Post # 1
DH and I are telling our parents that we’re expecting tomorrow. Up until a few days ago, I was just about bursting at the seams to tell, but now I don’t want to. I don’t like the idea of the little one inside me not just being our secret anymore. Or maybe I’m scared to tell them because my dad has never done well with any sign I’m growing up and my mom is nosy/pushy sometimes.
We’re definitely telling them, so I’m not looking for advice. I’m just wondering how all of you bees felt about telling your parents you were pregnant. I’m having such weird emotions!
Post # 2
I know it’s not the same but I had similar feelings when telling my family about my engagement. I was so excited to until the day we told them and then I was nervous and a little apprehensive about it. Of course, after I told them I realized I was being silly as they respond really well to my news.
Good luck with your parents tomorrow!
Post # 3
I know what you mean. I’m not excited to tell my family (especially parents). My DH family I am excited for because they will be excited. My parents won’t care. They’ll be like… “that’s nice, congrats” and that will be the end of it. It will be like when we got engaged. I remember being genuinely suprised at how happy my mom looked in the pictures at our wedding because I really didn’t think she was that happy about it. My dad will be happy but does think he’s old enogh to be a grandpa. My mom is pushy and nosey like yours. I’ve learned to only give her minimal information anyway… but still. I know it’s hard, and kind of puts the damper on the excitement. DH wants to know when he can tell people, and I told him probably after this next ultrasound (8 weeks) for close family, but I will honesty probably wait to tell mine. I know it’s hard. Good luck with your parents!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I think your feelings are quite normal. I told my mom the next morning, so we didn’t have as much time as you that it was OUR special secret, but I think you’ll look back on it as a special time for you and your husband. I sort of viewed baby kicks in the same way- no one but me and my daughter knew what was going on, and once she was born, I had to share her with everyone else.
Post # 5
I was super excited to tell everyone! Right before I even told my husband and with everyone since I get suuuper nervous. Physically nervous; knots in my stomach and shaking. Once it’s said and done I’m fine. It could be that I’m just so excited but it doesn’t feel like that in the moment lol.
In any case everyone officially knows now so I don’t have to worry about that anymore!
Post # 6
I was really excited, but also nervous – it was actually really hard to say those words! I think mainly because DH and I have been together since we were 17 so it was strange to be like “I’m pregnant” and have it be a positive discussion since obviously for so long we were making sure I didn’t get pregnant haha 😉
We ended up making them fortune cookies that had personalized fortunes like “you’re going to be a grandpa, baby arrives April 2016” and “you’re going to be a grandma, baby arrives April 2016” 🙂 They were shocked, but loved them and were really excited!
Post # 7
I won’t be telling my parents until after the first trimester just in case something happens. I am still debating telling his parents until the baby is an adult because his parents are baby crazy. I am not scared of my family since they have plenty of babies in the family, but I am terrified to tell his because they don’t and we need to set some major ground rules.
Post # 8
I couldn’t wait to tell my parents (and sisters). I told them a few hours after I found out. I wasn’t nervous at all, just happy and surprised.