Announcing

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  1. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    Officially moving over to the first tri board!

    When is everyone going to be announcing to family/friends?

    I would like to be able to do it at Christmas, but I’m pretty adamant about waiting until closer to 12 weeks (i’ll be 7 weeks at Christmas)
     
  2. Bevziibubble

    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    Congratulations!
     
  3. MiissMuffet

    MiissMuffet Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and welcome!
     
  4. mindyb85

    mindyb85 10 yrs ltttc working on rainbow #2

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    I just announced at thanksgiving at 6 weeks bc I wasn’t going to get the chance again for a looong time if at all by the time baby is due. Also last year I waited and I regretted it bc we did find a fatal diagnosis at 12 weeks and ended up having the worst case scenario and a stillbirth at 25 weeks and it was the most isolating experience
     
  5. mummy2lola

    mummy2lola Mum to 2 trying for 3

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    I announced to family at 8wks as I’m one that feels if worst case scenario at 12wk scan then I have lots of support around me but didn’t announce to the world until after scan xx
     
  6. Camia

    Camia Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!

    I'm 5 weeks with a very much unplanned and unexpected little one (#1) and honestly have no idea how or when to tell people. My boyfriend and a couple very close friends know (because I needed that immediate support while in panic mode) as do his parents because they've pretty much been begging him for a grandkid for like 2 years, and he felt the need to know asap they were on our side and supporting us which I understand. They're thrilled. But I can't even begin to guess how my family will react so I haven't said anything. I do live with a relative though, at least for the next few weeks or a month or so until boyfriend and I move, and feel like she has the right to know sooner rather than later, and I could really use my parents' support if they'll give it. How much drama will be involved before that happens though, who knows
     
  7. beneathmywing

    beneathmywing Well-Known Member

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    I am planning to tell my immediate family Christmas Eve (7w4), the rest of my family will know at 12 weeks <3 Looks like we are at the same gestation =)
     
  8. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies! It’s good to get insight on what everyone else is doing!

    I’d love to announce to close family at Christmas because I think it’d really take them by surprise! But unfortunately my MIL is a huge blabber mouth (and has a track record of ruining pregnancy announcements) and it wouldn’t stay a secret for long :?

    beneathmywing- we are close I think! I’m due 10/8/19 how about you??
     
  9. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope this is a sticky baby for you! Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! Xx
     
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    That's a shame that your MIL wouldn't keep it a secret as Christmas would be a lovely time to announce.
     
  11. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! I’m sure everything will work out just fine! Take care of yourself xx
     
  12. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    I know bevziibubble! An I think they really wouldn’t expect it at all! But I know how annoyed I would be when she blabs it lol so best to wait it out again until 12 weeks
     
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    That's really annoying that she'd blab your business like that :(
     
  14. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    It is. My husband has three sisters and she has ruined all their announcements and two of ours she just can’t help herself!
     
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    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    Aww, how sad :(
     
  16. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    I know :? I don’t mind waiting another 3-4 weeks if it means we get the pleasure of telling all our family and friends the way we want too :)
     
  17. beneathmywing

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    Im due 8/7 :)
     
  18. Flannz94

    Flannz94 Well-Known Member

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    Only a few days between us!
     
  19. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney Well-known member:)

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    I announced when I was 9 weeks but i did tell some close family when I was just over 7 weeks after i had my first scan. It's up to you when u decide hon but christmas does sound lovely.
     
  20. smileyfaces

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    We told family and friends at 13 weeks. Im now 21 weeks and still not announced publicly like on fb etc. Just dont want to this time round!
     

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