Telling my family

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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1749 posts
Bumble bee

There is no such thing as “baby thunder”. Women get pregnant when they get pregnant, and they can tell people basically whenever they feel like doing so. 

Go ahead and tell your family about your pregnancy when you’re comfortable. If your sister gets upset, so be it. There’s no logical reason for you to feel bad or guilty. Your pregnancy doesn’t affect or change what she has going on at all. 

Post # 3
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

NightOwl27:  Tell them whenever you are comfortable with sharing that information. When they know your dates, they wil be able to figure out that you were already pregnant last week.

I doubt you will get through the second trimester before people notice. Did you mean the first trimester?

Post # 4
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7208 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

NightOwl27:  When you announce in 2nd trimester, you’ll tell them you’re 13 weeks’ pregnant (or whatever it is). So your sister will know that you were already pregnant when she told you her plans.

Post # 5
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

aussiemum1248:  +1

If she and her wife are seriously contemplating babies, she’ll know how to do the math and realize that you were pregnant even before then. I agree with your husband; wait until second trimester and the beginning stages of their process have ebbed, then make your big announcement.

Post # 6
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940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I told my parents the second I got my BFP.  I wanted them to know in case anything went wrong and I wanted emotional support.  Everyone else finds out at 12-14 weeks.  I think it depends on what type of relationship you have with your sister – if you want to be able to go to her for support, then tell her.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

NightOwl27:  You can’t help that you got pregnant first – especially since it was a surpirse to you.

I’m not sure how you’d manage to get THROUGH your second trimester before having to tell anyone– even when I was tiny pre-baby #1, it became obvious that I was either lettin myself go or something was up LOL

And this baby- at 9 weeks I looked pregnant!!  

Your sister will ikely be happy for you!  Tell family when you are comfortable.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I get pregnant and told my bf now fiance at the time family when we were 10 weeks about 2 months later his sister told us they were pregnant. It just made it so much more exciting. We all went to lamaze class together and that was fun. My son is 2 months older than his cousin. I had a boy and she had a girl. It worked out great. No one was mad or jealous. 

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