Post # 1
This has nothing to do with the ‘what happened to keeping it private in the first few weeks’ post from earlier, I am mearly curious. I was origionally not planning to ever post anything about my pregnancy on facebook but I have been feeling pressured from my siblings, aunts, friends etc and now there are just so many local ladies pregnant (5 in my immediate friend circle) that are posting cute articles and baby names that I feel like it is about time I join in. I am 16 weeks, which I guess is totally a fine time to tell.
If you posted a pregnancy announcement on Facebook, or other social media, how many weeks were you?
Post # 2
Not pregnant yet, but voted b/c I definitely will not share until after 20 weeks at least.
Post # 3
I felt the same way before we got pregnant and even now I am thinking I can wait at least until I know the gender to post anything official. All of our close friends and family know so Im not worried about offending any of them but there will always be those shocked “OMG how come you didn’t tell me earlier” people.
Post # 4
I wont be announcing until 8 months– ppl who see me regularly or are family know. And to me, that’s good enough. I will announce to not totally blow some estranged friends out of the water, but it hasnt been a concern. I like social media, but ive surprisngly enjoyed the privacy of this special time.
Post # 5
I don’t think I will be “announcing” on Facebook. Everyone that I’m close with knows already. But I am also a bit more private than many on Facebook since I work in the cyber field and see a lot that the layman does not see.
Post # 6
We posted at 12 weeks after an exciting appointment where we heard our baby’s heartbeat for the first time. If we had of miscarried, I would have rathered people knew . I’m not the type to grieve over something privately. To me, it’s all personal preference.
Post # 7
We haven’t announced yet. I’m 10 weeks now. But we are going to announce at 12 weeks. We’re working on our announcement now. It’s a very personal choice and you have to do what you’re comfortable with. personally, I don’t understand not announcing it though. I’m not an over sharer, but pregnancy is definitely big enough news to put on there for me. I don’t see the point in having a Facebook if you don’t share at least the big moments in life. I would be interested to hear people’s reasons why they don’t want to share it.
Post # 8
globalmargaret: We wont annouce “publically” until after the anatomy scan.
Post # 9
We announced at 12 weeks after a successful NT scan.
Post # 10
My DH cannot wait to make a public announcement where I’m kind of torn. A part of me would love to share the great news but another part would like to keep this special time between our family and loved ones. I guess a big part of why I feel this way is because of the mc we had last year. I don’t mean to offend anyone but having gone through that terrible sad time makes me appreciate this pregnancy that much more. I’m still undecided but if we do happen to announce on FB it wouldn’t be until the second trimester. See how I feel once that time comes.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We plan to tell our parents right away. We plan to share with everyone else around 12 weeks so long as the genetic testing looks good. We’ll post on FB a little after 12 weeks once we have a chance to tell the friends and family we’re close with our news by phone or in person.
Post # 12
globalmargaret: I wasn’t itching to post it to Facebook. I was sitting around on a snowday (we’ve had a million of those in MD this year) and created a cute little photo montage. It was also on our 6 month anniversary so I was really making it for my husband. He really liked it and started getting picky about the specs (size, etc). Once it was the way he wanted it, I thought “Hmm, we could post this on Facebook and get it over with.” lol That’s how we look at sharing our business on facebook. We don’t post a lot but we are friends with a lot of family that we don’t see often who would appreciate something like this, so I posted it. I was about 16 weeks along and felt comfortable posting it.
Here it is.
Post # 13
We announced on FB after our 12 week scan. If we have anopther child, I will definitely be waiting a bit longer to tell the social media world as well as everyone else.
Post # 14
I was going to announce it on Christmas morning when I was around 15 weeks, but unfortunately I suffered a miscarriage before then. I still made a post, though… just a more somber one.
Post # 15
TaurianDoll: I LOOOOVVVVEEEEE how you announced it. Beautiful pictures!! So happy!