Wordless Wednesday: Birth Announcement Rebellion.

Two years ago, I was deep in the throes of new love. I was also exhausted, overwhelmed and prone to tears, but mostly I was head over heels in love with the amazing creature that had erupted from my stomach just three weeks before.

I was also determined to create the very best birth announcement ever. One that was not done in five million flavors of pink, with soft focus photos and delicate type. Which meant, of course, that none of the standard issue announcements would do.

Instead, I dressed my doll baby in a decidedly non-pink outfit, sat her on a definitely not-pink blanket and snapped about 200 photos (no I’m not kidding. And yes, that was the last time she sat still for that long).

The results? Well, I didn’t end up with a masterpiece—but I did get enough photos for a birth announcement devoid of pink.

Tori at three weeks old looking serious

She still gives me this look when she thinks I'm being ridiculous.

Tori waves hi

I was beyond excited at this accidental wave.

Tori yawns

This one melted my heart with its adorableness.

I put them together and ended up with a card that looked a little something like (okay exactly like) this.

Tori's birth announcement

Perfection? Maybe not. But to my postpartum brain, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. And that’s all that counts, right?

I’ll bet she looooooves pink when she gets older. It would serve me right.

9 Comments on Wordless Wednesday: Birth Announcement Rebellion.

  1. Rebecca
    April 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Very cute! I love it. She’s adorable.

    • Amber
      April 28, 2011 at 9:57 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you. As you can tell, I was feeling short on ideas here…

  2. ChiMomWriter
    April 27, 2011 at 8:46 am (5 years ago)

    And you know what – out of all of the birth announcements folks have received, I bet they remember that one. Most of my favorite pictures of my kiddos are the ones that aren’t perfect, but express exactly who they are at various ages.

    Great birth announcements!

    • Amber
      April 28, 2011 at 9:57 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you! My aunt actually has it framed, so you might be right. Who needs a professional designer, right? Never mind the fact that I work with professional designers…

  3. Jen
    April 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh that is just so cute. :)

  4. Allison @ Alli n Son
    April 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm (5 years ago)

    I think this is beautiful! I never did birth announcements with my first. Maybe the second time around I will. Maybe.

    • Amber
      April 28, 2011 at 9:56 am (5 years ago)

      Meh. You know, it’s just one more thing to do at a time when you already have too much to do! I was obsessed. Not sure why!

  5. Nina B
    December 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm (4 years ago)

    So sweet!! Of course with baby #4 and everyone I know being on Facebook, birth announcements felt unnecessary. I might blog about that, actually!

    • Amber
      December 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah, I don’t really know why I did it. It became sort of an obsession. I love having it as a keepsake, though.


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