The Sweetest Celebrity Pregnancy Announcements
The Celeb: Jessica Alba
How She Shared the News: Instagram
Jessica Alba and hubby Cash Warren are about to be outnumbered! The actress and head of The Honest Company is already mom to two daughters, 9-year-old Honor and 5-year-old Haven. She announced that the family is expanding again via an adorable Boomerang video posted to her Instagram, in which Honor is holding a #1 balloon, Haven is holding a #2 balloon (looking beyond thrilled to give up her youngest-child status), and Alba is holding a #3 balloon as well as her barely-there bump. Congratulations to the entire clan!
The Celeb: Jason Aldean
How He Shared the News: Instagram
The country singer and his wife Brittany are expecting their first baby together, and Jason—who already has two daughters from his first marriage—took to Instagram to announce the happy news with a seriously cute shot of the duo just hanging in his kitchen while decked out in "Baby Daddy" and "Baby Mama" shirts. We love how Brittany is perched on the counter in front of a bunch of pink and blue balloons. But check out Jason, who’s sprawled on the floor next to an oven that’s been purposely left open to reveal a hamburger bun inside. “Been hard to keep this secret but we couldn’t be happier to add to our family,” he wrote in the caption. “This year just gets better and better. #bunintheoven”. Congratulations to this hilarious couple!
The Celeb: Nikki Reed & Ian SomerhalderHow They Shared the News: Instagram
Married actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are going to be parents! In matching Instagram posts, the thrilled stars announced their news with a sweet photo of the dad-to-be kissing his pregnant wife’s burgeoning belly.
“Hi Little One,” Reed’s accompanying post reads. “I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it's the strongest feeling I've ever felt. We've been sharing this body for quite some time, and we've already experienced so much together. We can't wait to meet you…”
Meanwhile, Somerhalder’s post contains an equally touching message to friends and family: “In my 38 years on this earth I've never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this. I can't think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first. This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast...because that's what they do, they grow so fast.” He goes on to thank everyone for their kind energy.
One thing is for sure: This is going to be one loved and beautiful baby! Congrats to all!
The Celeb: Beyoncé
How She Shared the News: Queen Bey posted on Instagram (in her iconically dramatic style), complete with a caption sharing the news that she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins! The superstar, clad in lingerie, posed veiled against a backdrop of colorful flowers in a serene shot. "We would like to share our love and happiness," read the caption. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes." The photo was signed "The Carters" and we'd like to add our congratulations to the soon-to-be family of five!
The Celeb: Lauren Conrad
How She Shared the News: Lauren Conrad and hubbie William Tell are expecting their first baby! Designer and former Hills star LC announced her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a photo of her sonogram on New Year's Day (complete with some sparkly nail polish for the occasion). "Happy New Year!" she wrote in the caption. "I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet..." That's kicking off the new year right, with a baby on the way!
The Celeb: Ryan LochteHow He Shared the News: Instagram
Ryan Lochte and fiancée Kayla Rae Reid are expecting their first baby together! The Olympic swimmer took to Instagram earlier this week to announce the exciting news in a pretty epic and fitting way—with a picture taken underwater! “My Christmas gift came early this year, can’t wait for next year!” Lochte captioned the amazing shot, which features him kissing Reid’s exposed bump while submerged in a pool. “Best news I’ve ever received #CLOUD9.” Could there be a water birth in this happy couple’s future? A baby named Ariel? Either way, congratulations, guys!
Molly Sims is expecting her “Hail Mary” baby #3 with husband Scott Stuber. The 43-year-old model-turned-actress is already a mama to 4-year-old son Brooks and 16-month-old daughter Scarlett, and says this baby wasn’t planned. "Ummm...so this happened!!! Baby Stuber #3 is on its way!" she captioned the adorable photo announcement on Instagram, adding hashtags #LOVE #grateful #CANNOTBELIEVETHIS and #ourhailmary. Still, Sims feels beyond grateful for “what happens when I go visit my husband on the movie set.” The gorgeous mama-to-be admits she’s been battling brutal morning sickness so far during this pregnancy, but is clearly over the moon about adding to her family…unexpectedly. Congratulations, Stubers!
