Post # 1
I’ll try to make this short and sweet – I’ll be 12 weeks this Saturday, and we’ve already had our 12 week checkup, where the doctor had no trouble finding the heartbeat right away, nice and strong around 170bpm. She said obviously there’s no guarantees, but she feels very confident in telling us to share the news whenever we’d like!
We’ve already told both sets of parents and a few very close friends. So now we have to decide: do we call/email/send FB messages to the rest of our extended families (aunts/uncles/cousins) this weekend and then post to FB for the 4th of July OR do we wait to share until we see a good chunk of DH’s family in person at a summer reunion mid-July and wait to post anything on FB or tell anyone else until after that?
What would you do? Share the news with family via phone/private FB message at 12 weeks OR wait to tell in person at 15 weeks?
Post # 2
Congratulations! I will be 12 weeks on Saturday too, with twins. We told parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles all last week. We will tell cousins & close friends this weekend (via phone, text, or in person), and then starting 4th of July weekend we just won’t hide it, I am already showing. I haven’t decided if/when we will put anything on fb, maybe after we know the genders.
Post # 3
I was in a very similar situation. I told my whole family before 12 weeks because I was just too excited and we told DH’s parents before that also. We then waited until a family party for DH’s family to tell them and post anything on Facebook. I was 16 weeks at that point. It was hard to keep it from escaping on Facebook and I really wanted to post something, but it was worth it to see their faces. At that point I was already kind of showing so everyone was staring at us suspiciously, but too afraid to say anything. We let them squirm for a minute and then said, “well, we have some news” and everyone shouted out “OMG your pregnant”. It was so funny.
Post # 4
I don’t want to tell anybody (inclduing parents) until 12 weeks so I’d wait until the 15 weeks personally. The less time people have to bug me about it the better! If I could just give birth one day without telling anyone I totally would lol It’s up to you guys though ultimately.
Post # 5
jtsing: Twins, how neat!! Have fun telling people this weekend! 🙂
MrsMath: Aww, see! That’s what keeps making me want to wait when I start to get impatient and just want to tell now.. thinking about seeing their faces when we tell them…
MrsN14: That’s true, less time to get bugged about it! Haha..
Post # 6
I will wait till 15 weeks personally alot of my family didnt know I was pregnant until I was about 28-32 weeks, but is you choice im a very keep it to my self kinda person lol! Congratulations by the way!
Post # 7
E_Lynne615: I think you’re in the clear to safely tell people, but I would wait and do it in person because it is SO FUN to see people’s faces. It is totally worth it to do it in person, IMO.
Post # 8
I told people in person (before 12 weeks), but just felt kind of awkward lol. If you think the reactions will be worth it then wait, otherwise I would just let it out now!