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How did you announce your pregnancy on FB...if you did?

The first time around I wasn't on FB so I didn't tell anyone that way,  I just told my boss today, so I no longer need to keep it a secret. So I'm looking for a creative or interesting way to announce it.
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Re: How did you announce your pregnancy on FB...if you did?

  • I posted my u/s pic and said that there was going to be an addition to the family and the due date. 
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  • I will never post it on fb that just seems so creepy to do to me. So many ppl on that site that I am more acquaintances with than real life friends. Any real life friends would be pretty insulted that they had to learn about it that way as opposed to making it more personal and picking up the phone. That is the plan or to tell them in person.

     

    I think a pic of the sono is a cute idea and send it in a pic message on the phone. Not sure if I will do that ,just a thought.

  • It's been soooo hard not to post anything on FB. FB is a way for me to be in touch with friends and family back home, same thing for hubby. We have decided to tell his family in person when we go back to his homestate for thanksgiving so we can't post anything yet!  I think a cute way would be to post a sono pic then announce his due date!
  • This is not a slam against you, but I think that FB pregnancy announcements are so lame-o. They just seem pretty unnecessary to me. I'll tell the important people in person when I'm ready to share the news.

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    This is not a slam against you, but I think that FB pregnancy announcements are so lame-o. They just seem pretty unnecessary to me. I'll tell the important people in person when I'm ready to share the news.

    Some people can't share the important news in person. 

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  • .... Sooooo... pick up the phone? Crazy idea, I know. LOL
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  • Everyone I am friends with are IRL friends, but some live out of the country so things like phone calls just don't happen.

    I am a chef and announced this way:  Trying a new recipe out, it's called bun in the oven, bake at 98.6 degrees for 9 months.

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  • I don't plan to post anything on facebook.  I'm sure at some point down the line someone we tell will say something about it on there, and people can find out that way.  When we tell family and close friends around Thanksgiving, we're going to be very specific that I'm not planning to tell work until later on, so we don't want them posting anything on facebook.
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  • Eventually I will post in on FB.  Right now my friends and close family are on strict orders to avoid any facebook wall posts.  I think it is fine to let others share in good news.  I am only "friends" with people I actually know.  Some of them are old friends from college or high school who I don't need to call and tell, but I think it is fun to spread the news.  I am trying to think about a status message that lets people know its twins, just not sure what I am going to do yet.  It's  not lame to post good news, why not tell people?  It always makes me smile when I see one of my old acquaintances is expecting. 
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  • I haven't officially announced baby # 2 on FB yet but will be soon. We have told our close friends and family already. We bought DD a Big Sister shirt and that's how we announced it to some of our family. We got great reactions, some of shock since we'll have 2 under 2. I think I'm going to post a pic of DD in her Big Sister shirt and make it my profile pic.
  • I did not announce it on FB with my last pregnancy and will not with this one, I think its kind of weird.  I may post comments about the baby here and there once everyone that I want to know knows, but the only people I am friends with on FB are people that I am actually friends with or family so it would be more to keep the ones that don't live close by updated.
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  • I don't think its weird. I posted a pic of Madison in her big sister shirt.
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  • Yeah, I don't think it's weird at all. I'm only facebook friends with people I am friends with in real life, or my gigantic Italian family. There's no way I could, or would want to, call everyone! But I really hate talking to people on the phone, so maybe that has something to do with it...

    As for how I will 'announce' it... not sure yet. Probably just post a picture of the little blobby once we get one! :)

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  • I just put up my u/s picture as my profile pic and the first person to comment said, "Something we should know?" and I said, "No, it's self-explanatory....I'm due May 15."

     

    Also, only people on my FB are ones I talk to.  I don't have old high school people or work acquaintances.  I do have a few distant relatives but I've blocked them from seeing my posts. 

  • For my last, I just posted an 3d ultrasound photo with a :)
  • In order, I posted this video (which is how we told DH's dad and stepmom who had been in Europe for the past 8 weeks)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9logWahZi8

    Then I posted some pics from the NT scan and I said "today I am thankful for plums, elastic waist pants, and the reason I'm obsessed with both: Ethan's baby brother or sister, due in April."


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  • I don't think it's weird either.  We have lived all over the country and have friends spread out all over.  It's not possible to call everyone.  And when I think of it in reverse, I love seeing the posts of my friends that I don't talk to regularly announcing they're pregnant.  I wouldn't know otherwise, I figure that's what FB is for anyway, keeping up with people that you don't necessarily talk to everyday.

    Sorry I don't have a clever way to announce it, I just wanted to weigh in on the weirdness issue.  :)

  • My sister did something really cute. She said...

