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Tried to announce I'm expecting on FB...

post #1 of 15
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Tried to announce I'm expecting on Facebook, and of course I wanted to do it in a cute way thinking people would 'guess'...

 

Well, NOBODY caught it!

 

It was my anniversary and I said some lovely words aimed at my husband and discussed our beautiful children.  I wrote the number of children as ONE MORE than what people know I have thinking that someone would say something noticing of course I wrote one more than I should have!

 

Nobody caught it.

 

Now I am planning on dropping subtle hints all over the place seeing if anybody catches it!

 

I posted a 'pickle recipe' the other day and also wrote today that I was craving 'mangoes'....

 

Sigh.

 

I should take bets on how long this is going to take!

post #2 of 15

:( Im sorry that it didn't go as you wanted it to! But remember that a lot of the time we only skim over peoples Facebook messages, and perhaps the people that may have picked it up thought it was a typo ??? 

Those silly people xxxooo

post #3 of 15

shake.gif people can be so dense!! keep us posted, im curious to hear the end of the story!

i'm going to announce on FB today or tomorrow, fingers crossed people "get" mine!

post #4 of 15

I did the same thing for father's day. Posting about how glad I was that he was the father of my children, but no bites on that either. Now I am just being stubborn and waiting.

post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by themothership View Post

I did the same thing for father's day. Posting about how glad I was that he was the father of my children, but no bites on that either. Now I am just being stubborn and waiting.

 

I guess it's what we get for being so subtle!  DOH

 

I have a few friends who I am closer to IRL who tend to post a ton themselves, but don't seem to really read what other people post.  That's probably part of it.  

 

The irony was, a few of my close friends 'liked' my post, knowing full well that I was pregnant and were not posting anything to see if anybody else caught it.  They knew it was my way of trying to announce it!  LOL

post #6 of 15

FB is not about other people, its about yourself.  But that goes for other people too!   You never know how long you might get away with hiding it.  We waited until 13 weeks.

 

:)  When we did announce to the family that we were due to have another baby, one person in the room looked at me like, another baby, like adopting?  Hehehe, they figured it out whene everyone else started congratulating us.

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by fayebond View Post

FB is not about other people, its about yourself.  But that goes for other people too!   You never know how long you might get away with hiding it.  We waited until 13 weeks.

 

:)  When we did announce to the family that we were due to have another baby, one person in the room looked at me like, another baby, like adopting?  Hehehe, they figured it out whene everyone else started congratulating us.

I guess I'm not the typical FB user then.  I don't tend to post a lot of stuff, probably read updates from friends more and other pages which I like for different interests that I have.  Sure, I have some friends who post like 'their whole day'...from what they're doing, where they're doing it (four square and that kind of ap), to taking pictures of what they're eating/making for dinner.  Do people consider it like a diary then?  Maybe I'm not using it the right way LOL.  

 

Though I personally find the extreme use of facebook as kind of a 'lack of privacy'...

 

I'm going to have to try posting something again later, seeing if anyone notices!  Maybe a recipe for dill pickle ice cream!

post #8 of 15

When I was about 7 weeks or so I changed my FB profile pic to a pregnant cartoon drawing with a cute quote on it. It was a good 10 days before anyone caught on. Even now, months later, people are posting congrats on my page when they "get it" so I think when you are subtle it just takes people longer to catch on. 

I had planned to post next week what we find out what we are having but it has been kind of fun having people not really know....obviously that kind of announcement people wouldn't mistake. It would kind of just be more fun to announce her birth when it happens. orngbiggrin.gif

FB is a funny thing anyway. I have a love/hate relationship with it.

post #9 of 15
Well a dill pickle ice cream recipie ought to do it! FB is such a slippery medium. I was keeping the news under wraps on FB, and posted something about feeling blessed -- referring to something totally unrelated to pregnancy -- and DH's single, no kids, party boy cousin surmised that I was pregnant and outed me. Thankfully he said it on his wall not mine, but still.
post #10 of 15

I had the same thing happen to me when I tried to announce at work.  I wore this t-shirt http://www.cafepress.com/mf/34063058/razz-baby_maternity and that was my announcement.  Nobody got it!  I mean, hello!  They even knew I have been trying for a baby for a long time.  Even when I pointedly asked, "Do you like my shirt?"  The funny thing is that one kid ran up to me (I work in a preschool) and said, "Does that mean you have a baby in your tummy?"  Makes you wonder how unobservant people really are!

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by kaliki_kila View Post

I had the same thing happen to me when I tried to announce at work.  I wore this t-shirt http://www.cafepress.com/mf/34063058/razz-baby_maternity and that was my announcement.  Nobody got it!  I mean, hello!  They even knew I have been trying for a baby for a long time.  Even when I pointedly asked, "Do you like my shirt?"  The funny thing is that one kid ran up to me (I work in a preschool) and said, "Does that mean you have a baby in your tummy?"  Makes you wonder how unobservant people really are!

LOL...see I would have gotten that one right away!  Maybe people are really that self absorbed?

 

OK.  Well, I posted a note about "Pickle and Vanilla Ice Cream Cupcakes", actually Sego from our board wrote something cute (though not eluding to the fact that I am preggo).  I followed her comment with "In reality I'm actually craving broccoli and cole slaw!"  

 

No other comments from friends....

 

Now I just changed my profile picture.  Have a picture of five smiling buns, in a pan, in an oven.  Thought that would work since this is #5 for me!  :)  Will anyone catch it.  The buns are really cuts plush toys.

 

Will anyone get it?  I don't know.  DH seems to want me to get an ultrasound (since I'm not getting any other prenatal testing really).  So if that happens I guess in a few weeks I could post that...sigh.

post #12 of 15

I'm asking this in all honesty - why don't you want to just come out and say 'I'm pregnant'?  I don't mean that as a criticism - I'm just curious!

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mamabeakley View Post

I'm asking this in all honesty - why don't you want to just come out and say 'I'm pregnant'?  I don't mean that as a criticism - I'm just curious!

 

I thought at first I was announcing it pretty obviously.  I mean, adding an extra kid when I thank DH for the 'beautiful family' should have been obvious.  But then the fact that nobody seemed to notice kind of made me turn this into a game after chatting with some IRL friends who are also on FB.  

 

A few of my FB friends who are very close and already know have kind of encouraged me to see how many hints I can drop until SOMEBODY gets it...and they're playing that game with me because none of them are mentioning it when I post a new 'hint'....

 

Yeah, they're finding this hysterical... ROTFLMAO.gif

 

And, hey, this is #5...on one hand I don't know how many of them will be surprised.  They know what a natural birth, mothering, breastfeeding kind of mom I am!  Women who tend to love that stuff tend to have larger families in my experience!

post #14 of 15

Yeah, I can see how it could be a fun game!

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mamabeakley View Post

Yeah, I can see how it could be a fun game!

OK, well now it's a moot point.  One of my friends figured it out!  And, it happened to be one who I friended from mothering....which makes sense because I think all of us seem to be more in tune with that sort of thing.

 

So, congratulations are rolling in LOL.  Could have been worse, only took about a week!

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