Originally Posted by GoofyInOK
Craft_Media_Hero - I totally understand how you feel. Isn't it frustrating that you know once you tell everyone, the judgment time begins? I told a lady at my work who I thought would be supportive, and she turned around and starting asking a million questions. Once she got out of me that I wanted a natural birth, she started telling me horror stories and about why an epidural was the only way to go. I haven't told anyone else at work since.
Plus, a lot of my friends are pg with their first right now, and I've kinda been in this supporting role (I rly wanna be a pp doula!)--I remember with my first pg, I felt so special and then two wks later my sis announced her third and I was happy to have a pg buddy but just wanted to be special for a while? So I'm going to wait til I start showing.
On the other hand, I want to tell my sis cz she's pg too and will be so excited for us, she is pretty awesome abt being supportive and reserving judgments. I wanna talk about it with her! I have an out of town friend coming this week, and last time she was in town, I was just beginning my pg with ds-she is a CBE and like minded mama and I will probably let it slip to her.
So I guess I might tell a couple folks selectively.
BTW with the bloating---
My experience has been getting bloaty and round tummy looks like starting to show, in the first few weeks coz of eating more and digestive changes, then all that kinda settles in and go back to normal size til around 4 mo or so when starting to show. So I toally get what yall are saying abt that, I've wondered if I look pg yet already. Some really tuned in folks always seem too know right away!