I'd like to hear some experiences and opinions on how you handled social media when it comes to your pregnancy, birth and baby?
I'm on Facebook but am not very active. I don't like to share much personal stuff and my husband is the same. We both only use it to keep in touch with family and friends overseas.
We've already had once incident where my MIL decided it was sensible to share a silly baby related post on my wall when I was 10w. I absolutely lost it with her, quickly deleted it and very bluntly asked her not to do that again. I explained that we hadn't shared the news and people would catch on, including my work and close friends and family who don't know yet! She said she didn't even think and apologised. She is so excited which makes me very nervous about what she'll be like on Facebook when the baby arrives. I'm tempted to make a rule for everyone that not one photo gets posted without our permission. Is this a bit extreme? She has all sorts of random acquaintances on Facebook who we don't know and I just don't like the idea of something so intimate and personal being shared with strangers.
I've often seen people announcing someone else's baby's birth before the parents even have a chance and I would be devastated if we didn't get to share this ourselves. Not to mention very private pictures being shared without my permission. We're not even sure we want to do a Facebook pregnancy announcement. I would go off Facebook but prefer to stay on so I can monitor anyone sharing anything about our baby. It's crazy how everyone raises an eyebrow if you want to keep private stuff off Facebook like there's something wrong with you.
Advice please! Thanks so much