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Sprout | 6 days

With Sprout's due date just 6 days away, I wanted to prepare you for how we plan to announce his arrival.

I love facebook.  It's been a great outlet to connect with old friend, old classmates, new friends and co-workers.  With that said, I don't plan on making his announcement or any inkling of his arrival until he's here.  More than likely, I won't make the announcement 1st either.  More than likely, my husband with his smart iPhone will tell the world of facebook and tag me in the photo or something.  My phone, while smart... is not that smart.

We do have a chain of phone numbers that we plan on contacting by text and a few by phone when he really does arrive and those texts/calls will happen before facebook does.  We hope that everyone will be kind and let us make the announcement to the world verses making it for us on our facebook walls.  I've thought about turning off posts to my wall in general for fear that this would happen.  I know that everyone is excited about his arrival and we don't want to rain on your parade, but this will be our news to share first.

Gosh, I write that and then I read it back thinking... is that harsh?  I mean.  Not to get on a soap box, but facebook ruins moments like this.  They make the information too easy to post, read, etc... they take away the moments that are special to those that they are happening too because technology is just too advanced.  It's sad.

Anyway, from there we'll be sending out emails and things and I do plan to post something on here.  I had thought about having a back up blogger post a picture or too... and I still might have someone do that, but I cannot promise that it will be in a timely manner.

I won't forget about you though.  If nothing else, I'll post about his arrival and I'll (sadly) make you wait for a picture for when we're home or something...  I don't know.  We'll just have to wait and see how this all pans out.

So, that's the "plan" for now. 

We will tell you as soon as we can... whenever that might be.

Thanks again for all your support!  Just think... 6 more days and he could be here!  WOW!


Nicole said…
I totally agree with you about Facebook ruining moments like announcing the birth of a child and were I on there when my last child was born, I TOTALLY would have locked down my Wall to avoid the exact thing that you mention! I can guarantee that people will think you are being rude, but I think you have every right to be the one to share your son and his arrival with the world, and not one of them (my mother-in-law would have been the one to do that, which is also why we are not friends on FB!)
Kristal said…
I didn't have the facebook issue because my mom and I were both updating my page regularly while I was in labor and once Isaac was born, but if you know you won't be able to be on there right away, then yes, I would definitely turn off wall posts until you can post the news. I don't think it's harsh at all and I completely understand wanting to be the one to share the news! Just don't forget to turn it back on once you do post so you can see all the congrats messages - those are fun. :)
Dre said…
Wow... only 6 more days! I can't wait to "meet" Sprout! You are not harsh. I turned off my wall when I got pregnant, because I was too nervous to tell very many people, and I certainly did not want it to come out on fb. You are justified in doing the same! Wishing you a quick and safe delivery as close to your birth plan as possible!!!

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