(Closed) were you nervous to tell your family you were pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was terrified to tell my mom and dad that I’m pregnant. We ended up having to tell them because I was having complications, but she already knew because I had morning sickness EVERY morning.

I think that there is always that fear of not knowing what the reaction will be.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Lol, I’m glad I could help.

And, no more complications! I’m five months along and I have a healthy, active kicker. So, not much sleep for me…; )

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sorrycharlie:I told my parents after my miscarriage because I needed support (it didn’t help as much as I hoped). Then I told them right away when I got pregnant–not sure why, exactly.

Still a month to go before we tell everyone else and I kind of don’t want to tell anyone at all. I’m paranoid.

I totally get where you’re coming from–it’s a strange thing to announce.

(And I let it out on the bee–thanks ladies!)

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sorrycharlie: Honestly, I’ve never had any married friend who was afraid to tell their parents they were expecting- nor was I.

We planned both our pregnancies- we were adults and the timing and choice to have children was completely our decision. I was well beyond worrying about anyone’s reactions, much less my parents , and I certainly didn’t need their approval.

I will admit though it would bever have occurred to me that they wouldn’t approve and be excited for us. Guess we were lucky to both have supportive families.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yes I was nervous. We had no money and really no business having a baby. But have a baby we did, and it worked out fine. My parents constantly tell me how wonderful our daughter is and can’t imagine life without her. My dad gets depressed if he doesn’t see her for a week!

Just because you’re married, or a grown adult doesn’t mean the nerves aren’t normal. Everyone’s family is different. My family is super judgmental and some people (like myself) really do worry about letting down their family, or being judged or causing disappointment. Most parents will say “Wait, wait, you have so much time.” But you can’t put your life on hold for other people.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My husband and I had this SAME conversation.  I finally realized that he was right.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah men also seem to be better at making up their minds and sticking with it!  I think the thing I really realized was that our parents also lived their own lives and are ultimately human too.  And I realized that even though I was married and living an adult life I wasn’t thinking of myself as a grown up and I needed to.  I hope everything works out for you! I think it’ll be ok!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i was nervous but only because i was barly out of high school lol!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I get nervous just thinking about it! I’m not married yet and we would like to wait a year or two before TTC but the thougt of actually telling my family knocked up is terrifying. Coming form a really close but stricly Catholic family, getting pregnant before marriage is the biggest No-No, ( I could OD and they wouldn’t care as much) so while being sexually active I anxiously waited every month for AF. Swithching my mindset to wishing AF won’t come and I get a BFP will be a challenge. I guess I’d still feel like a teenagaer doing something naughty. My parents are super supportive of my relationship and would love to become grandparents sooner rather than later but I’d still be freaked out. 

@sorrycharlie: OMG your reply to @julies1949 … I feel exactly the same way

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