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Whose pregnancy is still a secret?

post #1 of 32
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I'm 7w3d and we haven't told our family yet. Just a few friends of mine that don't live near by....

It's hot here and I've been wearing tanks and stuff around the house....and I look either really chubby lately or pregnant....oppsie.

The catch is, my ridiculously nosey inlaws live next door and I'm the caretaker for my mother who lives with us...sooooo....

I'm waiting for someone to flat out ask me, can you imagine? how rude would that be? "Your stomach is really pudgey lately, are you pregnant?"
Me "Um no? I'm just constipated I guess..."

Anyone else still hiding it? My last 3 pregnancies started off in the winter and it was WAY EASIER to hide a pregnancy under a hoodie or a sweater for sure...
post #2 of 32
The secret's out here. We told very shortly after finding out. We usually wait a little longer, but we went ahead and spilled the beans this time
post #3 of 32
Yup, my two best friends know, and SO's best friend. Nodoby else. I'm 7+5 today.
I'm wondering about telling my mum too though. Not sure yet.
But the rest of the family and friends has to wait until the U/S around 12 weeks.
post #4 of 32
Still a secret here. Haven't even told the ODC. Probably a bit to do with the residual effects of telling ppl about past pgs, and how we hate the comments on our large family!
post #5 of 32
Only our families know.
post #6 of 32
We both have large families that all go to church together, so we can't tell ANYONE until we're ready for the world to know. I did tell my sister and one close friend, but that's it.

We were originally thinking 12 weeks, but I'm with finnegansmom - it's so hard to hide this time! I'm really looking poochy. By the end of the day I look 4 months pregnant. Ridiculous, considering the baby's the size of a lentil.

We have a big family reunion coming up on July 10th - I'll be 8 weeks by that point and past my first dr appt, so I'm thinking we'll spill the beans then.
post #7 of 32
Some friends know and my siblings, mom, and in-laws. We are going to tell my dad this weekend and wait til 12 weeks to tell the rest of our friends.
post #8 of 32
DH's family knows, his mom is an OB and we called her very early on with this pregnancy because I conceived with my IUD still in place (it's since been removed safely) and she was a great source of info even though she's several states away from us.

We're waiting till after my first ultrasound (6/30) to tell my family. I'm nervous how they'll react. They were very supportive after we had our twins but have made several comments about DH and I being "done" after 2 kids. They may have negative things to say about surprise #3. (or they could surprise me and be happy. I guess we'll see)
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by momma-molly View Post

We were originally thinking 12 weeks, but I'm with finnegansmom - it's so hard to hide this time! I'm really looking poochy. By the end of the day I look 4 months pregnant. Ridiculous, considering the baby's the size of a lentil.
This is my problem! My evening I'm HUGE and BLOATED and so blubbery.
I can't suck it in, I just can't, it hurts.

I need to figure something out....I can't hide my girth under a tank top for 5 or 6 more weeks.... yikes
post #10 of 32
We have big mouths & we told everyone.
post #11 of 32
We are still pretty early, 4w4d, so we haven't told anyone. Well, except for my online friends. I would tell the families, bc I know mine won't say anything, but DH's mom is a blabbermouth (which has it's good points, she can really get news out!) and if we lose teh baby, I don't want to have to untell people in the grocery store, kwim? We live near his family in a small town where everyone knows everyone.
post #12 of 32
My family know and a couple of my friends but that is all. Scared to tell everyone since last time we did that we ended up losing the pregnancy.
post #13 of 32
I'm seven weeks now, but we told my parents at 5 weeks and my brothers at 6 weeks. We will tell DH's parents this weekend. And after our 8 week exam on Tuesday, we'll tell the rest of the family. It's too hard for us to hide it because everyone knows we were doing fertility treatments since Jan.
post #14 of 32
The only people that know I'm pregnant is my partner and my mom. Because I've had miscarriages before I'm not telling anyone else until 12 weeks.
I hate telling people. My partner and I aren't married and even my doctor rolled her eyes when I told her we were pregnant the last time. I'm not looking forward to having to share the news with anyone because I can't think of any single person who is going to be excited (and that makes me feel sad).
post #15 of 32
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The only people that know I'm pregnant is my partner and my mom. Because I've had miscarriages before I'm not telling anyone else until 12 weeks.
I hate telling people. My partner and I aren't married and even my doctor rolled her eyes when I told her we were pregnant the last time. I'm not looking forward to having to share the news with anyone because I can't think of any single person who is going to be excited (and that makes me feel sad).
Why would your doctor roll her eyes? That's rude, I would find a new doctor...
I'm sorry you feel sad.
I'm sure people won't be excited for us either, at least our family. Both of our families love misery....they would never see a birth as a happy occassion. A baby to them is a source of stress, work, and financial hardship. My friends on the other hand are normal people who find enjoyment in life and welcome births and love babies. They don't say "how are you going to afford it?"
I wasn't married when I found out I was pregnant with #1...we ended up getting married and now are expecting #3. I don't care what people think about that, life's too short to worry about people passing judgment.
to you.
post #16 of 32
We are still kepping the secret. The kiddoes know, but noone else. I think the other girl scout moms suspect because I have not been doing activities because of the morning sickness. But I will be hiking and ccamping again once I stop vomiting. We will tell then at about 12 weeks.
post #17 of 32
People who need to know, know (my girlfriends I can't party with anymore for sobriety requirements of pregnancy and my need to go to bed at 9pm). Df has told a few people. Mostly we're keeping it on the DL until we hear a heartbeat. Both so we don't have to spread bad news if baby doesn't stick, and also so I don't have to field pregnancy questions for as many weeks. I'm not a big details sharer with the world at large and people can be so nosey about pregnancy, yk?
post #18 of 32
I've told mostly everyone but a few of the daycare parents - but that's coming out too! (Told one more today)

No doctor should roll their eyes at you. : That's just awful! My doctor was thrilled for me and said "How exciting!"
post #19 of 32
We've told our immediate families and a few friends, but that's about it. I'm 8 weeks so I don't really mind if people start to know but I haven't yet made an announcement on facebook or anything.
post #20 of 32
I am only five weeks. No one will know for awhile.
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