as cool as the idea of twins is: I'm pretty thankful that we are having just 1 healthy beautiful baby with an amazing heartbeat. Phew! Logistically would've been something to sort out that's for sure.
Very pregnant and due date is Jan 30 :-)
Yay for a healthy baby!
I've told my parents (well, one set by accident, a picture on FB gave it away) and some local friends, but I haven't made a general announcement on FB or anything. My stepmom is telling the rest of the family on my dad's side. Once I think of a somewhat-witty status update then I'll share the news with everyone else. Yeah, I'm taking the lazy way out!
Hi. I'm new to posting on this group. My due date is 1/15 and this is my first pregnancy. I'm almost 12 weeks and starting feel good again.
I'm a yoga teacher........around 6 weeks my boobs doubled in size and my usual teaching attire was showing of my new, very sudden growth spurt. I was having to sub out a lot of classes for a few weeks due to pregnancy sickness. My students were starting to worry, some of them were on to me. Anyways being in the "public" in a way forced me to share the news fairly early. However I was feeling open with sharing as all of my closest friends and family knew by the time I was 8 weeks along.
I haven't made a facebook announcement yet as it's fun to tell people face to face. Although at this point "my news to share" has made it through the grapevine and most people know before I get a chance to tell. At first it bothered me but I also understand that people are happy and like to share good news with each other.
Since this is my first pregnancy I'm sure my approach to announcing was unconventional. I have several other friends that are pregnant and choose to keep it a secret for quite a while. They had good reasons of course but I just went with what my heart and gut told me. I wanted people to know, I wanted support, and hopes for a happy healthy pregnancy from all corners of my social circles. And should something go not has hoped I want people to know, I want support, and hopes for healing from all my friends, family, and student.
Thanks for letting me share. I'm so glad I found this group.
We told our parents first, and let our 6 yr old daughter do it. We got my parents on Skype, and had her hold up the book we bought her, Hello Baby! I said she was excited she has a new book, and then she chimes in and points to me and says "and SHE's excited she has a new baby!" They were floored, they thought we were done after my prior complicated pregnancy with DD. When your first child is 3 months premature most people don't ask when you're having more, except for your mother in law who REALLY wants more grandchildren, LOL.
Once both grandparents knew we waited until the first ultrasound, and I posted it to facebook with "Surprise! Even the baby is doing the happy dance!" It was fun to see all of the shocked reactions, I had only told a couple of friends that we were trying over the four years that it took. And we don't live near most of our family and old friends, so this was a great way to share it with them.
We have told a few friends here and there and DH has told his boss (he takes 2 weeks off for a baby so likes to let them know way in advance to avoid a critical project scheduled for those weeks). We haven't told any family yet. I'm not sure what reactions to baby #6 will be, but I'm ecstatic and don't want anyone to dampen my joy. We ordered a t-shirt for our youngest that says "I'm going to be a big sister!" and I'm thinking we'll just take a bunch of pics of kiddos playing and make sure a couple show the shirt off. Then post on FB and see who catches on ;)
We have our first mw appt next week and I will be 12 weeks a couple of days later so it seems like a good time to subtly let the news out :)