(Closed) Telling Parents

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
9436 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
1630 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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polarbear5127:  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
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
346 posts
Helper bee

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
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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.

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