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Social Media Announcements

With some of us getting closer and closer to the second trimester, has anyone thought of how they will announce their pregnancy on social media? I'm a FTM so I don't have an already cute child to wear an even cuter big brother shirt and everything else seems kind of lame. 

I feel like I want to announce online as I have so many friends all over that it is hard and overwhelming to think of calling everyone individually. I've told the important people in person but am looking for a cute (not tacky, if that's possible with a FB announcement) way to share our news. 

If anyone wants to share their ideas for their upcoming announcement or even a past one, I would love to see your ideas! I am tired of seeing the same photos over and over again on Facebook!

(Disclaimer: I searched the boards but couldn't find a similar post. If there is one and I somehow missed it I would love the link to it!)
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  • I just posted a pic of SO holding our ultrasound in front of my belly!
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  • I had a cute sign made on Etsy. I plan on someone taking a picture of DH and I holding it and announcing that way.
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  • It will be much much later. After the A/S at least, possibly after viability day (24 weeks). I think the Easter ideas are cute.

    We're letting family know tonight (we've had a rough road getting here, so we've held off) and H will let his work know and we'll tell closer friends around 13 weeks. Facebook will be embargoed, though. I have always had my wall on lock down anyway, and H's is, too.



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  • We love creative ideas! With our first we did a big couples photo shoot announcing with signs. For this one we will have our DS wearing a full tux holding the sign below. It will be around Vday so it will be fitting.
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  • Our announcement will be our nieces and nephews holding signs in a photo collage added to a video. It's similar to older sibling ideas but with our baby's nine big cousins! Our family is very close :smile:
  • We didn't announce on social media until after our A/S last time. We're a little country here so we had tiny boots with a pink bandana tied around one sitting on a hill and we were blurry in the background kissing.

    This time, we're not making a big to do. We'll probably post a #tbt pic of our DD on Christmas with her big sister shirt. And most likely after the A/S again.

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  • Nrt0713 said:

    This is how I'm gonna announce it. I'm also a FTM and we have our fur baby who is super spoiled and so I figured this sign is fitting.


    Your beagle is ridiculously adorable!
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  • LawnDog1216LawnDog1216 member
    edited January 2015
    We did a FB post on my 40th birthday  (which was the end of February) - a pic of our Chocolate Lab sitting in front of a sign that said, "WHAT??? A BABY?!?! I'm gonna need more treats!" with a comment that said "40 is looking fine from here -- blessed and excited to welcome baby [name] this July."

    Man, I miss that dog.

    I'm pretty sure we won't do a FB post this time - we'll let word of mouth do the job.

    eta: February

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  • I have no idea.  I feel really weird about the idea of announcing personally, since I'm a private person.  I love the ideas I've seen on the board so far though!  

    I feel like I probably have to eventually or it will look weird later on when I randomly have a baby in photos...
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  • The last day of my first trimester is Valentine's day so we'll announce it on that day. I'm torn between two ideas: The coffee cup idea that some one posted earlier (my MIL got up a cute sippy cup with a faux starbucks logo) or something along the lines of Our valentine is due in August 2015 with a copy of the ultrasound I'm having done on Monday.
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  • Hubby and I are also planning to use our fur babies. We have a Great Dane, a min pin mix, and a full min pin. In leaning towards daddy's boy, momma's boy, and I'm getting a human of my own!
    Hubby is leaning towards someone else to blame the stink on, guard dog duty, and snuggle boss.


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    edited January 2015
    ABvintage said:

    I'm really considering not doing a social media announcement until we know the sex and announce it in one big thing BUT if I do an announcement I'm thinking something like this:

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    @ABvintage‌ I have the same picture saved on my phone that I plan on copying in some sort of way. That was the only idea I found on pinterest that I really thought was cute.

    ETA: too much use of the word really
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  • I'm thinking of taking a picture with all 3 of my dogs sitting by the ultrasound and saying something like "adding another one to our pack" but I don't want people to get overly sensitive like I'm calling my baby a dog. Any ideas how to include all 3 dogs?
  • We announced on Christmas after we told our families. None of them can keep their mouths shut. Lol. We just posted our u/s pic saying Santa came early this year! It was simple and clear and I think it went over well. I say, keep it simple and something that people will understand right away. I would hate to have to explain it to 800 people lol.
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  • I'm thinking of taking a picture with all 3 of my dogs sitting by the ultrasound and saying something like "adding another one to our pack" but I don't want people to get overly sensitive like I'm calling my baby a dog. Any ideas how to include all 3 dogs?

    I'm trying use ours, and I'm leaning towards 'daddy's boy', 'momma's boy', and 'I get the new one'


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  • I didn't really 'announce' my first pregnancy on Facebook since it's mostly close friends and family on mine, but I did post a picture of me and my puppies titled 4 month baby bump for those that logistically were far away and didn't see me regularly.
  • We love creative ideas! With our first we did a big couples photo shoot announcing with signs. For this one we will have our DS wearing a full tux holding the sign below. It will be around Vday so it will be fitting.

    I might have to steal this idea and do it instead!
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  • We arent allowed to have an ultrasound until march (18 weeks) so hopefully I can wait until then. I have a really cute star wars announcement planned.
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  • I might go the route  of @queenb+ and just post a pic of myself/belly much later on.  That would only be for people who were periphery on facebook, everyone else I will just tell in person or on the phone after our 1st ultrasound. 

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  • We FaceTimed immediate family and DD recited a poem for them. Took a video of her reciting it, thought I way just post that.
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  • I'd rather tell my friends in person so I can enjoy sharing the experience. From what I've seen, everything from shoes to cakes and balloons has already been done and it seems like families are constantly competing to out-do and out-cute one another. It makes me want to use the mystery of surprise to my advantage.
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