(Closed) When did you tell your parents? [Poll]

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When did you tell your parents?

    As soon as we found out

    Before 7 weeks

    Between 7-9 weeks

    Between 10-12 weeks

    After 12 weeks

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Personally, we wont be telling anyone until we are at 12 weeks or later, but that’s because I expect to have issues and I want to avoid the potential for a second conversation if the pregnancy doesn’t stick. 

    I just started telling people I’m on a new supplement from my doctor for a minderal decicienty that doesn’t allow me to drink. It’s benign enough no one is worried, but obscure enough no one can call my bluff. 

    Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    DH told his mom while they were out on a walk, and I was at work.  I was a little annoyed because I didn’t want her to know quite yet – she tends to be really annoying and over complicate things.  I think I was just under 7 weeks.

    I told my mom at just over 7 weeks, after a visit to the emergency room.  I didn’t want to tell her over the phone, but I felt given what had just happened, I should.

    Neither of our dads know…I’m debating if I want to tell mine at all, and DH will probably tell his dad at some point in the next couple months, but we don’t see either of them much anyway.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    subjunctivitis:  We told our immediate family the day after we found out. We also told a few very close friends the next week. The world at large, we told around week 8-10.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    subjunctivitis:  If you want to wait, maybe just wait and see if they say anything about not drinking? If they bring it up, it could be the perfect time to tell them.

    I’ve actually thought about this before (we’re years from TTC) – I always have wine when I’m with my family, so my mom will definitely know something’s up. I don’t think I’ll be able to avoid telling her and my dad right away. We don’t see FI’s family very often, so I’m hoping to be able to wait until at least 12 weeks, but knowing him, he’ll want to tell his parents right away.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We shall be telling the parents at the weekend (8+3) but that’s because Ive been poorly with morning sickness so a lot a work now know. We will wait to tell the rest of the family until 12 weeks 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We told our parents at 6.5 weeks. I probably would have waited until after our 8 week ultrasound, but it was Christmas and it just seemed right to tell them then.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We told at 8 weeks via facetime. It was Christmas so it made it a little more special 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee

    If you aren’t quite ready yet pomegranate juice in a wine glass looks pretty convincing. Maybe keep some in your purse then sneak off to switch them.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We told my parents around 8 weeks, and his around 13 weeks after we’d had the NT scan and gotten our genetic test results back.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We told both set of parents at 6 weeks. Rest of the world knew at 12 weeks when we heard the heartbeat

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    subjunctivitis:  We told my parents at 6 weeks, because they had come to town to visit and noticed about, oh 17 seconds into their arrival that I wasn’t drinking wine. I’m too predictable! haha

    We told my siblings and DH’s parents at 8 weeks because it was Christmas day 🙂

    We called the rest of our extended family at 12 weeks to tell them, and my DH has told all of his friends, but I am holding off on telling my friends, only because I want to do it in person, and the next time I’ll be in my hometown is the end of the month!

     So far, no one who knows has posted on social media, so we’re pretty lucky that we have people who respect us so we can take our time telling people.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We told my parents at about 9 weeks, and my husband’s parents at 12 weeks – we didn’t want to tell either much earlier than 8-9 weeks, and we wanted to tell each in person, so that’s why they were told at different times.  We made it public to everyone else between 13-14 weeks.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We told our parents and our extended family (both of our extended families are very small) on Christmas day at 8 weeks. We made it public to everyone else at 13 weeks. 

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