Do you announce on Facebook?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 46
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re going to make the announcement next week as long as all goes well at the NT scan. Our close family members and friends already know. After the big FB announcement, I probably won’t say much else about being pregnant until baby is born.

Post # 47
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4060 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We announced on FB. Yeah, it sucked to see them when we were struggling….but I never begrudged anyone the right to be happy, and once we finally were having a baby, we were pretty damn excited to celebrate! 

I do think it’s different though if one partner doesn’t feel comfortable. There isn’t a need to announce it, so if he is strongly opposed, I would respect that.

Post # 48
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2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I always thought it would be so fun to announce on facebook- and now I’ll be 17 weeks pregnant tomorrow (well into my second trimester- everything going well), and I haven’t annouced and I’m not sure when I will.  Hubby is DYING to for the past month, but I just didn’t feel comfortable.  It just seemed weird sharing that information with people I barely know (everyone I know well on facebook I have already told).  Facebook is just weird- you know so much about random past aquintances compared to our parents who grew up without social media.  The only thing that makes me say yes I’m going to eventually do it is that my husband REALLY wants to (he is really excited and even has a picture idea in mind of how he wants to announce) and the fact that I don’t like the idea of current aquintances (there are lots of people in my field I only see very occassionally and won’t know except for fb) questioning whether I’m pregnant or just getting fat..lol.  At this point I ideally want to wait until after the 20 week automy scan appointment- that way we will know for sure that the baby’s development is on track, plus we could announce the gender at the same time, but it is already pretty hard to hide the bump.  I have no idea how much bigger I’ll be in 3.5 weeks, and random aquintances are probably already questioning the fat/pregnant thing… lol.  However, I know for a fact that I want no ultrasound on facebook (way too personal to show my insides on facebook for me), nor do I want to do constant bump update photos (it doesn’t bother me when others do, it just isn’t me).  

I think it is fine to not annouce it but people realize it once photos of you super pregnant or at your baby shower appear.  If my husband wasn’t so excited to shout it out to the world, I might go this route.  No need to decide now- you might feel different once you are expecting.  

Post # 49
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My husband doesnt have any social media accts and I only have FB that I browse periodically. I posted an engagement photo and 1 photo from our wedding. Were 19wk and I havent posted anything. We asked our family not to post anything until we had had a chance to tell our friends in person. No one has posted anything still and thats okay wuth us. Maybe if we were more into social media it would be different.

Post # 50
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6331 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I honestly don’t think I want to announce on Facebook.  I’m guessing I’ll be one of those people that just gives a subtle hint one day, then everyone will know what’s going on.  Haha.

I honestly just want our pregnancy to be for us. I’ll tell relatives and close friends after the first trimester, and my work whenever it’s appropriate.  I just know that there are people in our lives who we never hear from that will take the whole thing way over the edge.

Post # 51
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3292 posts
Sugar bee

When I get pregnant I think I’ll announce it, but only to a selected audience on facebook – just family and close friends. 

ETA: Darling Husband has a huge  family that are all over the country and he probably wouldn’t call every single person individually to share the news.

Post # 52
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1601 posts
Bumble bee

We announced our engagement in 2012 and posted only a few professional wedding pictures later that year.

When we finally got pregnant last November, we told close friends only (and family) at 13 weeks. 

We have not announced at all on social media. I do not get along with my extended family, and my wedding party is fragmented and many have gone their own way. We also updated our privacy settings so excited family members would not post on our pages. 

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