Post # 1
We are only 5 weeks, but I am SO anxious to tell people! I feel like it’s such a faux pois if we do before the second trimester though. We’ve told our parents and I’ve given my boss a head’s up, but that’s it. But I’m soooo antsy to share!
Post # 3
We waited until 12 weeks. And thank goodness b/c at my 12 week apt. for my first pregnancy I found out I miscarried. Eventually I told close friends what happened, but I was glad to do it when I was ready and have time to myself first.
I’m pregnant again, and again we obviously waited the 12 weeks. It’s a personal choice, but for me I’m glad I waited.
Post # 4
I’m wondering this too – we’re about 4.5 weeks and it’s killing me to not tell anyone except family.
Post # 6
I wanted to wait to tell people, but I was too excited. I was about 6 weeks when I found out, so that helped. I told my parents right away. I waited until about 8 weeks to tell my friends, and I had to tell my boss at about 9 weeks because I needed time off for several consecutive dr. appts. I am 20 weeks tomorrow and pretty much everyone knows now.
Post # 7
I told my sister closest in age really soon after we found out, so around 6 weeks. Told my parents like 2 weeks later when we went down to see them, it was my mom’s birthday. My parents did not understand any need to wait so their friends found out around then too. We had our first ultrasound a week later and saw the little heartbeat and once my husband had ultrasound pictures in his hand there was no stopping him, so his coworkers found out around 9 weeks. Since so many people knew by that point and lots of people had guessed as well – I have a really narrow thin face normally which rounded out basically as soon as I got pregnant – we told pretty much everyone close to us at that point. I don’t use facebook that much but have lots of old college/grad school people who I talk to occasionally through it so said something on there around 20 weeks.
Post # 8
My mom can’t waiiiiiitttt to tell people, lol – she’s asking me almost every time we talk if she can tell people yet. I’m only 9 weeks, so I want to wait a little bit.
I’ve told my parents, close friends and the essentials at work (you know, the people that would give me crap about all my early appointments… grr).
Post # 9
I’m 29 weeks and I still haven’t told everyone, so it’s all about what you feel comfortable with.
Post # 10
Whatever works for you! But I didn’t feel ok with sharing until I heard a heartbeat (although I told my mom much sooner). But other people were never told, they just noticed I was getting round. 🙂
Post # 11
I’m only 8 weeks right now and we’ve just told our immediate families. I’m not going to tell work until I can’t hide it anymore, and I’m going to wait more than likely until the first trimester is over to tell my good friends.
Post # 12
@TheFutureMcBride: haven’t people been able to guess that you’re pregnant?
Post # 13
I told family- immediate and extended at 8 or 9 wks. I told work at 12wks.
Post # 14
We told my parents, brother, sister, grandparents, & 2 aunts the day we found out we were expecting. DH told his parents & his aunt and uncle who we are close to a few days later. We found out a couple of weeks before DH was deploying and wanted to be able to tell my family together & he wanted to tell his family in person. We told everyone else when we hit 12 weeks. If it wouldnt have been for the deployment, we wouldn’t have told anyone until 12 weeks. My mom asked me everyday from 5 weeks on if she could tell. I was so pissed that she kept asking.
ETA: DH also told his NCOs. I’m pretty sure it’s mandatory anyway but we also wanted them to know so he could arrange his leave and have priority.
Post # 15
The first one- the beginning of the second trimester, and it was hard to wait that long.
The second? I didn’t even tell my husband until I was 5 months. It made the pregnancy go that much faster!
Post # 16
We told my parents and DH’s parents at 7 weeks, and told friends at 12 weeks.