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and I don't know if I'm ready yet. He even bought a ornament for his mom (we have given her an ornament from each kid) as a "cute" way to tell her we're expecting. I'm still not totally keen on the idea of pregnancy (I'm loving the idea of a new baby, but for health reasons, I'm not happy about being pregnant), and I don't know if I can take MIL squealing in joy when I don't feel that joy myself. I feel fear, anxiety, and panic...that's about it right now. Plus my BIL loves to go on and on about how I need to have X number of kids, and how I'm the family "baby factory", and I may snap if he says anything. I'm so tired and I don't even feel like "doing" Christmas tomorrow. I just want to cry, but nobody would understand because it's not their bodies that are out of control.<br><br>
Ugh, just needed to vent.
 

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You should absolutely take the time you need until you feel ready to tell others, and your dh should respect that, even if he's anxious. My feeling is that neither parent should tell anyone until both parents are ready to share the news.<br><br>
I was ready to tell the "whole world" before my dh was, and I respectfully contained myself until he was ready. I would expect him to do the same if it were the reverse.<br><br>
You have every right to want to wait to share the news, regardless of how excited your dh is about the ornament idea!
 

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Totally agree with Lori. I think your feelings should be respected. It's totally fine to give a belated Christmas present or even a Valentine ornament if need be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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