How Did You Announce Your Baby's Arrival?

Suzanne Murray

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The British rapper M.I.A. gave birth to a baby boy last week (she went into labor after the Grammys), and she made an announcement on her MySpace blog saying that her baby is "healthy, fine, beautiful, and the most amazing thing on this planet."

Earlier this month, Erykah Badu gave frequent updates via Twitter throughout the labor and post-delivery of her daughter Mars Merkaba.

My friend just announced the birth of her baby on Facebook—she used her Blackberry to text it from the delivery room. And some people go all out and share their baby's birth with the whole world by posting a show-all video on YouTube.

Other, more old-fashioned types send out birth announcements or make phone calls.

I never sent out birth announcements and I kind of regret it, but I just didn't have the time or energy. I don't know how people manage to get them out before their kid graduates from high school.

How did you inform the world that your baby was finally here?

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