(Closed) Earliest FB Announcement?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Earliest FB Announcement?
    I've seen someone post their positive pregnancy test! : (142 votes)
    45 %
    4-6 weeks. : (64 votes)
    20 %
    6-8 weeks. : (34 votes)
    11 %
    8-10 weeks. : (20 votes)
    6 %
    10-14 weeks. : (32 votes)
    10 %
    14+ weeks. : (18 votes)
    6 %
    BEFORE they found out they were pregnant! : (8 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 93
    Member
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    As a not-TTC-yet cheerleader for my friends, may I just say, if you can bear the rollercoaster of emotions of a possible MC, I can bear it with you. I don’t know if you’d feel comfortable sharing with all your facebook friends, that’s really a decision that can vary person-to-person, but your “real life” friends want to be there for you through the good and the bad.

    Post # 94
    Member
    2259 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Wonderstruck:  You’re right in not caring. It’s your birth, baby and most hospitals will take your preferences seriously. In filling out hospital information, sometimes there is a comments section, I’d take advantage of that and write in ‘absolutely no cameras allowed’! 

    That’s one thing I hate about the electronic age. :/ It’s like some people can never fully enjoy a moment without taking time away from it to snap a picture for facebook later. I can only imagine how the world will be different when this younger generation gets older and starts having children. Crazy to think that the kids in college now are younger than the internet! Blows my mind! 

    Post # 95
    Member
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m planning on sharing on fb at 11 weeks (next week) as part of my “thankful” posts (I’ve been posting something I am thankful for everyday this month to keep positive through feeling like crap haha). Do you all think that is too early??

    I saw the heartbeat on an ultrasound at 6weeks 5 days, and I heard the heartbeat on a dopper at 9 weeks, so far so good. I have my next appointment at 13 weeks and I’m not sure when my next US will be because we aren’t sold on getting the nuchal. Our immediate families and close friends already know, and I’m kindof dying to tell my old coworkers and other friends that I rarely see anymore after moving to a different state over the summer. I don’t have a bunch of random strangers on facebook, they are all family, friends, and a few online friends that I have known for years.

    Post # 96
    Member
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Most of my FB friends had babies ages ago, or haven’t yet, but one girl I know just posted at 9 weeks. She didn’t say she was 9 weeks, of course, but her due date is three weeks ahead of mine, and I was 6 weeks at the time! lol! My grandma asked me this weekend when I was going to put it on FB, which cracked me up a bit. I’ll be 12 weeks on X-Mas Eve, so I figure that’s a good time to put it on there 😉

     

    Post # 97
    Member
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I’m personally waiting until the 12 week mark (if at all), so I’ve been vigilantly stalking Facebook to make sure that nobody in my family is posting when they shouldn’t. What I didn’t expect was to get a call from my mom asking if she could announce it on her Facebook yesterday (I told her yesterday, and I’m 3.5 weeks along).

    REALLY? My mom!

    Post # 98
    Member
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t care to see anyone’s nasty pee stick. Tacky!!! I had one friend do that. Ugh 

    I’m waiting till after 1st tri. We have told close friends and family but that’s it for now!. We may mention something on fb haven’t decided. Takes away from special time. We may do a cute pic with pumpkins this fall…mini pumpkin coming soon. Idk 

    Post # 99
    Member
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve seen people post their pregnancy test but not immediately after they took it. I guess that’s just the most creative thing they could think of to announce. 

    I say to each their own I love finding out someone is expecting idc when they personally decide to share. I feel like social media is just another way for mean girl wannabees to get all that pent up malice out. I mean really what does it matter to me when they announce that? Congrats for them it’s none of my business what’s best in their eyes. Sorry I just get really tired of the blood thirsty gang mentality of beating someone up behind their back bc of a fb post. 

    Post # 100
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    2124 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I also knew someone who posted just days after getting their BFP, she claimed it was just too hard to keep her family from discussing it on FB, as she is very active on FB, and so is her family. She ended up starting a blog, so that she wouldn’t flood FB with updates, but she ended up still flooding FB with pregnancy updates, as well as the detailed blog. I do care about her, and her pregnancy…but it got to be so obnoxious, that I had to block her from my feed and just refer to her blog whenever I was in the mood for all that info. LOL.

    Luckily she didn’t miscarry, she did have a pre-term baby at 34 weeks, due to placental insufficency but baby looks strong and should be coming home soon. She even posted photos of her placenta on the blog that’s attached to her FB…LOL.

    She’s a bit of an oversharer. It’s not for everyone, but more power to her if she wants to put it all out there. 

    Personally, I am not posting anyting for quite a while, I may post a mini announcement, giving a chance for family who live far and wide, who have just heard it through the grapevine, a chance to congratuate us…but I doubt I will be totally comfortable doing that until much later into the pregnancy.

    Post # 101
    Member
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve seen a few pregnancy tests posted on my feed, and last week someone posted a NEGATIVE pregnancy test with the caption “Yayyy!” ……………..

    Post # 102
    Member
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    the earliest I’ve seen someone post is 6 weeks. Yikes. We’ve already told immediate family (parents and siblings pretty soon after finding out) and will probably tell friends and extended family at about 10 weeks. Then I’ll wait until 13-14 weeks before posting to Facebook. I’ll just make sure to tell people we’d rather not have anything posted until we post ourselves. 

    Post # 103
    Member
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I told my immediate family as soon as I got the bfp at 4w2d. I’ve also told my job, as I’ll be transferring because of it. I will let my extended family know at Thanksgiving (I’ll be 11w then), and Facebook New Years, around 17weeks.

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