grapefruit / 4455 posts
@Foodnerd81: lol I'm glad it's not just me!
@mamimami: nah, it's clear I'm in the minority, and as I mentioned before I've realized it has much to do with the specific person! I think you're good!
@loveisstrange: I'm not offended! I roll my eyes at lots of stuff I don't necessarily find offensive.
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22646 posts
I think it's a great day to announce!
pineapple / 12526 posts
@2littlepumpkins: "Offended" was maybe poor word choice on my part.... but that doesn't really change my point. It sounds like a bad case of bitch eating crackers to me.
Maybe just hide her from your newsfeed if she annoys you this much? That's what I do. I have a friend who chose to spend Mother's Day posting articles about how parenting stuff other than how she parents causes permanent damage to kids.... ummmm, no bitch. Hidden.
GOLD / wonderful coffee bean / 18478 posts
It seems like an appropriate day to announce to me. There are people struggling on a daily basis whether you are aware of it or not. It's unfortunate that such a happy annoucement could make someone else sad, but that can happen on any day.
persimmon / 1141 posts
i think it's a great day to announce. that person who announces could have struggled with multiple losses already and is thrilled to finally be able to announce. you just never know anyone's story!
grapefruit / 4028 posts
I think I prefer it today... It's hard anytime you hear an announcement when you're struggling. Today, at least those of us having a hard time know to avoid social media.
@loveisstrange: like I said, I get im in the minority and that it has much to do with the who. *shrugs*
Eta unfortunately this is sort of a person I can't avoid- her fb post will come up IRL. I responded to you personally because I think you think it bothers me more than it does. I just wondered if it was just DH & me who would think negatively and I guess it mostly is, and that's ok because we're not the type to cause waves over it! Whew that was way too long!!
@Crystal: sorry you have to avoid.
clementine / 903 posts
@2littlepumpkins: I guess the reason I'm in the minority too is I just frankly don't understand the need to "announce" when the average person has like 500 friends, at least half of whom they never talk to. Why contribute to some long lost acquaintance's struggle? But I get I may view the issue differently than most and not offended just might roll my eyes too!! It seems a little special snowflake mother to me, although the nature of social media in general is 90% selfish!
bananas / 9227 posts
I think it's as good a day as ever. I saw 2 announcements and thought it was really sweet and special that they can announce on Mother's Day.
Eta: I did think about my friend that's having a tough time TTC her first. It must be an exceptionally hard day for those struggling
grapefruit / 4418 posts
I think people can and should announce whenever they would like. We aren't into public announcements but I would have been 13 weeks with our cp and we planned to announce to our families on Mother's Day (af showed up a week early instead - so kind!) but I saw a few announcements yesterday and was happu for those people. They didn't sting any more than any other day.
clementine / 770 posts
I thought I'd see some announcements and didn't. While in general I don't think there's anything wrong with announcing it on Mother's Day I can definitely see that it might hurt those who are having trouble ttc.
Also I 100% have different reactions to the same type of posts from different ppl. Certain ppl just come off attention grabby to me. So I'm more likely to roll my eyes at something they post vs someone who doesn't over share and announces the happy news!
cherry / 178 posts
We announced to my husband's family on Mother's Day (we told my family a few days prior). I'm only 5 weeks so obviously no social media yet.
hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts
Someone I know from high school did and I was so happy for her announcement! I think it's wonderful!
pineapple / 12793 posts
I think it's as good a day as any. Unfortunately announcements will always be hard for those struggling.
pomegranate / 3521 posts
I think it's a great time to announce but I understand that it could be hard to see for those struggling with IF.
pomelo / 5524 posts
@oliviaoblivia: Totally agree...
I think no matter what day it is, for those who are struggling, seeing an announcement on social media is hard.
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