There are many wonderful ways to share the news that you're expecting a baby. We loved the fun video Jalene and Lincoln Taylor created to announce their pregnancy. And then there's the way Kendra Wilkinson announced her pregnancy. SIGH. She tweeted a photo of her pee stick pregnancy test -- at just over three weeks along. Oh yeah, and it was a sponsored tweet. Is nothing sacred?!?
I guess the tweet was sponsored by Clearblue pregnancy tests, which at least is relevant. Could be worse -- it could be sponsored by Heineken. Keeping it classy! But come on, what's next? A tattoo of her favorite diaper company's logo on your newborn baby's butt?
I just feel like a baby announcement should be granted a little more dignity and respect. This sponsored baby announcement feels tacky. Some things ought to be off limits to advertisers, you know?
Not to mention -- geez! Three weeks is super early for a pregnancy announcement. Kendra could miscarry, which would be sad for her and super awkward for Clearblue. I know it wouldn't be the pregnancy test's fault... just, ugh. Announcing early AND via sponsored Tweet just seems like an idea someone should have thought through a little more.
I've been hearing a lot (mostly from friends who announce their pregnancies on the early side) that the whole "wait until the first trimester" rule is outdated, and that early pregnancies are more reliable these days. But even if you're feeling confident, I feel like the early announcement is best kept to family and close friends, less for YOUR 2 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS.
But I guess you don't become a Playboy model/reality TV star if you're reticent, cautious, and private. Anyway, I wish Kendra the best for that pregnancy -- especially since the stakes are higher now!
What do you think of sending a sponsored pregnancy announcement?
Image via Kendra Wilkinson/Twitter
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