After nine long months of waiting, all of your friends and family are no doubt on the edge of their seats waiting for the big announcement. As your due date approaches, you may feel bombarded by calls and texts from well wishers hoping for some news. It can be quite frustrating to have to keep sending out texts confirming that yes, you are still pregnant and no, baby doesn’t seem ready to make an appearance yet. To avoid this unwanted frustration, tell your friends and family to stop asking, and assure them that they’ll hear the good news as soon as it happens.
There are a few options when it comes to ways to announce your baby’s birth, including:
- Text or email – pushing out a quick announcement after the birth, simply featuring the important details, will let everyone know the baby has arrived. The downside is that if you choose to text people, you may end up inundated with texts and calls from well wishers wanting to find out more about the birth. If you choose to text, you may want to switch your phone off for a few hours afterwards, and reply at a later date when you have more time.
- Snail mail – in days gone by, births were announced by post. A simple telegram sent to friends and family alerting them of the good news. Of course, these days it doesn’t need to be quite a simple. Why not send your friends and family a beautiful photo of your perfect newborn, and include all the important information including full name, the time of birth and the birth weight. You could even have unique photo cards printed to share the news, there are loads of free templates and designs available.
- Facebook – less romantic than the old fashioned telegram, but perhaps more practical in the modern age, is the tried and tested Facebook announcement. Uploading a photo of your new baby, along with all the birth stats, is a great way to let all of your friends and family know that the baby has arrived. This is an easy way to announce the birth, and will free up your time to allow you to bond with your newborn baby. Just make sure you’ve told the new grandmas first, or they might be a bit annoyed to find out via social media!
- An invitation – without doubt, the best way to hear about a new baby is to be invited round for cuddles. Your nearest and dearest will be thrilled to be invited round to meet the newest member of your family. Be careful not to overload yourself with visitors though, the first few weeks are exhausting and you’ll need plenty of time to rest.
- Blog it – you could set up a blog with photos and information about your baby on, and send a link to your friends and family. This is a great way to give people all the information they want in one go, but it is time consuming so you may struggle to update it regularly. It is a great way to keep long distance family in the loop though.
How are you planning to announce the birth of your baby?
Written by Fiona (@Fiona_Peacock), mother, writer and lover of all things baby related.
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