This past year, Christmas morning started with an incredible announcement in my family. Before the presents were opened, my brother and his wife passed out Christmas cards to all of our family. I think most of us had a feeling there was something more inside than just Christmas wishes this year, so we all opened ours at once to a fantastic announcement:
He and his wife were expecting their first child! And how sweet is that picture! Aren’t those the cutest little moccasins?!? I can’t wait for those little feet to enter this world.
And to add to the excitement, my brother’s announcement was followed by an announcement from my other brother and sister-in-law that they were expecting their second! AND…both babies are due within a single day of each other! Lots of hugs and congratulations ensued. It was so exciting to have all of our family together for that moment. It’s not often that all 7 of us children make it into one room with our families.
In fact, when my husband and I announced both of my pregnancies, we were 2000 miles away. By the time we were expecting our second child, nearly all of our family had discovered Facebook though so we thought we’d let our first child make the announcement there. My husband edited our privacy settings for a period of time allowing only close family to see our postings, and then we put up our announcement:
We called our parents first, because of course we wanted them to be the first to know, and directed them to our latest addition to Facebook. It was tradition for us to call whenever we uploaded a new set of pictures of our little one for them to see, and so their first reaction was “Oh, how cute she’s starting to read”. It took a moment for them to look a little closer and see our message, but then there was plenty of excitement. Once the word was out amongst family, we opened up our privacy settings to our friends and shared the big news.
How did you announce your pregnancy? We’d love to hear your story!
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