Oh, I was at a baby shower this weekend and one of the women said "Wow, can't you just tell your DH to get off of you?", in a joking manner. And there was this awful silence so it was obvious it was only funny to her. You would think having more children beyond two made a couple completely off their rockers. Good grief...some people have no tact. I can't understand why some people think having 3, 4, 5, or more children is "wrong"....it just doesn't make sense to me.
Has anyone announced on facebook yet? - Page 2
thanks for your responses ladies!! We have told most of our close friends and family, and plan to tell the few that are close that don't know before we announce anything on facebook. I plan to use facebook to tell extended family and friends that we aren't super close with any more, but would still want to know. I never announced i was pregnant with my daughter (baby 4) i just posted some ultrasound pics and titled the album baby 4. This time we are going to do something cute to announce because it is our last and i figure... why not? I decided to do a storyboard of pictures. one of each of my kids and an u/s picture under each one it will say "i'm first", "i'm second", "i'm third", my daughters will say "i'm last fourth" and the u/s pic will say. "i'm fifth" and title the picture expecting baby #5 this fall.
i love the cervix idea.. too funny!!!
the picture is adorable!! love the FOUR feet part :D
Not announcing on FB for awhile - we weren't "out" until we were about 14ish weeks and I'm 9 weeks today. Our families don't even know yet. I'm toying with what I'm going to say. My tentative EDD is my DD's 2nd birthday.
My sister and I are almost exactly 2 years apart, and my mom always told me she gave me a sister for my birthday. Maybe I'll borrow the sentiment. "DD is getting the best possible birthday gift: a baby brother or sister. Baby #2 due 11/30/12!"
Or I was considering "I'll be extra grateful this Thanksgiving!" and then my due date, but if I'm still pregnant on t-day, I'm setting myself up to be harassed by all my FB friends.
Haven't told anyone besides my mom, husband, best friend & a close group of online friends I've known for 11 years. I had my first appt this past Tuesday and heard the little bean and all was good (10ish weeks) so we'll be telling our kids and families soon and then we'll tell fb friends and family. I absolutely love the FAQ idea for large families and will absolutely be stealing that!! So funny bc my already mentioned that she was going to basically be doing the same thing when telling certain people. She's a hairdresser and a lot of her clients ask those same silly questions. I wasn't sure how to do it this time around. Last time we announced New Year's Day and it was great but I love that idea so thanks for sharing!!
Nope, and I won't be telling anyone via FB or making any announcements. Those who need to know were told privately either by phone, email, chat, or in person, and those who don't need to know don't need to know! Honestly I can't imagine people outside of my group of close friends and family would care very much - I don't really care much when a casual acquaintance or distant "friend" has a child, to be honest, and I don't expect other people to keep up with my personal life.
I might post a couple of baby pics on FB after the baby is born, but nothing major, and I don't really want to annoy anyone - those would mostly be for the curious and not to shove it down everyone's throat. Some of my friends are very tasteful about their pregnancies and children on FB, and some are simply obnoxious about it. I don't want to fall into the latter camp. No sonograms as profile pics, thanks.
We will be this week - only reason I haven't yet is that I am waiting on the baby converse to arrive to take a photo :P They are coming today, hopefully! I had an idea inspired by a pic I saw either here or on reddit, but rather than just having our converse and the baby ones in a row, I decided to do a photo in the grass, looking down at our feet.
Our 12 week appointment was Friday, and everything is going well. We've told many of our friends (pretty much anyone we see in person the past few weeks) but there's still more to tell. :P Facebook will be the quickest way!
So cute! We told close friends and family in person. Then, after my 12-week appt where we heard the heartbeat (yay!), we made this announcement that we are expecting #4:
1. Because I like to wear elastic-waist pants.
2. Because I missed hanging out in (my midwife)'s office.
3. Because Albert heard his cousin (name) was getting one and he wanted one, too.
4. Because friend#1, friend#2, friend#3, etc. make four look so easy.
5. Because God laughs when you say things like "I will NEVER own a minivan".
We were going to wait as long as possible but wound up having to tell everyone at 8 weeks. I was a matron of honour in a wedding at 9 weeks and it was good we told everyone beforehand, because I was miserable in that dress and heels and I didn't want people to find out then, and steal the limelight from my cousin and his beautiful wife.
Just got to the 16 week mark and posted a pic of me on FB with a 'Pregzilla' tee on - it's a great cartoon of a stick figure with ball belly knocking down a city:) So glad none of my close friends/relatives let anything slip before the FB post (that happened last time, before I'd had the chance to tell all my extended family.....oooops)