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#1 of 19 Old 12-02-2007, 12:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just found out I am pregnant. We arent telling anyone until after Christmas. The reason being is that my sister is preggo too. She has lost a couple and this is her first. I want to make sure she is ok before I announce ours. It would be totally sad if she lost hers and I continued on.
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Hi,
We found out this morning and have told our parents (but not brothers and step-sisters) and one close friend (she has two kids and is a doula and a childbirth educator, so we will be asking her lots of questions)...I plan to tell my two best friends, and that will be it for now...I decided to tell everyone who I would be comfortable, or even need, to have know if there was a problem and the pregnancy didn't continue. I thought that I would want to tell EVERYONE...but I am finding myself more nervous thank I'd expected, and feeling a bit more private than usual.

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and my angel, Nico, , lost to us at 19 weeks gestation, 12/27/12
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I've told people. I finally broke down and told my mother the other day too - I wanted to wait until, oh, July to tell her lol. Unfortunately we live in the same small town as my parents and they would have found out soon anyways.

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I told one freind who has a baby girl that was also born in August. I will tell my other two best friends at least by Friday, since we were scheduled to meet for drinks then they'd know anyway as soon as I ordered something non-alcoholic. We plan to tell everyone else around New Year's. It's kinda fun for DH and I to be keeping such a delicious secret.

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I told my mom's playgroup and thats it.

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We told dh's family and they are telling everyone. I haven't told my family yet, though. My mom is coming to visit after Christmas so I think I will tell her then.

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I've only told my 2 best friends. I think we'll tell my MIL next week.
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We haven't told anyone yet. I thought I'd be bursting to tell at least my parents and a few best friends the second we found out, but I've been so nervous about the possibility of m/c that I really don't want to tell anyone anything at least until we hear a strong heartbeat. DH has always wanted to keep it quiet until things were more sure, so he's glad for my change of heart.

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I told my in-laws & the ladies in our parent & tots program. I wasn't going to tell anyone but my in-laws, but one of the women came up to me & said "Carley I had a dream you were pregnant!" I couldn't keep it to myself after that! Crazy!

I'll probably tell the rest of my family at Christmas, though I might wait even longer if they don't notice my bump. Yes, I have one already!

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I have told my family, and my dd's babysitter. But no one at work, and my best friends are far away and haven't told them yet, though I definitely would have if I could see them in person! I will quite soon though....but work, that's another story. I don't know how long I'll wait there exactly, but a while yet.
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We as a rule do not tell anyone until the second trimester
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Not telling anyone until after the first of the year. I'm hoping to hold out until Valentine's Day!
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We found out this morning and told DH's parents a couple hours later (in person). I don't know how long we'll wait to tell other people. With DS we thought we'd keep a secret for the first trimester but we totally couldn't. Everyone knew by like 6 weeks. Anyway with holiday parties and New Year's Eve coming up, if our friends and family see me NOT having wine/champagne they'll be all over it. I'll have to carry a glass around to fake them out .
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I had to tell my sister because we are messing up her wedding : and then we told the rest of my family, DH's family, and a few very close friends. Holy smokes, that's a lot of people!
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yeah we told everyone. I wanted to wait until x-mas but I am already showing and not feeling very well so i knew family would know because we see them a lot and live in a small town so by telling them, we had to tell our other 2 kids and in doing so....the whole world knows. LOL Hopefully nothing happens so i have to untell people. Does anyone know if having 2 previous healthy pg's and a normal cycle and good health dictate a low risk for m/c? (I know sometimes it happens for unknown reasons but should my concern be minimal?)

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I found out right before Thanksgiving and told my immediate family and close friends then. I conceived with donor sperm, and my family and friends have been very involved and supportive throughout the process, so I wanted to tell them right away. Also, I had an early pregnancy loss in June, and the fact that a bunch of people knew that I was pregnant was actually great - I don't know what I would have done without their emotional support. So, I'm hoping that things will be much stickier this time, but if they aren't, I will be counting on the love and support of my friends and family who already know that I'm pregnant again.

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We've told our 2 closest friend-couples.
When we tell others may be determined by whether I have a visible bump or not (which I'd love!) Otherwise, it'll atleast be January. Family circumstances dictate that people will know by March anyway.

My sister is due in 3 weeks. That's part of why I want to wait.
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We told 2 good friends (they are due in June), and I told my department head at work so she will hopefully understand my tiredness/spaciness We will tell everyone at Christmas. It's a little early, but everyone will be around, so it's good timing! I can't wait!

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We have told our 2 best friends and that is it. We wil likely tell the kids in January, and i would like to tell my family AFTER i have the baby LOL

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