Post # 17
We were about 6 weeks when the hubs and I found out… I told one of my closests friends the minute we found out ( she is 7 weeks ahead of me and it was nice to compare notes). We told our parents at 9 weeks and a few close friends also. At 11 weeks we told our famillies ( its was xmas) and everyone else found out at 13 weeks when we had our first ultrasound 🙂
Post # 18
i told two close friends at 4 weeks when i found out just so i could have someone to talk to about it other than my Darling Husband. we told our parents and siblings at around 7 weeks – it did seem a little early but they were in town for the holidays and we never get to see everyone all at once. we told 3 of our best friends soon after. i told an additional close friend at 9 weeks because i was visiting her and wanted her to know i wouldn’t be drinking whiskey and dancing the night away all weekend…
it’s really hard to keep a secret! i’m just under 11 weeks and i can’t wait until my 12 week appt so i can blurt it out already!!!
Post # 19
We told our immediate family first. We asked them to keep it a secret until I was further along. My Mother totally ignored that and told all of her friends. It’s her first grandchild and I couldn’t be mad about her excitement. My Mother-in-law claims she’s only told her co-workers but I don’t believe her for a second. She has a lot of sisters and they all talk daily. There’s just no way. We did recently tell our closest friends, only a handful. I’m fearing when I tell my office, I don’t know why. In 2 more weeks, I’ll tell everyone and it’ll be a relief! Keeping this kind of secret is tough!
Post # 20
When I got pregnant the first time, my Mother-In-Law asked if I was. I was almost 19 and she pulled me aside and, very quietly asked if I was pregnant. I was due for my period in like 2 days and said “I don’t think so.” She said “Well, you have that look about you. You might want to test!” I was mortified because she obviously knew I was sleeping with her son. After I was about 2 weeks late, I tested and there was the plus sign. Sure enough, Mother-In-Law knew best!!!
With the rest of my pregnancies, my Mother-In-Law knew before I could even get the words out of my mouth! The 2nd time I was pregnant, we had the family over for dinner and my Mother-In-Law walked in and said “OMG – you’re pregnant again!” I was like “How do you DO that?”
So, yeah – my Mother-In-Law always knew before we were even ready to tell! So, of course, we just naturally told our parents and our siblings.
We told friends after the 1st trimester.
Post # 21
@julies1949: How did you manage that? I was showing by 5 months with all my kids and my boobs were huge and had prominant veins!
Post # 22
We only told our parents and siblings. I have a feeling the parents went ahead and shared with some of their friends, but as long as I didn’t know about it, it’s ok.
Eveyone else heard at about 13-15 weeks.
Post # 23
We were in a foreign country on our honeymoon when we figured out we were pregnant (Wedding night baby here) & weren’t going to be back for 6 weeks. So, we didn’t tell anyone until we got heartbeat confirmation at our first pre-natal appointment at 7 1/2 weeks. Day of the confirmation, Hubs added the ultrasound to the end of our honeymoon pics video that he was going to send out to our parents that night. That was our announcement to them. We sent the video to the rest of the family & friends the next day, & I told work the day I got back (2 weeks later; I’m a school teacher, so I wanted to make sure that my principal was WELL AWARE that he needed to find a credentialled long-term sub for the critical test-taking months I’d be out on maternity leave). So, basically, EVERYONE.
Post # 24
i dont plan on waiting til after the first trimester. i will probably spill the beans around 8-9 weeks 🙂
Post # 25
I had already miscarried before, so I wanted to keep it a secret from most people. However, that didn’t work so well.
We told our parents and siblings, and wanted that to be it. But my grandpa was dying so my dad told my uncle to tell him, and then my grandma found out also at that time. My dad told my uncle not to tell anyone else. But when we went to the funeral, my grandma was so upset that I was there (Jewish tradition says pregnant women shouldn’t go to funerals) that she yelled at me in front of my entire family so they all figured it out. I wasn’t happy about that, but what can you do.
Post # 26
I only told my immediate family. No one else really knew about it until I started showing 🙂
Post # 27
My extended family, friends and my Mommy message board.LOL No FB announcement anytime soon. If I want someone to know, I’ll tell them, FB “friends” included.
Post # 28
We told my husband’s brother and wife as soon as we found out, which was 4.5 weeks. I told my best friend right away, too. And we told my brother and his wife at almost 7 weeks. We’ll probably tell everyone else at 20 weeks, unless I start to show sooner than that.