I know it's early days yet, but when do you guys plan to announce your good news? Do you have any "traditions" from previous pregnancies?
I already told my close group of friends and family. I'm telling "everyone" next week when I'm 6 weeks, 2 days. That's when my ultrasound is (on Oct 19th), so I'll post a photo of it on Facebook.
We kept it a secret from most with DS until after 12 weeks (after my first official appointment with the OB). My parents are 4 hours away, so we ended up telling them when I was about 7 weeks because we had already planned a trip out there. Funny enough, it looks about the same timeline again! We're going out Halloween weekend, and I'll be 6 weeks, so we'll probably tell them then.
We told DH's family when I was about 11 weeks, which will probably be the same this time again since we'll see them all at Thanksgiving when I'll be 10 weeks. But I didn't spill the news on FB, etc. until 13-14ish weeks. I plan on doing the same this time, too. I am too superstitious otherwise!
With our daughter, besides my parents amd brothers, I waited until 16 weeks to announce my pregnancy. I was afraid to say it aloud! This time we are waiting until 12 weeks, although I told my mother right away.
Well my fat mouth can't keep a secret so I've already told more people that I wanted to. I wanted to keep it secret from everyone but my BFF (I need to have an IRL friend to talk to about it!) and then I ended up spilling it to my MIL and FIL over Skype and then to my SIL... so far that's it but my MIL can't keep a secret so I'm sure she's told others. I feel bad that my MIL knows and my mom doesn't but she doesn't have to know MIL knew before her, if all that jabbering makes sense.
Anyways, on to the actual question.. with my DD we told everyone almost immediately. With my m/c only family (extended too) knew. This time when I get my dating u/s and see that everything is a-okay I'll tell the rest of our family... then I'll probably make the FB announcement after 12 weeks.
Oh and Jubilee... I wish I could keep a secret as long as 16 weeks! That makes me kind of jealous, lol.
Sadly, we dont get happy responses when we announce new kids and we have not since I was expecting #5...as a matter of fact my mom will probably disown me with this one! I will not tell a soul for as long as I can keep it hidden. My mom saw last time earlier than I thought she would. I am fairly thin and she noticed my pouch at like 11 weeks. Im really hoping to hold off telling people until after my cerlcage is in place at about 14 weeks.
We haven't told anyone...it's SUPER hard! But we're trying to wait for Thanksgiving when the family is all together and send DD in with a cute shirt to see who catches the secret first. We'll see if we can hold out that long, with DD it was by 6-7 weeks and everyone knew!
So far we told our parents, and then I told a couple trustworthy people at work just in case something happens and I need to leave quickly (I guess maybe I should let my boss know then).
My husband told a couple of his friends with out my permission. I got a little upset, but he needs his support system too. As long as my tummy doesn't pop out, I'm going to try to keep it a secret from everyone else until at least 14 weeks... we'll see if that actually happens!
We're keeping it quiet for now. We'll probably share around 10-12 weeks....or when my m/s requires that I tell more people at work.
With our others we've told them anywhere from 6-12 weeks....depending. My guess is that we'll share somewhere around Thanksgiving time.....
Assuming I get a more believable BFP in the next few days...
We'll tell family and close friends immediately. As far as announcing it to the general public, we'll wait until my first u/s, which with my doctor is the 11-13 week nuchal testing. (I hate that I don't get anything earlier!)
I will probably have to tell a few select people at one job, as I'm a performer in a show, and they'll need to know so that they can build growing room into my costume. As far as my other job (teaching private music lessons), I won't tell anyone unless my m/s makes it obvious!
I am 37 this time around, so I am a bit more hesitant to blab until after my NT test on 5 December. I have told my Mum and Dad, and a few friends, but mostly we are keeping quiet for now
We told our families (parents and siblings) the day we found out actually. It was kind of crazy, and wasn't going to happen that fast and then it did. I also told my three best friends. And I also told the lady whose house I plan to use for the home birth. Other than those million people, we're keeping it quiet for a few more weeks. Probably until after our ultrasound around 12 weeks. We live abroad though, so it's pretty darn easy to keep it a secret because no one is around to see me.
I told everyone the day I got a blood test that was positive. I kept it secret for a long time with my first and it drove me crazy not being able to talk about it. Dh wanted to do that again, but I just told him I'd tell his Mom she was last to know and he made the rest of the calls.
only got my positive today. my bff knows and of course dh.
i had just told everyone on fb that I was pregnant with my last pregnancy at almost 12 weeks to find out that the baby had died at 8-9 weeks. we will not be telling our 6 year old until I feel movement. I am 42 and so I am very cautious at the moment.
We are going to wait till after thanksgiving, so about 12 weeks. I am going to put it on the christmas card including new baby. I want to let my sister in law announce hers first since its her 1st baby and she is due like the day before me.
Fiths baby I waited till 5 months to finally tell most of my family