Post # 47
I think I will announce on Facebook via a baby bump picture, LONG after I tell everyone important in person! I would post the gender probably also through a picture (not just a status) and a few days after baby is born and we’re settled back at home, I’d post the baby’s name and stats. No names until the baby’s born I think.
Post # 48
I’m not pregnant or TTC, but both my fiance and I are of the opinion that we won’t post any pictures whatsoever of our future children on the internet. Privacy settings be damned – These can, and have, been broken before. This probably sounds quite extreme, and obviously we can’t control what other people put up (I’ve already resigned myself to future doting grandma posting about how marvellous they are!), but that’s how we feel.
Our rationale is that neither of us as professional adults would like our baby photos forever floating around in cyberspace, and our children should be given the right to choose what they are willing to share with the general public as a matter of respect. If FB is still a thing when they get to whatever the age is that they are allowed an account (13?), then they can post as many baby pictures of themselves as they like. But it will be their decision, consciously made.
Planning on doing any birth announcements by calling close relatives & friends, and ordering some pretty paper birth announcements for the rest. If I don’t know someone well enough to have their phone number or mailing address, then they probably don’t need to know about the birth of my child!
Post # 49
I don’t plan to tell anyone what’s up until after I’ve given birth and I’ve had some time on my own. Then, we’ll probably call some relatives and tell them they can visit. I don’t trust people not to just show up at the hospital and get angry that they can’t just barge into the room.
I’m not doing any updating while I”m in the hospital. A day or two later, the Internet might go, “Baby was born,” and that will be it.
Like others are pointing out, that’s just saying, “Hey everyone! NO ONE is at home! Rob us, please!” Sure, it’s private except for Friends – but in my experiences, you can never trust the account security of all of those people.