The Celeb: Keshia Knight Pulliam
How She Shared the News: Instagram
Rudy Huxtable is all grown up! Keshia Knight Pulliam is pregnant with her first child, and recently took to Instagram to share her happy news. “Surprise!!! We have a new addition coming soon... “ the former “Cosby Show” star captioned a sweet photo of herself holding a cute-as-can-be pink “baby” cupcake that seems to suggest she and her hubby Ed Hartwell are expecting a girl! Um, name suggestion: How about Rudy?!
The Celeb: Kobe Bryant
How He Shared the News: Instagram
We now know what former NBA star Kobe Bryant will be doing in his retirement. The basketball legend, who nicknamed himself “The Black Mamba,” announced he and his wife Vanessa are about to become parents again! “Beyond blessed and excited to share that we are expecting our third baby girl!!!” Bryant wrote as the caption to an Instagram photo of a onesie that says “Baby Mamba” and a pair of mini-Nike Kobe sneakers. The little girl will join big sisters Natalia, 13, and Gianna, 10. Congrats to all!
The Celeb: Russell Brand
How He Shared the News: Instagram
Watch out, world! Russell Brand is about to become a father. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star took to Instagram to share his big news, posting a photo of his face behind a copy of the book The Expectant Dad’s Handbook. “Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready!” Brand, who will welcome his first child with his girlfriend Laura Gallacher, reportedly in the fall, captioned the image. Here’s hoping this is one of many posts the hilarious star shares about his new life as a father!
The Celeb: Nev Schulman
How He Shared the News: Instagram
The "Catfish" star and his girlfriend, writer and photographer Laura Perlongo, are having a baby, and the couple revealed the news with a pretty funny post on Instagram. The shot shows Perlago hooked up to an ultrasound machine with Schulman sitting nearby holding her hand. "I ate a big sandwich and it has a heartbeat," Perlongo quipped, before turning serious. "Completely head over heels in love and excited to announce Nev and I are bringing a new bb person into the world. It's been a totally wild ride so far." The proud papa-to-be then posted another image from the same doctor visit on his own account, where he shared some more big news in the caption: "IT'S A GIRL!" he wrote. "No words can capture the excitement and joy I feel about becoming a father. I am so in love with you Laura and thank you for giving me this incredible gift. You inspire and excite me every day." So sweet! Congrats to the happy couple, who admitted in a blog post that they were only kinda sorta trying to have a baby. But that's a whole other story. "Nev and I certainly have no idea what we're doing, we just know we're doing something we want to be doing," Perlongo wrote. "Hopefully we don't suck at it or turn into know-it-all zombies." Fingers crossed!
The Celeb: Desiree Hartsock Siegfried
How She Shared the News: On Instagram
The reality star took to Instagram to announce the news that she and husband Chris are expecting a baby Bachelor or Bachelorette in October. "We have a bun in the oven and it's not the warm pastry kind!" the expectant mama wrote in the caption under a photo of both parents-to-be pointing at her bump. "We are beyond excited to share that we have a little one on the way!!" This will be the first child for the couple, who met and got engaged on season nine of the The Bachelorette.
Desiree also sat down with US Weekly to chat about how she discovered the pregnancy while celebrating her one-year anniversary with Chris in Hawaii on Valentine's Day. Too perfect! And while the couple has yet to reveal the baby's gender, we're hoping for a girl because... Rose!
The Celeb: Kevin Jonas
How He Shared the News: On Instagram
Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle announced they are expecting baby #2 with a cute Instagram photo featuring the couple in bed. In the image, Danielle is seen smiling, surrounded by pregnancy craving-worthy snacks like Doritos, and cookies, as well as the morning sickness soother of choice for many moms-to-be: Cheerios! Meanwhile, soon-to-be dad-of-two Kevin looks comically overwhelmed as he studies a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting Again.
The reality couple also released a statement to E! News: "We are excited to share the news that we are expecting a new addition to our family this winter. Alena is beyond thrilled to be a big sister and we can't wait to meet the newest member of our family."
Congrats to the Jonas family!
The Celeb: Olivia Wilde
How She Shared the News: Instagram
The Vinyl star announced that she and fiancé Jason Sudeikis are expecting for the second time by posting the most adorable picture of herself with her son Otis, who is about to turn 2. Both of them are sitting on the bed, in their underwear, cradling their bellies. "Matching baby bumps," the proud mama wrote in the caption.
This might just be the cutest pregnancy announcement we've ever seen!