    Wanted to let you all know that I have been diagnosed with the Egyptian Flu. There is no vaccine. I just have to wait nine months and then I will be a mummy.

    Ok, it was actually kind of lame, but it made me giggle.

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  • I tagged my husband and a post, and wrote that we were expecting our first child.

     I had already told the important people, like my folks, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and close friends. But since alot of our extended family and friends were on Facebook, it seemed the easiest way to let everyone know.

    It never crossed my mind some would consider it tacky or w/e. 

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  • I am going to tell anyone of importance directly, but I do have tons of old friends on facebook who I chat with on there but definitely don't get together with. I figure if I don't post it myself, then someone else is bound to post it on there, so I would rather be in control.

    I plan to put up baby pictures of DH and I as my profile picture. 

  • Also- I might be in the minority on this, but I don't like looking at other people's U/S pictures. They mean nothing to me. You have nothing to say other than "Awwww" because frankly the baby isn't cute at that stage. I find those pictures a bit uncomfortable.
  • I took a pic of DS in his "Big Bro" shirt and posted that as my profile picture and then said "Noah has an announcement to make!  We are praying for the safe arrival of his little brother or sister on or about 4/29/11!"

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  • We called family and told them already. We specifically asked for NO FB posts because we haven't told friends yet. When we're ready, we're going to contact personally our close friends and let them know. However, I have too many contacts on FB that are old friends from HS that I got back in touch with, etc. that are still friends but aren't that close. 150 phone calls or personal visits is just a bit much for me, so, once we've told the most important people, we'll be making a FB post to let everyone else in on it. I don't think it's tacky, but, everyone has to do what feels right for them personally.

    I think posting a sonogram pic or a pic of me in a shirt that advertises the pregnancy (this is our 1st) will be the way we do it. 

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    Everyone I am friends with are IRL friends, but some live out of the country so things like phone calls just don't happen.

    I am a chef and announced this way:  Trying a new recipe out, it's called bun in the oven, bake at 98.6 degrees for 9 months.

    That is adorable!! 

    I don't think it's weird to post it on fb..I'm not friends with anyone that I don't actually know, and I've already told family & close friends in person.  So in a few weeks, I'll probably put something up on fb.  I still care about friends that I was very close to in high school and college, but have drifted away from after moving away..and I am thrilled for them when they announce an engagement, or a pregnancy, or a new home.  And I'm sure that some will be really excited to hear my news too! 

    IMO, the whole point of a fb is to keep in touch with people and let them know what's going on.  If you don't want anyone but the people you talk to regularly to know anything about your life, then just tell those people when you talk to them and delete fb..Don't get me wrong I'm definitely not one of those serial status updaters who is 24-7 on fb and telling everybody my every move..(I hate that!) but I don't think its weird at all to want to tell people you know about something so exciting!! 

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  • I posted my u/s pic and announced the due date.  I know every single one of my friends on fb so its a way for me to keep them up to date on the pregnancy without having to call a ton of people everytime I get new info.  I tell the most important people in person or on the phone. 
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  • image ChattyCathy81:

    This is not a slam against you, but I think that FB pregnancy announcements are so lame-o. They just seem pretty unnecessary to me. I'll tell the important people in person when I'm ready to share the news.

    I concur.

  • I'm not planning on posting it as a status update, but I think I may change the "about me" section of my page and see how many ppl pick up on it :D My cousin "announced" along with her thank you for the bday wishes, (she was well into her 2nd tri at the time) and just said, "Thanks for the birthday wishes, and in case you didn't know, my wish is for a healthy pregnancy, and for a happy baby in February".  Very cute, but not demanding a lot of attention.  She also is only friends with friends IRL, co-workers, etc. and had told a bulk of the "important" ppl before posting/
  • I called or sent messages to most of my friends on facebook that I wanted to know.  I think I might put an ultrasound pic up, but I'm not sure.  Most of the people I'm friends with IRL.  Over half my friends are my relatives that already know.
  • I put up a picture of Kate in her Big Sister shirt. No announcement needed.

    I'm also pretty sensitive to the fact that several of my FB friends are having tttc, so the little games and subtle clues are pretty annoying and hurtful to them.

    "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies. God damn it, you've got to be kind." - Kurt Vonnegut
  • image KayteeL82:
    Also- I might be in the minority on this, but I don't like looking at other people's U/S pictures. They mean nothing to me. You have nothing to say other than "Awwww" because frankly the baby isn't cute at that stage. I find those pictures a bit uncomfortable.

     

    I'm the same say. I posted an announcement that we're expecting, but I will not be posting any pictures.

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