Betsy, my best friend still hasn’t told anyone about her pregnancy besides me. She mentioned to me that she was having a period while pregnant and I told her that it is in their best interest to know if it was normal so they should make up an appointment immediately with her doctor to know her condition. She also shared that she and her husband wanted to make a party to make a grand announcement to her closest family and friends about her pregnancy, but we can also think of other creative and better ways to do so. Betsy wanted me to help them so after we finished our work, we both decided to think and brainstorm about good pregnancy announcement ideas. We went to their house, had a snack and agreed to think about many ideas and then Betsy and her husband Rick will decide on what they want most. She added that her husband will be coming home shortly from work and will also help us.

Betsy thought of making the film of her ultrasound of the baby replicated to many copies, make a puzzle out of it and send it via snail mail.   I really loved her idea because it was so creative and smart. On the other hand, I thought of taking a picture of her and Rick with her acting as if she was vomiting on the toilet bowl or a sink and have Rick giving thumbs up sign while smiling. Then we can send the pictures via snail mail, email and it can also be uploaded to social media sites such as Facebook and then tag the picture with their closest friends and relatives. Moments later, she thought of another one. She mentioned that there used to be a website on the internet on which gets the features of the mom and dad and then they digitally fuse both features making the appearance of a cute baby. Then she planned on printing it with the caption of her due date and then just send it to friends and family via email, mail and even on Facebook.

We were both amazed with the ideas that we were coming up as we heard a car engine just stopped in front of Betsy’s house. It was her husband so she rushed to the door to open it. Rick kissed her on the cheek and he looked tired. He noticed that I was there and he said hi. She told him what we were doing and he was so happy with the ideas that we came up. He asked her if there was anything to eat because he was starving. She got three slices of cake from the fridge and also came back with a pot of freshly brewed coffee. He went to the kitchen to get us three cups. As we were eating, they both think that it was a toss up between the website idea and Rick gives the thumbs up sign. We were all excited. Betsy said she’s going to find that website later before they go to sleep. They offered to make me stay for dinner, but I begged off because my Dad is waiting for me.