Wilde and Sudeikis have been engaged since January 2013, but have yet to officially tie the knot. Their announcement isn't all that surprising, though, considering Wilde recently told People mag that she was desperate for more kids. "I love my siblings so much and Jason has incredible siblings too," she said. "The more the merrier." Looks like they're off to a good start. Congrats, guys!
The Celeb: Ellie KemperHow She Shared the News: On "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"
Ellie Kemper has big news! The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star is pregnant, she announced on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon," before proceeding to dig into some Ben and Jerry's cookie dough ice cream! "I've been having a pint every other night," Kemper, who is married to writer Michael Koman, confessed.
The soon-to-be first-time mom also told Fallon, "[My pregnancy] didn't really affect filming until the very end. We had a table read and I saw that my character was supposed to be on a roller coaster ... I was Googling pregnant women on roller coasters. I felt like a pregnant lady on a roller coaster is not ideal. I had to tell my boss Tina Fey ... Because it was still so early on we decided we'll just tell people that I have a back injury and that's why I can't ride the roller coaster."
Well, the jig is up, Ellie. Congratulations on not having a back injury, and the baby!
The Celeb: Eva Amurri Martino
How She Shared the News: Her blog
Actress Eva Amurri Martino, her husband Kyle, and their daughter Marlowe have big news! Susan Saradon's daughter took to her blog to share an important update to their family, writing:
"It is with so much joy, crazy excitement, and immense gratitude that Kyle, Marlowe and I would like to announce we are expecting a new addition to our family this Fall!"
Martino added the soon-to-be parents-of-two are planning to enjoy the last months during which their little girl will be the center of their universe. She jokes, "We are almost positive that scientifically it is possible for the Universe to shift and have two very cute and demanding centers (at least that's what we've been told– don't lie to us, Scientists!)"
The lifestyle blogger also announced her second child will be a boy, writing, "As sometimes happens after you have experience with only one child, I think I had convinced myself that my particular baby factory only produced children of the female variety. Well... turns out that the universe was pushing for a little man to join our mix and we all are just so excited!"
Congratulations to the Martinos!
The Celeb: Tatyana Ali
How She Shared the News: Entertainment Tonight/Facebook
It's going to be quite an exciting year for Tatyana Ali. Best known for portraying Will Smith's little cousin Ashley on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the 37-year-old actress revealed to Entertainment Tonight that not only is she planning to marry her longtime beau, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, in summer 2016, but the two are also expecting their first child together!
"I just got off the plane to discover all of our good news is out!!," Ali wrote on Facebook. "Thanks so much to everyone wishing us well, it means so much! I'm so excited for this new chapter. Wife and mommy all at the same time. Luckily, I'll be sharing the adventure with my best friend. We feel so blessed."
The mom-to-be also told ET that she and Rasberry met on the dating website eHarmony. "It was my first time dating online," she said. "We wrote letters for months before we decided to Skype. And then, of course, met."
Congratulations to the happy couple on both the pregnancy and the engagement news!
The Celebs: Chris Klein and Laina Rose Thyfault
How They Shared the News: Twitter
It was a very happy 37th birthday for American Pie alum Chris Klein, who took to Twitter to announce that he and wife Laina Rose Thyfault are expecting their first child together by posting a photo of Laina's bare pregnant belly.
"My beautiful wife Laina and I are expecting our first child," he wrote. "23 weeks along. Gratefully blessed on my 37th B-Day."
Laina then posted the same pic to Instagram, writing, "Happy Birthday to my loving husband who always knows how to put a smile on my face. Thank you for making me your wife and a soon to be a Mother. You make every day feel like a miracle. I love you."
Aww! Congrats to this too-cute couple!
The Celebs: Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
How They Shared the News: Instagram
They can't keep their hands to themselves! Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, parents to 8-month-old son Rafael Thomas and 2½-year-old daughter Carmen Gabriela, are expecting their third child in three years.
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The soon-to-be mom-of-three took to Instagram to share her happy news with a photo of her actor hubby (who also has a grown daughter Ireland) kissing her on a Manhattan street corner as she clutched a blue teddy bear—and rocked awesome nude heels!
"Ireland, Carmen, Rafael, Alec, and I are excited to share with you that we are going to have another addition to our family. A little boy coming this fall," Hilaria captioned the sweet shot.
