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Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

Couple's creative baby announcement made possible by Southwest Airlines

From actual buns placed in ovens to riddles and sweet pictures, we've seen couples announce that they're going to be parents in an assortment of creative ways. Never, however, have we seen anything like this travel-themed baby announcement from Jay and Payal Patel.

The couple wanted to incorporate their love of travel when they announced the big news that they're expecting a child and thought an announcement with a plane would be just the ticket. How to actually get close enough to a plane was the question… so they asked Southwest Airlines. To their surprise, the airline said sure.

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So there at Love Field in Dallas, they posed in and around a 737 in a maintenance hangar as Jay's brother, Mital, took pictures. Their final choice — both of them underneath the plane, holding chalkboard signs announcing that Baby Patel will arrive in May 2016. How adorable is this?

Couple's creative baby announcement made possible by Southwest Airlines
Image: Mital Patel

The heart is perfect right there above their heads, and the colors are amazing. What a way to start a baby book with a bang.

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The only downside is that this first-class announcement is going to be pretty tough to compete with if they have more children.

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