(Closed) How long would you wait after a friends announcement

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How long should we wait to announce
    This weekend is fine, its been 24 hours : (23 votes)
    20 %
    Give them at least until late next week : (25 votes)
    22 %
    Make it next weekend to be safe : (37 votes)
    33 %
    Give them at least two weeks to soak up the attention : (28 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    12003 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @globalmargaret:  I think in this case, where they’ve been trying a long time (especially if people know they’ve been trying a long time) I’d give it a week.  I would also probably make them the first friends I tell.  Hey, guess what, our babies are going to be super close together – YAY!  Wanted to tell you before we broke our news too!

    Post # 4
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Oo that’s so exciting and tough at the same time! I’d love to have someone close to me going through a pregnancy wtih me!

    Hm, I voted late next week but that’s both so you can make sure you get the attention your own very exciting announcement deserves, and also because I think that puts you a little more in the safe zone. I’m admittedly cautious, but I’m due August 22, so only 12 weeks today, and we aren’t planning on making it public for at least another week or so. 

    Post # 5
    1650 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @globalmargaret:  Since they’ve been trying for a while, I said give them until late next week, maybe next weekend. Make sure they are the first friends you tell and do it either in person or over the phone. Tell her how excited you are that your babies will be born so close together and that you’re happy you’ll have someone to share the entire experience with.

    Post # 6
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I would tell them first… NEXT weekend. Give them some time to relish in their own happiness, then they can share in yours as well.  

    Post # 7
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted to wait 2 weeks. It is really nice of you to think of them. The more you can wait the better but this is a happy time for you too and you should not downplay it. CONGRATS!

    Post # 8
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wait until at least next weekend and be sure they are the first friends you tell.

    Post # 9
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d wait a week or two. 

    Post # 11
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d say wait until next weekend. They can enjoy their attention, then after it’s subdued a little you get your own fresh wave of excitement! I would tell them personally, before facebooking it as well.

    Post # 12
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I agree with ppl, I understand wanting to shout it out asap, but since they’ve been trying for a long time I’d wait a week, plus then you can have your spotlight also!  So exciting and fun!  Congrats!!!

    Oh I also agree it would be super fun to tell them first, being pregnant with others is so fun!  Two of my really good friends are due within the month I’m due!  

    Post # 13
    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper

    For big announcements I’d always try to make a 2 week buffer as a minimum whenever possible.

    Post # 14
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would definitely tell them first and then wait a bit, maybe next weekend.  It’s awesome that you’re being so sensitive to their feelings in this.  Your announcement is just as important!

    Post # 15
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Tell her first yourself and honestly, I would just ask her and let her know that you are willing to wait a week or two.


    Post # 16
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @globalmargaret:  I’m going to go against the grain here, and just say announce whenever you feel ready to. I don’t think having a baby is about getting a lot of attention, anyway – you’re both doing it because you want to expand your family, yes? And I think you should announce whenever you’re ready to share that joy with others. I would avoid doing this at a big event meant to celebrate someone else, like a wedding or birthday party, or at someone’s baby shower, but really any other time, who cares? Believe me, plenty of people are going to be excited for the both of you – you sharing your joy does not take away from hers.

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