Congrats to the Baldwins! When can we expect baby #4?
The Celeb: Renee Maynard
How She Shared the News: Instagram
It's baby #3 for former Bachelor contestant Renee Maynard, who took to Instagram to announce her pregnancy with a silhouetted photo of herself showing off her growing bump under a pretty bralette.
"Bumpin' Here we go AGAIN!:) #SuperPsyched #BabyNumber3 #InstaPreggs #SummerBaby #Silhouette #SoLucky," she captioned the pic.
The reality star welcomed 13-month-old son Jax with husband Bracy Maynard last year, and is also mother to 11-year-old Ben from a previous relationship.
The Celeb: Rob Dyrdek
How He Shared the News: Facebook/Instagram
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek may look tough, but after he took to Facebook and Instagram to announce his wife's pregnancy, we know he has a soft side.
The reality TV star posted this sweet message to his social media pages:
"I love Bryiana Noelle Dyrdek in so many ways and on so many different levels. I could never create the words to express how deeply and truly I love her and us. When you have a forever love so great the ultimate way to express it is by creating a child together. I am so happy to announce my beautiful wife is pregnant with our first child. We are so blessed, so happy and look forward to bringing an amazing young boy into this world."
Mom-to-be Bryiana also took to Facebook to laud her husband, and express her excitement over having a baby boy on way! Congrats to this loving couple; we can't wait to meet your mini daredevil.
The Celeb: Alanis Morissette
How She Shared the News: Music Video
Alanis Morissette got creative to announce that she's expecting her second child with husband Mario 'Souleye' Treadway.
The video is captioned in part: "The story of my nuclear family in moving pictures, brings us up to this sweet moment... May this song take on ever-deepening meaning as each year goes by."
At the end of the video, the trio is gathered lovingly around ultrasound images, which means a new addition will be coming soon!
The Celeb: Jena MaloneHow She Shared the News: Instagram
The Hunger Games actress announced she is expecting her first child in a pretty beautiful way. Alongside an Instagram photo of herself standing in a field with a beam of light streaking across the frame, she posted a poem: "Womb to womb/To beating wing/I climbed out of the eternal/And into the shape of me," she wrote. "Some words I wrote years ago when I was thinking about my own mother. And the woman she was when she had me. And the woman I was reaching to become. The shape your desires make out of you. The body you become to hold your dreams. It's with two feet firmly on the ground and a heart swelling in an ocean of love that I'd like to share the new shape I am becoming to hold the greatest dream of them all." The "polaroid," as she called it, was taken by her "beautiful hearted baby daddy," Ethan DeLorenzo, she added.
The Celeb: Liv TylerHow She Shared the News: Instagram
The actress seemed just as surprised as her fans when she announced on Instagram that she's expecting her third child. "Oh my goodness it seems the stork is visiting us again !!!! I am growing another little Tyler Gardner in my belly . our family is growing!!! So grateful," Tyler captioned the gorgeous black-and-white photo of her looking carefree on the beach, cradling her teeny bump. Tyler and boyfriend David Gardner welcomed their first child, son Sailor Gene, in February 2015, just 11 months before this announcement about baby #2. Tyler has an older son, Milo, from her marriage to rocker Royston Langdon. Congrats to the happy mama!
The Celeb: Ali FedotowskyHow She Shared the News: Instagram
The former Bachelorette announced that she and fiancé Kevin Manno are expecting a child in the most hilarious way! Not only is the Saturday Night Live-spoof photo absolutely hysterical, but so is its caption. "It's true—we're pregnant!," Fedotowsky writes. "You see, last year, when @kevinmanno & I started planning our wedding, we couldn't find any good ring bearers or flower girls so we decided to make our own ;) Wrote all about our journey so far on AliLuvs.com #momjeans #SNL #BabyManno"
Check out her blog post for more details (including where she snagged the awesome jeans)!
The Celeb: Kris AllenHow He Shared the News: Instagram
The season 8 American Idol winner shared that his wife Katy is pregnant with baby #2 for the couple. The announcement came on New Year's Day, via a very excited soon-to-be older sibling. Allen posted an adorable shot of 2-year-old son Oliver wearing a "Big Brother" shirt (while playing in a cardboard box, naturally), along with the caption: "#2016 is gonna be a good year!"
