Monday, November 12, 2012

The great pregnancy facebook announcement

After much consideration and soliciting advice from the Bitter Infertiles podcast divas, I've decided that the time to make the "oh yeah, by the way, additional child arriving relatively soon" announcement on my personal facebook page has almost arrived.  The one with my name on it, as you might imagine.  Someday there might be more some social media to go with this little blog.  For now, nah.

I've got some ideas of what not to do (pictures involving spaghetti sauce or sonograms are out absolutely) but I'm still considering what exactly to do.

It's my plan that this one status update will be it until there's hopefully a baby to display a few pictures of, because I get irked with the incessant food comparison status updates (much like I still cringe at the unexpected bump photo from the fertile crowd, especially for third children or more). 

So thoughts? Suggestions?  Which of these is least hateful and hurtful?


1: After 3 years and 3 losses, we are excited to welcome kid #2 to the family in early March.

2: After lots of waiting, we are excited to have reached 24 weeks pregnant (gestation?) with kid #2, expected to make his or her arrival in early March.

3. It's official: we're expecting kid #2 any time between now and early March.

4. We are pleased to announce that after 3 years of waiting and losses, kid #2 is due to make his/her arrival in early March.

5 (addendum to any of the above) For those still waiting, our hearts are with you always.



  1. I wish you luck in deciding...I didn't post anything on my last pregnancy until I was admitted for my induction.....but from your choices...I like number 4 the's vague for those who don't get it, but enough for those who do....and I like the addendum too!

  2. I've been trying to figure this out too, for the next couple weeks. I definitely like the addendum and probably #4.

  3. I like 1 and 4 a lot (also with the addendum). Good luck!

  4. I like #1 plus the addendum. A lot. It's honest, true, sensitive, and heart-warming all at once. Good luck! Xoxo

  5. I'm with SRB. I vote option #1 with the addendum. Wishing you all the best with the announcement. I hope for nothing but a positive response and (hopefully) people opening up to you.