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I'm trying to get an idea of when couples usually announce to their family and friends that they're pregnant. I asked the doctor yesterday and she said sometimes people tell after their first sonogram which will be the seventh week.
What have all of you done? I'm so anxious to tell our families, I know they're going to be so excited it's hard for me to keep it in.
Whenever YOU WANT TO, that's the right time!
Some couples divulge the good news to family and friends before the first doctor appointment!
Others wait until it's obvious by looking at Mom that something's going on!
When I became pregnant with our first child, my sister was preparing for her wedding. My husband and I decided that we didn't want to detract any attention from "her day." I had a TERRIBLE time trying to keep the secret, because it seemed like every time I turned around, there was a perfect opening for me to make the announcement!
I'm glad we waited, though. It was the right thing to do.
The Sunday following her wedding was Father's Day. We made plans to take my folks out to dinner, and we bought a license plate frame for my Dad which said, "Happiness Is being a Grandparent."
It was a wonderful surprise!
10-10-2003, 11:16 AM
With our first pregnancy we told everyone right away. But then I miscarried at 9 weeks. We didn't regret telling everyone, it was just that now we had to go back and tell them all that there wasn't going to be a baby. People we didn't speak to frequently didn't find out until they asked us weeks later how the pregnancy was going. So if you don't mind having awkward moments like that, tell right away.
Other people say to wait untilt he first trimester is over, but who can wait that long?
With our second pregnancy we only told immeidate family. That worked well. We told friends and business associates after we saw the heartbeat.
But you gotta do what's right for you.
10-10-2003, 05:19 PM
I think it should be when it feels right for you. With my 3rd pregnancy, I did the test about 2 days after my period was due (we had a strong feeling I was pregnant). I told my two best friends straight away, and then we broke the news to the family (including our children) a week later. It was so early, 5 weeks, that my mother waited a bit before telling everyone she knew. I didn't make a general announcement to other friends, but when I started getting morning sickness I felt so bad that I needed to tell people why I was so under the weather. I think you should tell your family right now if you want to! It's such a difficult secret to keep, when you're so excited. Good luck!
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