The New Smug Mom Birth Announcement

For years now, every celebrity that has ever given birth to a child has been “over the moon.”

Mom and Dad are over the moon! writes Us Weekly.

Mom and baby are doing well and the whole family is over the moon, publicist says.

Checking to see if a celeb is over the moon after giving birth has become this weird game I play with myself when I hear someone famous has given birth.

Now, a new kind of birth announcement is taking shape: the Smug Mom birth announcement. And Warm Bodies star Teresa Palmer is showing folks how it’s done.

The Australian actress announced the arrival of her first child together on Twitter and Instagram thusly:

“Thank you God for blessing us with the most divine gift of our baby son Bodhi Rain Palmer born safely & naturally,” Teresa tweeted with a photo of baby Bodhi’s hand wrapped around her finger along with a shot of her (ginormous) ring.

On Instagram Teresa added Bodhi was born “safely, lovingly and naturally last night.”

In case you didn’t catch it the first time on Twitter, Bodhi was born NATURALLY AND LOVINGLY.

“Bodhi means ‘Enlightened one’ Rain means ‘Abundant Blessings From Above,'” Teresa also explained.

Maybe I’m being picky, but do we really need to start adding birth info like “naturally” to announcements?

I mean, flip the script. Are moms who undergo emergency c-sections going to send that out? Jacob was born last night safely via scheduled c-section! Probably not. How about baby Elias was born lovingly last night after a really freakin’ great epidural! Seriously. What’s with “lovingly” and “safely?” As opposed to a hateful and dangerous childbirth?

I’m currently working on a birth announcement for my son, here’s what I have so far:


What do you think? Did I leave anything out?

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