The other morning, while eating a bowl of fresh blackberries, I checked facebook. While scrolling through updates, I saw a picture that, at first glance, I couldn't quite tell what it was. So, I clicked on it so it would enlarge. When it did, I nearly spilled my bowl of blackberries. It was a photo of three positive pregnancy tests.
A friend's husband announced her pregnancy by posting a photo of the used and peed-on sticks on facebook.
I sat there in shock for a few minutes. I don't consider myself a prude, but really? Was this necessary? I know that people are constantly posting their ultrasounds on facebook and whatnot, and honestly? That bothers me too. I don't want to see your insides! My best friend didn't even send me her ultrasound when she was pregnant; I don't want to see ultrasounds for a girl I haven't seen since 7th grade or the wife of a college friend who I have met once.
I just feel that some things are better to be kept private. There are limits people, limits! When did we become a society where anything goes and everything is acceptable? When I am having babies, I will not announce it via facebook, I will not post ultrasound pictures and frankly, I may not even post weekly belly shots (at least bare belly!). Sure, baby bellies are cute, I don't mind that, but that doesn't mean that everyone else in the world wants to see my expanding waistline!
Perhaps I'll feel differently when I am having babies. Call me old fashioned if you wish, but I just think some things should stay close to the family. Oh and I also don't want to find out the sex of my babies before I have them, but that is a totally separate story.
I'd also like to add that I am so thrilled for my friend and her husband, as I am always thrilled when friends are expecting babies, so please don't think that I am saying otherwise in this instance. I hope this isn't sounding offensive to anyone, because that certainly isn't my intention in the least.
Am I taking this too seriously? Am I being ridiculous? Your thoughts on the matter?