Creative Pregnancy Announcements: Cute or Cheesy?

Today, Rachel Stevens (you know, her off of S Club 7 and Strictly Come Dancing….) announced she’s pregnant with her second child. The brother or sister to three year old Amelie will be born in early 2014. Rachel announced her exciting news (congrats Rachel!) by posting a link on Twitter – the link takes you to her website which has this photo on it….

 

Cute way to announce pregnancy

Now, my reaction was “CUTE!” but a colleague of mine had this reaction:

“Oh GROSS. Why do people feel the need to do that? It’s just really contrived and it’s smug and it’s cringey.”

My take on it is that it’s nice that people put a bit of thought into making a visual announcement now that we all use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so much. And if people can’t be a bit smug when they’ve got huge, life-altering news to share, then when can they? While I’m not down with the whole posting your scan on the internet thing (I realise I’m in the minority here and most people reading this will have done that very thing, but I just don’t like the idea of 3000 people seeing the inside of my womb) I do think this is sweet.

My colleague and I debated this for around six minutes (a long time to discuss a photo of some shoes, when you think about it) and agreed to disagree.

But what do you think – is it a lovely way to announce some fantastic news? Or is it cheesy and naff? (Psst! If you want to see REALLY special, check out this amazing Buzzfeed post, 22 Cringeworthy Ways To Tell The World You’re Pregnant. LOLs are guaranteed.)

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24 thoughts on “Creative Pregnancy Announcements: Cute or Cheesy?

  1. Oh I think that’s adorbs! For me, I just don’t understand why people dislike other people’s happiness. Every baby is a gift and I think happy things like this should be shouted about more often. The world can be a pretty shit place sometimes, so why not line up some shoes and get creative with chalk. It’s a BABY. xx

  2. I’m another one that doesn’t particularly like the scan photos. But it IS one of the happiest announcements to make and if it’s done from the heart… Well there’s nothing wrong with spreading a little love. This is a lovely, well thought out pic. As for posting half-naked pics of your baby online, no matter how high your account security, well that’s another comment entirely!
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  3. I like it, I think it’s quite subtle. I did a pregnancy announcement on my blog but I sometimes feel like as only a very small percentage of my ‘real life’ friends know about it, it’s almost like it’s not real. That was very OTT and I tried to be as creative as possible. On my private and personal Facebook, both times I didn’t post until 20 weeks and it was actually my husband who put the scan photo up. I rarely talked about the pregnancies on there, I just find it all a bit too personal and I am a very paranoid pregnant person. I think it’s personal choice. X
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  4. Not a fan of scan pics either-never did that with my two…they all look the same anyway don’t they and yes feel too intimate as do a lot of ‘just given birth’ pictures on FB.

    I think this is sweet but I suppose I’m always cautious especially as so many family members and friends have had miscarriages (late too) and still births that these gestures feel a bit strange (just me personally).
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  5. I think it’s cute! My facebook timeline is awash with scan photos at the mo, so it would be nice to see something a bit more creative… lol ;) I just think if people wanna find a different way of announcing amazing news then feel happy for them! :) xx
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  6. I love this announcement – it’s thoughtful and fun and super cute. And I agree, we all make announcements so publicly now on social media that it’s nice to be creative with them. Good on Rachel for drawing attention to some news that is wonderful. It’s a special thing to announce, so why not make it stand out :)
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  7. I absalutly love the idea, it’s a huge moment for any family and I would love to use an idea like this.
    It makes your news stand out more and it’s not boring, also the photo would be a great keep sake

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