Facebook addicts

(15 Posts)
MamaBtobe Mon 20-Mar-17 20:55:55

Hi all, this is probably a bit of an AIBU post but here goes anyway...
My DH and I are planning to announce our news that we are expecting our first baby this week. I'm 12 weeks already and so far I have been happy to keep the exciting news between us. It's been fantastic having breathing space to get ready for this next chapter in our lives.
We know our families will be both surprised and ecstatic and bursting to share the news but whilst I'm excited for them, I have one issue...they flipping love a Facebook announcement confused
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy browsing through my social media accounts but I'm quite a private person and I'm not interested in acquaintances and friends of friends knowing my business.
Am I wrong to put a Facebook post ban on the news?! I feel bad but at the same time the thought of an announcement from one of our family members fills me with dread! Especially if something is posted before we get to share our news with our friends and colleagues.
Anyone put a Facebook announcement ban in place? How was it recently ever? My FIL will hate me lol 😟

Avasmummy16 Tue 21-Mar-17 16:05:31

Congratulations to you both , it certainly is a very exciting time.
Yanbu, i put a facebook ban on all my family when we were expecting for the same reason as you.
I didn't want all the world to know and if i wanted people to know I told them personally, I think it's better that way, and everyone respected my decision as they didn't want to upset me.
But I'm not on Facebook anyway so even if they did, I didn't know about it.smile

Astro55 Tue 21-Mar-17 16:07:29

It's really sad that you have to remind people that this is your news for sharing and not theirs! Some people have no idea how to treat such news!!

ellesbellesxxx Tue 21-Mar-17 16:07:44

We said that we didn't want anything on fb too and it's been fine.. apart from one friend trying to tag me in lots of things confused

When our twins arrive, fb would be the last place we would share it and I def don't want their photos on there.. once online they belong to fb!

So.. I hear you smile

2014newme Tue 21-Mar-17 16:08:20

When I was pg the trend was just to tell people rather than announced, that was for the royal family only. Yanbu about fb.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 21-Mar-17 16:08:58

After my DD was born DH called / text a photo to our immediate family, including 'please don't post to Facebook!' And five minutes later I had loads of texts from people congratulating me, and realised DH's mum had sent it to his aunt and she had put the picture online and tagged us.

I was so angry.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 21-Mar-17 16:10:05

I guess my point is, you can say it, but someone might ignore it!

MissJC Tue 21-Mar-17 16:11:30

Same thing happened to me! 5 minutes after giving birth my sister in law who I can't abide anyway decided to announce it on fb and tag me in it. Started getting texts etc so I rang her (whilst being stitched up mind!) and gave her both barrels.
She removed said post pronto. It's just plain cheeky and thoughtless.

Nicnak2223 Tue 21-Mar-17 16:15:48

I did exactly the same, and it wasn't a problem for anyone (or if it was they didn't tell me)

It's not their news to share

MamaBtoB Tue 21-Mar-17 16:21:08

Thanks everyone 😊 I know I'm within my right but I also know I'll offend some but like you say it's our news.
I cannot wait to tell everyone after our scan this week!

MamaBtoB Tue 21-Mar-17 16:21:56

MissJC you were right to be annoyed! 🙈 I would be furious

Grainfail Tue 21-Mar-17 16:42:24

I always thought it went without saying that you don't announce someone else's news on FB until you see that they have, at which point you can comment on it.
That is until my brother announced our daughter's birth before we had told everyone we wanted. I got a bunch of messages from people I wanted to call/text personally. Still irks me that he says to us not to put anything on FB of his until he has, so he obviously knows the rules.
OP - you're completely within your rights not to have your life plastered on social media except under your own terms.

TheNewWife Tue 21-Mar-17 17:27:07

There was not a thing on FB regarding my wedding or that I'm now expecting.
My DM struggled with it around our wedding but I stuck my heels in - if I wanted you to see me get wed then you'd have been invited.
Same for my pregnancy - if I want you to know I'm pregnant then you'll know. I don't think it needs splashed all over FB plus it bores the shit out of folk. I'm bored by other people's inane posts about how they spent seventytwelve hours pram shopping and 'sstttiiiiilllll can't decide' #yawn so what makes my updates any different?!
Anyway, I digress - it's your baby, your rules.
I met an acquaintance in the supermarket the other day and her jaw hit the floor when she realised I was pregnant and so obviously close to dropping. Hilarious!

EllaNB Sat 25-Mar-17 09:35:55

Hi, I am 17 weeks pregnant and have have put in place a FB ban. I've told all my friends and family in person or by telephone! Everyone has respected my wishes! Xx

MSH2010 Wed 29-Mar-17 14:09:23

I've been worried others would do it to me so I've turned off people being able to write on my wall and all posts tagging me have to be approved by me first.

I majorly don't get on with my MIL and I'm not friends with her on fb so just hoping she hasn't posted anything otherwise we really will fall out again.

She's doing my head in with daily texts since she found out.... She never text me last week when it was my birthday sad

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