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post #21 of 125
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Originally Posted by Rhoze View Post

Because of the history of miscarriages, DH and I struggled with this decision.  In the end we landed on "it won't hurt us more if we are excited and tell those closest to us, so let's embrace the joy now" philosophy.  

 

So a few night ago my sister decorated sugar cookies in a baby theme then called my parents into the kitchen.  She set DH and I up on skype in the corner and we got to watch their excitement when they saw the cookies, it was wonderful.  I told my to BFFs and DH told his, but we've asked everyone to keep quiet for now.  FIL and MIL will be told later - MIL won't be particularly supportive, so we'll just put that off for a bit.

 

What a great idea with the sugar cookies and the skype reveal! LVOE IT!

My i AM 2000 miles from all of my family, I need to get on skype.

post #22 of 125

Today (well, technically yesterday) we told DH"s grandma on his mom's side and his aunt on his dad's side. They had both brought up our double loss and our future kids, so we thought we could/should tell them. Apparently it was particularly good timing to tell his Grandma as she was feeling down.

post #23 of 125
Thread Starter 

Aww, that's really nice, Deborah :)
 

post #24 of 125

We have a lot of people who knew about our IF treatments and are on the edge of their seats to hear if we were successful or not. On top of the DH was so excited when our first HPT came up positive we ended up telling our parents, my sister, my BFF all on Sunday (3w5d). Today I told a co-worker because she asked. I'll tell the rest on Thursday after our blood test, everyone knows when we find out because of my scheduling I had to leave work. We will wait to make it public to anyone else until 12 weeks- as this is my first pregnancy I would like to make sure everything is good first.

post #25 of 125

For my daughter we waited until around 10 or so weeks before we told anyone and that was really tough, This time we have each told a close friend thus far, but I plan on telling my parents and brother and a couple of close friends after the first time we hear the heart beat (not sure exactly when that is) and then everyone else around 10/12 weeks.

 

I really want to shout it to the world right now though!

post #26 of 125
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

Everyone always has something negative to say. Ignore them. All the child needs is mom and diapers.

So true! 

post #27 of 125

Well, as I suspected would happen, someone at choir figured it out. My having to get up 4 times to dry heave in a two-hour period was a hint. I think another person figured it out too but she didn't ask directly. We'll see if she does tomorrow at our meeting.

post #28 of 125

Well, as I suspected would happen, someone at choir figured it out. My having to get up 4 times to dry heave in a two-hour period was a hint. I think another person figured it out too but she didn't ask directly. We'll see if she does tomorrow at our meeting.

post #29 of 125
Thread Starter 

I'm really looking forward to telling my daughter on Friday evening. I can't tell her earlier because she's visiting her granny and grandad on Friday and she might give it away. But we're telling them on Sunday.

post #30 of 125
My mom lives with us so she guessed as soon as I really started getting sick. We told my DF family this weekend. His mom was thrilled and I guess his dad we could say was shocked lol. I think he will be happy in the long run orngtongue.gif.
This week I plan to tell my older daughter since she has been really worried about me being so sick. I think she will worried less knowing I am growing a baby smile.gif
Also she is amazing at keeping secrets and she won't tell anyone until I say she can. I don't plan to tell my younger daughter since she is AWFUL at keeping secrets and she is not as emotional over the way I have been sick. .... This seems a bit complicated lol
post #31 of 125

Our minimum wait time is until after the first ultrasound. After that we'll decide who gets to know.

post #32 of 125
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Originally Posted by katalopolis View Post

Our minimum wait time is until after the first ultrasound. After that we'll decide who gets to know.
I wanted to wait for the ultrasound as well but it seems their are so many reasons why I just can't this time around orngtongue.gif
post #33 of 125
I hadn't intended to tell anyone but family or friends, but that changed today due to working a half day because I was vommiting. I told my manager and then I just figured I would tell my department. Sooo I guess I will just wait a while to tell Facebook.
post #34 of 125

We decided to tell our teenager next monday. We ordered an ice cream cake today with a special message, you know, to help soften the blow. I am so nervous ! 

post #35 of 125
I'm 6.5 weeks today and I want to tell everyone so badly!!! I still want to wait a few more weeks though. I'm so anxious! I've waited so long already.
post #36 of 125

I am 4 weeks and DSp has told his family and friends.  We have been wanting this for so long, so we are super excited!  We will be holding off on telling my family because I don't think they will be supportive. I will probably wait until 10 weeks?  I do have a cute plan though to hopefully get them more excited.  I am ordering custom fortune cookies and will have us all over for chinese take out and add in the fortune cookies when I go pick it up.  It will say something like,

 

Much happiness is in your future.

Baby B_____ #2 is on the way!

Arriving around September 20, 2013

post #37 of 125
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

Everyone always has something negative to say. Ignore them. All the child needs is mom and diapers. Who cares if you aren't rich?

This will be my family's problem with the news.  They don't feel like we could handle the extra financial responsibility of needing a daycare or care taker.  I will probably have to go back work soon after the birth  :(  My mother has watched our DD since birth while I worked, and she has said that with her health, she can't do another baby.  I am thinking there will be a lot of negatively from her and that side of the family.


Edited by esenbee2 - 1/16/13 at 8:29pm
post #38 of 125
DH knows, my close GFs know, my mom (she is good -- she busted me even though she lives 2000 miles away!), and our contractor friend knows.
[That last one seems silly, but I had to explain why we have a super-tight deadline on the project we want him to do!]
post #39 of 125
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Originally Posted by esenbee2 View Post

This will be my family's problem with the news.  They don't feel like we could handle the extra financial responsibility of needing a daycare or care taker.  I will probably have to go back work soon after the birth  :(  My mother has watched our DD since birth while I worked, and she has said that with her help, she can't do another baby.  I am thinking there will be a lot of negatively from her and that side of the family.

Yeah, my mom is worried about us financially as well.  But she's excited also.  I'm sure my dad will feel the same once we tell him.

 

DF told his mom today (well, he told her we were at the dr.'s and she guessed.  Then we told his little sister.  My mom and grandma (on my mom's side) know.  We're waiting until 12 weeks to tell everyone else.  

post #40 of 125

I didn't find out until I was 5w 2d last time and knew just 12 days after conception this time, so technically not even 4 weeks!  It is so hard to keep it a secret and I feel like I've already waited a while but I'm only 5w 2d now.  Last time we waited a week and told our families at Christmas.  Everyone else found out soon after but I waited to tell everyone at work until 13 weeks.  This time our parents know and my SIL who is due in July with her first. I also told my 3 best friends but that is it so far!  I will do my best to wait until 8 weeks/first appt to tell anyone else. I am also showing much earlier this time so it may be difficult to hide from people at work.  At least it's sweater season! 

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