Birth Announcements Gone Horribly Wrong

When researching girl birth announcements, it quickly became clear I had three thematic options:  pink and white; pink and brown; pink and more pink.  So we went with — hold on to your hats here — pink.   I’d initially had visions of a, um, less pink and more original birth announcement.  You know, something with color!  Humor!  Personality!

But when you’re running on two hours of sleep and have yellow baby poop in your hair…?  A personality-filled birth announcement becomes less of a priority.  I just wanted to get those freakin’ things in the mail.  Bring on the pink!

In my deliriously exhausted state, however, I wondered:  What if if some people were to be completely truthful with their announcements?  I’m guessing they might look something like this:



Yeah, maybe pink’s not so bad, after all.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur.


  1. Debutante

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Those are great !! I love the first one best !

  2. Gina from Oregon

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm


  3. Moonlight Dancer

    Aug 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    ROFLMAO @ Rhythm Method Sucks

  4. nyetmama

    Aug 18, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Wow, I think the 2nd one announcing Lillian Louise and insert baby daddy here is so 21st century and so progressive!

  5. Trisha

    Aug 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Where did you get your announcements at? Could we see one? I LOVE the first one here! XD