Aside from your baby shower and the miracle that is giving birth, one of the most exciting moments of becoming a parent is when you get to tell the whole world your wonderful news. There are a million and one ways to do it, but have you seen some of the more recent celebrity baby announcements? Although the traditional "parents' shoes next to baby shoes" is still a solid go-to, there have been some truly unique, adorable, and meaningful ways celebrities have let everyone know they're expecting.
Usually, when looking to A-listers for inspiration, you might wonder if you can pull it off as easily. Obviously the average parent-to-be doesn't have an unlimited budget, a team of stylists, and professional photographers, but that doesn't mean you can't totally steal some rad announcement ideas from Hollywood's elite.
Certain celebs have set the bar pretty darn high, like Mark Zuckerberg and Chrissy Teigen, raising awareness and being refreshingly honest with the deeper messages behind their pregnancy announcements. So whether you're currently pregnant, already have kids, or just want your daily dose of "squee" for the day, check out these celeb baby announcements that you're definitely going to want to use for yourself.
1. Kristen Bell
2. Chanel Smith and Torrey Smith
Chanel Smith and Torrey Smith, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, got a little "punny" when they used a can of Prego spaghetti sauce to announce that they were expecting.
3. Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Flawlessly combining their own baby pictures, the duo gave the world a sneak peek of what their bundle of joy might look like in this throwback announcement.
4. Naya Rivera
Former Glee star Naya Rivera let her picture do the talking with the caption, "bun in the oven." A great idea to snag if you don't want to pose for photos yourself.
5. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis
Wilde and Sudekis included their first child Otis in the announcement fun by "matching baby bumps." Super adorable and definitely an easy one to copy.
6. Laura Perlongo and Nev Schulman
"I ate a big sandwich and it has a heartbeat!" That may be one of the best lines for announcing a pregnancy. In addition to sharing a photo, Laura Perlongo and Nev Schulman's baby announcement captured millennial parenting to a tee.
7. Danielle Jonas and Joe Jonas
Another one you could easily recreate, this Instagram pic shows Danielle giving in to her pregnancy cravings while Kevin Jonas nervously reads What To Expect When You're Expecting Again, cleverly letting folks know baby number two is on the way.
8. Gwen Stefani
The first lady of the ska-pop-punk scene wrote that she was, "ready to hand over the crown. but I guess I am still queen of the house," to announce she would continue to be a mom to all boys.
9. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Of course Teigen and Legend's touching announcement had to make an appearance. Why? Besides being adorable, Teigen's pregnancy announcements took away some of the stigma surrounding infertility and the struggles some couples face along the way.
10. Coco Rocha
12. Carrie Underwood
Using a play on a holiday, Carrie Underwood announced her fur babies would become big brother and big sister to her new baby on Labor Day.
13. Jamie King
Jamie King captioned this super cute picture by saying "the sequel is coming later this year," in reference to her and Kyle Newman's second child.