How and when do you plan on telling others you are pregnant?
Eh I don’t quite know how best to proceed with my family announcement. I am the younger sibling and have not been married as long but already have one LO (a family was really important to DH and I, we started TTC right after we got married in 2017). We struggled with infertility/mcs both times. I also had an incredibly difficult pregnancy and delivery with my first and were told to not attempt to get pregnant for at least a year. We are planning to tell my family at Christmas when my parents come visit. My sister and I have a tense relationship. She and her husband are TTC, however seems to me more like NTNP. I want to be sensitive to her feelings (although she isn’t super sensitive to mine, but that’s a story for another day) but we are also really excited to share about this little one because it’s a miracle he/she will be joining our family. I think we are going to tell my parents with DD in a big sister shirt with just us and then later that day just tell my sister and not make a big deal of it.
How did you tell your partner?
I showed him the test and said “oh boy!” He knew I was getting close to be able to test, but didn’t get a BFP the first time around until much later so he wasn’t thinking it would happen so early. We were cautiously optimistic until about a weeks worth of testing all with BFPs!
Who will you tell next?
We have told our very best friends already. We have a group of friends we are very close with that we will tell next. And then family when they get into town if I can wait that long!
Why are you waiting (or not waiting) to tell?
I want to tell my family in person this time around, but that is still three weeks away!
How and when are you telling those you work with?
Two of my closest coworkers know. They know we were TTC and all three of us start within a week, so when I didn’t (I’m usually first) it was a dead giveaway! I will tell the rest of my coworkers after the holidays because I won’t work in isolation rooms at that point, so my other coworkers and I will have to switch our schedules around a bit if need be.
Are you making a social media announcement?
We probably will. I’m thinking a cute picture with DD standing under the tree in a big sister shirt with a box that has a tag that says open summer 2020.