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Old Apr 27th, 2018, 21:59 PM   1
Flannz94
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When to announce..


Hey ladies..

Just out of curiosity, when will everyone announce their pregnancy?

I'll be 5 weeks in a few days (we haven't told anyone), but we are going to wait until after our 12 week scan to announce to everyone. Xx



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 01:30 AM   2
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Congratulations!
We told our parents at about 5 weeks but the rest of rhe world need to wait until after our 12w scan. This is our fourth child and no one is suspecting it so it will be really fun to announce it I think our kids will be the first ones to know after scan. Seems fare But I'm only 6w5d yet so I have a long way to go still. Earlier pregnancies we have been telling our closest friends almost right away but this time we'll wait if we can.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 05:08 AM   3
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We were planning on waiting until after 12 weeks but as usual that doesn't happen ... told DS1 first, then I told a couple of friends, as did my husband, all people we knew wouldn't say anything to anyone. But then I asked my ex MIL if she could watch the children for us whilst we had a hospital appointment so I told her because I felt it was unfair to ask her to do us a favour but keep her in the dark.
Told my dad and sister and mum and yesterday my brother. Husband has to tell his mum yet. We had our NT scan yesterday and all was fine, so I wouldn't mind everyone else knowing.
A few of those people were told to get it out of the way with, because I knew their reactions wouldn't be positive



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 07:13 AM   4
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I told my parents at just over 5 weeks but arnt telling anyone else till Iíve had my early gender scan at 16 weeks along with my son as he wonít understand till I have a bump or sees the baby on a scan so heíll be coming with us at 16 weeks



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 07:47 AM   5
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At my next OB appt Ill be a little over 13 weeks. If she gives us the green light that everything looks healthy, we will tell. I had some really iffy bloodwork at the beginning, and I was told not to worry and Im on medicine to control it... but still I worry. So, as long as that appointment goes well, we'll tell.

My sister knows, though, because she guessed when we were at lunch (she saw the bandage from the bloodwork on my arm). I couldnt lie to her.

Otherwise, a coworker knows (because I had to explain the morning sickness).

We plan to have family photos, and a few will have my son wearing a "best big brother shirt" and when we hand them out we'll wait to see how long it takes everyone to catch the clue.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 10:44 AM   6
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I tend to tell earlier than most. With my first two kiddos, I told the world immediately. Then I had an early m/c my third pregnancy (after already announcing) so having to 'take it back' was extremely painful. With my fourth pregnancy I still told early on (6.5 weeks) but it was after a confirmed heartbeat, since with my miscarriage one was never detected.

I'm pregnant with my fourth child now and s/he is measuring a few days ahead (was already measuring 9w three days ago) and healthy as can be via my scan from last Wednesday. We went ahead and announced after confirming baby is growing beautifully and had a healthy, strong HB It was the longest I had ever waited to announce, but still earlier than most.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 12:34 PM   7
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We started telling people the day after our BFPs. Immediate family and close friends as we would see them in person. Once we confirmed a hb (I think 9/10 weeks) we announced to co-workers and on Facebook. Im blessed to never have experienced a miscarriage so maybe that would change my thinking. But I have always felt that i was pregnant at that moment in time and i wanted to celebrate that and not have to hide it.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 12:35 PM   8
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I usually wait a LONG time to properly announce the news, but tell a few close friends very early. I figure if I will end up leaning on them for support about a miscarriage, I might as well share the news about the pregnancy.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 13:53 PM   9
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My partner lasted less than 24 hours before announcing it on facebook

I really wanted to do some kind of announcement photo this time (abusive ex made me keep first pregnancy secret until I was about 7 or 8 months gone) but he got too excited



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 18:54 PM   10
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Thanks for all the replies girls!

It's interesting to hear from others when they're going to announce, it really is just a personal decision.

It is definitely going to be a long wait to 12 weeks to announce



 
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