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I'm 12.5 weeks, and have my first appointment next week. I've been very hesitant to tell anyone other than immediate family until we get a HB, but this is my third pregnancy, and I'm really showing! It's getting harder and harder to hide and I can only wear black turtlenecks under loose jackets so long, right?<br><br>
A really cliche question I know - but any sympathetic mommas-to-be got advice? I'm really bursting to share this news (literally and figuratively). But is that tempting the fates?
 

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Only if you are superstitious. And, really, "superstition" says after 12 wks. it's a go.<br><br>
I kind of know how you feel. This is my 4th and I keep thinking my body has to give at some point, you know? But I come from healthy stock<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I've had a very typical, uneventful 12 wks. so I'm over the worrying part. I haven't shared with absolutely everyone, though. My reasons aren't related to pregnancy concerns however. We're still kind of in shock and when we start telling people I want to be able to portray confidence in the fact that we can handle 4 kids! I'm not real confident right now<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
It's okay. Go ahead and share. You CAN'T hide it forever<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We told people with this pregnancy at 7 weeks because I wasn't feeling well and it was hard to hide b/c I already looked pregnant. I think you are pretty safe to tell people.
 

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I still haven't told (I'm almost 12w - a few days), it's a reaction thing I'm worried about (and a sticky bean some too), but I don't do the doppler so I can't wait until I hear a hb really. I just don't want to tell anyone b/c I know their reaction is going to be 'freaked out' as our other one is so little and with my husband being self employed in construction, winter is hard for us in particular (and let's face it, parents never stop worrying). But I don't know...
 

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I'm expecting #3 and my hesitation in telling people has to do with the reaction I received from having #3. People have been really rude! "Was this planned?" "Are you happy?"<br>
Blech.
 

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I totally understand. After having 2 m/c I am more hesitant than ever. With DS I told everyone at 3 weeks. Now I am really hesitant to tell people my news because I am scared that it'll "jinx" the baby for lack of better word. I am totally commiserating with you mama.
 

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i personally tell EVERYONE the moment I get a pos pg test. The reason for that (as I learned the hard way) is that if something DOES happen everyone understands and you have more support than if everyone was left in the dark with no clue. I had a stillborn last march at 21 weeks, it was difficult but Im glad I had the support of everyone. Goes to show you that even after 12 weeks nothing is for sure.
 

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I just told my family/friends on Christmas Day. I was 14 weeks.<br>
I was also waiting until I heard that heartbeat.<br><br>
I feel better now that everyone knows, but I'm glad I waited--for my own peace of mind.<br><br>
At least you only have one more week to go until your app't, you could wait or only tell a few select people until then...
 
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