Have you spread the good news yet?

User - posted on 08/01/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, I'm 6 weeks today and just wondering if anyone in this group has told their great news yet? And what are your feelings about this? I have only just told my immediate family and was going to wait until 12 weeks to officially let the cat out of the bag, but my husband has pretty much told most of his relatives! Frustrates me a little. This is my second pregnancy and I am due 29 March. I have a 17.5 month old daughter.

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Jodi - posted on 09/23/2010

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I am one of those people that can be read like a large print, open book! With my first pregnancy AND with this one, we let everyone know we were trying, I told my mom and sisters if my period was even a few hours late! With my first pregnancy, I called my mom at 5:30 in the morning to tell her my urine test came back positive! With this one, I found out at about 2 a.m. (E.R. routine preg test before x-ray because I wasn't on BC) and called my mom as soon as I was released! That's just my style, I get excited and want other people to be excited with me! I can't keep my own secrets to save my soul!!!

Bobbi - posted on 09/23/2010

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I too am due March 29th but this is my 3rd pregnancy... I believe you should tell people when you feel comfortable about your pregnancy but at the same time if something were to happen to the pregnancy, everyone would probably find out anyway... So why not spread the good news and have everyone be so excited with you...
It seems like almost everyone knows about your pregnancy anyway... Share your joy if you want... Good Luck...

Dorothy - posted on 08/13/2010

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Were expecting 20 March. Havent told anyone yet, with our first we told everyone as soon as the test showed positive. This time round were thinking of keeping it under wraps for as long as possible, and its killing me. I hate secrets and this one is a biggy. But with so much commotion going on in my family once they find out youre pregnant....we want to keep the peace for as long as we can.

Meghan - posted on 08/11/2010

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I am due March 23, and this is our second. I think the length of time depends on your experiences with pregnancies. We had an ectopic miscarriage before our first child (born march 2009), and we had some "questionable" tests during the first few weeks, so we didn't actually see the baby on an ultrasound until almost 8 weeks. At that point we told our close family and friends. I waited a little while longer to tell people at work/church/etc.

We had another miscarriage in April of 2010, so when we got pregnant with this one, we were of course nervous about loosing it. So we told our parents, and I told my close friends (3 of which were also pregnant). I chose to share because I knew that if I lost this one, I would need them to be there with me.

I think its all a personal choice. But there are people who share as soon as they are 2 days late, and others who wait the full 12 weeks. Its up to you.

Marie - posted on 08/10/2010

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I'm also due March 29! We have only told my closest friends. We are waiting to tell our families until a little later, but probably not at 12 weeks, probably earlier. At about 12 weeks, our first will be celebrating his first birthday and we don't want to distract from that. But I'm already showing and getting sick pretty often that I don't think that we can put it off too much longer. My husband doesn't mind that I've told my closest friends, they are my support system and he understands that.

Elizabeth - posted on 08/08/2010

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with my first one i waited the 12weeks but this time we had been trying for so long that i couldn't hold it in everyone knew and i don't think i was 5weeks yet. my daughter is almost 3 looks like no one else has that big of an age gap

Alissa - posted on 08/05/2010

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We waited to tell family until I had my first ob appt to make sure everything was okay on ultrasound. Then we told family at 7.5 weeks. I told my boss and a few people I work with at 9 weeks. I am currently 10 weeks and don't plan on letting the cat out of the bag until I am 12 weeks. This is my third and this is how I have generally waited to tell each time.

Jamie - posted on 08/05/2010

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I told my parents and co-workers but that was it until we had the ultrasound done on the 2nd. I had miscarried in march and we had told everyone so I wanted to make sure everything was going good this time around before we told everyone.

Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2010

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We told our parents and siblings after the first doctor appointment and ultrasound at 8 weeks. We will wait to tell everyone else until after the next doctor appointment. My family has a HUGE history of miscarriage so I prefer to be cautious.

Desiree - posted on 08/04/2010

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My husband had pretty much told everyone he is leaving in two weeks and he wanted to be able to share the news with his friends and family even if it was over the phone, I am fine with this because the next time he will see the baby the baby will be 3 months old. this is our 5th baby. and I am due around March 30th I think . I have a 16 months old a two year old and 5 year old and they are all girls I have a son who just turned 7.

Angela - posted on 08/03/2010

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im pregnant with my first so naturally i wanted advise from my friends and family. So as soon as the pregnancy was confirmed we told everyone we new. we're very excited for our new arrival march 19th

Olivia - posted on 08/03/2010

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We had been actively trying for 2 months & we let everyone know that. So as soon as those positive test results came back, we told them! They were very excited. I have a 20 month old at the moment. She'll be 2 in December. & i'm due march 3rd. Its just really exciting!

Jessica - posted on 08/02/2010

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Most people wait to tell everyone until they are farther along... my husband and I take the opposite approach. We told everyone as soon as we got the positive test results. It just depends on how you feel.

Christy - posted on 08/02/2010

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We have only told parents and siblings so far, and are planning to wait to tell the rest of the fam and friends until 10-12 weeks. It's hard not to tell though! We want to wait to really go 'public' until around 12 as that's when we'll tell our 2 year old too, cause he'll hear us talking about it and will need to know.

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