The Celeb: Bar RafaeliHow She Shared the News: Instagram
The stunning Israeli model and husband Adi Ezra announced they're expecting their first (likely extremely gorgeous) first child via the photo-sharing site. Rafaeli kept it simple when it came to sharing the baby news, posting a photo of a positive pregnancy test on New Year's Day with the caption: "2016 is going to be like.." And of course, the social media savvy mama-to-be threw in a few baby emojis to round out the announcement!
The Celeb: Michael Phelps
How He Shared the News: Instagram
The record-holding Olympic swimmer, 30, and his beauty queen fiancée Nicole Johnson, 30, are expecting their first child! Phelps shared a photo showing the pair holding a teeny-tiny speedo beside a swimming pool. "We found out 8 weeks ago we were expecting... Today we're over 12 weeks and it looks like we're having a boy!!! #babymp #mp #lifeabouttochange #mpswim," Phelps captioned the image, which doubled as the couple's gender reveal. Cue all of the "little swimmers" jokes!
The Celeb: Melissa Rycroft Strickland
How She Shared the News: Instagram
The reality TV star and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is adding to her brood —and maybe (or maybe not!) for the last time! The 32-year-old mom of Ava (4 1/2) and Beckett (18 months) shared the news on Instagram with an adorable family photo that shows Beckett holding a sign that says "Big Brother" and Ava, on daddy Tye Strickland's shoulders, holding a sign that reads "And then there were five."
Rycroft Strickland captioned the post, "This is definitely the last one...probably..."
The Celeb: Ivanka TrumpHow She Shared the News: Facebook
There's a third baby on the way for Ivanka Trump, 33, and husband Jared Kushner, 34! Trump shared the news via a short, and super sweet, clip posted to her Facebook page. Big siblings Arabella, 4, and Joseph, 23 months, joined in to help mom with the big announcement by holding up number signs to represent their birth order. "Jared and I are thrilled to announce that we'll be welcoming baby number 3 to our family early next year. It's an incredible blessing," Trump told People. "We feel so grateful — and so excited!"
The Celebs: Thompson SquareHow They Shared the News: Instagram
Thompson Square is going to gain a new bandmate! The country music duo announced that after 16 years of marriage, they're expecting. Keifer, 39, and Shawna, 37, posted a photo of themselves holding Diet Coke cans with their new names: Mom and Dad. "WELL WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO BE A DUO ANYMORE!!!!!!! #Jan2016 #T3 #WeDidIt #BabyOnBoard," reads the selfie's caption.
The Celeb: Kristin CavallariHow She Shared the News: On her app
The former reality TV star announced that she and her NFL football player hubby, Jay Cutler, are expecting again via a cute photo shared on her app, Kristin Cavallari Official. In the snap, she stands in front of her two babes, who are riding in a Radio Flyer wagon. She's dressed casually in shorts, forming a heart with her fingers over her teeny baby bump. She accompanied the image with, "We're at it again! Thrilled to announce baby number 3 is on the way! The cutler crew just keeps growin'!"
The Celeb: Brooklyn DeckerHow She Shared the News: Instagram
The model mama-to-be (and wife of tennis pro Andy Roddick) posted a pic on Instagram of herself cradling a barely there bump and wearing a great big grin. The caption: "So this happened... #the3ofus"
The Celeb: Naya RiveraHow She Shared the News: Instagram
Rivera announced a new Gleek was joining the world when she posted a clever pregnancy announcement. She followed up the image with a message on her website, nayarivera.com: "Surprise! We're having a baby! Ryan and I feel so blessed and can't wait to welcome the newest member of our family." The actress and her husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, later used Photoshop to "replace" the faces of Vanessa and Nick Lachey on a Parents magazine cover.
The Celeb: Jaime KingHow She Shared the News: Instagram
The "Hart of Dixie" actress (and Taylor Swift BFF) has been open about her struggles with infertility and miscarriage. The brave mama went through 5 rounds of IVF and 26(!) rounds of IUI treatments, before conceiving naturally and giving birth to son James Knight in 2013. Less than two years after her first birth, King shared more happy news: being pregnant with her second child! Her pregnancy announcement on Insta read, "So excited to announce THE SEQUEL Coming later this year!! ... #BabyTown2 - Created by @kyle_newman and @jaime_king. Also starring #JamesKnight"
The Celebs: Justin Timberlake and Jessica BielHow They Shared the News: Instagram
It's been pretty clear that Jessica Biel is expecting her first child with hubby Justin Timberlake: Her bump has been growing in the public eye despite the fact that the couple made no formal pregnancy announcement, choosing instead to keep their intimate news just that. But finally, Justin confirmed the obvious news with a sweet Instagram snap that was totally worth waiting for. On the occasion of his birthday, he posted a photo of himself kissing his wife's bare (and by now substantially sized) bump, with the caption, "Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I'm getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN'T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets."
