(Closed) How and when did you tell your parents about your pregnancy?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@MsHeatFan:  lol I have to talk to the DH about it. I know he won’t want to talk about it til closer. Don’t worry, I’ll definitely post about it when we do!

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bump

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Bumping this… I’m glad to see that there are a few Bees who told their parents within minutes of the BFP–I feel like I’m going to want to tell mine right away, too! It would be really neat to tell them in person, but I’m too impatient! 

Though it might be kind of fun for me and DH to have it as a secret the first month or so… Can some more people respond with their “reveal” stories please? 🙂

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you told your parents yet?

Yes 🙂

How far along are you?

6w4d

When did you, or do you plan, to tell your parents?

I got a positive test, then a negative digital, so I waited til the next morning to test with FMU. The next test was positive and we called my parents an hour later- they don’t live nearby so we couldn’t tell them in person. We told his parents later that day in person.

What is the reason for your timing?

We were excited and feel that life is too short to not let our families share that same excitement- we knew how happy it’d make them! My philosophy is you never know what tomorrow may bring and I’d hate to think of something happening to one of our family members and them never knowing that we were having a baby. We also knew that if, God forbid, there were issues, we’d need their support. I honestly don’t know how people wait- I’d never be able to!

How did you, or how are you planning to, tell them about  it?

We didn’t do anything too exciting. We had to call everyone because my family does not live close. We did tell DH’s parents at breakfast that morning.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@celticbride:  I like your philosophy! That’s one of the best reasons for telling early that I’ve heard. We told our parents by phone, too, and they were filled with so much joy, it was wonderful. I’m glad we didn’t wait. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh I wanna play!

 

Have you told your parents yet?

Yes

How far along are you?

20w3d

When did you, or do you plan, to tell your parents?

With the first as soon as the lines showed up lol, 2nd after my bloodtest

What is the reason for your timing?

Couldn’t wait to tell them either time, first everyone knew right away, 2nd waited tot ell everyone else at 12w

How did you, or how are you planning to, tell them about it?

1st – called my mom who had just talked to my sister and was told my sis is expecting her 2nd and she was gonna be a grandma again, I said “Times 2!) She was quiet for a few seconds then got really excited lol. 2nd – I called and told her right after I found out the bloodtest was positive.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have you told your parents yet?

We have told my parents but not his.

How far along are you?

9w1d

When did you, or do you plan, to tell your parents?

We told my mom 2 days after my BFP.  We are extremely close, and I knew I wanted her to know quickly.  We told my dad at little after 6 weeks and heard the heartbeat because my mom didn’t want to keep it from him any longer (understandable).

What is the reason for your timing?

I am very close with my mom.  We have waited on his family for quite a few reasons.  I think the biggest is if something were to go wrong, his family is just not the best at sympathizing.  His mom also isn’t the best at keeping secrets, and we wouldn’t want others to know until after 13 weeks.  We also know that if something comes back in the scans our decisions probably would not be the same as his parents.  So, we are waiting until after those scans come back, so if something comes back not ideal that we can make our own decisions without being told what we should do.

How did you, or how are you planning to, tell them about it?

Not really creative with my parents since it was so early.  We would like to do something creative for his family since we are waiting to tell them.  However, we haven’t come up with any ideas yet!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@jesstagirl:  

Your mom was so cute!

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

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@lnadinee:  That was a very amusing response to a positive pregnancy test. I love how her dad is just like “…cool” lololol.

 

ZOMBIE THREAD PARTY REVIVAL TIME

 

Have you told your parents yet?

No, I’ve told one online friend. And Weddingbee. And my husband, obviously.

How far along are you?

4w2d

When did you, or do you plan, to tell your parents?

Not until at least after my first midwife appointment/we hear the heartbeat (around 12 weeks). Most likely going to announce to parents when I’m just shy of 15 weeks.

What is the reason for your timing?

I’m not really close to anyone in my family, or my husband’s family. If I miscarry, I want to be able to choose to tell them — if I decide to — when I feel ready to do it. I don’t want to have to go back later and basically tell everyone, “By the way…” That and among our families, it’s not possible to just tell the parents. The same day I inform our parents, I plan to tell our siblings, then announce it to the rest of the world. It’s going to get out pretty much all at once anyway…better be at the head of it. I can count on at least one dummy-face posting it on Facebook even after explicitly being told not to.

That and…I don’t want to have unsolicited advice/attention the whole way through. Because of the timing of my pregnancy, I won’t be able to hide it until 20 weeks as I originally planned. It’ll be getting warm here around the time I’m 15 weeks, so no baggy hoodies (it helps that I’ve got some pre-preg chub to hide it).

How did you, or how are you planning to, tell them about it?

I have some bragbooks for all of the grandmas (including great-grandmas). I have some “grandpa” bumper stickers/fridge magnets, because apparently everything cool is only made for the grandmas. I’m wrapping them up, likely inviting everyone over on Mother’s Day for a dinner that I’m making. I’ll dress it up as “this is an early Father’s Day gift, too.” They likely won’t expect anything when I hand the gifts over…they’ll probably just assume it’s a Mother’s Day gift exchange.

We’re planning to invite his grandparents, parents and my parents to that dinner, so both sides will find out at the same time.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you told your parents yet?

Yes! 

How far along are you?

32w5d

When did you, or do you plan, to tell your parents?

Around 9 weeks

What is the reason for your timing?

We had just had our 2nd ultrasound where everything looked good and on track.  It was my dad’s birthday and we were seeing both sets of parents in person on the same weekend. 

How did you, or how are you planning to, tell them about  it?

I purchased a pair of picture frames on etsy with the phrase “the best parents get promoted to grandparents” on them.  We framed the ultrasound photos and had them unwrap them when my dad was opening his birthday gifts.  We then immediately facetimed my sister and I showed her what we got my dad for his birthday. 

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