Last time I was pregnant I basically told the world around 6 weeks. I couldn’t hold it in. I’m not a private person and I am not great at keeping secrets. At least not my own (I’m great at keeping other people’s secrets, don’t worry!).
There are some things I’m doing differently this time. For one, I will want to tell my bosses before blogging about it. Not that I owe them anything, or that it’s a requirement. I’d just rather them hear it from me. Then I can share it here and if people want to gossip and talk about it at work, that’s fine. They can consider the post my announcement.
Of course family members and close friends would all hear it directly from me before anything would be shared here.
And everyone else… Facebook friends, long lost acquaintances etc? Maybe when the baby’s born. Maybe halfway through. I’m not sure.
Part of me LOVES the idea of not telling anyone until I’m fat and people are afraid to ask what’s up with my growing stomach and just be like “SURPRISE!”. Keep them on their toes, ya know. But I know I couldn’t hold it in that long.
The main reason most people wait through their first trimester, I think is to make sure everything is going ok so they don’t share the news “too soon.” I’m not really worried about sharing good or bad news so I think spilling the beans earlier would be ok. But who knows how I’ll feel when I’m in the moment.
Last time I didn’t wait until my first appointment but next time, I think I will.
Last time I was really nervous about something bad happening, but next time, having been through this before, I’m hoping I’ll feel less nervous.
When did you announce your pregnancy to your family, friends, facebook friends, and/or blog readers (if you have one)?