(Closed) If you announced it on facebook… when

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you announce your pregnancy on facebook?
    Before 8 weeks : (4 votes)
    4 %
    8-10 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    10-12 weeks - first trimester : (18 votes)
    20 %
    13-15 weeks - second trimester : (22 votes)
    25 %
    16-18 weeks : (7 votes)
    8 %
    18-20 weeks - when you knew the gender : (11 votes)
    12 %
    Beyond 20 weeks : (12 votes)
    13 %
    When the baby was born : (14 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    MrsPiggles:  thank you! it was fun to make. 🙂

    Post # 17
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    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’m almost 6 weeks pregnant now, and don’t plan to say anything on facebook or anything until after 12 weeks, so make sure that everything is fine.  We do plan on telling our siblings (we have already told our parents) after our first appointment next week if everything is looking good.

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    A girl that I grew up with, but haven’t really spoken to in a few years, posted her nine month pregnant belly in a total casual way. She was at a baseball game with her husband and then all of a sudden BAM full on baby belly. Lots of people were saying they didn’t even realize she was pregnant. I thought it was kind of cute she did it in such a casual way.

    I’m not pregnant yet, but I definitely won’t be one of those people who posts a pregnancy stick or a 6-week ultrasound. I might wait until the four or five month mark, once everything seems okay, and once we know the sex of the baby (if we decide to find out).

    Post # 19
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I posted the baby’s gender when we found out at 20 weeks. I figured all my real friends already knew I was pregnant by then anyway. I’m tend to limit the amount of personal information I share on facebook though, there’s definitely no pictures of the baby online and I want to keep it that way.

    Post # 20
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    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Neither Darling Husband or I are posting an official facebook announcement and I am currently 18 weeks. We told all of the important people around 13-14 weeks. As much as I try to clean out my friends list, there are still people on there that are more of an acquaintance that I don’t feel the need to announce to. That being said, I have already been tagged in a few photos where you can see my belly and I have no problem with that, but the formal announcement just wasn’t for me.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It totally depends on the couple! Darling Husband and I told when I was 12 weeks after we had our ultrasound and made sure everything was great. I knew I couldn’t hold out for too long! Being that this is my first pregancy I wanted to show off! I’m now 31 weeks pregnant and have a strong little boy growing inside of me!

    Post # 22
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    412 posts
    Helper bee

    globalmargaret:  I’m 26 weeks. I don’t want to post anything till after she’s born. BUT husband sort of does. I just feel it’s private. I’ve told people, in conversations on facebook. But never like a status update or announcement. There will be a lot of ‘OMG I didn’t know you were prego!” I’m sure. But for me it’s private and personal. IDK. I’m weird. I like when I’m wearing a coat and people can’t tell I’m pregnant still. (I just look really pudgy in a coat). It’s MY pregnancy and I don’t want other people I don’t even know thinking or talking about it. It’s strange I guess. When you are ‘out’ and showing then it almost becomes public domain. 

    Post # 23
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    3009 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    globalmargaret:  I thought I’d wait until the anatomy scan (just to know everything was looking normal/healthy), but went ahead and announced at 16 weeks because a couple people posted “congrats” comments that I would then delete (which I felt bad about). After the third one I decided to just “announce.” I’m not into the trendy announcements per se, I just posted a neat pic of myself in the mountains and wrote “I’m skiing for two this winter! Baby AKSkier due July 24th!” and tagged my husband. It was great, I liked all the Likes and comments from people I care about that I just never see. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    globalmargaret:  I honestly don’t understand the need for a facebook announcement… I mean the people I am close to would know anyway.

    I don’t mean I’d keep it a secret but I don’t see the need to make an “announcement” 

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    globalmargaret:  I hope so, too! If people don’t have anything nice to say to your pregnancy announcement, then they need to not say anything at all! I completely understand being upset by your mother’s reaction (that sucks and I feel for you), but for other people- who cares? Many, many women have babies in the Bush, and it is NOT suicidal. Many of my FB friends are Alaskans, and the ones that aren’t just think my life here is crazy/cool/beautiful/badass (many people would not choose to backcountry ski pregnant, but if they are judging me for doing something “dangerous” I really don’t care). If they think you’re crazy I say embrace it! And if your mother or anyone else makes “suicidal” comments on FB, or any other comment you don’t think is kind, just delete it! You can always keep your “announcement” very low-key, it is totally up to you. Good luck!

    Post # 28
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    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m planning to post something after our anatomy scan, which is next week. We’ll enjoy the gender news for a couple of days with immediate family, then post (so I’ll be a little over 20 weeks). I really don’t care much about a Facebook announcement, but several friends and extended family have wanted to know the gender so this will be the easiest way to put it out there. It will also be an easy way to let high school/college friends that I’m not longer very close to anymore (but still care about) know that I’m pregnant. 

    Post # 29
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    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We announced on facebook at 10+5.  It was the perfect time to announce to coworkers so I just made it public as well.

    Post # 30
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    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I have had SEVERAL FB friends post their positive pee stick immediately after taking the test… a little crazy in my opinion

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