This is my 7th pregnancy and I have three kids so hopefully this will be my 4th. My oldest is my dd @19, then I have ds -14 and ds -10. I have told my kids and my twin sister and her partner and my closest friends. The dad has told his family and close friends, some of whom overlap into my social circle. I am not ready to tell the rest of my family or my church as I am a single mom and I know how they will react. But I have wanted another baby for a very long time and at my age (almost 40) I am very excited at this chance of another one. I will probably tell my church family when I can hear a heartbeat on a home Doppler. The rest of my family lives out of my state and I will probably tell my mother and then do an announcement on Facebook either around Thanksgiving (13 weeks) or the week before Christmas (16 weeks.)
Snowydays - sorry you are feeling sick after eating! And I hear you on the exhaustion!
Dandy Lion - I am hoping that symptoms mean good things for me as well.
Sihaya - Good for you on the maternity clothes! I think I have 2 maternity shirts total, LOL.
Grassisgreener - with my second pregnancy, I had only been working at my job for a couple of weeks when I found out I was pregnant. Telling my employer was really hard. (HUGS)
Charlie - Thanks for starting this thread! Love that name, BTW
I have been SHOCKED at the symptoms with this one. In all my other pregnancies, I felt no symptoms until 6-7 weeks. With this one, I have had strong symptoms since 4 weeks 3 days. But I am not complaining as I had few symptoms with the pregnancies that I lost and I am hoping that it is a good sign that all will be well with this baby. I had an ultrasound @6 weeks and baby measured 6 weeks 1 day and we could see a heartbeat! I know that does not mean I am out of the woods but I am past the loss point that I had in 2 of my miscarriages and that gives me hope as well.
I am nervous to do this on my own. My friend (boyfriend) and I had discussed having a child together and though we were not trying, we were not preventing either as we both really wanted a baby. I found out the day after I told him I am pregnant that he has been talking to someone else and thinks that things might get serious with her. REALLY???? We knew we were not wanting to get married but we were exclusive and I was counting on his support through this pregnancy. The other woman lives out of state but plans to move here in a few months and I am worried about how that will effect things. She cant have more children and that makes me nervous. I guess I am glad to find this out now so I can make my plans and not count on him being there then find out when I am 6 months pregnant that he is bailing. He still wants to be very involved in the babies life but he will not be with me in the early days after the baby is born. My twin sister lives close by and intends to help out but she has her own family life and a very jealous partner and I know it will be a stress for her. But she is almost as obsessed with this pregnancy as I am and is so very very excited about it. She will be a huge support to me in the days to come.
Sorry this was so long. Guess I needed to vent!