Is it selfish to announce pregnancy at Christmas?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6457 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think it’s selfish at all. I think it’s a great time to do it because everyone will be together (or at least in my family they are) and you won’t be stealing someone else’s limelight (like at a wedding).

Post # 4
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not selfish at all. You are pregnant – you have reason to celebrate! I think it’s great that you plan to call your SIL in advance; you hardly seem like a selfish person 🙂 Congratulations, by the way!

Post # 5
3250 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Announcing that you are pregnant at Christmas is fine. I think contacting your SIL ahead of time is alsofine, she may well be happy for you eventhough they are still trying. I’m not sure I’d tell her over the phone, I’d tell her in person if it were me, but you know her best.

Post # 6
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it is selfish. You will definitely be at the point that most people are announcing pregnancies and there are many cute Chritmas announcement ideas.  That being said, I definitely agree that you need to tell your SIL first.  Both of my SILs announced pregnancies while we were ttc (and struggling) and if I had had to hear that at a family gathering it wouldn’t have ended well.  


Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsBeck:  +1!

Op, I think xmas is a perfect time. I also like the plan to tell SIL in advance. Also, congrats on the LO!

Post # 8
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think it’s fine, but if you are worried, why not announce either Christmas eve or later in the day on Christmas?

Post # 9
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t think it’s selfish at all! It’s not like it’s a birthday party where you would be “stealing the spotlight.” Congrats! 

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would definitely do it on Cristmas! Just let SIL know the week before so she’s not blindsided in front of family

Post # 12
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mamadingdong:  Haha I was about to say the same thing about Jesus. 

I agree with everyone that it’s not selfish at all. Go for it, and celebrate! Congrats to you by the way!

Post # 13
4468 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pittgirl4:  I think it would add to the happiness and excitement of the holiday season! Congrats:)

Post # 14
446 posts
Helper bee

Of course it isn’t selfish. You will be announcing it eventually anyway, so why not do it when you have all of your family there? I think it is very thoughtful of you to call your SIL first. I know I would appreciate it.

Post # 15
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mamadingdong:  Hahaha you beat me to it, I was going to say something about baby Jesus too! 🙂

@pittgirl4:  I don’t think it’s selfish at all, it’s perfect – one more thing to celebrate and be happy about. Congratulations! 🙂

Post # 16
7196 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think that’s a good time to announce it 🙂

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