gone through hell, however, while trying to reactivate our "accidentally deleted from the system" health insurance policies. Oopsie! Someone made a booboo and left a 3-year-old and 2+ months pregnant woman without healthcare. Like I said – OOPSIE! 

I have already discussed first trimester symptoms, so we will skip that fun stuff (until I want to complain to all of you about what is going on over here; pray this does not happen). 

One problem that I always seem to have is how to properly and creatively announce our pregnancy. These days we have all of this social media stuff standing in our way from personal phone calls, letters, and announcement cards that ‘they’ used to send out ‘back in the day’. Now I am seeing people using Facebook to announce their good news. Well, I did use that… weak and overused idea. Yep. I told my friends and colleagues through Facebook.

How did you announce your pregnancy to friends and family?

Would you consider using Facebook, Twitter, or other social media outlets?

Does it seem like a crazy idea, or a smart solution?!

Don’t get me wrong or misinterpret what I am saying! Of course I told my parents, grandmother, closest friends, and family members in person or over the phone. However, I turned to Facebook for the mass announcement that I wanted to make. Why not tell over 1,000 people and skip telling them all individually? Easier, right?

Keeping in the spirit of this social media stuff, I have put together a fun list of ways to share your pregnancy announcement – online!

[1] If you own a blog or website, add a pregnancy countdown counter to your sidebar! That’ll get their attention!

[2] Send out a text or tweet saying “What rhymes with Maybe and starts with B ~ we thought you’d like to know!”

[3] Post a picture of yourself standing beside a “Reserved for expecting moms” sign.

[4] Obvious and straight to the point – post a picture of your positive pregnancy test or sonogram. Hello! 

[5] Create a Facebook status with your due date and "coming soon".

bun in the oven

[6 ] Create a Facebook photo album specifically for making your announcement. Insert two photos: bun + oven! 

[7] Take a picture of your current child with a BIG sign announcing that they are going to be a big brother/sister!

[8] Another obvious announcement method… change your profile picture to your sonogram. Duh!

[9] Get a little poetic. . .   We have a little Valentine, Although it’s still brand new. You’ll meet our little Valentine, Its September, when we’re due!


Don’t like any of those ideas? Fine. Keep reading though! I guarantee you will like the idea of using at least ONE of these Facebook status’ to share the news!

*Consider using these (if applicable) as a caption attached with a sonogram or positive pregnancy test!

  • …has a bun in the oven.
  • …is pregnant <3
  • …is hoping I’m not going to be this tired for the whole 9 months!
  • …is spawning.
  • …is craving pickles.
  • …is growing a person.
  • …is “full of life.”
  • …is looking up baby names.
  • …is well and truly knackered and is starting to show!
  • …is going to be a baby mama!
  • (Husband’s Name), is it ok if we tell everyone we are pregnant now?
  • has bid adieu to her toes and will see them again on (Due Date).
  • 3′s company in the (Your Last Name) household.
  • (1st child name) is going to be a big sister!
  • (Last Name) baby bump watch confirmed. Due in (month).
  • …is knocked up.
  • …is freaking out much less now than she was 12 weeks ago.
  • …is going to need a bigger car.
  • …is nurturing her inner child… literally.
  • …is cooking a bun with her husband.
  • …has a bun in the oven and it’s (Partner’s Name) fault!
  • …is creating life, because that’s how I roll. Should be done the beginning to middle of April.
  • I hope three is easier than two.
  • …is expecting the unexpected … on or around (due date).Positive Pregnancy Test
  • …is thinking of names.
  • Opps I did it again.
  • …is announcing her pregnancy.
  • is smuggling watermelons.
  • (Your Name) + (Husband’s Name) = Baby #1
  • Coming soon to a hospital near you… baby #1!
  • …is growing a playmate for (1st child’s name).
  • …is pregnant…what’s your excuse?!
  • …has a baby in her belly.
  • …is freaking out, her Easter Egg was fertilized!
  • …is eating for two.
  • My eggo is preggo.
  • …is tickled pink!
  • …is increasing her reproductive success to 1.
  • Remember that great family vacation we took to the (Vacation Destination)? Looks like we brought home an unexpected souvenir.
  • …apparently has two heartbeats right now.
  • …is growing brains and kidneys. Hard work.

