Monday, July 6

Pregnancy or Birth Announcement Idea

My son Daniel and his girlfriend Jennica have been living together for a couple of years and although they have talked about when they want to get married my son decided to make it official this year.
He is a hopeless romantic like his mother (me) so planned a dreamy romantic weekend by renting a lodge in a beautiful secluded area here in Ohio called Hocking Hills.  The weekend went wonderful and Jennica came home in a princess-dreamy-state all full of smiles, butterflies and happiness. 
The wedding is set for March 2017, a date they have had set all along because St. Patrick’s Day 5 years ago was the date of their first date.

Fast forward to April and Jennica sets me down in a teary eyed state letting me know she thinks she is expecting! 
After a visit to the doctor’s, it was confirmed they got pregnant on St. Patrick’s Day.  How fitting.


After the initial shock, Daniel and Jennica decided to send out announcements to immediate family and their closest friends.
Daniel and Jennica went to college together, she for a music degree.  She is such a beautiful singer she brings tears to my eyes and over time we all started calling her “bird”.

Building the human size nest

Daniel (the father-to-be) with his weekend off-roading toy, out collecting sticks for the nest.
And yes, he does look very young, but he's actually 24 ! 

So to go along with her "bird" nickname, Daniel came up with the idea to build a giant nest for the announcement photos.  Daniel and Jennica, my husband and I and Daniel’s sister Alexis and her fiancé Tom all spent a weekend in Hocking Hills at our cabin collecting sticks and branches to build a human size nest.

Jennica and I and the nearly complete "bird" nest

We also went through the woods and collected wildflowers and ferns to add to the nest, And Alexis came up with the idea to add pink and blue ribbons which is in some of the photos too. 

Collecting wildflowers to add to the next





To set the baby color scheme for the photos, Jennica purchased pink and blue shirts for them to wear along with just plain white.
We will learn later this summer if they're having a boy or girl.

And while at work, Daniel found a rock shaped just like a large egg so we used that in the photos too.

One of my favorite photos from that day

To go along with the bird and egg theme they decided to use the word “hatching” instead of “expecting” on the announcements.
The announcements turned out very unique, special and absolutely wonderful!




Jennica and I went on the VistaPrint website and designed the announcements ourselves using a card template and adding the photos I took.




At the end of the day, we took a group photo and my daughter Alexis was asked to be the baby's God Mother! All of us were filled with love and happiness. 

Elizabeth


The envelope has the return address printed on the back.
The front of the card has the photos.
The back of the card with balloons and "Welcome Baby Lynch"
and a white space on the front of the envelope for the mailing address.


The front of the card


Other Blog Posts:

St. Patrick's Day and Sauerkraut Balls

Jennica's Italian Dinner Birthday Party

Valentine's Day Decorating and Recipes

Daniel's sister Alexis was asked to be the God Mother, yea!

Daniel (daddy to be), Jennica (mommy to be), Bill and I (grandparents) Alexis (Daniel's sister and God Mother)


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this excellent idea and read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it.
Tyer

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks Tyer!

Anonymous said...

Very good article and love the nest! We will be linking to this great post on our site. Keep up the good writing!

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks so much for sharing my blog!

Anonymous said...

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Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks Emily! Glad you enjoy the blog.

Anonymous said...

Nice! Lori Bailey Beckett

Anonymous said...

Sweet idea. Clever. Love the pic of them in the nest nuzzling each other with the egg. Sandra Hamman Vail Gosslar

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks! I really that that photo too!

Anonymous said...

Such a neat idea. Robbin Potter

Anonymous said...

creative! Sharon Hader

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Kids came up with the idea, I just help facilitate it, :)

Anonymous said...


Great announcement. Virginia May Kellogg

Anonymous said...


Love it! Leah Goodie

Anonymous said...


Omg, this is too cute! Jennifer Mchone

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks so much everyone. I think they turned out great, but it has my kids on them so of course I would love them. It's good to hear others opinions. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Cute. Jillene Johnson

Anonymous said...

That is just darling! What a unique way to announce the special news! Suzy Erickson

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Jackie McGregor

Anonymous said...

Grats!!!! Acacia Pandasgirl Estep

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute and creative!! BJ Spranger

Anonymous said...

Awww absolutely adorable. Nana Dunston

Anonymous said...

The cutest idea I've ever seen! Amy Kierstyn

Anonymous said...

Cute. Jennifer Mechelle Baczkowski Caraveo

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks and more thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!! Jodi Powell

Anonymous said...

Clever & Cute..... Congrats! Gwen Cooper

Anonymous said...

Awww! Gabrielle White

Anonymous said...

How heart warming and beautiful!

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thanks everyone. We had so much fun with this project and are enjoying our newest grandbaby girl Lilly.