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post #21 of 33

My closest friends have known since I have known.  And we told the in-laws/that side of the family at 10 wk.  

 

I had an ultrasound today at almost 13 wk and everything is looking great so I am dying to tell the world....problem is, I'm NOT dying to tell my parents (so much obsessive, paranoid worrying and opinions will rain down on my head!).  Plus, I won't see them in person for 2 weeks and don't want to do it on the phone......but really don't want to wait those 2 weeks to tell our friends (mostly through facebook)....can you imagine if someone knew through FB and said congrats to my parents and they didn't know I was pregnant?!  omg.  

post #22 of 33

I'm waiting until I hear the heartbeat, hopefully at my midwives appointment next week. My husband is getting antsy. He was all stoked that I'd be 12 weeks on Easter, so he thought he could tell everyone on the long weekend. I've told a couple of close friends, my sister and mom, and Hubs told his parents because I thought he was going to explode. I think I'm going to wait until I have a definite tummy before I tell my 2 yo. She said something once about me having a baby in my tummy out of the blue, but I think she's forgotten it by now...

 

 

post #23 of 33
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Oh that's so frustrating to be behind what you thought!  That happened to me with my first b/c I didn't understand the pregnancy week counting.  I thought I was 10 weeks and I was only 9.  I cried right there in the birth center b/c I knew that meant I was farther away from the hope of the second tri where I assumed I would no longer have morning sickness.

 

Thanks Jaimee : )  I was definitely sad because of the morning sickness I am ready to be over!  And even though this is our second pregnancy, I keep having to explain to my hubby why I was already "2 weeks pregnant" when we conceived.  I still can't believe I am just 9 weeks today!
 

 

post #24 of 33
We made the general announcement today (but my friends in my local AP group already knew, and a few select online friends). My hubby created a video that we shared on Facebook - enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK1dsymzqwo
post #25 of 33

I've had so many issues, that we have told very few people. I'm waiting for the results of my CVS. It's just been hard to get excited until things calm down a bit. 

post #26 of 33
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We made the general announcement today (but my friends in my local AP group already knew, and a few select online friends). My hubby created a video that we shared on Facebook - enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK1dsymzqwo


that was awesome! very cool idea!

post #27 of 33

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. 

post #28 of 33

I think I've waited too long to tell. I'm a little bummed. I'm only 10 weeks but this being my fourth I am definitely showing. Now I've got people asking and not accepting any kind of denial because "it's obvious". I really wanted to wait it out and tell everyone in my own way but I'm afraid I've missed that opportunity. Bummer. I've got a slideshow and big brother t-shirt all made and everyone already knows.

post #29 of 33
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I think I've waited too long to tell. I'm a little bummed. I'm only 10 weeks but this being my fourth I am definitely showing. Now I've got people asking and not accepting any kind of denial because "it's obvious". I really wanted to wait it out and tell everyone in my own way but I'm afraid I've missed that opportunity. Bummer. I've got a slideshow and big brother t-shirt all made and everyone already knows.



I feel the same way.  Im 10 weeks also.  Its not terrible obvious, but people knew we were trying and I'm definitely either showing or gaining a strange amount of front weight.  Subsequent children just want to fly forth from your torso and let the world know they are in there.

post #30 of 33

We told everyone almost right away. DH is always so excited and wants to share the news asap :)


 

post #31 of 33
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I feel the same way.  Im 10 weeks also.  Its not terrible obvious, but people knew we were trying and I'm definitely either showing or gaining a strange amount of front weight.  Subsequent children just want to fly forth from your torso and let the world know they are in there.


So true! My belly isn't cute and round b/c I'm too round for that already but it is pretty unmistakable at this point. People keep looking at me funny and waiting for me to tell them or they just plain ask. I'm sure my mom's probably offended. :( I like to wait but if I do this again I'll probably tell around 8 weeks.

post #32 of 33

Ha ha ha ha..  It's so true.  There is no way that I could hide a pregnancy much past 8-10 weeks..  I'd have to totally avoid everyone, wear enormous clothing and avoid all situations with wine/alcohol..  I get called out so fast.  ;)
 

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I feel the same way.  Im 10 weeks also.  Its not terrible obvious, but people knew we were trying and I'm definitely either showing or gaining a strange amount of front weight.  Subsequent children just want to fly forth from your torso and let the world know they are in there.



 

post #33 of 33

I am from a proud Irish family, and we told everyone about the wee leprechaun to be on Saint Patrick's Day. It seemed fitting. :-)

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