Who is telling their families over xmas?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: when are you telling your family?
    Xmas eve : (8 votes)
    38 %
    Xmas day : (9 votes)
    43 %
    Boxing day : (0 votes)
    Other (please comment) : (4 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The first gift is for my parents (running joke about my sister in law forgetting my nieces shoes after traveling from Alabama to virginia for Christmas). The second is for the in laws! sorry if the photos are huge, posting from my phone!

    Post # 4
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @bouncybee:  I would have loved to give them an ultrasound picture, but that just wasn’t in the cards for us!  I think your idea is great!

    Post # 5
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our parents already know. We’ll likely tell DH’s brothers and their wives on Christmas – not because it’s Christmas but because that is when we’ll see them, and I’ll need to explain why I’m not having wine with dinner.

    I have my 2nd ultrasound tomorrow, I’ll be 7w3d, and we should be able to hear the heartbeat. Assuming all still looks good, we’ll tell them. Since we had a MC in August, we want to really make sure all is well before telling certain family members.

    But we haven’t really kept it a secret. Quite a few friends know. My one SIL just has a big mouth so we don’t want to tell her pretty much at all 🙂

    Post # 6
    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  That’s freaking adorable! 

    We still don’t know. I’ll only be 5 weeks 5 days on Christmas. I’d like to tell my parents-in-law but we’re going to wait and see how I feel. Wish I would be just a couple of weeks later so we could hear the heartbeat before telling. 

    Post # 7
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ll be 11w3d and our parents already know.  We’re going to tell our best friends the Sunday before Christmas and then DH’s siblings on Christmas eve after we have our scan on Monday.  Then we’re going to tell the rest of our friends on New Years eve!  Im so freaking excited…cannot wait to tell everybody!!!!!!  :))

    Post # 9
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @kate02121:  I’m with you! It took us a long time to decide to spill the beans this early.  It just came down to us feeling the need to be joyful with our families, even if something were to happen we would tell them. It’s a hard decision to make!

    Post # 10
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We’re telling my family on Christmas Eve. I have a book for my mom to open along with my early dating scan (you can’t see anything but the yolk sac, but it will get the point across). 

    We’ll see DH’s family after Christmas and tell them then. I think we may wrap up a pair of DH’s baby booties (his mom had them made into ornaments) along with a new pair of booties with the scan and have his mom open it. 

    I’m nervous about telling our families so early (I’ll be ~7 weeks) but we want to be able for them to share in the joy now, and we’d tell them if we lost the baby. We’ll hold off on telling extended family and most friends until we’ve heard a heartbeat. 

    Post # 11
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Glasgowbound:  YAY congrats, I didn’t know you were pregnant again!  FX for a sticky baby this time!

    Post # 13
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We are telling my in laws on Christmas Eve with a book each. One says Spot loves his grandma, the other Spot loves his grandpa. Will take the early u/s pics along too. Can’t wait!! I’ll be 9w1d.

    Post # 14
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    ALMOST everyone knows, except for DH’s extended family. He wanted to do it in person probably partly because he hates calling people, and partly because he’s sat through many an announcement with  me for my family and hasn’t really gotten one of his own. So we will be showing up telling them somehow when we see them on Christmas day (I didn’t mention we haven’t seen them beacuse his Gma and half the family live 3 hours away and i hvae the good fortune of getting to drive 3 hours away on christmas day to see them…. )

    We are still debating how to do it. I would have liked to maybe wear a cute shirt like this


    but I’m really not showing enough yet to feel like it would make sense. We will probably frame a photo of the most recent US pic and wrap it up for great grandma andlet her open it. At least then she gets to see first, and then everyone will be in the same room. If I show up in a shirt, who knows who will figure it out first and hw it will spread.

    Post # 15
    3514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @bouncybee:  The family already knows! I’m 5 months however we are going to give them this:

    When they slide it open there will be blue and paper confetti and then they have to drop it out and on the bottom it will say boy or girl!!! Since we won’t know until christmas morning ourselves we’ll write it in then. I’m expecting waterworks!

    Post # 16
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I told my mom by phone right away, at 4 weeks. We just told my dad and stepmom last night, I’m 8 1/2 weeks. We wanted to tell them in person and they were out of town but coming home for 2 weeks for Christmas. Christmas eve would’ve been fun, but they invite a bunch of people over and we’re definitely not ready to share with many people yet. Anyway, my dad kept asking what we wanted for Christmas so I told him I’d thought of a few things and made a list. I handed it to him over dinner and he started reading it out loud:

    new dog bed

    wool socks



    jogging stroller

    cloth diapers

    The look on his face as he got it was priceless. My stepmom got all teary. It was great and I was so glad I made my husband do it that way, he just wanted to say “we’re expecting.” We’ll probably tell my MIL and FIL on Chirstmas day over Skype. The more people know the more I get a little worried, I know if I were to miscarry I would really rely on my husband to break the news, I don’t think I’d be up for it.

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