By Emma L. Wells

Emily Maynard shared some exciting celebrity pregnancy news last week, according to People.com. In a humorous Instagram photo captioned “too much pizza #july2015,” the reality star revealed her growing baby bump. After unsuccessful engagements stemming from both the The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the mom-to-be wed Tyler Johnson this past June. Now, the couple — along with Maynard’s daughter Ricki — are thrilled to share their celebrity baby news.

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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard announces her celebrity pregnancy. Photo courtesy of Emily Maynard’s Instagram.

We love Maynard’s cute celebrity pregnancy announcement. What are some creative ways to announce your pregnancy?


Cupid’s Advice:

Baby news is happy news, and therefore, it should be announced in cheerful fashion. Take a cue from celebrity pregnancy announcements like Maynard’s and come up with a fun way to share that your family is growing:

1. Take funny photos: Use your baby bump as a prop or punchline for a series of pictures. If you want to be really coy or aren’t interested in being photographed, show how your family, your house, or your diet is changing. You can write that you won’t be drinking alcohol for the next few months and accompany that with a picture of a baby bottle.

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2. Enlist the help of an older sibling: Instead of announcing a new baby is on the way, share that the child you already have is about to be a big brother or sister. Take a cute picture of your son or daughter and caption it, “I’m being promoted.” Or dress up your kid like a superhero and make a sign that says, “Every superhero needs a sidekick,” along with the due date. If it’s your first baby, you can use your pet as a prop instead.

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3. Use word play: Take a picture of something baby-related — whether that be your blossoming belly, your pregnancy test, or some baby clothes you’ve already purchased — and write a pithy caption using a play on words. Maynard used the idea of a “food baby,” but other common phrases to consider are “bun in the oven” or “ready to pop.” You can also try using a movie or song title with the word “baby” in it.

Cupid wants to know: How did you announce your pregnancy?