Emily - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
We've always just told people pretty much as soon as we've known. With our first, we waited until 12 weeks (because I'd had a previous miscarriage and wanted to be sure we actually had one), then just announced it at a big Thanksgiving dinner.
This time, we've decided to wait to tell for a few weeks. partly because we'd like to enjoy our excitement without having to deal with rude comments from well meaning, but less supportive family members. Also, we've decided that whenever possible, we'd like to tell people in person, instead of over the phone... but we don't live near either of our parents. My in-laws will be visiting when my sister-in-law has her baby in the next week or two... so we'll wait until at least then to tell them. (BTW, my sister-in-law knows already, because she's the most supportive, and she's been my confidant recently... I already asked her and she said she doesn't mind me telling people when they're here for her baby... as long as I wait a day or two.)
Anyway, I've always had a hard time keeping this particular secret... but this time it doesn't seem so bad. So, now that I'm confidant that I don't need to rush out and tell everyone I've ever met... I'd like to be a bit more creative in telling people this time around. Any ideas? How are you telling? How have you told in the past?