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post #21 of 44
As for DS, we will wait a bit longer. I felt so sad last time when he said to his Grandma "we lost the baby". Of course he already asked me if I had a baby in my tummy and that he wanted a brother and a sister. I said maybe. It is amazing how they know everything! Maybe my milk has changed a little already??
post #22 of 44
I have told a few close friends and my SO, I don't think I'm going to leak it to the family until our first ultrasound in about a month and a half, and I'll wait until about 16 weeks to leak it out to the rest of the world.
post #23 of 44
we've told most people already. most of the people at church found out today

ds was told on friday, dd was told yesterday.
post #24 of 44
i havent told my dad yet(he is out of town right now), and dh hasn't told his dad yet(he was at work when hub told his mom)
post #25 of 44

A funny thing happened during vacation...

We are out of town visiting my BIL (dh brother) and his wife. My dh and I are here w/my in-laws and my ds, too. I actually packed tampons and pads for this trip because I was expecting my period.

Well, on New Year's Day I realize I'm late... start thinking I should pick up a pregnancy test just in case, when.... drumroll, plz... my BIL announces that they are expecting! : And I think, well, there's no way I'm pregnant, too, I mean, really... what are the odds, right?

But, I'm paranoid, so I take the test, after a stealth trip to the Wal-Mart to buy some pregnancy tests. Positive. I take another, positive again. Wow. I told my sister. I wasn't going to say anything here because this was their moment, but of course my ds knew and said something about it at the dinner table. Nobody got it, really, but it made me feel so weird that the next day we told all my in-laws at the same time, too. Everyone was very excited. Except my MIL, who I think went from excited (over her 1st grandchild) to shocked (realizing her 2nd grandchild would come 10 days later).

Then I called my mom and told her. I think I'll tell the rest of my family and friends after my 1st real appt, at the end of this month.
post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 
Wow wow! What a great story! And how much fun...the two first grandbabies at the same time!

I had a friend at the time I was pg with my second, and she and I were due 7 weeks apart. She went early, and I went late, and they ended up being less then 3 weeks apart in age. That could so totally happen to you and your SIL. Remember that scene in Father of the Bride II?

Anyway, congratulations, welcome and looking forward to getting to know you!
post #27 of 44
I actually called and told my bff before I told dh-is that bad? My brother is planning to get married this month or next- its kind of an elopment that we get to go see, anyway, I want to wait to tell the family until after that, so we don't steal any of their good wishes. However, to do that, I'd have to not tell dd until then, and I'm really doubting I can do that. She's suddenly started drawing picutres of herself and her new baby sister (I"m certain too this will be a girl). I've told a few other friends.
post #28 of 44
We've pretty much told everyone....just couldn't keep it to ourselves !
post #29 of 44
We told my parents right away because we are on vacation with them and they would have suspected *something* since I am not drinking wine with dinner! We'll probably tell a few close friends once we get home. But we're waiting a bit to tell out of town relatives IMIL/FIL, etc) and others, probably until we see a heartbeat.

I'd like to wait to tell MIL until we want the world to know because last time with my DD she told all of her friends before we were ready for the world to know.
post #30 of 44
My dh and I agreed to keep it to ourselves for the 1st trimester. I told my best friend and her mom. But some friends & family (mine and his) will see baby #3 as a bad decision. Personally i think its none of their business, they should be happy and not judge. but there is a stigma with them about having more than 2 kids as being ridiculous. Why??? No idea! I guess they think its too much work, too much money, too hard for us. But they really have no clue of what we are capable of. Ok this got long..basically we will wait to tell everyone else. then we will tell those who will be only happy for us and then tell the others when i show up with a baby!
post #31 of 44
I'm hoping to wait til around 10 weeks to tell people. I just got the + this morning, and I think I'm about 2 weeks along. I debated even telling DH, he has the biggest mouth ever but he would have figured it out pretty soon anyway. We'll see how long it takes for him to blab
post #32 of 44
Well, ended up telling dd this morning- I just couldn't wait for her to know (and we won't see the midwife until March), and she insisted on calling the whole family to tell them! So much for keeping it quiet. However, its kind of nice having her tell them, it cuts back on me having to deal with all of the shock- though she was dissappointed that no one reacted as happily as she thought they should. I let her call one of her friends- who did finally do the "REALLY? THAT's Great!" response.
post #33 of 44
I can't wait to tell but dh wants to wait for a little while. We will probably end up telling our older kids within a few weeks because they will guess (as soon as I start getting sick in the morning, wanting to sleep all the time, and bugging others to do the cat litter it's a giveaway lol) I'm hoping to wait until after our first ultrasound to tell work since I have only been back to work a few months after being on bedrest for 4 months then maternity leave for 3 months. I'm afraid they won't be too happy with me although I'm only part time now so it won't be that big of a deal.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Beryll View Post
I'm hoping to wait til around 10 weeks to tell people. I just got the + this morning, and I think I'm about 2 weeks along. I debated even telling DH, he has the biggest mouth ever but he would have figured it out pretty soon anyway. We'll see how long it takes for him to blab
FYI, I think you mean 4 weeks along. The first two weeks are a freebie!
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by MyZoeJane View Post
FYI, I think you mean 4 weeks along. The first two weeks are a freebie!
Try explaining that to a man. Hunny, the first two weeks of pregnancy, I am not pregnant. I don't concieve until the first day of the third week.



Even my DH, who is father of NINE has trouble understanding this!
post #36 of 44
i told Dh of course first, he was there when i did the test, well, not when i peed but he was home. DH wants to wait to tell people but i want to tell everyone right now! i'll try and hold out for him on most people but i told my BFF, (DH won't know) and i called my mama, (DH won't know about that either) they live far away. i'm sneaky
post #37 of 44
I hear you Octobermoon about wanting to tell right away. I told DH first then our DD. I want her to be respectful of my belly since she likes to jump on me sometimes. When I told her she held her hand out near my belly and said "You have a baby in your tummy?" She told her grandpa "I'm going to be a big sister." She also told her grandma and my parents. Now we're starting to tell siblings. I think it's really fun sharing...seeing the joy on people's faces and hearing them yell. When DD told my mom, she paused for a minute, made an excited yell and said "I think I'm going to cry."

I tried to wait to tell people. I made it a day.
post #38 of 44
Hello,

I don't know for sure if I'm pregnant or not. I'm not testing, just observing nature to find out. :-) Anywho, we plan on not telling anyone until 4-5 months along, just to be sure. I've read that most miscarriages occur within the first 12 weeks and I really don't want to go around telling everyone I'm pregnant then 2 weeks later, "Um...not anymore." Hopefully nothing bad will happen but I just want to be safe.
post #39 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyZoeJane View Post
FYI, I think you mean 4 weeks along. The first two weeks are a freebie!
Makes sense I guess, since it's usually counted by LMP... I was counting by O date, so I never really thought about it.
post #40 of 44
Never!

I dont know how Im goin to tell anyone, because i dont know how to answer their next ten questions.

What?!! HOW!!?? I thought u guys werent together? What are you going to do? Are you going to make it work? Are you going to X, Y, Z? Are you crazy?

hmmm..well, I guess I know the answers to SOME of those questions......
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