I'm curious, how many (and who) did you tell that you were TTC?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Peffy:  DH knew & the bees knew. I never had to deal with nagging questions because I made it clear to everyone that there was a chance we couldn’t get pregnant and we would appreciate people’s respect for us by not asking. Word spread, & we never had a single person ask. Now 12 weeks Pregnant and go public with our LO tomorrow.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

DH’s family knows and mine but none have asked about it. Hs brother and sil had trouble concieving and are finally pregnant so we’re all really happy and focusing on them. The teacher i team teach with knows but doesnt ask but i probably tell her more than what she wants to know!      

 

A teacher on my grade level says he has a bet going that i’ll announce that i’m expecting the last day of preplanning but i’m not sure if he’s kidding… I got married in Feb and my team mates know i want more kids. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

DH and I knew (obviously), and I told my parents.  They’re not the nagging type.  We didn’t tell anyone else, but we were only trying for 4-5 months, so maybe it would’ve come out if it had been taking longer.  We didn’t want people to constantly be asking, but my parents kept planning all these trips, and I wanted to put it on their radar.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@MrsHoneyC:  That is super exciting! Congratulations. 

@Peffy:  We plan to tell people including close family at the 12-week mark unless they find out sooner. We are not TTC yet but that’s the plan. DH will know of course and the bees.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We didn’t tell anyone. I’m a fairly private person and really didn’t want a bunch of questions.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

DH made a comment to his mom that it was on our radar for the future, but didn’t give a specific timeline (because even we don’t know), but that’s it.  We won’t tell her or my mom either once we plan to actually start, because they are both huge gossips, and it wouldn’t be fair to tell dads or siblings without also telling the moms, I think.  I may or may not tell my Maid of Honor, because she’s both mine and DH’s best friend, and it’d be nice to have a supportive shoulder to cry on if things don’t go smoothly.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Peffy:  Yeah maybe it was in my head, but I just didn’t want to have people thinking every time the phone rings “Is Zoeygirl calling to say she’s pregnant?”  I knew my parents wouldn’t ask, but for my siblings and his parents, who knew we were probably gonna try within the next year or so, I just wanted to be able to tell them when it did happen.  But again, if we had been doing infertility stuff or anything, we would’ve had to tell more people.  Also, DH and I both work a ton, so no one in either family was really bugging us about grandkids.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Peffy:  Yeah, I very likely will tell MoH, I completely trust her to keep secrets, even really good ones, and I definitely think I’ll want a friend to keep me sane on that topic, haha.

 

I totally know what you mean.  One of DH’s cousins announced a pregnancy at an extended-family party, but she asked everyone to not spread it around b/c she wanted to tell friends + other family herself, in person.  Aaaaand it was all over FB within 20 minutes of her saying that.  I felt really bad for her, she had her “suprise, I’m pregnant!” fun taken right away from her.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i told my mom and a couple friends who already have a kid. DH didn’t tell anyone. nobody has asked me if i’m pregnant yet. i think they figure if i am, i’ll tell them.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We haven’t and don’t have plans to tell anyone

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We aren’t TTC yet, but my best friend knows we’re planning to try this fall/winter (because we talk about EVERYTHING, and she’ll be one of the only people who knows from early on once I do get knocked up).  My sister-in-law also knows that we’re thinking about babies soon – because she and my brother are also going to be trying soon (for their third), and I just couldn’t contain myself – I’d be so excited if we were pregnant together and had kids around the same age!

So, my brother likely also knows, and my parents probably have an inkling that we’re trying soon, but nobody else knows for sure.

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