Either because you wanted them to, or because they took it upon themselves?
We had to tell people who we told in person about my pregnancy to not announce it anywhere. Two days later someone announced for us, I was SO irritated I made DH tell them to take it down. We found out about my nephews passing (born early) and my nieces birth on social media. I was so heartbroken. So again after our kids were born we asked that people let us announce when we were ready.
eggplant / 11861 posts
BIL posted a picture on IG! I was OK with it...hahah he was excited!
pear / 1998 posts
No, not that I know of.
But my MIL asked me to tell her if I got pregnant before I put it on Facebook. I think she put it, "Well, I'd hope you tell your family before you put anything on Facebook." I was super annoyed at her comment - I barely even use Facebook and her saying that to me made me think that she doesn't think much of me.
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
My brother announced DS's birth on FB the moment he met him. I didn't mind.
watermelon / 14467 posts
I specifically told everyone that they were not to mention anything to anybody until we posted on FB/IG.
honeydew / 7622 posts
Yes. We arranged to have @littlejoy email close family and friends since she was at the birth.
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Someone that I texted wrote on my FB before we had a chance to post... Oh well...
clementine / 939 posts
I had disabled people from posting on my wall/linking to my name when I went into labor. My sister didn't realize how crazy I was about it and posted something about being so excited for her new nephew (we were team green). So, a few of my friends found out that way bc they are also her FB friend. No biggie but not 100% to plan
clementine / 918 posts
With Lucas, I had called and told my parents. My mom asked if she could tell her sister and dad. I said of course (she was SO excited). While we were telling DH's parents, my cousin (the son of mom's sister) congratulated me on facebook. This is how my sister found out I was pregnant (she was next on the list of people to call! I swear!) I didn't anticipate having to say no facebook because my mom, aunt, and grandpa are not avid facebookers, but i didn't think about my cousin.
I told my sister first when I was pregnant with J.
nectarine / 2765 posts
My SIL announced without our knowing on FB. I was pretty pissed to be honest. We were team green with twins and one thing we were most looking forward to was announcing genders and their names. Right after the delivery, we saw/announced to our family & a couple very close friends who were at the hospital while I was on my way to recovery. DH & I were kept in the recovery room for a little while and that was when she announced....including their full names and weights. I saw shortly after that my phone was blowing up with congrats because she had tagged us. I. Was. Not. Happy. I'm still a little upset about it now, 2 years later.
clementine / 915 posts
My step mom is Facebook obsessed and for weeks after sharing the news of our pregnancy with family kept hounding me about when she could post even though I requested that everyone wait until we could tell friends personally after 12 weeks.
She announced his birth on Facebook before I was even out of recovery. We were team green and she posted about us having a boy. I was so mad!
pomelo / 5678 posts
kiwi / 641 posts
My uncle's wife is FB obsessed and mentioned my pregnancy with LO2 as part of a birthday wall post. I had only told a handful of people outside of family and no one at work yet so I was pretty pissed!
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
My dad announced E's birth on Facebook like an hour after we called to tell him.
grapefruit / 4903 posts
Someone else told my brother with DD1.
With DD2, a nurse accidentally told my mother, sister and DD1 that the baby had been born, her gender and her name, all in one fell swoop.
nectarine / 2951 posts
Luckily no, but a colleague reposted my birth announcement and I was livid. She was immediately defriended.
cantaloupe / 6634 posts
Yes, my MIL announced my pregnancy on her Christmas card...
cantaloupe / 6059 posts
My MIL announced to all of her friends that I was pregnant at a big party she hosted. We'd told her not to but she did it anyways because she was mad at us for not coming to the party.
grapefruit / 4903 posts
@simplyfelicity: @coopsmama: so not cool.
pineapple / 12053 posts
nope, but we found out about two of our BFF's babies births because their sisters posted!
clementine / 806 posts
Fortunately, people were good about keeping the pregnancy quiet until we announced it (we laid down the law very explicitly!). But SIL posted about being an aunt on Facebook before we announced the birth. I saw it, and in my postpartum emotional craziness, I completely broke down sobbing. My husband called her (she lives in Europe) and told her how upset we were. She totally didn't get it at all, but at least she apologized.