As a total paper/design nerd, I get ridiculously, embarrassingly excited about life occasions like weddings, new children, and anything else that offers an excuse to play with images, text, and borderline sappy emotions. When my partner and I decided to announce my pregnancy, we took a cool (or cheesy?) photo of us recreating The Beatles' Abbey Road cover during a trip to London, and I timed the announcement to coincide with the 100th day of my #100HappyDays project. (I know.) It was fun, though it said almost nothing that a pregnancy announcement would say if it was completely honest.
That's cause, honestly, the best pregnancy announcements don't say very much at all. Pregnancy announcements are an opportunity to show off your creativity. They're a chance to swear allegiance to whatever fandom(s) you belong to (we almost staged our announcement at Platform 9 & 3/4, but my husband still hadn't even started Harry Potter by then. Shameful, I know). But mostly, they're just a convenient way let all the people in your life know that you're making a new person, and to give them a general idea of when said new person is supposed to arrive. (One of the smartest moms I've ever encountered in an online mom group gave me a pro-tip I plan to try if and when I have another kid: don't tell anyone (but your partner) your estimated due date. Allegedly, it cuts way down on the number of people pestering you about "Is the baby here yet?!" when that date rolls around.)
But it would be amazing if just once, someone dared to make a pregnancy announcement that actually told the whole truth about what they were thinking at the time. Then again, it'd be kinda hard to cram all of that into a single picture, or even a caption. If someone managed it, though, I imagine it would include some or all of the following: