So, as the proud parent of our first little baby boy (born last thursday), and wanting to share him with the world (and my family begging me for the same), I find myself running into an philosophical issue. How much information out there about your child is too much? Case in point, I put up a picture of him, still in the OR, with ink on his foot and the footprint card in the shot. His genitalia were covered, but one of my family asked me if it was a risk putting his "medical information" out there (posted to my blog). I went back and looked at the photo, and the card only had my wife's name and the hospital he was born at easily read. I find myself though, saying things on Facebook like "Born just over 8 lbs, and just less than 23" long" rather than putting all of that specific information out there for everyone. I kind of feel that information should be passed over the phone, or in private emails. Since this is our first child, I am still trying to muddle my way through my ideas, and also figure out exactly what those ideas are. So for those of you who have had children in this new digital privacy age: What have you decided about information going out (via pictures or text)? What made you decide on that course of action? I do know that I am going to take tons of pictures of my little guy, and will post most of them on the internet, so it is not a question of his face/appearance, but rather those other "identifying information" things. I would HIGHLY PREFER preferences made regarding your own children (real or hypothetical), rather than a discussion of individual privacy in general (trying to keep this out of photographers/parents rights arena). Lets please be civil, and remember everyone's opinion is valuable (even if it simply reinforces how you believe the opposite). For what it is worth, all of our family on both sides are in the US, but we have many friends abroad (mostly Europe). Mods, if this runs too close to the rules against discussing the rights of parents vs photographers rights, please let me know and delete the thread. Again, I would like to hear advice on how you would deal with your children, and their information, not children in general. BTW, the pic that got me thinking about this, and the one of his hospital bracelet is at my blog http://cruzan80.tumblr.com. My wife and my son (Saul) are both at home doing great.