We’re expecting

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I would wait. I miscarried my first at six weeks, and my good friend had a missed miscarriage at eight weeks. I know five other women who had early miscarriages as well. It’s really a good idea to wait, and tell everyone at 12 weeks, or at least after you’ve heard a strong heart beat. I hadn’t told anyone but my mom before I miscarried and it was a lot easier on me than my friend. She told her family at six weeks, and then had to go through the pain of explaining her miscarriage over and over again to family. It’s really heartbreaking. I so, so hope everything goes well in your pregnancy, but early miscarriages are so common. I really urge you to wait.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would wait until 12 weeks and I also wouldn’t use a family event to make an announcement 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

And congratulations, Momma!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Congratulations!!  I had a chemical at 6 weeks.  We told a couple of people. People we were close with and would want support from if something happened.   We ended up getting pregnant again 9 months after that and we are due any minute.     It’s a personal choice but I would personally wait.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Wait, super early. Plus, this event is about the birthday.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would wait- I’m not a fan of doing it at an event celebrating someone else. Plus its REALLY early, and even though more pregnancies continue healthily, I’d wait till you’re in the clear before making a big announcement because things do happen. Another good time will come- congrats Bee!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I announced at 5 weeks. But I’m impatient and I had a gut instinct I wouldn’t lose her (which was thankfully correct).

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I guess it depends on your comfort level. I told my parents the day we found out, because they were visiting. I wouldn’t use a birthday party to make the announcement, but maybe tell Grandma and let her decide if she wants to announce it?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I miscarried my first baby at 8 weeks, I’m pregnant with my 3rd baby and had to have an early repeat scan because there was concerns about viability. I hate to be doom and gloom but so much can happen, as least wait until you have a viable scan.

I also wouldn’t announce my pregnancy (especially at 5 weeks) at an event for someone else 🤷🏻‍♀️ Especially a huge event like a 100th birthday. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would definitely wait until 12 weeks or at least after first trimester. You never know and it’s just awkward to tell everyone if miscarriage. But of course it’s up to you. And of course it’s a happy time. I’m currently 20 weeks now, but I told my sister and parents the day I found out I was pregnant and then we told my husband’s family at 8 weeks. We are having a BOY 🙂 (Sorry just wanted to say that as we wanted a boy lol)

Congratualtions by the way 🙂 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

100 is a pretty huge achievement! As much as it sounds good in theory, it isn’t. Don’t steal grandma’s thunder with your happy news. Let her enjoy her special day and announce your pregnancy when you are sure there are no complications and you are in the clear. The party is meant to honor HER, and distracting everyone with your news is bad etiquette. 

Congrats by the way!!

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