dying to tell...and buy stuff!!!

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.hilary.'s picture
Joined: 01/31/10
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dying to tell...and buy stuff!!!

Okay, I can barely take the wait any longer!!!!! I want to tell everyone, lol!! I have had to lie at work a lot, whenever I'm feeling sick or not eating. And baby talk seems to be in the air so I'm constantly getting asked when it will be "my turn", and it is so hard to keep quiet!!! I really want to tell soon because some people are getting assigned a bit of my work, my supervisors don't want me to stress myself so they're going really easy on me. But I don't want anyone to think I'm lazy, so I want to let them know why...

I suppose I only have three weeks left to wait (we were planning to tell at 12 wks, although some places say the 2nd tri doesn't begin until 13?!), but that seems forever. I was thinking I would be ready to tell after we hear the heartbeat, but our only option is using one of those handheld things (Doppler?) and my doctor said he MIGHT be able to pick it up at 11 wks...so that's not really much earlier.

I was thinking I wanted to wait until the ultrasound to tell on facebook, but that would be 18 or 19 wks. Not sure I can hold out that long!!! Oh, and we got a flyer in the mail for babies R us, and I am DYING to buy baby stuff! :rolleyes: Anyone else going crazy like this too??

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

You're exactly as far along as I am, I wouldn't stress about it. If you want to tell... tell! I'm sure everything is and will be just fine with your little angel. As far as buying stuff, I'm with you. I want to buy girl things galore because I really feel like it's another girl, but I don't want to have to return anything! If it's general things like bottles and such, I say go for it!

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
Joined: 10/20/08
Posts: 2479

I've already told a lot of good friends and just asked them to keep it quiet. It's so exciting I just can't hold it in. I am horrible at secrets LOL

mlle_carrie's picture
Joined: 07/17/05
Posts: 1134

I had been TTC on and off since 2005, so I threw all caution to the wind and told everyone immediately. There is NO WAY I could have kept it a secret!

The part that is tough for me is not buying things. My aunt tells me she has an attic full of stuff that she has been saving for me, but I'm not exactly sure what she has. I don't want to go out and buy a bunch of stuff that I am going to be given later on anyway. We're also talking about buying a house, so I don't want to accumulate any more stuff that we might have to move later. But it's so hard not to buy things!

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Joined: 05/22/06
Posts: 822

Being my fourth. I am NOT dying to tell people. I want to be sure and through the first tri before taking the heat I will get from my extended family. And probably my dad and MIL. Also I want to tell my kids first...maybe after my ultrasound Monday.

_Jessicah_'s picture
Joined: 04/21/11
Posts: 1973

I want to scream it from the hilltops because I am so excited. But we are going to wait a little bit longer. IF something should happen like last time I don't want to see the pain on peoples faces when I have to tell them what happened. My mom was as devastated as we were and I don't want to do that to her again. So I will wait. We go to the doctor on Tuesday and I am hoping he will do a transvaginal ultrasound. I will only be 6 weeks at that point but it would be nice to be able to see the sac and such just to prove there's a baby in there!!

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Joined: 04/29/09
Posts: 1494

for my first second and third babies i couldnt wait to tell anyone and everyone! So i did. Lol Then i did pick up things here and there once in a while. nothing major until a while later in the pregnancy. But if i saw something i know i could use for any baby or even a gift for a friend should things not turn out well, i would get it. Go for it! as far as buying something. It may help you to hold out telling anyone until you really wanted to.