How did you announce the birth on facebook? Deeeee TTC since Dec 2014; 2 kids; New York, NY, United States 387 posts
Jul 25th '13

How did everyone announce the birth of your baby on facebook? Did you include just the name and something like "He/she's here!"? I'm curious how other people have done this. Is it weird to include the birth weight etc.? What did you post? Any cute or unique ideas?

Lastly, how long did you wait before posting?

I'm looking for guides on etiquette and what other people have done. Did you announce when you went into labor too?

My facebook is friends only, no coworkers, some online friends/acquaintances and some random people from high school.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
Jul 25th '13

Haha. I posted "I'm having a c section" as they were wheeling me to the OR. Then I handed my phone off to a friend to keep everyone updated. In my defense, I was on meds that had me out of it.

Mummy-2-3-Monsters 3 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 15734 posts
Jul 25th '13

Just posted a picture. Same as the announcing of pregnancy.. Post a pic of the ultrasound.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jul 25th '13

Announced when we were going in and some updates then posted stats as soon as we got to recovery then photos once grandma and big brother got there. Same with our son just no one but grandma.

Layla's Momma ♥ 17 kids; California 4457 posts
Jul 25th '13

Nobody knew I was pregnant! Only close family members. I posted pictures after I got home from the hospital everyone was shocked lmao ... I definitely want to try do that again with our next one ;)

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jul 25th '13

I posted a picture of my daughter holding the new baby. People figured it out.

{Shelly} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 7123 posts
Jul 25th '13

We waited until both sets of parents knew he was here and seen a photo. And all our sisters had seen a photo. Then my partner uploaded a photo of him to Facebook saying his name, time and weight. :)

Also I never announced when I was in labor, but we did tell our parents... And my mum announced it wishing me luck. Lol

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
Jul 25th '13

I "checked in" at the hospital with the caption "watch this space".
Then I posted a pic of baby with the name, time, weight and length

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
Jul 25th '13

I updated all through labor with both girls, I have a TON of people on my friend's list from various mommy groups and it was just easier to post how many CM I was and such on my wall versus in each individual group since they all wanted to know. Lol. A little while after they were born I posted a picture saying "She's here! ______ was born at ______, weighed ________ and was ___ inches long." I waited a couple hours or so because I wanted to cuddle with them and such before I started messing with my phone/laptop.

Amber {Dylan's momma} 1 child; Lodi, Ohio 2052 posts
Jul 25th '13

posted a picture with name and stats

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
Jul 25th '13

Posted a status with his name and stats, then posted a few pics with different things in the captions ex. One had his name, another his DOB and the time, & so on. A status isn't going to stay forever that's why I did that with the pics

Jess✿ 3 kids; Australia 4334 posts
Jul 25th '13

Like this :)


Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
Jul 25th '13

I just made a status update saying what time they were born and how much they weighed.