When Are You Announcing? - Page 7
Jenny- I love that shirt! My son would love it too. Is it from Etsy?
I haven't FB announced yet either, not sure what I'm waiting for. Not sure if I will, honestly. Anyone who sees me on a regular basis can tell and the other people will figure it out eventually. If I do I definitely want something cute where my son is the one announcing someway. Loving all the beautiful pics and ideas here.
We haven't "officially" announced and I'm not sure we will. DH is a very private guy.
I've told people here and there and apparently they've told other people, which I was a little irritated about. Not because it's a big secret but just because I felt it wasn't their news to tell.
Some of my long time clients still don't know, and yesterday I was feeling like you couldn't unsee my belly but my client didn't notice or didn't say anything. Granted, it is still pretty small but I'm usually even smaller so to me it's obvious that my shirt bulges out now instead of following my waist line.
My anatomy scan is on Friday so I'll probably tell people once I know the gender, that makes it a little more real for me.
As for Facebook: I was planning on using the Egyptian Flu line on April 1st but since I had scarlet fever I thought I don't want to freak people out with both.
I've been telling in phases. My parents and brother along with my partner's parents were the first folks to know, plus a couple of our closest friends at 9 weeks, a week after we found out. I live far from my family and was traveling home for my cousin's wedding in February. I decided to tell all my aunts and uncles and cousins ahead of time by email at about 10 weeks so I wouldn't be taking any of my cousin's glory away for her wedding. I also told the Board of Directors at the non-profit I work for pretty early at 11 weeks because there were staffing decisions that needed to be made by them and my pregnancy and maternity leave needed to be taken into consideration. I didn't make a public announcement at work until 16 weeks. My office went for a day of relaxation at the lake before the Easter Holidays and I told a small group of women first while we waited for the bathroom and then I told everyone else when we sat down for lunch. People were really congratulatory and nice. I've also been telling all of my friends as I see them or calling ones that live far away. I'm debating whether to make a Facebook announcement, because my wider circle of acquaintances doesn't know yet. But I think I will wait for my first ultra or whenever a picture of me with a belly inevitably gets posted.
Generally I have gotten really positive responses, especially for my family. Of course, suffering a bit from everyone having some advice to give me - apparently everyone I know is a pregnancy expert. It bothers me less when it is women who have children doing it. Another thing that has been a little frustrating is that most people (correctly) assume this wasn't a planned pregnancy and sometimes I feel like they are immediately trying to judge if my partner and I are happy about it or not. Of course we are! Some people even ask that question directly and others do it in a sideways way...I find it really rude. It's one thing if you are my close friend and you are checking in with how I'm feeling (though if you are, I probably already talked to you honestly about this). But the majority who do this are acquaintances angling for gossip, I feel.