Wait of tell?

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Wait of tell?
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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 2:34pm
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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 2:54pm

I'd go ahead with your plans.

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 3:14pm
I'd just tell when you planned on it initially. Like you said, you have no idea when she's going to give birth, so no use scheduling things around it. Leona also has a great point about the comparison between quadruplets after TTC for 5 years and your situation. I don't think you announcing your pregnancy will overshadow her birth.




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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 3:37pm
I would go ahead and plan to tell. If she happens to go into labor right after your first u/s, then you can wait. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 5:01pm

Devin, seeing as the end of July is only two weeks away, and you are only 8 weeks now, I would let your sister have her time in the spotlight before you announce. We waited to announce until nearly 13 weeks, and I think a lot of people announce after the first trimester is ended.

If you announce at 12-13 weeks, your sister would have a few weeks to "shine" before you announced, and I think that would be really kind of you, given you've been in the position to be "outshone" before.

That's what I would do, anyway!

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 5:07pm
My only concern about waiting is that I'm really thin and already kind of showing, so I'm concerned that if I wait a couple to a few more weeks it will be really hard for my family not to notice on their own. That's actually why I decided to tell after the first u/s instead of waiting until 12 weeks again like we did with our first pregnancy. I'm really thin and have always had a lot of trouble gaining weight, so if anyone notices that I even look like I gained weight they're going to know. If it was my first pregnancy I would have no issue waiting because I know I wouldn't show before the end of July ... but if I'm already having to wear babydoll shirts now what am I going to do if even those don't cover completely and she still goes a couple or more

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 5:38pm

I think you have your answer....I was going to say that I agree with Adrienne, because I think you should wait, but if you are starting to show and you know people are going to notice, then I would just tell people after your U/S.

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 5:53pm
I think I'm just going to take cues from the universe, lol. If she's showing no signs of labor after my u/s I'll go ahead and tell then, then it doesn't interfere with her moment, and doesn't interfere with her attention for a new baby either. However I'm

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 7:06pm

I think that is good logic, Devin! I guess it is hard being SOOO thin--I am thin but I've always had a bit of a round stomach and I honestly think if I wanted to hide it until NOW I might have been able to!

But yeah, hopefully you can tell after the u/s and she'll still be a few weeks away from giving birth!

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 11:58pm

Devin,


GL with your decision! I think your "go with the flow" logic will work well.


I also wanted to share my experience with a similar situation. DH has a younger sister and younger brother. His brother had the first grandchild and Selin is the second. Everyone in the family had pretty much given up hope that