Who/When/How Will You Tell?

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Who/When/How Will You Tell?
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 12:58pm

I found out I was pg almost a week ago now. Unlike last time, I didn't tell DH immediately. We were with family for New Yearand it was just crazy! We barely had any time on our own. But we went out for dinner 2 days ago (early wedding anniversary) and I told him then. I wrote a card saying happy anniversary from me, DD and beanie! He thought it was a really cute way tofind out!

I'll prob tell my BFF when I next see her and a couple of other close friends soon after that. I may tell my Mum soon, too. But for everyone else (including DHs family), we're going to wait until after our 12 week ultrasound.

Who are you planning to tell? How will you do it?



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Registered: 08-19-2004
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 2:04pm

As you can see above, I told my mom.

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Registered: 08-06-2007
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 2:07pm

We haven't told anyone IRL, except one of my mommy group friends. I just ordered this shirt for DS: http://www.cafepress.com/+big_brother_to_be_2_sides_t,328316662 so I'm going to have him wear it to my parents house soon. Not sure how or when we will tell everyone else, probably just "Hey I'm pregnant" lol.

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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 2:45pm

I've told some close mommy friends and my best friend. I'll tell my family at the end of January. My first doctor's appointment is January 25 so I'm not sure if I'll wait until after that or not? I have a hard time keeping secrets but my parents (who babysit for DD several times a week so that would be reeeeally hard if they were here) are out of town for the next two weeks at least.

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Registered: 07-06-2010
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 3:47pm

So far only DH my parents and his parents know. I found out 3 days before christmas and I didn't tell Dh right away because I wanted to be sure. I took another hpt the next day and it was positive again and then I took a digital christmas morning and snuck it in the bottom of his stocking. When he pulled it out he got the biggest smile on his face. It was adorable. Our parents are thrilled but after the m/c in Sept. they know not to spill the beans to anyone until after the first trimester. That's when we'll tell everyone. It's hard because it's our first and we want to shout it from the roof tops haha but with the m/c and spotting this time around I want to wait until I'm through the first trimester to tell anyone. Then we'll make the big announcement :smileyhappy:

Katie, DH, DD- Emma (11/27/11), #2 due 10/4/13 : )

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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 3:48pm
What a cute idea about putting the digital in his stocking! Love it! :)

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Registered: 01-21-2005
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 6:37pm
Of course DH knows...he told his mom and sister, thankfully they are excited. I told my mom yesterday, and she's um, nervous or excited. Not sure yet. Haha. I've told a few friends at work.... waiting to tell everyone else after the first appointment!!
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Registered: 04-20-2008
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 10:21pm

I love that shirt!

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 12:46am
I told my mom by text, told my husband by phone (horrible long story), classmates and friends on FB.
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 8:10am

Hi ladies,

I wanted to share a slideshow with you that is filled with creative ways to announce your pregnancy. There are tons of fun ways to announce (and sharing the news on a tshirt for an older sibling seems to be a popular one!).

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Registered: 12-06-2005
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:46am

I just told my sister, so only her and DH no and a couple of my online mommy friends. I'll probably tell my mom sometime this week, but IDK yet.