Source: Olivia Wilde on Instagram
When I was having babies, pregnancy announcements weren’t so cute.
You called your parents, told them you were expecting, then told anyone else within earshot.
Now, with social media and the opportunity to tell everyone at once, DIY pregnancy announcements have become one of my favorite things to see on Instagram!
With the excitement of telling everyone you’re expecting a baby comes the perfect chance to show off how creative you are. Need some ideas to get you dreaming of your perfect DIY pregnancy announcement? Check out these fun ways other families have made the big announcement!
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Idea #1: Use your other kids
If you’re expecting baby two, three, or even six, use your other littles to make it a special announcement.
Kids can hold signs, put their hands in yours for a sweet photo, or just give some attitude! Any way you do it, your other children can make it fun!
1. Peas in a pod
Source: Keri, Parents.com
2. Crib eviction notice
3. Santa’s IOU
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Idea #2: Use your pets
As a dog mom, I love the idea of adding a human baby to my pet family for announcements! Whether you’re having a baby or adopting one, pets can really make your announcement special!
4. We’re adopted?
5. More shoes
Source: Little Things
Idea #3: Use dad
Das are just as excited as moms about the birth of a little one, and they also have the best reactions when they’re joking around. Using Dad to make these DIY pregnancy announcements funny are some of my favorites!
6. Surprise announcement
7. Double the fun
Source: Ladies Live & Learn
8. Quite the shock
Source: A. O’Brien Photography
Idea #4: Go for celeb status
If you get stuck, just check out Instagram for your favorite celebrity announcement and try to mimic that one! Everyone from Olivia Wilde to Chrissy Teigen have released some iconic pregnancy announcements
9. The greatest gift ever
Source: Justin Timberlake on Instagram
10. Matching bumps