Telling People...

DH and I are pretty private so telling people our big news has been a bit awkward for us.


When did you start telling people?


Who did you tell first?


When did you announce it to the world (ex:facebook)?


Any cute/special ways of telling people?


 

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:29 am
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We told after the day after our First Trimester was up. I typically didn't care about the timing, but after experiencing an miscarriage 2 days after telling our families in January, we decided to keep it private.


Our youngest daughter was in the room with us for our 12 week ultrasound, that is how she found out. Our oldest little chica was out of town so we had her little sis to call her and tell her.


I just put some randome FB message that would make people think, oh wow, she is pregnant! LOL! Don't even remember what it was.


We had our youngest daughter to call all the family members and tell them that she was going to be a big sister and of course she added that the baby was healthy this time! Gottal love her!


 


 


 

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm
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When did you start telling people?  We actually told a few members of my family a few days after we found out. I'm just not someone who can hold in a secret from my mom, dad, sister and brother. We are all super close.


Who did you tell first? DH of course, the day I found out. It was all I could do to not call him at work, but I wanted to do it face to face. I told my sister next, and then my parents and brother. We told DH close family a few days later.


When did you announce it to the world (ex:facebook)? We announced at 13 weeks. DH took a picture of me in my car parked in a "Reserved of Expectant Mothers" parking spot.  


Any cute/special ways of telling people? This will be the first grandchild for my parents, but my DH has a big family. To tell his parents, we bought a plan white onesie and wrote #11 (since it will be their 11th grandchild.) I thought it was a cute idea and I loved their reaction.

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm
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-My infertility issues were something that was hard for me to keep to myself so I had already disclosed my struggle with my sister, a few friends and even my boss. My boss was very supportive and accommodating with my schedule during IUI/IVF treatments, so she was very well aware of what was going on.  However, she, along with my friends, did have the decency to wait for me to tell them if it was a success or not.  So yes, they knew when I was only 3 weeks in. 


-DH was the very first to know about my BFP. 


-We have not announced it yet but are waiting ‘til the end of the first trimester.


-For about a year, I walked from the train station to the fertility center for my routine blood works and ultrasound and I would pass by this French restaurant.  I always though it would be nice to have dinner there but it looked so expensive for something casual.  So I figured, when we do get pregnant, I would want to invite our families for dinner there and share the news.  It’s nothing spectacular but for me, it would mark the end of a journey. 

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 am
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When did you start telling people?  Last time DH and I told people after our first doctor's visit (and I was like 5 weeks along), this time we will not be telling anyone till after the 1st trimester since we lost out last one at 9wk.


Who did you tell first? We told my parents then DH's parents and this way it will probably be the same.


When did you announce it to the world (ex:facebook)?  We never did, thank god, because having to turn around and untell it would be hard.  I dont know if we ever will announce it on FB.  DH says FB is the devil.  He hates it.


Any cute/special ways of telling people?  Since it was right after our wedding, my mom was asking about scrapbooks to start for me, so I grabbed one and put baby stickers in it and told her to work on that one after the wedding ones and it took her a minute to figure it out haha.  His parents we gave them a stack of pictures to flip through and tucked my sono pic in them.  I'm not sure what we'll do this time, if we even do anything special.

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 3:41 am
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Dh and I are also a bit private about stuff like that (especially since this was a SUPER unplanned pregnancy that we really tried to prevent lol). We will only have been married for 3 years by the time our son arrives. We wanted it to be more like 5-7 years :P


We did not tell a soul until week 12. We did not want to tell anyone because we were honestly confused as to how we feel about it and because the miscarriage risk is greater before then. At 12 weeks we told our immediate family members (our moms, dads, and my sister). We asked to keep it quiet for a while, until we are ready to tell the rest of the world (including aunts and other family members).


At 20 weeks we posted a few ultrasound pictures on facebook of course everyone freaked the hell out...hehe. Got a gazillion congratulations and just as many questions.


Well we told our closest friends over the phone at week 20, but the rest found out over facebook.

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 10:15 am
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We told our parents and siblings at 10.5 weeks, but only because it was Christmas day and too perfect not to !

We didn't tell anyone else until after our 12 week scan - which is a good thing because it turned out we were having twins so we took a couple of days to get our heads around it before we broke the news.

We made both sets of parents 2008 photo calendars and the photo for July was me & FI holding a sign saying 'We're having a baby!'. My sister had moved to Canada a few months before so I sent her a Willow Tree figure of a pregnant woman. I had written 'not to be opened until we are on the phone' all over it so I didn't miss out on her reaction!
Posted on August 28, 2012 at 11:46 am
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We told our close friends and family when I was around 6 weeks, I told my bosses the day I found out.  I am so not good at keeping thing in.
**Next time around we won't tell people until 12 weeks**


DH was first, then my mom and then my BFF


I posted a picture on Facebook of our u/s when I was 8 weeks - it was my birthday and we had pretty much told almost everyone anyway.  DH was mad because my OB said to wait until 12 weeks (oops!)


No cute way - we were just so excited that we couldn't help but blab to everyone!  DH was out of town when I got my BFP so I just told him over the phone :(


When we get pregnant with #2 I hope that I can tell DH in a cute way!  Too annouce it to everyone I already bought my son (it was on sale!) a Big Brother outfit :)

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 4:08 am
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i was really bad with it! i think at 7 weeks, the entire world knew. FI wasnt even the first person to tell actually. i had just gotten back from a girls weekend in the mountains, and was still missing AF. i tested before the trip and it was a BFN, so i carried on with the weekend shenanigans, but something felt very off. on our way home, my bff and i stopped at the store to get another pack of tests, and clear as day it was a BFP. i freakeddddd out because this was very very not planned! i texted FI and told him to come over asap (we were each still living at home). he was sooooooooooo excited and happy! i still bust is chops that he planned it without me knowing!  later that night, we told my mom. and when i didnt drink the next weekend when we were at the bar with friends, it took about 0.2 secounds for people to spread the word! we didnt tell his parents on the other hand, until i was almost 4 months along!


next time, i will deffinatly announce it with our daughter wearing a big sister shirt or hold a sign or something. i love those pictures!!

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:33 am
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The whole not drinking thing is always the dead give away!  We had 3 weddings the first 3 months (one when I was 5 weeks) so it was hard to hide it.

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:26 am
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When did you start telling people? Well we just found out a couple of days ago but we decided we would tell family and those we consider family. I do need to tell my coworkers since I work in a hospital and there are certain things I should not be exposed to. Everyone else will have to wait until after the first trimester


Who did you tell first? I told my Grandma. Even before DH. He was at work and I had to tell someone. She was the only person I knew he would not get mad if I told before him


When did you announce it to the world (ex:facebook)? We will after my first trimester. Don't know about the face book thing though


Any cute/special ways of telling people? I got DH a little onsie that says " My dad can kick your dad's ass" and attached the pregnancy test to it. 

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 1:13 am

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