Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
I was one of those people who planned each of my baby’s birth announcements while I was still pregnant. Grace’s were from a Martha Stewart kit (oh, the things we do for the firstborn!), and Joe’s were from a stationary Web site. Planning in advance, when when I was in nesting mode, was actually a good move. I didn’t yet know
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the birth date or the baby’s weight, but I knew which font I liked and what border pattern was cute. I planned each announcement, then filled in the details after the baby was born.
But here’s what I did wrong: In my postpartum mania (I’m surely not the only person who felt adrenaline-filled euphoria for a week after giving birth, before I crashed), I got those announcements out fast. Like, mailed out within two weeks of the birth. Very efficient.
Unfortunately…newborns are not the most adorable creatures. I had gorgeous babies, but when I look back at their birth announcements, I cringe a little. I don’t think Grace’s was even in focus! And they were each SO much sweeter-looking a month later. I’m not even going to post their birth announcements here. Though I will show you one-month old Joe, because I need to make up in bragging now what I missed when I created those too-early birth announcements.
Tiny baby Joe
Here’s what you can learn from my mistake. Have a plan for the birth announcements, but don’t worry about mailing them out for a good month. Chances are everyone you’re close to will have seen pictures on Facebook anyway. That means the birth announcement isn’t everyone’s first look at the baby, but it IS the picture that will get stuck up on their fridge. Make sure it’s cute! Beyoncé seems to already know this. She waited a month before posting Blue’s photo online!
To kickstart your birth-announcement plans (or to help you create first-birthday party invites, or thank-you cards, or whatever), MyPublisher.com is letting us give away two $50 gift-certificate codes. The site used to be primarily for building photo books, but they’ve recently expanded to include birth announcements, invitations…lots of good stuff. Just leave a comment here between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, February 29th. You’re welcome to post one comment a day. You can read the full rules here. Goody luck!
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Friday, February 17th, 2012
Our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop wrote this post.
Who needs a publicist these days?
When celebrities start sporting a baby bump, Twitter is the communication tool to spread the happy news. And when it’s time to jump on the proud-new-parent bandwagon, what better way to announce the new addition than on a social network?!
Take a look through a list of celebrities that took to Twitter to announce their pregnancy and birth news.
In one of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood history, Jessica Simpson took to Twitter on Halloween Day to confirm her pregnancy news.
“It’s True! I am going to be a mummy!”
While cradling her baby bump, the 31-year-old singer and fashionista – who is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson – also dressed up in a mummy Halloween costume in a photograph accompanying the tweet.
Molly Sims and her husband Scott Stuber are expecting their first child later this year. The model and actress took to Twitter to announce the exciting news.
“Big news… I’m having a baby!” the blonde beauty wrote.
The 38-year-old beauty then directed her Twitter followers to read the following message on her official website: “I am absolutely, positively, downright over the moon to announce that we are pregnant!” she wrote. The mom-to-be added that their “honeymoon baby” is due in June.
How I Met Your Mother star Alyson took to Twitter to announce her second pregnancy with husband Alexis Denisof.
Yes, I am pregnant!” Alyson wrote. “This time it is NOT a food baby. We are beyond happy!”
The American Pie actress was referring to her hilarious response to some photos we posted at the Malibu Chili Cook Off event last September.
She wrote: “NO, I’m not pregnant! I just ate too much carnival food, that time of the month, hurt my back & couldn’t suck my gut in, and need to do cardio!”
Alyson and Alexis are already parents to 2-year-old daughter Satyana.
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott:
Reality TV stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are proud parents to two children: son Liam, 4, and daughter Stella, 3. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum announced her third pregnancy via Twitter.
“I know there’s been a lot of speculation, so I wanted everyone to hear from me… It’s official…Dean & I are PREGNANT!!!!”
The couple welcomed daughter Hattie Margaret on October 10, 2011. Tori has since posted several pics of her newborn daughter via Twitter.
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