DITTO!! WAIT WAIT WAIT!! This will be such a great surprise!! :D
You HAVE to wait! That is such a cute idea! It will be so worth the wait.
I was bursting at the seams to tell people but I held out until 13 weeks having only told my mom and my boss (for safety reasons). After I'd let the news out I was a little sad. It was like my little secret was out and all of the sudden I was sharing my pregnancy. I think it'll be much easier next time to keep things quiet. Hopefully my belly will play along and not give away the news too early ;). I couldn't keep it from my Mom though. I'd want her to know so that I'd have her shoulder to cry on should anything go wrong. I also needed my Mom to talk to about MS and other PG woes. Could your Mom keep a secret?
When we were pg with Owen, we waited for just a few weeks. We put a sticker on Josiah's back that said "Big Brother Josiah" and waited until my MIL/FIL noticed. It was hilarious! And SOOO fun. :D
It's really for the best to not tell. At least until after the first trimester is over. . .
Thanks for the pep talk ladies. I'll likely need more of them before we get to October.
My first appt. is August 31st. It was the first available.
I vote wait too! This applies under the heading of "Do as I say, not as I do" though. I ALWAYS want to wait but I NEVER can! I just can't even talk to my BFF and my mom if I have a secret of any type. And my mom is not one to be avoided, she doesn't tolerate it LOL! But I have to agree with Erin. When I tell, it's kind of disappointing cause then it feels like I have to share it (the pregnancy) with everyone else.
Yes, definitely wait! I love how you want to tell them, what a cute idea!!
Another vote for wait, I love the shirt idea!
Awww, I think the birthday idea is so cute! You can tell us daily to hold you over to Oct.!
Anna, wait, wait wait!!! I'm paranoid though, so I try to wait as long as possible (I had a m/c at 13.5 weeks with my first pg.) I think the birthday idea sounds super cute :) When we get pg again I'm going to wait until I physically can't hide it anymore before telling our families, and until the big u/s before announcing on FB, not so much because of the paranoia, but because it'll be my last pregnancy and I'd like to be selfish about it and have it just be a secret for as long as possible.
I say you're doing good to wait :)
You can always talk to us about the pg ;) And I agree about being selfish- I hate sharing my pregnancies with my IRL friends.