When and how did you announce?

posted 3 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you announce?
    As soon as I found out : (8 votes)
    17 %
    12-14 weeks : (30 votes)
    65 %
    Well into the second trimester : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Third trimester : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    7275 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    breatheandrelax :  we told my best friend and our immediate families around 6 weeks – everyone knew we’d been struggling and starting IVF and both sides were together for Thanksgiving so when one of my husband’s crazy aunts went around the table and asked what we were thankful for I just said “modern science” and the whole room exploded in cheers and crying. It was pretty great. I told work after my NIPT test came back all clear which was about 14 weeks and then made a general facebook announcement right after. 

    Post # 3
    14889 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Parents at 12-14 weeks.  Boss at 16 weeks (would have waited but he was going out on his parental leave until I would have been 20 and I didn’t want to wait that long so they could have more time to prep), close friends at 18 week, social media at 37 weeks.  Everyone else just as they noticed an undeniable bump. 

    Post # 4
    2561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Husband and one of my “ttc” friends immediately

    family and very close friends right around 10 weeks (had a U/S at 8 weeks to confirm heartbeat)

    work at 10 weeks

    announced “publically” right around 11.5 weeks. 

    Post # 5
    6358 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I gave my sister a tea gift basket I’d made for Xmas… things she wanted anyway. I included a mug that said “world’s okayest aunt”. I’d had to lie/fob her off just the day before. Told my folks sooner because I needed mom on my side if sis wanted to go to a deli on our annual girls’ trip. 

    Technically I announced the second at work today. Someone asked my son when he’d get a sister. Highly unlikely given his family’s track record. She changed it to sibling and I said maybe Halloween. Our official announcement will be this weekend when our son wears a brother to be shirt and we see who notices. 

    Post # 6
    280 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ll be 19 weeks this Friday and no one but my husband and doctors know. I am, however, a lunatic when it comes to 1) not telling the story until you know the whole story and 2) boundaries.

    We’ll tell our families over Easter weekend once we’ve gotten our amnio results/20-week scan done. I’m planning on making up an Easter basket for my mom and stepdad with “Promoted to Grandma/Grandpa” mugs and an ultrasound pic. I’ll tell my boss the following Monday.

    Everyone else will figure it out when they see me because it’s getting kinda obvious at this point. We’re not sure whether we’ll ever announce on social media.

    Post # 7
    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I wanted to wait as long as possible because we had a MMC at 12 weeks, but I had a bump that just didn’t want to hide. We told our families at 12 weeks after the NIPT came back. We announced on social media about that time too with our first son. This time around we have just individually told some friends and won’t share anything in a larger forum until the actual baby is here (I’m 26 weeks).

    Post # 8
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I am 8 weeks and have my first U/S to hear the heartbeat Friday, I can’t wait!! Never been so anxious as I have over the last month, I hate that it is sooo long til the first scan to be sure everything is going smoothly. 

    Told my mom almost immediately because I have been super sick and needed her advice as I talk to her every day. Didn’t plan on doing it, but other circumstances happened with work and my health and I needed her to be by my side through all of this, plus she had multiple miscarriages so I would want her close in the event anything bad happened anyway. 

    We plan to tell D.H.’s immediate family on Easter (10 weeks) because wine is a staple part of that meal and I can’t fake that. I was able to fake vodka soda’s with his family when we first found out, but wine is a lot harder to get by and they would immediately know something was up. Then my Dad and our few best friends the week after at 11 weeks as I have a special event and it is good timing. Going on vacation to visit extended in-laws when I’ll be 12 weeks by then and hopefully already have the NT scan done so we want to tell them in person while we are visiting. Then finally public posts on social media / telling my work will not be done til >14 weeks after our vacation and we confirm we’re in the all clear with the NT testing. 

    I had a friend on Facebook post an ultrasound in February, and she said coming in October. Since I am due in November and won’t put it on Facebook till May, I was sooo shocked to see it, she had to have been barely 6 weeks! Not even sure how she got a scan so early. It is for sure a struggle but I want to be sure all is clear before it goes that public. 

    Post # 11
    1551 posts
    Bumble bee

    We told parents via skype (we live abroad) at about 8 weeks (we thought we were further along than that at the time). We told the rest of our families/close friends at 12 weeks and we waited until the 3rd trimester to announce on Facebook.

    Post # 12
    983 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I told immediate family and a few close friends as soon as I found out but then waited to “announce” and tell work until around 15 weeks.

    Post # 13
    7909 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I told my parents and best friend within a day or two of getting a positive test. We waited until our prenatal testing came back clear at 12 weeks before announcing to everyone else. I just texted/called people…we never did a social media announcement. 

    Post # 14
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Edson Keith Mansion

    We told our friends and family basically as we talked to them after we found out. We had a previous MC and I knew I would lean on them for support if it happened again. 

    Told work at 10 weeks, announced on social media at 13. 

    Post # 15
    9097 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Told my 2 BFFs the day I got my BFP at 7 weeks, the parents after 1st ultrasound at 9+1, my boss shortly after that because she’s like a mom to me and we’re so close, and then the more extended family/friends/other colleagues around 13 weeks.

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