And while some people are still content to go with the ultrasound image (no judgement, it’s a classic for a reason) others decide to have a bit of fun with their baby news.
Like Monique Bowley – who you’ll likely remember as the former host of Mamamia Out Loud and all round kickarse woman of kickarsery. She’s now the executive producer of podcasts over at the ABC, and decided to announce she and her husband Nik are expecting with a little nod to the ’90s.
In case you need that broken down (because God knows it took some Mamamia staffers longer than we’d like to get it) that’s Vanilla + Ice + Ice + Baby. As in the catchy song Ice, Ice Baby from American rapper Vanilla Ice.
Those of us who have worked with, loved and listened to Monique were overjoyed to hear this happy, happy news. Particularly because we know it comes after an incredibly tough time Monz experienced last year when she lost a baby at 10 weeks gestation, around this time last year.
Monique bravely talked about it in a special episode of the podcast and wrote about the utterly awful things that come with a miscarriage:
But now is a time for celebration and congratulations and picking out prams. So we had a chat to our old friend Monz to find out how she’s feeling and where she gets her inspiration from.
Sooo….where did you get the idea for your pregnancy announcement?
I wish I’d thought of it first! It’s not original but I think it’s one of the best; the idea made me laugh out loud. I’m a child of the ’90s, I couldn’t help myself.
Were there other ideas you considered first before you came up with this one?
I considered not announcing it at all, and just posting a picture once I had the baby, saying “oh so, I made a baby” but there is TOO MUCH crazy, mysterious, and hilarious stuff happening to my body right now that I don’t think I could hide it much longer.