Hi! My husband and I are trying to conceive! Since it is our first, I love to sit and think about ways to surprise the family with our announcement. However, whenever I get to my husband's family, my in-laws, I worry. My father-in-law is the biggest gossip I know. He blabs people's ear off anyway, but when he has something big he can't sit on it for even 5 minutes. It drives me crazy as it is, but I'm worried he will ruin the ability to tell our friends and family ourselves without him getting to them first. I think about telling him "just don't say anything" but I honestly don't think he's capable of it. He will "accidentally" tell or he will go behind our back and not tell us. I would say yes, it could be because he's excited, but in all honesty because I know he's such a gossip now, I think I may take it the wrong way later and get very upset. I feel that it is our news to share, not his. I also don't think we could tell him early like we could my family, because of the gossiping. If someone finds out and then we have a miscarriage, I also don't want my miscarriage to be talked about as gossip. That would be something I want to keep between my husband and myself.
Does anyone have tips on what to do? My husband suggested that we just tell them last. He said if they get upset we are just openly tell them the reasons I mentioned before. Do you think this is OK to do? Also I love hearing the cute and unique ideas people come up with for announcing their pregnancy!! Feel free to share!