When do you think you'll share the news of pregnancy? My husband wants to tell his folks asap but I've requested that we wait. I kind of want to after our first scan at 8 weeks but at the same time I'm afraid to.
I waited until 14 weeks. So once 1st tri was over. I did tell my immediate family in person after the first ultrasound around 7.5 weeks, but waited for social media to share with extended family and friends.
I was thinking of telling close family and friends after our 8 week scan. With DD we didn't put in on social media until I was 20 weeks and I posted pictures of our gender reveal. Thank you for sharing what you did.
Only a small handful of people know about our mc in August. Now that I'm pregnant again I feel it's surprisingly easier to talk about, but I'm still anxious about being pregnant again.
I pray regularly with a small group of gals; they're the ONLY ones to know prior to my belly showing. Everyone else - including family - just sees the bump and knows. Its the approach that best keeps stress at bay for me.
I know those anxious feelings well. I still have the same feelings that it could end any day. It's the curse of learning how hard it is to feel loss. We are all scared of feeling it all over again. Makes things less enjoyable but I think I appreciate the little things more. Every bit of sickness or uncomfortable symptoms are followed up in my head with a 'this baby must be strong bc I never had symptoms like this with my lost babies'. So I'm not as quick to complain about the discomfort bc I know every day is a day closer to true love.
We told my bro, SIL and mum at about 7 weeks. This was because they knew we were TTC (after a mmc) and I was staying with them. They would have guessed straight away with the ms and fatigue - plus I had an emergency scan due to spotting the day I was supposed to be travelling to visit them. We told the rest of the family after the scan at 12.5 weeks. Then we've just put our 20 week scan on facebook. Don't feel under any pressure to tell people early if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Likewise, if it's going to make life easier just telling a few close people then go for that. I was actually glad that I told my mum, she was very supportive and was very good not telling anyone!
We'll be telling my in laws soon, there's no getting around Thanksgiving without them knowing. I'm so nervous about the dinner - and mainly the travel (2 hours to get to the host). I told my grandmother who raised me like a mom last night, she's so happy for us it made my heart fill with joy.
I think we'll let my in laws know. And everyone else can find out at 13 weeks.
Just tell them when you feel comfortable, with my last I told my boss at 18 weeks. And family at 20 weeks, found out at 21 that baby had died so this time I don't know when the time will be right, I have a belly already but it's bloat I also look awful!
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