I'm going to come right out and say that I have no recollection of how we went about announcing our second pregnancy. In the world of social media sharing, it seems like there is a constant quest for the best, the funniest, the most creative announcement for personal milestones. We’ve all seen them: the proposal video that makes everyone cry, the sweet photo announcing a couple’s first pregnancy, the perfectly choreographed first dance of a newly married couple. Maybe you found yourself creating something share-worthy for your first baby, too. (I didn't, but I love when other people do.)
Then you have your baby, and you have your exhaustion and the overwhelm that comes with becoming a parent, and then it’s time to have another (or, in my case, SURPRISE! there’s going to be another). But you’re so busy running after the child that you’ve already given birth to, that coming up with something creative to announce #2 is just not in the cards.
Welcome to the rest of your life, kiddo. Being number two means second best everything. Just kidding (kind of)!
It’s not that we don’t care as much when it comes to the second pregnancy, it’s just that we realize that the experience is not unique anymore. And while the second child we give birth to will be no less special than the first, the actual pregnancy? We’ve been through this before, and it ain’t no thing. Here's how that changes how you announce the big news: