We (technically my husband) made the announcement at our big easter meal, which involved both our parents, most of our siblings, and an aunt. I have otherwise only told 1 friend. I have been out of commission due to nausea/vomiting and then the longest cold ever so I haven't even been around my friends much to be tempted to tell them. I suspect I will be coming out of seclusion some time soon as I am now just past 12 weeks and this nausea has to end sometime, right? haven't told anyone at work yet but will have to soon so they can start planning for maternity leave. I would have loved to hear a heartbeat before announcing, but I have had no indications for an ultrasound and my retroverted uterus thwarted the doppler. My appt May 2nd will likely be when I hear it first. As my husband joked, if it's NOT viable and I am still this sick I have bigger problems than a miscarriage going on. I guess back in the day, pre-technology the convention was to wait until 12 weeks or so to tell, so I guess heartbeat or not I am pretty much in the clear, or as much as one can be. This is my first pregnancy and while I'm bloated and have huge breasts (well, relative to the almost-A-cup I had before) I am far from showing. It was cool telling my parents, they both cried! first grandbaby-to-be for both our families.