Post # 17
I didn’t post that I was going to the hospital with my daughter but my mom did post a picture of me sitting in a chair getting a foot massage and laughing about something. She said something like “8cm and having the time of her life!” Lol. Gross mom, nobody wants to know how big my vagina is getting.
I, as many pp mentioned, am a labor Facebook stalker so I’ll probably post something about going in and then the obligatory picture with stats.
Post # 18
We posted at 13 weeks (Christmas time) that we were expecting with a family picture my family always does every year. We did not lost the gender, only close family & friends knew gender. Then I started posting things after 30weeks when I was doing crazy baby shopping, bitching about our crib being delayed, the nursery being set up, normal 30+ week pregnant lady bitching. I locked down my fb so friends and family couldn’t post to my timeline. They were told not to announce anything on Facebook when we had the baby. Then i posted a picture the next day that we took of the baby with his birthday cupcake and announced his name, date of birth and that we’re healthy and resting.
Post # 19
I’ll probably post after we’ve announced that we’re having a baby, just because otherwise people will mention it on FB and others will be confused. I’ll probably post very casual updates (occasional belly photos, when I’m getting close to the end) because we live in a different country than all our family and friends and I’m sure they will enjoy it. We’ll post that the baby’s arrived and its name after its born, but nothing over the top. We both have very locked-down FB accounts so I’m not worried about people creeping; I just don’t like oversharing.
Post # 20
I just wanted to add I don’t really see the reason for not mentioning that your family is expanding on facebook or why its creepy… I have only friends and family, and close friends at that on my facebook. I have old friends from high school and even people i didnt like from high school adding me from time to time but I always ignore it because they’re not my close friends. So unless you have a bunch of people you dont know and stuff on facebook, why wouldn’t you want to share with everyone that you’re having a baby? I don’t get that. but i guess thats me!
Post # 21
I love following my pregnant friends but not hearing every detail about every craving they have. I’ll post when we are pregnant, and likely when the baby is born (or my husband will). And maybe a random pregnant lady post a couple of times throughout.
Post # 22
I’ll probably post once I’m ready to announce the pregnancy, big events like a baby shower, and after the baby is born and I’ve told VIPs personally. I honestly keep day-to-day stuff off facebook.
I haven’t decided how I feel about baby bump pictures, yet, but if I do them, they’ll be very tame – no bare belly pics for me.
Post # 23
@gpsp2B: I think that’s a fair comment and depends on the person. I like your approach, but I started on facebook when it was blowing up and everyone and their mother friended and you accepted it to try to get your friend count up. So I have a ton of “acquaintances” on my facebook, that I haven’t bothered to delete.
But I’m also not in the camp that thinks posting about babies and pregnancy is weird or creepy.
Post # 24
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I don’t plan on revealing a lot for a few days after we have a baby. Not that we’re pregnant now or anything, I just really want to enjoy that time with just my new child and my spouse.
Post # 25
We’ve put very little in there so far. There’s been a couple pictures posted of me since I’ve had an obvious bump just out and about that people have congratulated on but no specific announcement. When baby comes I doubt we’ll post much. I never post pictures of people without their express permission and approval of the photo so I don’t see why I’d treat my own kid any different. Certainly no particulars as I just don’t think it’s a good idea to ever post a full name and date of birth on the Internet.
Post # 26
@kate02121: lol i still get those! A lot of random people my Fiance went to school with add me and I’m like why… he doesn’t even talk to you. But I’ve been cleaning my friends out regularly. I’m definitely not in the camp that says post every detail about your pregnancy, and all that buisness either! But to completely avoid all talk of the fact that your FAMILY is GROWING on facebook where its suppose to be your friends and family, is just odd to me!
Post # 27
I’ll definitely post once LO’s born, but not until after we call the family/close friends. We’re not even planning to tell our families when labour starts – just a phone call once we have Meatball in our arms – so I can’t imagine narrating the whole thing on FB!
Post # 28
I’m a fairly private person and definitely not one to post a play-by-play of my labor on FB. I didn’t post about my pregnancy much at all, beyond the initial announcement and gender reveal.
Once Dear Daughter was born, I posted a pic with her name, birthdate, weight and the like. I did this from the hospital the morning after she was born and then I pretty much disappeared from FB for a couple weeks while I dealt with some postpartum depression and anxiety.
Post # 29
I don’t post on facebook alot (last status update I made was like sometime last year). I don’t get on facebook that often either so I will not be posting anything while in labor. I have not even posted anything about this pregnancy on FB (nothing about cravings, no belly shots, no sonogram pics, nada). I plan to post pics of the nursery when it’s complete and will post a few pics of new baby and baby with his siblings so family and friends can meet him once he gets here.
Post # 30
I’m very private so I probably wont even put a picture of my kid up on facebook when I have one. I will never ever post a picture of a sonograa or a bare pregnant belly…ugh I hate when people do that its just so private IMO
Post # 31
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Mrs_Amanda: We will likely do a birth announcement only and we would do it after we are released from the hospital. Phone calls only to immediate family members during labor and delivery.