If you want your
pregnancy announcement to go viral, it's a solid bet to set it to a catchy Taylor Swift track. Mom Kimmy Baker knows a thing or two about that because she has a a viral video production company, TyKy Videos, with her husband. So when the family found out they were expecting again — a surprise third pregnancy with two girls already — they created a pregnancy announcement video set to the tune of "Blank Space" with all the makings of a YouTube sensation.
The parody serves as both the family's announcement to friends and family, as well as a way to have fun with the stress of baby naming. "Got a long list of my favorites. You'll think that they're insane. We're having another baby.... so let's pick a name!" goes the chorus, a parody of Swift's lyrics.
"Something young and reckless? Like Zane, Lexi, or Star..." muses the expectant mama, riffing off the song's original words. "Or something timeless, like Mary, Kate, or Bart?"
The thing I find curious—and yet refreshing—about the vid is that Kimmy is utterly transparent about the family's shock, even their freakout, over having an unplanned third baby. "New baby, yes I cried. Now we're happy for this little bean. Aint it funny, didn't try. And I know we didn't want three. But hey, we can't pretend. I guess we'll see how this one ends. Guess it's time to tell our friends!"
Sure, it's a little blunt for a pregnancy announcement—and something their third kid may very well see some day. But hey, I love any parent who's willing to tell it like it is. Folks willing to speak honestly about the wild journey of parenthood remind the rest of us that the twists and turns are just a part of the adventure. And we roll with it!
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Photo courtesy of YouTube/Kimmy Baker