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And its' REALLY fun!<br><br>
I love all the excitement!<br><br>
Ds was calling all of our family and telling them "I have news. My news is dat i'm gonna be a big brudder"<br><br>
and hearing all the excitement made me and dh even MORE excited!!<br><br>
Course i'm scared now if anything goes wrong...but since i miscarried my first baby at 12.5 weeks I don't really believe there IS a "right" time. So we went ahead and announced it!
 

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OMG you are so funny.<br>
I haven't told anyone IRL except a few friends who live out of state/my town.<br><br>
I think we'll wait until August.<br>
Had you told people with your 12.5 week loss? That's when I had mine, and we hadn't told them yet but we're planning on telling people the next week. It was hard going through that with no support. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><br>
I actually cannot WAIT to tell people, I'm much more impatient lately than usual.
 

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finnegansmom--wait til August? Won't that be difficult? Or do you not show alot?<br><br>
I am already growing quickly out of my pants. QUICKLY. I would love to wait...but I don't know how to hide the belly (which is all bloating but holy moly it is alot of bloating....)
 

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Oh, I am blabbering to WAYYY more people than I had planned. I think I've only told 4 locally, and all my distance friends. I would NEVER be able to wait until August!!<br><br>
I have my u/s next Friday and I'm hoping (with both fingers and toes crossed) that the baby sizes on target and that we get a strong heart beat. With those pieces of info I will open the flood gates.<br><br>
I had an early miscarriage between #1 and #2. I'm glad I told my closest friends and family, because I tend to process information by talking out loud.<br><br>
Counting down the days, hours, minutes, seconds until my u/s!
 

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I am right there with you and telling way to many people. I thought I would wait until August but that has been impossible! I want my close friends and family to know and be excited with me and if God forbid something were to happen I would really want it so they would be there to support us.
 

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I have told my mom and in-laws and close friends. My best friend asked me not to tell her until 12 weeks because she "couldn't take it if something bad happened." It has actually really upset me.
 

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Haha. It's not that my belly grows, but the rest of me does. I turn into a chubby porkchop immediately. But I always feel better waiting, although having support would have been great when when lost the baby last time, especially because we were at the point where people would be telling anyways. I guess I don't like the idea of family "feeling bad" for me and then knowing that we are TTC again or something. My family is kind of annoying, I try to keep as much privacy as I can.<br><br>
I try wear tops that don't make me look preg, and I think this time I'll get a bella band so I can still wear my normal pants and I just bought some skirts that have roll waistbands (non maternity) that will be great. Maybe trying not to look pregnant will give me incentive not to eat like a ox the first trimester.
 

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Ive told pretty much everyone. I need the support, especially if I have the morning sickness I had with the other two. Ill need to be able to call my friends or neigbors to help with the girls a little bit without worrying that they will freak and e-mail my husband that Im sick and won't go to the doctor! My husband had to tell his command because otherwise he wouldn't be able to get off to do the blood work, classes and appointments.<br><br>
I had a miscarriage at 13 weeks and I was glad people knew. It was nice to have the support and love of the people closest to us. I had another at around 8 weeks that no one knew about and I wish I had someone to call to cry to, especially since my husband was gone on training.
 

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Well. this is my first and we are very excited. We are hoping to hold out on telling our parents who are very looking forward to being grandparents and we're afraid if this doesn't carry to term that would put more pressure on us. However, we are telling some close friends for exactly the reasons people have posted - (1) we are soooo excited! and (2) if something does go wrong it will be so much better with support of close friends.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And its' REALLY fun!<br><br>
I love all the excitement!<br><br>
Ds was calling all of our family and telling them "I have news. My news is dat i'm gonna be a big brudder"<br><br>
and hearing all the excitement made me and dh even MORE excited!!<br><br>
Course i'm scared now if anything goes wrong...but since i miscarried my first baby at 12.5 weeks I don't really believe there IS a "right" time. So we went ahead and announced it!</div>
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When I saw your fb post I was like "eek! she just just found out!"<br>
But you're right... it's A)hard to wait to tell and B)very hard to go through loss, should that occur, without other people already knowing about the pregnancy, ime.<br>
Very very excited for all three of you and for the rest of the extended family!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When I saw your fb post I was like "eek! she just just found out!"<br>
But you're right... it's A)hard to wait to tell and B)very hard to go through loss, should that occur, without other people already knowing about the pregnancy, ime.<br>
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Yeah i really don't see a point in waiting. I mean you never what/when something can go wrong and since my first loss was at 12 weeks (literally my OB had just told me i had about a zero chance of losing the baby when i reached that point and had already had two u/s with beautiful heartbeats) but then i lost it a few days later. I'd rather have people know what i'm going through and understand rather than having to liek call in sick one day and be devastated all alone...but i'm thinking positively anyway so everythign is going to be fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Holly, I just realized that your DS is only 3 days older than my DS. Were you in the August 2007 DDC? We'll have kids with the same age gap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Yes Twinklefae!! I was!! I wasn't really as active on MDC back then but i popped in now and again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My ds has a heart defect...maybe you remember me talking about that? Anyway, it will be neat to have someone else on here with the same exact age gap in siblings <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">!<br><br><br>
OHH you are Orion's mom! I remember that name!! Is he still nursing? my ds nurses first thing in the morning and before bed. I am so nervous that somehow the nursing is going to affect my pregnancy (even though i know tons of moms nurse through pregnancy). Also is Orion extra emotional lately? Nolan sure is and wonder if he is picking up on/thinking about all the changes.
 

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I remember you a little bit - I was really new to MDC back then, and had a hard time keeping people straight.<br><br>
I'm very flattered that you remember me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> The only memorable thing I did was getting the PUPPP rash - I'm praying it doesn't happen again this time. It's not usually prone to happening on subsequent pregnancies, so my hopes are high!<br><br>
I weaned Orion last September. We were down to only a few times a day, and he was more upset by me saying no during the rest of the day - it seemed to confuse him. So we weaned, which went very easily (although I still let him have a bottle of milk here and there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> )and have been very happy with the decision. I'm really looking forward to having a tiny one to nurse again, and Orion is happy about it too!]<br><br>
ETA: Orion has been a bit over emotional lately, but we've had a lot more going on - DH started a new job and then lost it, so there's been a lot of upheaval.
 
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