- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Let me just preface this and say I know everyone on here is going to tell me to block her. My husband already has, and I’m considering it, but man, seriously.
This is just a rant, I’m not really looking for advice. I get that I should block her. :p
I know she’s excited. She should be! They had a miscarriage with their first baby (they announced on Facebook at five weeks and then had to go back and redact it, so sad), and so I know she is over the moon! And by all means, she should be! I’m psyched for them. They just moved across the country, and so I know she’s probably feeling a little isolated and bored (she’s not working, and hasn’t since they moved, for whatever reason), but she is driving me up a wall with this social media overload (and just generally being too overbearing).
She’s 19 weeks pregnant, and wanted to have the baby shower in our home state at Christmas so ‘everyone could come’ (they’re having it several days before Christmas so anyone who isn’t in the state won’t be there anyway….) so they decided to have a gender scan early in order to be able to register for stuff that matches the nursery. Fine. I totally get – and am cool – with that. But.
Problem 1: she has posted at least three times a day about pregnancy/baby stuff since they got pregnant. That alone might be charming, but
problem 2: she has posted about five times a day in the last two weeks leading up to the scan, innocuous things like yay so excited to find out the gender! can’t wait to complete the registry when we find out the gender! we get to know the gender of baby _____ soon!
problem 3: she has posted SEVEN TIMES today, the day of their FACEBOOK gender reveal. theyre not doing a regular gender reveal, just a facebook one, and they paid money for it. they had the ultrasound this morning and had the tech place a blue or pink oneside in a box and hired a professional photographer to take their pictures while they opened the box at home. (i actually think this is a cute idea but the social media overload, argh!) she posted 4 times right after the ultrasound and has posted three times since saying “place your bets now!” “i know something and i wont tell!” “gender reveal at 2!” jeeze oh pete lady.
problem 4: i got her baby shower invitation in the mail, and she is registered on one of those online places that conglomerates stuff from tons of online stores. she put them in the mail and then the very next day sent out a facebook message to a huge group of people like “i can’t wait for your invitations to get to you so here is where we’re registered!!” why did you pay for invitations, then? too much. one of my aunts hit reply all and told her she should calm down and that she needs to give everyone time to get their invitations.
problems 5&6: half their registry is for cash for a doula service. girl, save your money for professional-photo-facebook-gender-reveals and spend it on stuff that’s really important, like a doula service. our family is small so i know she won’t get a ton of gifts, if it were me i guess i would have just saved my money if we were that hard-up..
she bought us a wedding gift, and i texted her and told her “thank you so much, you really didn’t have to do that!” and she said, “it’s ok, you can just return the favor when the baby comes! ;)” … -_- and we are broke as s*** soooo I now have this reciprocal-gift monkey on my back…
i’d never tell her these things, she’s entitled to be overly excited…i really should just block her, but its like a car wreck. i can’t look away. you know people like that on fb, i’m sure…
i feel like she needs to join a forum for pregnant women so she can get it all out without annoying anyone..that’s why i joined WB while planning my wedding! haha!