Post # 1
Last Saturday my A/F was late so I told my DH I thought it was time to take a test. Sure enough, it came back positive right away. We are slowly adjusting to the news.
Yesterday I had my first OB appointment. I just met with an LPN and went over medical history. When I told her I was having some pain, she scheduled for an ultrasound that day. We were able to see that its not ectopic and there is already a little sac in there. As of today I am only 5 weeks so it was too early to hear a heartbeat. My estimated due date will be August 18th!
I am so excited to post on the “babies” board now but have to use this “SecretName” until we are ready to announce to everyone we are pregnant (which will be around 12 weeks around Valentines Day).
Here is my list of questions right now:
- Prenatal Vitamins – Will the Women’s One-a-Day brand be fine? They come with a DHA supplement. They also have a full 800 mcgs of Folic Acid. They are about $16 for a 30 day supply. Any other brands to check out?
- When to tell the family – Its the first grandchild for my parents and they might consider it too soon (we were just married 6 months ago). We will see them in 2 weeks (I will be 7 weeks by then but no heartbeat ultrasound). It would be great because we could do it in person. Or we could wait until after we hear the heartbeat (around 9 weeks) but have to tell them the news over the phone.
- Books to read – Any suggestions here?
Congratulations to all the other women on this board! I can’t wait to join you although I’ve been around the bee for over a year. Aren’t there two other “secret” bee’s still early on?
Post # 3
Congrats!!! I love the One-A-Day prenatals. I took them last summer and now again as we will be ttc again in another month. Never had any problems with them, myself! I think it is a personal decision on when to tell family. Do you think you could wait? If not, I would tell them. Also, would you rather tell them in person? Everybody feels differently about this topic. Some like to tell right away and others like to wait a little bit. Does your husband want to tell yet or wait? I’m sure they will be so happy at the great news!
Post # 4
Congratulations! Great news!
I am (not pregnant but) taking Rainbow Light pre-natals. I take the once-a-day pill, which is convenient. I buy them at whole foods. You can also get them online (better deals). I think I pay $29 for a 90 day supply. I like them so far- no problems at all.
As for telling your parents, it would be a lot of fun telling then in person. When I do get pregnant, we’ll probably tell my parents pretty early (maybe 8 weeks), but we will wait a little longer to tell his family because they can’t keep secrets (thinking 10 weeks). And we will definitely wait until the second trimester to tell our friends.
BEST OF LUCK for a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!!
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice!
My husband doesn’t care when we tell, he says its up to me. I really want to tell them in person because this is the first grandchild for them. Plus I know they aren’t expecting it this soon so their faces will be priceless. I think if we do go down there around New Years, it will be too hard not to tell them. I just also don’t want it to be too hard to tell them if something happens.
We will for sure wait to tell his family (they live locally) until after we hear the heartbeat (around 9-10 weeks). They already have 7 grandchildren so this just adds one more to the bunch.
We want to wait as long as possible to tell other friends (once we reach second trimester).
Post # 6
I was worried that my family would have thought it was too soon ( this is a honeymoon baby) but they are just ecstatic ! I am 9 weeks along and wondered why i didnt tell my mom sooner ( told her yesterday). Its so nice to be able to talk to her about everything 🙂
Post # 7
We told my parents in person around 7 weeks because we were staying with them for a few days, and at that point, nausea had really set in for me, and it was a lot easier to just tell them and let my mom take care of me than to try to come up with some kind of rational excuse for the fact that I had to eat every two hours but couldn’t eat most of the things that are normally my favorites!
Post # 8
We (ok, I!) told a few people the very day I found out I was pregnant. I miscarried a week later. My husband asked me if I had any regrets about telling people (people being mom, brother and 2 friends of 20+ years) and the answer is No. No regrets, I was so grateful for the love and support that I have received.
I am in my TWW and IF (fingers crossed) I am pregnant again, I will tell those same people at Christmas! Best.gift.ever.
BUT, it’s a personal choice and eveyone feels differently about it, so talk to you hubs and do what feels right for you.
Post # 9
I pay 7.00 for Natures blend – 100 prenatal vitamins. I buy them at Kaiser. They are over the counter.
Post # 10
YAY CONGRATS! Yes I am a secret bee, and so is user Incognito. For another 4 weeks anyways 😉
I take the GNC prenatals. I also loved the Trader Joes ones. My OBGYN gave me some samples of an Rx one called Citranatal Harmony and HOLY CRAP they made me so sick. I dont have morning sickness, but I can imagine that how I felt with those were how it must feel. Go with what works, he said mine were fine but to try to add some extra DHA in.
Congrats again! WOOHOO!
Post # 13
For the prenatal I highly recommend getting the genetric name brand even like the walgreens or walmart name brand. My doctor told me about getting the cheaper ones (it is the same thing and you save money) and they made my tummy a lot less upset. I had friends that took the more expensive ones that had very bad morning sickness because they took it at night.
I told my family when I found out (before Facebook was around LOL) i was so scared but I only told them. I didnt tell anyone else until I was pass the 12 week mark. By family I meant my mom and dad.
My fave book “what to expect when expecting”
Post # 14
Congratulations! I voted in the poll to tell them around Christmas. I know that you won’t officially announce your pregnancy for a while, but I think your parents will be thrilled to hear the news, despite what your concerns might be. 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks for all the great tips! I am thinking more and more that we will tell my family when we see them in a few weeks. We were thinking of wrapping up a bunch of baby items and giving one to each family member and having them open at the same time. I’m pretty sure I will also tell my brother (age 21) and sister (age 16) too.
@ladyox: I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Post # 16
@SecretName: That’s a great idea! I saw a video on TV once where a couple gave their parents “World’s Best Grandpa” and “World’s Best Grandma” t-shirts as gifts to announce their pregnancy. It was adorable!!!