Here is our announcement for Facebook! We also
Sent hard copies out with our Christmas cards to close friends a week earlier.
I haven't decided how or when to announce on FB yet. I might take pics of the kids like one I saw on pinterest - one holding a sign "oldest" the other holding a sign "youngest" scratched out, then "middle" written above it. In the pic I found that girl is crying and it's pretty hilarious, though I think I wont intentionally make my son cry for the photo ;-)
I might just do something simple too, like just slip it into another post or something. My close friends and family already know so it's not that important to me that anyone else is immediately informed.
I was planning on using this video somehow:
We've been quite vocal about how we can barely handle one in the past so I thought it was fitting :)
I haven't felt well enough to plan much, so on Christmas day my status update was a simple Christmas message that ended with "love from (each family member name) and baby." We got a lot of fun responses like, "Oh, wait, what? Congratulations!" from people who "caught" the kind-of hidden announcement. It was a fun way to announce without a lot of work, like a photo op. :)
With my 3rd I posted that I had taken up watermelon smuggling. Took a bit but eventually enough figured it out. It was fun. This time I don't know if or when I will announce. We'll see. I have a lot of mixed up feelings after we lost one last summer. I didn't get the kind of support from people I expected so I sort of feel like they don't deserve to know this time. And the upteen pregnancy announcements that seemed to flood my facebook page between then and when we got pregnant again really depressed me. I can't help but wonder who I'd be depressing with my announcement.
I am doing one similar to the shoe one above. My husband and I like to go walking and hiking, and we are going to one of our favorite spots on New Years Day. I bought a little pair of shoes at a thrift store, and will take a picture of our feet with little shoes next to it, at our hiking spot, with quote about adding a new hiking companion in July or something of the sort. I will post the picture here once I do it :) I love hearing all the ideas, from simple to silly. It is happy and fun.
You mamas are so creative! This link has some pretty funny ones http://www.worldwideinterweb.com/item/5253-funniest-pregnancy-announcements-ever.html