Stop Me!! (pg ment.)

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AnnaRO's picture
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Stop Me!! (pg ment.)

Okay ladies. My goal is to wait until after Lyla's birthday to tell everyone that we are pg again. For these reasons: Just in case, Last time my mom told me that she almost wished I hadn't told her so soon, MIL was SO anxious waiting for Lyla to arrive and kept complaining that October would never arrive. So this time I want to wait unitl after the first tri. But it's SOOOO HARD! I want to call my mommy sooo bad and tell them all! I want to set up DH's band PA and announce it to the world!

SOMEBODY STOP ME!!! I seriously don't know if I can last till October. I kind of wanted to do it at the end of Lyla birthday party. After she did the cake and all the presents, then change her into an outfit that says, "I'm going to be a big sister".

Right now I'm thinking if I can wait till after my first appt. (August 31) at least I'll have a better EDD by then.

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Oh! You should wait...that shirt w/ her being the big sister would be WORTH IT!:0) You'd have to get that on video!!!:0)
Hang in there! LOL! You can do it!:0) Congrats again!

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Yes I agree, waiting for the birthday idea would be sooooooo worth it! What a cute idea!!

But I sympathize with you wanting to tell. I was definitely like that. Just remember you can share with us anytime you feel like it!! Wink

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You can do it!!! Waiting will be so much fun because once you tell them you'll be out of that major worry phase anyways. Keep yourself busy with more crafts (like making Lyla that t-shirt). Lol
I didn't tell most people till after I had my first 2nd trimester appointment with Aiden. We told our parents at 6 weeks, but I think next baby (especially if it's sooner since I know there will be some negativity) we'll wait to tell everyone till later.

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That is such a cute idea!!! You def will have to get that on video.

Jackie mentioned something about negativity in her post.....why do people have to spout their negative opinions about something that doesnt concern them? If you wanna have a baby shortly after your first one, who cares, it affects you and your immediate family, no one else. Sorry about the rant and hijack.

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love the idea!!!

waiting is super hard. i was one of the people that didn't tell anyone until i was 13 weeks. except dh of course, but our parents never knew, although some people were suspicious. Good luck, you can do it!!:)

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"stacymh" wrote:

Jackie mentioned something about negativity in her post.....why do people have to spout their negative opinions about something that doesnt concern them? If you wanna have a baby shortly after your first one, who cares, it affects you and your immediate family, no one else. Sorry about the rant and hijack.

I don't get why people have to spout their negativity either. Luckily, I'm not worried about them being negative about it, but I will have to CONSTANTLY hear about how worried they are (MIL is a HUGE worrier). And they all will feel the need to constantly tell me how hard it will be for me with a toddler and a new baby.

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Hmmm, maybe I can wait. . . Biggrin

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Wait! u have an awesome idea on how to tell everyone. My family was worriers too. They all breathed a sigh of relief once i was out of the first trimester.

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I say wait too. Its can be hard but it will fly by! The birthday party idea is super cute and would be so much fun to annouce it to everyone at the same time. Maybe you can occupy your time by doing crafts..:)

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"HorseMomma" wrote:

Oh! You should wait...that shirt w/ her being the big sister would be WORTH IT!:0) You'd have to get that on video!!!:0)
Hang in there! LOL! You can do it!:0) Congrats again!

DITTO!! WAIT WAIT WAIT!! This will be such a great surprise!! Biggrin

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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?

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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. Biggrin

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

You HAVE to wait! That is such a cute idea! It will be so worth the wait.

Could your Mom keep a secret?

She would like to think she could, but I'm SURE she'd tell my sister, who would keep it a secret from me that she knew and then ruin my 'announcement' by telling me, "yeah, I already knew, mom told me".

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.

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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.

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Yes, definitely wait! I love how you want to tell them, what a cute idea!!

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Another vote for wait, I love the shirt idea!

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Awww, I think the birthday idea is so cute! You can tell us daily to hold you over to Oct.!

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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 Smile 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.

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I say you're doing good to wait Smile

You can always talk to us about the pg Wink And I agree about being selfish- I hate sharing my pregnancies with my IRL friends.