Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
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I hope your son does get home in time!
My girls and my niece are the first in my husband's family in 4 generations. All other women were married in. He's one of 3 brothers. They are a big deal here too
Gloria congrats on your granddaughter, and hoping that your son gets home in time.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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I think important news should always be shared first with immediate family by phone. Then it can be spread to extended family & friends on Facebook & email & blogs & whatever, and updates can always be posted. After Tiven was born, I was in no shape to make a bunch of phone calls and DH was in the NICU with her. I called my sister, my dad, and my MIL, and those people spread the news to everyone else. DH & I have been so ticked to learn about our sisters' pregnancies & engagements via FB or email. I found out my nephew was back safely from Afghanistan via FB, and not even by an announcement post! My sister mentioned him in a post about having a BBQ & someone else asked if he was back & she said he'd been back two weeks. Grrrrr.....
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I announced my last pregnancy on Facebook -- only my mom knew beforehand. My sister was LIVID. She didn't speak to me for 5 months.
I used Facebook as the medium for telling everyone because the last baby my sister (the same one in question) was mad that she found out after my other sister. I figured this way they could find out at the same time.
I think my sister was more mad that I was having a baby, and she wasn't (she tried as a single mom via IUI). But she blamed it on HOW I told.
Next baby we have, I'm announcing it on Facebook and leaving her off the post. Then she'll have something to be mad about.
I think it's find vehicle for telling people the same news all at once, if you are sure the people that know are on Facebook regularity.
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Joseph stillborn 01/08/2007
...ssshhh FB and whole world secret
I would be livid if I found something that serious over facebook!! Yes, calling ppl to give them horrible news isn't nice but it's just one of them things that has to be done. The parent doesn't need to do it, but another close family member could.
Me - Kristi, 29
DD - Leia, July 5 2008
I luurrrrrve to lurk!
If I want to tell a group of people something at the same time, I email them...it's usually just my family that I'd send out a life update to anyway. With email, I feel like I'm talking to people, instead of talking AT people.
I would never have to worry about something getting around on fb faster than by phone. My FIL has such a big mouth and loves to be the messenger of any piece of info that's newsworthy, so he'd inform the world before anyone could even log onto their fb. That's why I repeatedly tell DH to NOT tell his dad anything that could be the slightest bit gossipy or personal.
Personally, I really only go on the private birth boards from here that were set up on fb. Both my boards here died ages ago, but everyone still stays in touch on fb. I've never posted anything on fb that was like huge news or anything. I was thinking about posting that I just cut 10 inches off my hair and sharing pics of the new coif, but I'm like meh. The people who really care will see it anyway in person!
I've found out a few things on fb that made me go hmm. Like, if you want everyone to call you up once you share your news on your profile, maybe you should've picked up the phone in the first place. KWIM? If you share on fb, you should be prepared to get people's comments via the same medium. Yeah, some people will email or phone or come over, I guess it just depends on the kind of news it is.