(Closed) How long or short did you wait to tell family, friends & coworkers….????

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

With my first, we didn’t tell family until I was 14 weeks, and told friends/coworkers at 19 weeks. I’m 5 weeks pregnant now, and hoping to do the same as last time, as long as I can keep it undercover. 

Post # 17
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9687 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Being small doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll show early.

We told my parents at 8 weeks, his at 13 and let them spread the word from there. I never formally announced at work or on facebook.

Post # 18
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3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

oliviakatherine:  I hate to be a buzz kill, but we told family after a good ultrasound at 7 weeks and close friends at 9 weeks. We had 2 good ultrasounds and everything was on track. I told my boss at 8 1/2 weeks and the person who has to fill in for me at 9 weeks 2 days. I was starting to show, it was only fair to tell. Then I went in for my 9 week appointment and realized I miscarried. 

Telling people is good, but untelling is tough. At 9 weeks your odds of miscarriage are 0.5%– there is every good reason to tell, but there is still that chance. On the other hand, if you miscarry at 16 weeks or 35 weeks, people will know too. IT is up to you.

When we get pregnant again we will likely do the same thing– it really sucks to untell, but it is nice to have the support.

Post # 19
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2514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

oliviakatherine:  We told our families a week after our BFP (and the day after our wedding). Everyone was here (DH’s family lives overseas) so we decided to tell everyone face-to-face.  

I have told a couple of my closest friends.  Our extended family and the rest of our friends don’t know yet.  

I will tell work only when I absolutely have to tell them.  As late as possible.  We will do an FB announcement – mainly because DH’s friends are flung all over the world.  It can take us weeks to manage to coordinate schedules for a skype.  We keep in contact with everyone over facebook.  We’ll tell FB after I tell work.  

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