(Closed) Who knows you’re TTC?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t tell anyone when we originally started TTC. We also didn’t tell anyone when I first got pregnant. After that ended in an MC though we told our parents, siblings and best friends. I especially needed them as a support system during that time and I was also put on bedrest and not able to drive so it couldn’t be helped. Because of that they all know that we’re TTC again. I really like them knowing so that I can ask any questions that I have! I think they’re more sensitive and they don’t really bring it up unless we do because of the MC.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I told my friend from work who is also TTC. Hubby joked at work about having to go home early because I was ovulating. His boss took it seriously and mentioned it to me the last time I saw her. I wasn’t prepared for this and my reaction totally gave it away, so she knows, too.

Other than that, we don’t want to tell anyone. People already ask us about babies all the time. I don’t want to constantly have to give a ‘state of my uterus’ update.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Most of the people in my office at work, most of my friends, my SIL, but strangely enough neither set of parents!  I figure we’ll tell both sets or parents around Christmas time if we haven’t had any success by then (we’ll be on to cycle nine).  It’s kinda nice that people know we’re trying because I have lots of people to talk to and share advice and stuff.

The people in my office were actually running a sweepstake for the first six months after I got married, but they’ll need to pick new dates because we’ve just started cycle seven and they all picked earlier dates.  I don’t go running around telling the world we’re TTC but the people that do know are people I spend a fair bit of time with so I’m ok with them knowing.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We told everyone we’d be TTCing next year but when our timeline got moved up we told both of our moms & his dad. My dad has a big mouth and would tell everyone and I want to surprise our siblings. There are days I want to tell everyone but know I don’t want everyone up in our sex life. My best friend is getting ready to TTC and I don’t want her to feel like it’s a competition between the two of us (because I already kind of feel this way)

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My mother and my SIL (who’s my BFF), and all of WB of course 😉

Post # 9
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643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

No one except my hubby… and all of WB!!!!

Post # 10
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

My BFF knows, Mum has an idea.. but that’s it, really. And my fellow fab-o ‘Babies’ friends know, too. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My sister knew that we were NTNT, but she was under strict orders not to let my family know. (And it worked; my parents were totally shocked when we told them I was pregnant.) And a co-worker– in part because she’s a friend, in part because she has a fertility situation (for lack of a better word) similar to mine, but also because she’s in the HR department and I had questions about our insurance plan at work. 

(We were NTNT, not TTC, so by them knowing we were TTC, I mean they knew that were open to having a kid this year and we were covering our bases in case we did end up pregnant. For everyone else—especially parents who are blabbermouths– we gave them the impression that it would be a few more years so that way there would be no pressure on us to have a baby quickly, and no awkwardness/difficult conversations if it took us a while, if we miscarried, or if we changed our plans.)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re keeping it a secret from our families, but we’ve both told a couple friends that we’re TTC.  I was the one that wanted to keep it a big secret because I didn’t want any added pressure or people in our business, but strangely enough, I’m the one that keeps spilling the beans to more people!  I think my hubby told two people – his best friend and another friend who was also TTC (they’re now about 3 months preggo).  I, on the other hand, have told a coworker that I’m close with because we’re both TTC.  I’ve also told my 3 best friends that I’m off the pill.  I’ve probably let it slip to a few others that we’re off the pill, too…but the only person (other than you people online!) that knows that we’re REALLY trying hard is my friend from work.  

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We told my mom and sister that we were ttc… I knew that they would support us, cover us in prayer, and not push the “so you pregnant yet?!”

When we get pregnant we told immediate family and my 2 very best friends, and DH’s best friend…. we knew that if I mc we’d want the support…

We waited until 9 weeks to announce it to everyone else…. this being my 2nd, I couldn’t hide it anymore. lol… I told a friend that’s been ttc for quite a while FIRST b/c I wanted to be able to talk to her myself and her not hear 2nd hand… after talking to her we made our announcement to our Young Adults group and Church.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I work with a buch of ladies and so I’ve been telling them for the past year that we would be trying in November! On Tuesday I’m actually taking my IUD out and they all know that as well. My hubby just got a new job and it has awesome insurance so we are going to switch over to his. I told them we had to see if there was a maternity waiting period ( this was yesterday!) and my hubby found out there wasn’t!!! I’m so excited! I was debating on telling everyone there is a waiting period though…just so nobody will be bugging us haha. I’d rather people know just incase something happens I know they would all support me 🙂

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