Last week I posted on fb, "Remember that great family vacation we took to the Outer Banks? Looks like we brought home an unexpected souvenir." I also changed my user pic to one of the positive tests.
Best Facebook pregnancy status update? - Page 7
I also just e-mailed the photo to the rest of our family (non FB people) to make sure that EVERYONE was told at the exact same minute.
My FIL and one BIL just thought we were passing on a pic of the kids lol! But all the females understood.
I have at least a couple weeks before I put anything on Facebook.
My DH is a SAHD, so I think I'll go with that theme. Something like
" . . . is happy to announce that [DH] is getting a promotion next year! Double the responsibility and a new boss in the house, but what do you expect in this economy. "
Those annoy the poo out of me too. I had a friend with "is so sad and wondering WHY???" One person asked what was wrong and she says "I don't want to talk about it" What? Obviously, you do...
I love all these ideas even though mine is done :-)
Anyhow, back to the subject at hand ..
For a status, I'm thinking of maybe saying "apparently has two heartbeats right now"
I HAD TO USE "has the Egyptian Flu!" it is too hilarious not to use. Plus I think it is ambiguous so no one will really get it, and if they do it is okay.
So the plan is my husband is going to finish the line in a few days (when we hit 2nd trimester) by saying "because you are going to be a mummy"
Most of my close family and friends knew since I found out, but ALOT of other friends of mine (i.e. those who I primarily communicate with through FB) didn't. Then today afformentioned friend tells me my mom made some comment about me not knitting for the baby (my fb status said ___ is knitting for herself, only.--though I was implying for the bean). My sister then made a secondary comment, and friend made two like comments. Then friend posted on my wall about how we will have cool babies.
I know its dumb, because its facebook, but I wanted to tell the news, not have my mom, sister, and friend say crap. So I basically had to come out with it. I don't use twitter, but I'm sure my mother beat me there anyway.
If we are blessed with another pregnancy, I'll have to come up with some wording to incorporate the fact that it will be a rainbow baby, since we lost our third child. I'm thinking of changing my profile pic to a rainbow, then writing this: "After the earthwide flood happened, and eight humans were left alive in the ark, God put a rainbow in the sky. A rainbow is thing of beauty. It does not, however, mean that the storm did not happen, or that the storm's effects are not long-reaching and long-lasting. Jonathan's life and death were a stormy time in our lives and we will never forget him. Another baby would by no means be a replacement for Jonathan in any way. Having said all that, though, we are excited to announce that we are expecting our rainbow baby in ___."
If we end up being due in May, I might put this on Jonathan's Facebook page: "Some of you MAY be wondering where I've been. You MAY figure it out when you're done reading this update. I MAY give you some hints, or I MAY come right out and tell you. It MAY be fun to ponder my reasons for being absent. Is it good news? Is it bad news? The time MAY come soon enough when everyone will know."