• WRITE IT IN THE SAND photo | Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey

Credit: Courtesy of Nick Lachey; Courtesy of Jessica Simpson

Published: Sunday January 18, 2015 13:30 PM EST

2015

WRITE IT IN THE SAND

The subtle message? "My pregnancy is so annoyingly blissful, I'm frolicking on the beach in my bikini that still totally fits." But if in reality you're struggling to keep down ginger ale and wearing a muumuu, stay out of the frame entirely and deflect the attention to the soon-to-be big sister or brother. It worked for Vanessa and Nick Lachey (whose son Camden did all the talking about his lil' sis) and Jessica Simpson (who employed daughter Maxwell to announce baby No. 2).