Note: After getting several comments/e-mails regarding this post, please remember that this is not about mine and Nate's family. It is just something we saw that would make for interesting discussion. Thanks!
In this world of Pinterest and wayyyyy too much available information on the internet- I have heard so much about things I should take/do at the hospital...and honestly not a whole lot about what actually happens at the hospital. I mean, I know I leave with a baby (hopefully), but I'm kind of learning that stuff as we go (though we haven't even toured our hospital yet, and we aren't taking any kind of class...whoops).
Here is one that I can't get out of my mind that I can really see both sides of the argument for. But, I want to see what other people think.
The Cell Phone Bucket
"For all of us paranoid moms that are worried people are going to tell the world before we get a chance to, put out a bucket that everyone has to put their cell phones/cameras in when they come to the hospital."
This supposedly ensures that the only pictures of the baby in the hospital are on your camera and therefore you are the only person that can IG/Facebook/Tweet anything with the baby's face on it.
I can see this being kind of genius since we did have a friend post a thing on Facebook about how they knew the gender of Wookie (before we'd even had a chance to talk to Nate's mom- we had to put that fire out FAST) so it's nice to know that even if people say on facebook "Wookie Wagner, Born blah blah blah weighing blah blah blah..." at least you get to choose what picture goes along with it or, if you are one of those people that do not want your kids pictures on the internet at all you have control over that as well.
I can also see this backfiring horribly. What if something happens to your camera and you get home to discover you have ZERO pictures of your baby in the hospital. These are the things that keep me up at night.
I feel like this also goes into the whole "do I tell anyone that I'm going to the hospital or wait until we get home?" discussion.
I know a few people that didn't tell anyone when they were in the hospital and in fact a lot of people didn't know they had the baby for over a week. I kind of secretly love this because you really get time to establish your family dynamic and enjoy your new little clan. However, I can also see Wookie's grandmothers killing me.
With today's "look at me" mentality, I have a hard time saying that privacy is needed when there is obviously that selfish layer of "uhh, if anyone is going to announce that I had my baby, it needs to be me" when really anyone that puts things on the internet are just trying to inform people of your happy news. Does it matter if it comes from you or someone else?
I'm interested to hear what people have to say about this. Do mom's get to say who announces, does it matter if it gets announced, are you too exhausted to care who announces it anyway?