Post # 1
I was thinking about this earlier after seeing someone I’m friends with on Facebook post the photo of the stick she peed on being a positive.
Personally I don’t find any reason for it. I feel that posting “Yay! We’re having a baby!” is enough for me. I don’t need a photo of a pregnancy test in my feed. I feel kinda violated, because that something is super personal to the couple who is having the baby.
Post # 3
Personally I would feel weird showing the world something I peed on. But maybe that’s just me.
Post # 4
@SweetRose2011: My friend did this, actually once 2 years ago as an April Fools joke (apperently everyone had been bugging her and her husband about having kids forever, they had only been married 5 years and were both like 26!) Then did it again a year ago when they actually were pregnant and no one believed them. That was until April 2 when they posted an ultrasound picture 😀 Personally, it isn’t that big a deal to me, if they wanna announce it that way then power to them!
Post # 5
I don’t really want to someone’s pee stick on my news feed (I have a few friends that made their pee sticks their profile picture, and it bugged me). I don’t think that is something I would do.
Post # 6
I have seen them on plenty parenting boards and fertility sites for people to see the lines or squinter lines, no issues there. But to post it for your co-workers and friends to see? I think they will take your word for it!
Post # 7
I’m indifferent. I mean…I don’t think I would do it, but I don’t get butt hurt if I see other people do it.
Some of my friends get annoyed when others post ultrasound pictures too saying “those are for the fridge”…I guess I’m going to annoy them whenever I get pregnant! Oh well!
Post # 8
doesn’t really bug me. if someone posts things I don’t want to see, I just move past it.
Post # 9
Doesn’t bother me any. At least it’s not a stupid status about how horrible their life is.
Post # 10
LOL…. I posted ours to my fb via IG… since it’s a pic community I thought a pic with a “Big News @ “our” House” with the (l l) window would be the most appropriate. I pushed it to my fb so I didn’t have to worry about friends seeing it first on one and then posting on my fb before I could post it.
I’m not one to really care about what people post in regards to “private” matters though… as long as they are just vulgar, raunchy, or just really ugly.. it doesn’t bother me.
Post # 11
Yea, I don’t want to see pictures like that. I also don’t want to see minute by minute updates of the birth (or pregnancy at that matter). I also don’t like seeing the ultrasounds on FB. That’s just my opinion, I’m not judging… just saying I don’t like it.
Post # 12
I totally agree! I think it’s obnoxious to think anyone would WANT to see it!!
Post # 13
No thanks. I dont want to see a stick someone peed on. Also not really a fan of tons and tons of ultrasounds… yeah, maybe one cause you can’t contain your excitement, but I think a pregnancy is a lot like weddings in this aspect – no one cares about all the little details as much as you do. Post too much about it… and your new feed gets blocked!
Post # 14
Honestly, I don’t think it’s all that bad. What’s worse to me is when someone was posting their play by play of their labor on FB. I promptly hid that person from my feed. Considering how obsessive TTC bees are about peeing on sticks (myself included), I would get excited and post it too. Though, I’m super private on FB, so I wouldn’t.
Post # 15
It’s not something I would do, but I don’t really see it as highly offensive or anything if someone wants to do it. And to be totally fair, the result window is usually the focus of the picture and that is not the area you pee on.
Post # 16
I am very annoyed by one. I congratulated, and automatically put her on my ‘hidden’ group so that her post will never appear on my feed anymore unless I decide to unhide her. I think announcement in words as status is way more appropriate. And people will not demand any ‘evidence’ anyway.