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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 13:11 PM   1
Stardust1234
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When have you told family/friends?


My OH and I plan to wait until our 12 week scan before we tell anyone. Possibly ambitious....I have eagle eyed friends and may well have a noticeable bump by then!
When did others tell? Was anyone rumbled sooner than they'd hoped?



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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 13:13 PM   2
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My OH and I plan to wait until our 12 week scan before we tell anyone. Possibly ambitious....I have eagle eyed friends and may well have a noticeable bump by then!
When did others tell? Was anyone rumbled sooner than they'd hoped?
We told our family's in the 6th week .. and told some of my close friends .. will be telling the rest after 12 week scan xx



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 13:14 PM   3
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I told my mum dad and sister and my MIL, FIL and SIL when i was around 6 weeks. Told extended close family (grandparents, aunties etc) and a few close friends now when i am 9 weeks. Rest of family and other friends after my scan at 12+5, work after then too and will do a Facebook announcement after that. x



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 13:16 PM   4
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I didn't want to tell either. I told mom a lot sooner than I hoped at 6 weeks as I needed help with insurance stuff. Told an aunt and uncle a little after 9 weeks and my brother/SIL about 2 days ago. I'll finish telling the aunts and uncles within the next couple week so by 12 weeks.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 13:24 PM   5
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I'm unsure as yet. It sounds silly, but I'm tempted not to tell anyone until its noticeable. The reason for this is, that this baby will be my 6th and all I get is people shaking their heads coming out with allsorts of negative comments. I never understand why people can't just be happy for us, I'm 31 years old and happily married to my husband, who I've been with for over 7 years!

I would love to tell someone soon, just so I can share our happy news even tho I know it's still early.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 15:02 PM   6
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I probably won't tell my family until baby is a month away from being born. They are very unsupportive with me having another baby. The first thing my mom asks every other day when she calls is, "are you pregnant again" "you need to get on birth control" ... Sorry but MAYBE I want a third child... That is the number of children I have always wanted, and here we are expecting our third.

Him and I have been together 7 years. He's in the military and I just got out a year ago and preparing to go to school. I guess she thinks that I won't be able to go to school and care for a new born... Which I know it is completely possible... We live comfortable it's not like we can't afford our children. -.-

I told my best friend the day I got my BFP lol. And I haven't announced to anyone else yet... Because my families such negativity towards me having a third... I feel everyone will be judging me if I tell them... So I don't even want to share the news though I would love for people to be happy for me. :/



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 15:05 PM   7
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I've only told my oh, best friend and my boss lol. I'm soooo terrified to tell anyone else. I feel like keeping it a secret as long as possible, especially from my mom. I don't think she will be happy about it at all. I am in school full time and work but my OH, daughter and I still live with my mom... Sooo I don't even know how to tell her.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 15:11 PM   8
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We've told our parents and siblings immediately (day we found out)....we've told some of his other family who live close to us as we're too excited to keep it to ourselves. And I've told my best friend as well as a few people from our church. This weekend we're planning to tell very good friends of ours (engaged couple).

The way I see it, I'm okay with telling people to whom I would naturally go to if I had a miscarriage. I don't believe in "jinxing" anything....what will be, will be....but I don't want to share it with "FB Land" until somewhere between 12 and 20 weeks. But yeah, the way I'm approaching it, is I'm telling people who I would want to turn to if something bad were to happen =)

Just go with what brings you the most peace, makes the most sense for you. Everyone is different, everyone's family and friend circle is different. I have a great relationship with my In-law family...they're like my own, so I had no problems at all telling them!



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2014, 06:34 AM   9
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I told a few friends that knew we were trying immediately. We told our parents and immediate families at 6w3d and plan to tell everyone else around 12 weeks!



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2014, 06:49 AM   10
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With certain people it was kind of impossible to keep it from them 'cause we told them about trying for a baby and they knew all my dates and everything! So we told them straight away - that was both of our immediate families and a few close friends.

I also told my boss a couple of days ago..

The rest I think I'm gonna leave 'til 12 weeks.. Although we are pretty excited so not sure we're gonna last that long! The initial buzz and urge to shout it from the rooftops has died down a bit now though so hopefully shouldn't be too hard

I was actually just thinking of posting a thread like this 'cause I'm contemplating telling my close circle of friends when I get to the 9 week mark.. I've already had to make up excuses for a few different things, and most of them knew we were planning on trying, so I don't think it's gonna fly for much longer! Last time I went out and just stayed for the meal and drank water all night, one of my friends (who'd had quite a bit to drink by this point) was like "GAWD Amy your life DEPRESSES ME" when I told him I was going home 'cause I was working the next day! I know he was just joking, but it just highlighted the point that they're gonna start sussing it out sooner or later, especially since one or two of them noticed that not only did I finish every scrap of my two-course meal, I also finished off my friend's main too when she got full! (She's one of the few that knows )

Also the friends I'm thinking of telling are people that I wouldn't mind knowing if the worst were to happen.. The reason I've picked the 9 week mark is that it's my friend's birthday (the friend who made the "depressing life" comment!) at the beginning of March and I just don't think one more excuse would go unnoticed! Especially since the event is Facebook official and has been for quite some time so the "I'm working tomorrow" excuse is kinda invalid 'cause I will have had quite some time to book the day off!



 
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