Cupid's Pulse Article: Elton John Welcomes a Baby BoyCupid's Pulse Article: Elton John Welcomes a Baby Boy

By Meghan Fitzgerald

Zachary Jackson Levon, Elton John and David Furnish’s first child welcomed a beautiful baby brother on January 11 via a surrogate in Los Angeles, reports People. Weighing in at 8lbs, 4 oz, the loving couple is more than thrilled to have two beautiful and healthy children.  In June of the past year, John discussed with the Guardian about wanting to have another child. John went to discuss how he wanted his children to have a sibling, mostly  due to his childhood parented by unhappy parents. He says, “I think it’s difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous. I want him to have a sibling so he has someone to be with.”

What are some ways to announce the birth of your child to your family and friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

After the excruciating labor you just sat through, you may have to go through some more pain … telling your family and friends about your new baby.  All exaggeration put aside, the news of your child is waiting to escape out of your mouth and inform the entire world.  Typically, new mothers are ecstatic to get the word out about their new child.  Here are some ways to do it:

1. We welcome…postcards: Who doesn’t find joy when they receive a beautifully crafted postcard welcoming a baby girl or boy into this world? These postcards are a relatively easy and fun way to introduce your child to your family and friends.  Not only are these postcards adorable however, they will be hung up on the fridge so others can see and you can thoroughly get the word out.

2. Christenings/religious ceremonials: Getting the family together is never a problem when there is a new addition to the family; a small, gentle, nuzzling, and angelic child.  Having your family and friends around allows your panic levels to subdue for which, you have the most important people in your life by your side.

3: Facebook:  Expressing news on social media may not be your cup of tea, which is understood due to it not being entirely personal.  Although, it may not be ideal for all new mothers out there however, everyone and their grandmas are on Facebook these days.  You can take a photo shoot with your child, post an adorable picture of your new child and the family, post a quirky caption and enjoy the outcome.  You will receive praise and joy from the child you are welcoming in to the world.  Also, all the experienced, older mothers will send their wisdom and much needed tips for becoming a new mother.

Any advice for spreading the news about your baby? Explain your thoughts below.