@GlitterFish Would FaceTime be any better?
With our first baby, we told immediate family members fairly
soon. We waited until the second
trimester to announce to friends and extended family. This time, we underwent several rounds of
fertility including multiple IUIs and IVFs, and I was pretty open with all of it
to family and friends. So, when we went
for our beta tests, everyone asked and it was impossible to keep it from
people. So – pretty much, everyone
knows. This puts me in a vulnerable
position to have to explain to everyone what happened if anything goes wrong. However, my friends and family have been so supportive
through our struggles, and they will continue to be no matter what and I am
happy they our sharing in our excitement.
The only one who doesn’t know is my 4 year old. We plan to tell him at Christmas. J
Me: 30 DH: 31Dating: Nov 2011Married: Oct 2015TTC #1: Aug/Sept 2016BFP: 10/19/16 ~ MC at 8 weeks
I told my bestie, partner, sister and mom today (in that order) immediately upon finding out. After that, though, I think I'm going to wait until Thanksgiving to tell family, or maybe Christmas. I don't feel like having everyone know. My last time was really rough, and a lot of my family, for better or worse, is going to be on the watch out for any sign that I'm having a hard time. My mom already started with comments before she had known for an hour, so I probably should have held off in that regards lol.
@manillabar My partner called his parents after we mailed them a valentine's day card. It didn't feel impersonal, but that was us. I was there, even though I wasn't on the phone (I didn't really want to be). Oh also I was so close to mailing out our announcements, but I totally over thought it and chickened out at the last moment. We just posted on Facebook and called it good. I think my MIL took charge over informing her side of the family, which was fine by us.
@Glitterfish sounds like your mom would get along nicely with my dad, he's so ashamed that I'm not a stick.
@kghusker1003 my MIL ended up being my sanity lifeline with some drama that went into my baby shower and my family members. Hooray for awesome MILs!
I told my boss yesterday. We are going on a business trip this weekend and will be gone all of next week. She would've figured out something was up when I couldn't drink with her. Definitely went better than I expected. Although she did comment that I could only take a week off
@captainfay, my job requires I lift 50+ lb objects and push and pull 300+ lbs at a time. Should I have waited until first trimester was over to let them know I am pregnant? Because I told I manager the night I found out and he was over the moon thrilled for me, and if anything were to happen I would have to tell him anyways due to the above mentioned job requirements.
Me: 28 Him: 30Married: 11/15/14
Actively TTC since February 2016
BFP #1: 7/17/16 MC: 8/25/16 @8w2dBFP #2: 11/4/16 MC: 11/19/16 @6w1d