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Old 12-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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We told. Dhs family anyway, who are all very supportive and excited

I made this cake, and stuck a piece of paper in it wrapped in wax paper that said "were going to have a baby sister or brother" in my kids pieces.


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We ate half the cake w Dhs dads side and half w his moms side so there were two notes in it. Here's ds taking the announcement out with dhs dads family

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This baby is actually our first non rainbow baby but this is how I wanted to announce

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I just took a positive test. We're visiting family til the 2nd, and have something special I wanted to do to announce our third, whenever he/she should come along. We won't see family here again for a while and I don't want to announce this baby over the phone. Should we make this announcement before we go?

I've had one miscarriage but it was at a time when I was VERY stressed. Having nightmares, not able to eat, 3 months and 98 pounds (I'm 5'7"). So I think it entirely thr stress. Normally my pregnancies are very healthy

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: How soon would you announce a pregnancy?

I am almost six weeks and we told my family but not dh family yet. I am glad we told but I will feel much better when we hit 12 weeks.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: How soon would you announce a pregnancy?

I would wait.....but I do understand wanting to announce in person. Its up to you.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Impersonally would wait. Do you ever use Skype or FaceTime with your family? Maybe you could use that to announce it so it would kind of be in person.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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Re: How soon would you announce a pregnancy?

I told everyone the day I got a positive test. I have a big mouth, and would want their support and prayers if anything happened, and would probably tell my extended family if I mc'd, anyway.

If it were me, I'd tell.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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Re: How soon would you announce a pregnancy?

I would wait. We always like to keep our special secret all to ourselves for a few weeks just because we think it's fun. We don't wait until a certain date (ie 12 weeks) but we do wait a bit. Only you can decide what's right for you though.

But since you told all of us....CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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I would wait. We always like to keep our special secret all to ourselves for a few weeks just because we think it's fun. We don't wait until a certain date (ie 12 weeks) but we do wait a bit. Only you can decide what's right for you though.

But since you told all of us....CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Thanks!!

I don't have my calendar but I think we conceived 4 weeks ago.. So I'd be considered 6 weeks..? I think?

Dh thinks its too early but I really want to do something special to announce this baby .. We didn't with the others, just said it.
It would be only ppl that we are really close to so I'm thinking I do want to tell even if it's early.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #8
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Impersonally would wait. Do you ever use Skype or FaceTime with your family? Maybe you could use that to announce it so it would kind of be in person.

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Nope no Skype or FaceTime....

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #9
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I would tell. With DS we found out on a Saturday. I was exactly 4 weeks. We met dh's parents the next day for vacation and we told them at dinner. The next night my dad came into town and we told him. We did have to tell my mom on the phone and I was very disappointed about that. Very personal decision, though! Congrats!
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Re: How soon would you announce a pregnancy?

I generally wait. but, I've never been in the position where I'm actually AT family's house and was trying to keep the secret at the same time. Given that situation, I'd probably have to tell.

It's easy to keep the secret when we only talk on the phone.. but... harder when they're sitting there looking at you while you're trying not to look like the cat that just swallowed the bird.
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