The Celeb: MacklemoreHow He Shared the News: YouTube
Macklemore and his fiance, Tricia Davis, decided to respond to media speculation about her pregnancy directly, rather than be scooped on their own story. The result: They posted a video on the Youtube page belonging to the rapper's collaborator, Ryan Lewis, and pointed to it by way of Macklemore's Twitter. The sweet video showed the star and his bride-to-be at a doctor's appointment, where she is having an ultrasound. On the monitor, we can clearly see the cute baby-to-be moving around, and in the room Macklemore nuzzles his longtime gal during her exam. The couple looks utterly blissed out for the special moment!
The Celeb: Hilaria BaldwinHow She Shared the News: Instagram
As a perfectly special way to celebrate the start of a brand new year, Hilaria shared a sweet family photo on her Instagram that announced her second baby-on-the-way with hubby Alec Baldwin. The photo shows an epic sunset over the beach, where the couple stand with their 16-month-old daughter and two pups. "The sun has set on 2014 and on my year of daily #hilariaypd ....2015 is going to be very exciting as we are thrilled to announce we are expecting another little addition to our family! (tadasana) #yogapostureoftheday"
The Celeb: Blake Lively How She Shared the News: On her website
The 27-year-old actress shared her pregnancy announcement on her lifestyle website, Preserve, in an understated way. A post about family with photos of a gorge baby shower ended with a snap of Lively herself all decked out in a Sam & Lavi $148 orchid print shirt -- and a baby bump! The Internet went crazy, and Lively's pretty outfit sold out in a flash.
The Celeb: CaCee Cobb How She Shared the News: Instagram
Jessica Simpson's bestie and her hubby, Scrubs actor Donald Faison, let the world know they have another baby on the way through simultaneous social media posts. The couple announced Cobb's second pregnancy by posting a photo of their 1-year-old son, Rocco, layered in cartoonish graphics of balloons, a bow tie, and the words "I'm a big brother!" The little guy, who looks just like his daddy, appears all smiles ahead of welcoming a new baby sib. Of course, a similar post might be equally cute with a big-sib-to-be wearing a big frown -- sorry, but the me-me-me days are over, kiddo!
The Celeb: Molly Sims How She Shared the News: On her website
The 41-year-old mom to son Brooks shared the news that she's expecting again on her website, writing: "I am BE-yond thrilled to share some very special news with you" and posting an adorable photo with her son. She's holding a chalkboard sign in front of him that says "2 years," and one in front of herself that says "4 months." She wrote, "I can't even begin to explain just how excited we are for a new baby. We are so, so, so blessed as a family, and I'm speechless at the fact that we have the opportunity to bring a second bundle of joy into the world." Awww...
The Celeb: Beyonce How She Shared the News: At the MTV Video Music Awards
Queen Bey made quite an impression at the 2011 VMA's -- and not just for her flawless performance. She stole the show by stepping out on the stage with a baby bump on full display. This may not be a pregnancy announcement we mere mortals can recreate at home, but we can at least settle for a great bump-skimming outfit and a seriously festive karaoke night, right?
The Celeb: Carrie Underwood How She Shared the News: Twitter
If you ever had a fur baby before you had a human baby, you know your "firstborn" (or is that fur-stborn?) remains very much a part of the family! The country crooner took that concept to heart when announcing her pregnancy on Twitter, with a photo of her boy and girl pups wearing shirts that said, "I'm going to be a big brother" and "I'm going to be a big sister" respectively. It accompanied the message "In honor of 'Labor' Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!" (Labor Day! Get it?)
The Celeb: Milla Jovovich How She Shared the News: Facebook
The Resident Evil actress took to the social media site with breaking news: "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But... My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!! So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone's best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol!" Jovovich's pregnancy announcement perfectly illustrates one of the first rules of parenting: Throw those best-laid plans out the window, and roll with the punches!