So… how will YOU announce your pregnancy to family and friends?

Will you turn to social media, or keep to the traditional phone call or in-person visits?!

 

  • http://goingcrazywannago.com JanetGoingCrazy

    I think, like you, I will likely tell all of the family in person/on phone and then think of some crazy picture to announce on my blog/facebook/twitter…and of course in my Facebook groups. :P

  • http://theduabs.blogspot.com Duaba

    I’ve always wondered how I’d announce my pregnancy in the future. Although, my biggest idea block is figuring out a creative way to tell the father…
    (I am however still single and not pregnant so I have plenty of time to think up ideas). Thanks for the suggestions! I really love that doodle of the bun & the oven :)

  • http://tiannascafe.blogspot.com Julie

    If I’m ever lucky enough to get pregnant I’ll tell my family of course, but other than that I don’t really plan on any big announcements or productions. I have too many friends on facebook that are dealing with fertility problems like I am, and I know it can be difficult to handle an overwhelming amount information from someone that is pregnant. So I think that if I say anything it’ll be a simple I’m pregnant, then leave it alone. Congrats on yours!

  • Erin Cash

    We had always had fun announcing for the most part. I helped with my announcing our niece and bought a magnet that said “Fun at Grandma’s”. They placed it on her fridge and waited to see how long it would take for her to notice before they told her. For our oldest we were not so creative so we just called and told everyone but for our youngest we had our oldest daughter were a t-shirt that on the front say “SHH I have a secret” and on the back it said “I am gonna be a big sister!” It took everybody atleast 2 hours at the family function to realize her shirt had a message but they loved it.

  • http://www.mamasbabycupcakes.com michelle bardos

    I love all the cute FB status options.
    Even though we have three little girls and my husband says no more, I will convince him in a few years to try again so we’ll see what the future holds… i MIGHT have to use one in the future

  • http://www.bakingbeauty.net krystle

    You know Its truly is a social media age,when people announce this on FB! great ideas thank you for sharing!

  • http://stoppraylisten.blogspot.com Jen Whitten

    Haha, this is hilarious! First off, Congrats! I love #2 and #7 and would have LOVED to pull of the public post to the hubby asking if it was okay to share that we were pregnant! LOL! Our family is complete, I’m at the end of diapers for my last baby…..eight consecutive years of diapering later (and at times had 2 in diapers) and to look back and laugh is great fun now that we’re getting into the real deal big kid stage for all of them! ;) But looking back, I can share some fun ways we did announce……
    1. Cotton candy tubs for my little brother and sister with Aunt — and Uncle —- on them!
    2. A card with a rhyme for my Grandma, accompanied by the positive pregnancy test!
    3. And perhaps the funniest (looking back) was telling my husband on baby #3….”well honey, I have good news! I can get my tubes tied in 9 months” Hahaha
    We wouldn’t change any of them for the world and our family is perfect and would be incomplete without every single little person!
    Fun, creative post! Hang in there on the pregnancy! :)

  • http://savingsinseconds.com Dede

    We could so be friends in real life. Loved your post, especially this one:
    …is freaking out, her Easter Egg was fertilized!

    Too funny!

  • JessC

    I thought about making the announcement on fb but wanted to go with something a little more special since this was our very first pregnancy. Both my husband and I love gardening and being outdoors, so we got this adorable pregnancy announcement with a little baby inside a pea in the pod: http://www.babycachet.com/Popup_Pea_in_the_Pod_Pregnancy_Announcements_p/uwip0005.htm

    The card just matched our personalities perfectly and we got a lot of great compliments from our friends and family.

  • Ella B

    lolol!! This took me by surprise I actually snorted. lol @ “is freaking out, her Easter Egg was fertilized!”

  • Michelle F.

    All such quick ideas! I wish I had these ideas when I announced my pregnancy.

  • https://mazechesky.wordpress.com/ Tara

    have been thinking for weeks how I was going to put the news on facebook. Since our close family and friends knew, I have been wanting to share with everyone else now that I am 12 weeks. My husband is a big Steelers fan so we wore our jerseys on game day holding a sign that said “Steelers Fan due 5/26/13″ You could also do something like “Future Kicker due on date” Super easy and everyone loved it:)

    I added the pic to our blog

    https://mazechesky.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/growing-by-2-feet/