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Would this upset you? *Added*
by Oostera
January 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

You are having your second baby. This time around, you are having a boy (first child was a girl). So, you labour and give birth, then send your DH to call the close family and friends. He does this. Suddenly, your phone is dinging texts of congratulations from FaceBook. You check FB and notice that your Mother has posted about the birth of your son, his name, his weight and height measurements, and his time of birth... before you were even moved to the ward rooms... before you even had a chance to post it yourself. You had no reason to suspect that she would because she didn't do this with your daughter. Would that make you upset?


I'm no longer upset over this but I do still hold the same feelings about the situation. I just wanted to see how other people would feel, given the same situation. We hadn't told anyone about the sex of our baby, or what the name was going to be. My mother had a lot of my friends on her FB because she either liked to keep tabs on me or wanted to be the "cool" mom that is besties with her daughter. I wasn't traumatized or exhausted or too busy after the birth to post for myself, either. It was my news to share. He was my baby. That was something that I would have liked to have done, as the parent. Yes, she was excited, I suppose, but why not say, "Yay! Baby arrived!"? I mean, she hadn't even seen him yet and she posted all of his stats.

Doesn't matter:) I am over it, I just wanted to see how others would feel on the matter and explain, maybe, why I felt the way I did.

Would you be upset by the scenario written below?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 37% - Yes
  2. 59% - No
  3. 3% - Other (because there always is, isn't there?)


  • peanutsmommy1
    January 22, 2013 at 2:48 PM
    No, she is just a happy grandma sharing the news
  • Sharell8710
    January 22, 2013 at 2:48 PM

     Over-stepping boundaries.

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM
    No I wouldn't care. My mom only has family on her Facebook and a couple co workers
  • momtolittleg
    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Nah, because even when I was friends with my mother on FB, we didn't share many friends. 

  • CorpCityGrl
    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    No.  My mom did that when I had DD.  She was happy and excited to share the news and I didn't mind at all.  It was nice to get all the messages from people.

  • .Nobody.
    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM
    You shoulda posted to Facebook the moment your kid came flying out of the womb. Ya snooze ya lose.

    Lol jk.
  • Dzyre1115
    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

     Social Media is out there and someone was bound to announce it on there.  You should have had your husband post first.

  • mary841108
    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM

     nope. she is a proud grammy. they tend to go a bit over board.

  • Junesmommy18
    January 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM
    No. After I had my DD my thought wasn't "gotta Facebook this" I let my Family take care of that... They tagged me in the announcement. Lol
  • Mistweave
    January 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM
    I'd only be upset that she posted it before me. That's why I'll post and then tell the family :P

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