The Celeb: Vanessa Lachey How She Shared the News: Hubby's Twitter feed
Nick Lachey took the reins to announce his wife's pregnancy with a sweet tweet that had everyone talking: "Can't think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful @VanessaLachey than this!" along with a photo of toddler son Camden running on the beach alongside a heart and the words "It's a girl!" written in the sand. He hashtagged the post "#family." If you're keeping score at home, this announcement bears a certain similarity to Nick's ex Jessica Simpson's pregnancy announcement! Not that it's a contest, of course. Ahem.
The Celeb: Robert Downey Jr. How He Shared the News: Twitter
Here's another matter-of-fact delivery we love: Robert Downey Jr. shared the news that he's expecting with wife Susan in a stripped tweet that covered all the basics: "Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" What a refreshing antidote to overblown Hollywood messages!
The Celeb: Kelly Rowland How She Shared the News: Instagram
The Destiny's Child songstress announced the big news with a still life that said a mouthful: On Instagram, she posted a photo of a pair of mini Jordans next to big ones, and the caption, "I'll be stuntin' like my daddy." Never have a pair of tennis shoes looked so sweet!
The Celeb: Coco Rocha How She Shared the News: Instagram
The model and her husband, artist James Conran, revealed their big news on the photo-sharing site with a dramatic video that made major impact. In the short film, the camera rotates 360 degrees around a nude-leotard-clad Rocha and her barely-there baby bump, accompanied by a melodic backdrop that sounds like the tune from a music box. The words "Baby Conran Arriving Spring 2015" appear on the screen. Rocha captioned it, "@JamesEdwardConran and I are absolutely thrilled to announce that after 4 years of marriage we are expanding our family and expecting our first child spring of 2015!" Maybe we don't all have access to those kinds of production values, but a smartphone video does the trick!
The Celeb: Alicia Keys How She Shared the News: Instagram
Nothing says "baby on the way" better than the liberal use of festive emojis -- and this R&B crooner knows a thing or two about that. She announced her pregnancy on her wedding anniversary along with a gorgeous photo in which she appears in a goddess-like gown with obvious baby bump alongside her husband, Swizz Beatz. "Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz! And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here's to many many more years of the best parts of life!" She punctuated the joyful message with tons of confetti and happy-face emojis.
The Celeb: Jessica Simpson How She Shared the News: Twitter
Jessica Simpson announced her second pregnancy with a holiday tweet bearing news that's better than any gift Santa could bring. On Christmas Day in 2012, she posted a photo of her daughter Maxwell in a red-striped outfit complete with a bow on her head and the words "Big Sis" scrawled in the sand in front of her. "Merry Christmas from my family to yours!" she wrote. So cute, and easy to replicate -- at least for expecting mamas who live on the coasts!
The Celeb: Stacy Keibler How She Shared the News: Instagram
Maybe stars really are just like us! The celeb shared the news of her pregnancy on Instagram, and it was cute, easy, and totally doable for us regular folks at home. She posted a photo of a bun on a rack in an open oven, with the caption, "Look what we've got cooking! A Bun'dle of love!"
The Celeb: Kevin Rahm How He Shared the News: Twitter
The Mad Men actor took a page from his profession to announce big news with his wife, Amy. He posted a mockup movie poster, showing a picture of the couple embracing and the words, "Starring together in It's a Girl! Coming this September." Sure, Amy may be a surgeon -- but a little Hollywood touch seems appropriate for such a magical moment in life!
The Celeb: Busy Philipps How She Shared the News: Twitter
Let's not mince words, shall we? You might say that Busy Philipps announced her pregnancy in a style that was as clear as it was easy: in a tweet that showed a photograph of a positive pregnancy test alongside the caption, "So this happened..." And that about sums it up!
The Celeb: Tori SpellingHow She Shared the News: On her website
By now, Tori's marital problems with hubby Dean McDermott are well known. But in happier times, she shared the news of her fourth pregnancy on her website, in a post called "Baby makes 6!" The post featured a photo of the actress' bare bump touched by three tiny hands. The accompanying message read, "Dean, Liam, Stella, Hattie, and I are beyond thrilled to announce that another little McDermott is on the way! We feel truly blessed that another angel has found us."