Post # 1
DH and I are a little at odds with this one. I am 12w6d and we are comfortable spilling the beans about the whole things. Most people who are close to us, and really some that are not know about the pregnancy (DH couldn’t keep his mouth shut, and apparently neither can some of our friends). At first I was adamat about keeping baby off of social media (mainly facebook) but now that so many people know, they are all asking why we didn’t do a ‘formal announcement’. On top of that MIL keeps asking if she can post photos of her calendar ‘X weeks until I’m a Grandma’ which DH told her ‘yes’, that was a week ago and she still has yet to do it. Also DH said that he thinks that he wants to announce to facebook, as he has friends/family overseas that he will not be calling to tell them the news.
I’m now feeling conflicted. I have a great photography idea for an announcement (which I will probably do anyhow), and am now sort of feeling like if someone is going to be posting about this it should really be DH/I, and I know his family members are dying to let the entier world know, and it’s just a matter or time.
Wow posting this I feel like it’s such a stupid problem. Which it is.
What did other bees do? Formal announcement? Just change a status? nothing?
If you did a photo announcement can I see it?
Post # 3
We did an annoucement on FB, only because like you, we knew someone else would eventually and kind of wanted our friends and anyone else we kept in touch with mainly through social media to find out from us. 🙂
We posted this pic around 16 weeks, I believe it happened to fall on our anniversary. 🙂
good luck, and congrats!!
Post # 4
@PoppyH: We did a photo announcement after we called all the people that needed to be and after we had confirmation that baby was alive and well at 12 weeks 5 days:
Post # 5
@PoppyH: We aren’t doing any facebook announcement. Anyone that’s close with us knows already. We aren’t big users of social media to begin with though.
Post # 6
@StaceyA: Novemeber 20th? Holy crap that is right around the corner! Congrats sooo excited for you! I love the whole first comes love….. so sweet 🙂
@megz06: I actually burst out laughing. I love when people incorporate their pets and your dog chewing the shoe is just too funny, also you’re little joke at the end *love*
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@PoppyH: We did a photo announcement on facebook at 13w1d (our wedding anniversary). I knitted the booties myself and we edited it all in photoshop after we took the photo. Facebook is our primary form of communication with a lot of people and we also didn’t want anyone else letting the news get on there before we put it there. We told family and best friends at 8w.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
We announced on facebook at 20 weeks with a gender reveal. DH uses Facebook a whole lot, but I don’t. We compromised by waiting until 20 weeks.
Post # 9
We told our immediate family (parents and siblings) a couple days after the positive home pregnancy test, then we told/called extended family and close friends after I was out of the first trimester.
Once we completed those calls, we posted a picture announcement on FB. Even though we don’t get any points for creativity, DH really liked the idea of the shoe picture, so we went with that. The whole punchline is to include some text or a caption saying “Our family will be growing by two feet [insert due date here]” but, as you can see, we left that out.
I liked announcing it on FB, because once I’ve spoken with the people I care about most, I’d rather people here news about me through the grapevine. I think it’s easier and I feel uncomfortable drawing attention to myself.
Post # 10
@PoppyH: As much as it irritates me that worrying about things getting spread on facebook is a problem these days, it is. And I think that you should be the first to post before anyone else. It’s YOUR news to share.
We are going to post an announcement, or at least, I will. But not until we have told everyone that we want to tell on our own. I think that it’s our news to share on social media.
We will probably post something cute like an extra stocking hanging from the mantle since it will be around christmas. I’m not a fan of ultra sound posts, I don’t think anyone on social media needs to see the inside of my uterus. My personal opinion though.
Post # 11
@PoppyH: LOL, yes it is! Just shy of 3 weeks to go if this baby stays put until his/her due date. We can’t wait .. this pregnancy has really flown by!
Post # 12
DH and I announced. It was the easiest way to reach all of our friends and family. It made a nice momento too. I saved photos of all the comments and scrapbooked it for my daughter to see when she’s older!
& on the right is the comments scrapbooked.
Post # 13
We want to do something like this. Because we have 2 dogs who are our furbabies big time. I love the idea of an extra stocking at Christmas because I will be exactly 12 weeks on Christmas day! (IF the interwebs was right in my due date!)
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
As I’ve deleted my fb I didn’t do a fb announcement but I did a collage announcement on Instagram.
Post # 15
I did a FB status update just the other day (I’m 18 weeks) and will probably do another one for the gender and it’s arrival. That will probably be it. No pictures for me. I would have not done in until I knew the gender by DH kept bugging me to post it.
We told immediate family and very close friends right away and I told a bunch of other friends about 2 weeks ago in person or on the phone.
Post # 16
@urchin: Printing out the comments and adding them to a scrapbook is an awesome idea! I totally might be stealing that for myself!