Being at around 37 weeks and being completely unsure of when my daughter will make her debut, I have been putting some personal updates on Facebook, but those updates have been mine to make. I am lucky that no one else seems to be posting info to each other. What little family I have and most of my husband's family are on Facebook, so everyone will know around the same time since so many are keeping a close eye on my posts. That's the good thing with Facebook for me, atm, since it is saving us from 20 million phone calls and having to pick and choose who's feelings we're going to hurt by not calling Person A before Person B. I also have lots of close friends on there who have been a major support base the entire pregnancy.
That being said, since no one is jumping the gun on Facebook for me without my permission (my mom, younger sister, and DH all have permission within reason), I do not have the same issues as others. What bothered me was the non-Internet stuff. For instance, my MIL made sure to be in the room with me when I was giving birth to DS. (I was too frightened at having a preemie and hurting too badly to care who was there at the point that she entered.) She started taking pictures without anyone's permission, including the doctors/nurses. (We won't get into other things she did since they are not related to sharing info.) Since we both worked at the same place, it really hurt my feelings that she took those same pictures, that I hadn't even had a chance to see, btw, back to our job and showed them off to everyone before I could even let my parents know they had a grandson. I think half the county saw the photos before my parents knew he was here. :(
(This is also the woman who apparently was going around telling all of her friends, some I had never met, that I was taking fertility drugs to get pregnant with DS. Ugg! As if that was anyone's business! Yes, I told a couple of people, but they were close friends and family who I had already been sharing health info with.)
This time I live in another state, so her knowledge of everything and who gets to hear it will be at my whim instead of hers.