My first pregnancy!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Welcome and congrats!  Best advice is to join your birth month baby board.  All the mamas are right where you are.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It gets easier the longer you are able to keep quiet. Trust me! But it is hard.

In the meantime you can create a private pinterest board. That seemed to help me.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Congratulations!!! I am keeping it quite by simply avoiding people haha….I dont have a good advice 🙁

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Mumble5867:  Congratulations!! I totally know how you feel…when I first found out it was so hard not to tell anyone. We didn’t tell our families until we were 8 weeks (and had our first appointment) because we wanted to be SURE — it just didn’t seem real! I’m 17 weeks now and have told work and close friends…we’re going totally public with it after our next appt when we find out whether it’s a boy or girl. My best advice is to share with people you’re close to as soon as you’re comfortable so then you don’t have to keep it completely bottled up…and then go crazy sharing everything on the Bee! 🙂 I pretty much avoided the topic even after I was comfortable telling unless someone asked me specifically about whether we were planning on kids anytime soon.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with PP who said to join a baby board. It’s a lot easier to keep quiet when you have a small, discreet outlet with people who you technically don’t know in real life. We told close family members at 12w and my colleagues at 20w. I still haven’t told “everyone” yet; we’re waiting until LO is actually born to announce via social media.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congratulations!!!  Wishing you a healthy and happy 9 months 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Congratulations ! I just found out I’m going to be a first time mommy as well . We are a little over 5 Weeks . I am finding it sooo hard to keep this a secret ! Only another 7 weeks and we will be going public . We might tell close friends a bit before that. We told our parents and siblings within a week of finding out… I would tell them anyway if anything were to go wrong .

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mumble5867:  Congrats! You should join us over on the May 2014 board 😀 

It’s hard to not tell everyone, right? I told my parents and two of my sisters (I reasoned that these would be people I would talk to about it if something happened to the baby anyway. 

It really does help to have the support of these lovely ladies here. Hope to see you around!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

CONGRATULATIONS! It was very hard to keep quiet at first.. then by 12 weeks I was hestitant to finally spill the beans. It’s such a wonderful and inimate secret between you and your husband, I didn’t want to share when the time came. I got over that quickly and then I shouted from roof tops! lol

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@Mumble5867:  congrats!!!! I couldn’t keep my mouth closed and told a couple bffs who were sworn to secrecy. I’m 10 weeks and we haven’t announced yet

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mumble5867:  I didn’t keep my mouth shut lol! If you want to keep it quiet then PPs have some good suggestions. But if you don’t want to then don’t.

I told my parents, sister, aunt and grandparents about 5 days after my BFP

My best friend who is struggling with ttc about a week after (we always talked about ttc together and I could not lie to her/hide that from her plus I wanted her to have time to process and be upset and sad before we went totally public so she didn’t feel like she had to act thrilled if she was hurting.)

MIL found out about 2 weeks after bfp..because well..long story lol

and we went fully public at about 10 weeks.

I’ve seen the damage trying to sweep a MC under the rug and acting like it never happened can do to a family (my own) so I had no problem being open about it if something happened. 

Anyway congrats there is no magic right time to go public that’s for you to decide =]

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congrats!

I didn’t keep it secret. I fount out at 3w5d, and my ENTIRE place of employment knew by 4w!

By 7 weeks we started telling family/extremely close friends.

I also told EVERY cashier/gas attendent/etc. I came across!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Congrats!

 

I didn’t keep it a total secret, I told my parents and my BFF. They’re supportive and would have been there for me should something have happened.  But joining your month support group REALLY helps! 🙂

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