View Full Version : when did u make ur pregnancy public knowledge?
01-22-2012, 10:54 AM
when did u make ur pregnancy public knowledge? We waited till after the first trimester with my first... Then with my second I had bleeding at 11 weeks due to a Sub-Chorionic hemorrhage (and was deemed a threatened miscarriage, however I didn't miscarry) so we decided not to tell our children until the 20 week ultrasound... Not sure how I will handle this next one.... Just wondering what everyone else did!
01-22-2012, 11:01 AM
I do earlier but i also get really sick so I kinda have to so people do not think
that I am going to pass something on to them
01-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Immediately after POAS! We had struggled for years and everyone knew what we were going through to get pregnant, so we text the pic of the BFP to all our close family and a few friends.
01-22-2012, 11:23 AM
fter the first trimester with ds and this time we told @ 8 wks... after dr comfirmation and u/s for a due date.
01-22-2012, 11:36 AM
We told my mom and her BFF about a week after we got our BFP. We told everyone else and announced the triplet thing at 11.5 weeks.
With Mason we told our parents right away and family around 13 weeks (Week before Christmas and we were due in the middle of June).
We are Team Green so there never was a gender reveal until we announced he arrived.
01-22-2012, 11:42 AM
First two times was right away (well, three, but I miscarried once). This time we waited until Christmas to announce and I was 6 weeks then. I told family Christmas Eve and announced on FB on Christmas. Everyone else finds out if it comes up in conversation or when I start to show.
After my first u/s, which wasn't until 14wks -- when we found out we were having twins. :)
01-22-2012, 12:28 PM
We told everyone immediately after poas!!
01-22-2012, 01:40 PM
dont plan on telling anyone until second trimester. Wish I was telling coworkers now so I'd have a better excuse for sitting here exhausted!
01-22-2012, 02:05 PM
We told our close family (parents/siblings/grandparents) close to 7 weeks. I was super bloated and felt like crap on Christmas day and we had decided that if anyone asked, we wouldn't lie. Someone asked so we were forced to tell both families so no one was left out.
We still haven't announced on FB or to the "public." I'm not sure if we'll make any announcement on facebook, neither of us feel like it's really appropriate. I will talk about it or if someone asks me, answer them but otherwise no special announcement.
Everyone else (extended family/friends) will find out as the news trickles down.
01-22-2012, 03:39 PM
I told few friends,few coworkers his boss and his wife and inlaws soon after we found out.. waited for a week and told my mom and brothers cause i was just feeling guilty... will tell work may be around 12 weeks.. or later... I am not sure if i will make a formal announcement on fb... prob i will send my friends and other supporters a private message... cause i dont post anything on facebook either.
01-22-2012, 07:58 PM
With my first, right away. With my second, right away. With my losses, right away. With this baby, we told family right away (immediate family anyway) but waited until around 8 weeks to announce on facebook and all (I'd already had two ultrasounds for viability at that point).
01-23-2012, 07:17 AM
We told my in-laws at 6 weeks and my parents at 7 but really, we were kind of forced into it because we went out of town with my in-laws and they would have completely seen through my morning sickness.
01-24-2012, 08:40 AM
With my first pregnancy we waited until 12 weeks, with this one, we told family before 12 weeks but waited to tell pretty much everyone else until after 12 weeks.
01-24-2012, 09:21 AM
I told my boss right away because I'm a nurse and couldn't be around certain things. Told my parents not long after that but waited to tell everyone else until after our first appointment.
01-24-2012, 03:22 PM
I told everyone right away. I know I'm weird because we waited with our first, and waited with our second, but then complications with that pregnancy meant that we had to tell everyone we went through a loss at 18 weeks anyway.
For this one I needed support because I was/am so anxious, so friends and family knowing I was pregnant was helpful. I just figured if something happened, I'd need their support as well, KWIM?
01-26-2012, 07:42 AM
We told our parents and siblings at 7 weeks- not intentionally. My DH was out of town at a conference and I was having severe cramping- thought it was a miscarriage. Had to call my parents to pick up son from daycare so that i could go to ER. Turned out that my ovary got twisted somehow and all was right with the baby. Since we told my parents, we ended up telling DH's parents. My sister lives wiht my parents so we told all siblings too. We did not tell any other extended family or friends though until after our 11 week check-up b/c by that pt we had had 2 u/s and could hear the hb on the doppler. Plus, by that pt, I was also showing noticeably to those people who know me- as this is my second pg.
01-26-2012, 05:07 PM
right away usually. I always start barfing fairly early on and looking like a POS. So... the cat is out of the bag. :laugh:
01-26-2012, 07:58 PM
Waited to hear and / or see the heartbeat on u/s at like 8 and 9 weeks and then told our immediate family.
Didn't tell anyone else (extended family or general public) until after 12 weeks.
I had a m/c with my first pregnancy and was SO glad that we hadn't told anyone - I didn't want to have to back track and tell everyone about our loss.
However I'm big on doing whatever you're most comfortable with!
01-26-2012, 08:02 PM
We told everyone right away with Sophia. With Cody it was later.
02-01-2012, 02:13 AM
Around 11-12 weeks with both.
02-02-2012, 08:26 PM
We tell right away. I have a pretty flat stomach until I get a bfp-by then I honestly can't hide. Esp #3 & #4.
02-04-2012, 01:01 AM
We live really far away from our families and most of our friends, so its pretty easy to hide at this point. We're planning on telling my family at 11 weeks, because we'll be traveling to see them at a family reunion at that time. We'll tell everyone else shortly thereafter. By that point I'll have been to the doctor and hopefully heard the heart beat.
02-04-2012, 08:05 PM
I used to announce right away but waited until 15wks with my last baby and 18wks with this one...I would have waited longer but it was becoming obvious :). We don't do the gender u/s so even though that's around the same time we announced I voted "other".
02-06-2012, 07:13 PM
With K We told right away but with the twinnies we hide it til I was 10 weeks :) but go with your heart
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