Jessica Simpson's Pregnancy Announcement Is the PERFECT Christmas News!

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Jessica SimpsonWe have all known for weeks that Jessica Simpson was probably pregnant again, but she decided to wait until Christmas Day to reveal it without a doubt. The blond star tweeted a photo of her baby daughter Maxwell Drew sitting on a beach with the words "Big Sis" spelled out in the sand beneath her. Can I get an awww?

For some reason, Simpson's first pregnancy got more attention than Kate Middleton's with questions about her weight gain, her energy level, her relationship, and more swirling around her. This time, the criticism has been no different with many wondering why she is having them so close together. It's none of our business. But what IS our business is the way she announced it.

Simpson is notorious for her holiday announcements. Her divorce from Nick Lachey was announced on Thanksgiving. Her first pregnancy was announced on Halloween. And now this. Many will criticize it, but I, for one, love it.

Many believe that holiday announcements steal the thunder of the holiday. In fact, they do no such thing. It's a perfect time to tell the family.

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Everyone is all together (often), and for some, that can be stressful. A big announcement gives the family something to toast and be joyful about while also affording an opportunity to say it in person.

I announced my first pregnancy over the phone to my family members because we found out in May, which was nowhere near any major holidays. But I found out I was pregnant with my second (just nine months after my first!) the day before Thanksgiving and announced it at the holiday. It was a great thing to tell people and we had a very thankful and happy Thanksgiving day. But it didn't steal the thunder from the bird or anything. We talked about other things and enjoyed each other's company. It just added something special to the day.

So why are people so against it? I don't get it. It's not like there is one right time to do something like this. I like that Simpson is filling her holiday memories with big announcements. Maybe her next one could be an Easter announcement? Perhaps an egg hunt with a positive pregnancy test in the Easter basket?

In all seriousness, it's joyous news on a joyous day. Who doesn't love that?

Congrats to Jessica!

Do you think it's OK to announce a pregnancy on a holiday?


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nonmember avatar FarmersWife

Anyone else think she has like 6 boobs in this pic? That outfit does not look comfy!

nikki... nikkivolkov

Last thanksgiving we surprised my inlaws. We put an ultrasound picture on the refridgerator and just waited till my husbands mom noticed in the whirl of cooking. She came bolting out the back door to where the guys were frying the turkey saying "which one of you?". Since it was either me or my sister in law who was still nursing at the time and started cracking up at the thought of number three. Needless to say everyone was thrilled with the news.

butte... buttercup627

Good lord that's a lot of cleavage

nonmember avatar Janice

I surprised my mom with the news o my 3rd pregnancy on Mothers Day! It was fun!

nonmember avatar kelly kessler

I think any holiday is a good time to make a joyful baby announcement. All holidays are shared celebrations, it's not like she interrupted the vows at a wedding and stood up in church to say, "look at me...I'm pregnant!" Plus, knowing what I know about PR, I'm sure she picked the holidays specifically because she (and her team) thought the HOLIDAY would take the focus off HER, rather than the other way around. That's why you'll often see celebrity split announcements happen around the same time - it's to take the heat and focus off of one person or couple. So she probably announced it then, knowing people would be too busy with their own lives and celebrations to cause a constant swarm of media coverage (and therefore, obtrusion into her life).

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