I love pregnant women. I even loved being pregnant myself. (All right, maybe not all the time, but most of the time.) Pregnancy is one of the most amazing periods in a woman's life. But what I think we could all do without is the constant Facebooking some pregnant women feel they need to partake in. The up-to-the-minute status updates; the unnecessary photos; the gory details. Sometimes, it's just too much.
I want to hear about your pregnancy (and see photos!), but there ought to be a line, you know? I'm truly sorry that you vomited earlier this morning, but maybe don't write that on your timeline?
Here are 6 Facebook fails of pregnant women.
The sonogram shot. Listen. Seeing the little baby that's growing inside of you for the first time is amazing! I know, I've been there. But guess what? Nobody else cares that much. To us, it's our baby; to them, well, it's just a white blob against a black background.
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The constant complaining. Pregnancy can be tough. Especially towards the end. Been there. But some people haven't been there, and maybe they want to. You never know if any of your Facebook friends are having a hard time conceiving or, worse, if something really terrible happened to them during their pregnancy. So, maybe leave the complaining for your significant other and family members.
The photo of you basically giving birth. It's great that you have that incredibly special memory captured. But that's a photo that should be filed "private." Not everyone wants to see a baby the second they're born -- and all the stuff that comes with it.
Constantly referring to your unborn baby by their name. People will get confused. They'll think you already gave birth. Plus, don't you want to leave something for a surprise?
The up-to-the-minute labor details. Hey, if it gets your mind off of the pain, I totally understand that. But just saying, not everyone is interested.
The should-remain-private details. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it's not always pretty. How about leaving a little mystique with your Facebook friends, and not telling them how you've been "farting non-stop" since last Friday? Just a suggestion.
Are there any "pregnancy Facebook fails" you can think of?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program