Family and friends of Kris and Katharine "Kat" Camilli weren't surprised when the San Francisco couple asked them to pose for photos recently. Kat's always taking photos, she told TODAY.
But what did surprise them was the couple's creative replacement for "say 'cheese.'"
"1, 2, 3, say, 'Kat's pregnant!'" the couple announced time after time, catching their loved ones' surprised reactions on video.
"I had been looking online for (pregnancy announcement) ideas, and I had seen a video kind of like this, where they did the '1,2,3, whoever is pregnant," Kat told TODAY. "But it was only one surprise, and I thought it would be fun to do a whole bunch of family and friends."
The Camillis caught their parents' reaction first before surprising their friends, and that started them off with a bang. Kris's parents react with stunned confusion, asking, "Why would we say that? Is she?" After Kris confirms the news, they exclaim: "What?"
"Our parents' reactions were the best," she said.
The Camillis then made an announcement on Facebook before releasing the video on YouTube. Kat said she was hesitant to post the video on YouTube, but says she figured only people they know would watch the video.
Now the video, artfully edited by Kat's brother Michael, has over 750,000 views, and BuzzFeed said it "might be the best way to let friends and family know you're pregnant."
"I never thought so many people would watch it," Kat said. "Strangers have left the nicest comments."
The Camillis, who have been married for five years, won't find out the gender of their first child for a few more weeks, but Kat said it is going to be amazing to share the video and the feedback with the child someday.
As far as having more tricks up her sleeve, Kat doesn't know if she'll be able to plan another announcement for the baby's gender — or a second child, if they have one.
"I don't know if I could top this," she said.
We can add this to our list of other cute pregnancy announcements.