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….
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.)