Are you announcing pregnancy on social media?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 7
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@urchin:  Printing out the comments and adding them to a scrapbook is an awesome idea! I totally might be stealing that for myself!

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