Post # 17
We’re in the same boat. I haven’t heard the heartbeat or had any doc appts or ANYTHING yet… but we’re still spilling the beans to our parents on Christmas. They will all be so excited and if something happens we’d want their support anyway. Our brothers will find out then too, but extended family will wait until at least after our first appointment. One of my friends at work knows, but he figured it out on his own and kind of dropped hints that he knew. He’s a dad already so he understands and it’s nice to have someone that knows! We haven’t told anyone else at all.
Edit to answer the actual question! I’ll be 5w6d on Christmas and his parents will find out on Christmas eve when we see them and celebrate then. For my in laws, we got his brother (who is in infantry training in the Marines) a onesie that says “USMC – My uncle is my hero”. I’m sure his mom will figure it out as soon as it’s out of the box! For my family, we usually take a family pic of the four of us (my parents and brother) in front of the fireplace every year. I’m thinking of asking my husband to take the “picture” and video it instead of taking the actual picture and have him say “Everybody say emelee is pregnant!” instead of “cheese!” and see what they do!
Post # 18
We are having our first Christmas as a married couple in our new house and having both sides of the family over Christmas day. I have asked everyone to be here by 11 am sharp and not be late. I wrapped a picture book for each family member and wrote a note “Grandma and grandpa will you read this to me in July?”. And signed it from the baby. We are dying to tell our families before then because we will see them a few times prior to Christmas but never all together and I dont want one side to feel like the other side knew first. So hopefully I can keep it for 5 more days! I just found out I am preg on Wed and am 8 weeks. Will be 9 on Christmas day:)
Post # 19
I will tell my parents and brothers on xmas by having them open a ‘gift’ that has a set of gender neutral onesies and a picture frame that says ‘love at first sight’ with the first US photo in it :0) Not sure how were going to tell in laws yet, and really not sure about aunt, uncles, and cousins knowing yet…its still up for debate, I am currently 9 weeks. Excited for my mom to finally know though so I can vent or ask questions!
Post # 20
@bouncybee: We still have not told our families yet (except my mom) and we are specifically waiting until after the holidays to tell everyone.
On Christmas I will be 15w2d and I am looking fatter but not obviously pregnant. We are not married yet, so everyone will just think I have gained some poundage.
Neither of us are the type who like to be the center of attention and obviously if people knew we were pregnant it would make christmas all about us and that is exactly what we DON’T want.
We are telling everyone on the 26th because then the family gatherings will be OVER! They will be so excited and then they can run and tell everyone about it…and we don’t have to get bombarded with hugs and questions and the annoying things people tell pregnant woman from everyone at the same time.
Post # 22
i love the “emelee is pregnant” idea!!
Post # 24
I feel the same exact way!
My husband wants to tell his family when we get together on Christmas day (his parents already know about it, but not his grandparents, aunt/uncle, cousins, etc). I honestly am dreading it though, I strongly dislike being the center of attention also and don’t want to be bombarded with it all. I think a big part of it may have to do with that I’ll be 10 weeks so I’m still having all day long nausea which makes me not want to even be there around everyone to begin with and also because even though we’ve had 2 good ultrasounds (last one was at 8w4d) I’m still scared to say anything because after having a missed miscarriage before, I know that if I miscarried again I really wouldn’t want his entire family to know. I know DH is super excited about it though and wants to tell them in person which I understand – when we hit 12 weeks he’ll be leaving for a month to work on the other side of the state so he wouldn’t be here to tell them in person then. I wish I didn’t have such anxiety about it because it seems like the holiday would be a great, festive time to do it otherwise!