It's alllllll out there!!!

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Erin Elizabeth's picture
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It's alllllll out there!!!

We finally made it facebook official. Well, official in general.........we told my parents and sisters today too. Yes, I know you are thinking how could I hide it that long??? Well I'm a little on the heavier side so I can hide the belly, and I have amazing secret keeping skills. With our miscarraige last time I feared telling anyone until this far.

Sooooo it's all out there in the open!

KET_2010's picture
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It's okay. I didn't tell my mom until we were 17 weeks pregnant. I just couldn't get the courage to tell her. But after I did I texted my siblings. My little brother was the most excited because he's rooting for a nephew this time (there's 4 nieces!)

Then I made it FB official and only like 5 people know lol. That was a little after FB changes their settings and I didn't realize that my photo I put up didn't go into everyone's news feed (it says only "important" messages, but how does FB know what's important?!) So I guess on Tuesday when we announce the sex (if LO lets us see!) everyone will be like WHAT?! Ha ha.

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That is a long time to hide it! Was anyone upset that you didn't tell sooner? My IL's (really SIL) would be very upset and hurt if we kept it a secret that long. They just don't understand personal privacy when it comes to pregnancy. They think it belongs to them all if someone is pg. I even think they were a little upset that we waited until I was nearly 8 weeks to tell them, but the way we did it made up for that.

Anyway, I was totally not trying to hijack your thread. Congrats on being out!!

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"KET_2010" wrote:

That was a little after FB changes their settings and I didn't realize that my photo I put up didn't go into everyone's news feed (it says only "important" messages, but how does FB know what's important?!)

I know!? I hate that FB gets to decide now what's important to share with who. I hate when I miss posts because FB didn't deem it important for me to see, or when I post something that it never goes into the news feed!! Bastards.

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I'll bet it's a relief, not feeling like you have to hide something! Smile WTG!!

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

I know!? I hate that FB gets to decide now what's important to share with who. I hate when I miss posts because FB didn't deem it important for me to see, or when I post something that it never goes into the news feed!! Bastards.

I went and changed my settings on every person on my friends list to "Show all posts" ha ha.

But when I told my family they weren't mad we waited (although I did lie and say I was 2 weeks less than I was but measuring big lol). My inlaws don't actually know because we don't talk to any of them (horrible people who try to control us and say I'm using DH for his money and forced him to marry me...a story for another day lol).

I would hope families would be more excited that they were going to welcome a new member of the family instead of being upset, but then again not everyone is the same.

I know the question wasn't directed at me, but I felt like answering anyway ha ha. There's someone else on this board who hasn't told right? And she's waiting until Thanksgiving dinner I think to share! (Sorry I don't remember who!!!)

Erin Elizabeth's picture
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They weren't upset at all! They were super excited and thrilled they didn't have to wait to find out what it was!! lol

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Yay for being out! I'm glad they were excited.
We still haven't told our family & friends either. Next week at Thanksgiving is when we will tell. I am a little worried about hurt feelings but I think everyone will be more excited than not.

jhj
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It is funny how facebook works... but even in real life some people just don't seem to catch on! One of the other mum's at preschool who I see many times per week just realized that we have another little one on the way!!

Must feel good to have it all out there and good luck with your gender ultrasound.. hopefully you will have even more news to share soon!!

Heather

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"Erin Elizabeth" wrote:

They weren't upset at all! They were super excited and thrilled they didn't have to wait to find out what it was!! lol

Glad no one was upset!

Joined: 02/10/08
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yay for being 'out' - we only went 'facebook public' a couple weeks ago...