I'm ready to tell mostly everyone, but boy does it take a lot of time to communicate with that many people! I want it to be special and tell many people individually, even if through email. But it takes a lot of energy to constantly be telling the big news! Even though it's great. Then there's the whole order...if I tell this old co-worker, I have to be fast and tell these other ones... lol. One idea I guess I should think about again is emailing a cute photo of me and my partner (when I was 4 weeks and didn't know it), and writing a cute caption. I'll probably do that.
I'm also debating about how to work it in on Facebook. I don't know if I want to make a status announcement, or just eventually put something like "pre-natal yoga class!". It's kind of scary to me the idea of putting something so important out there, also because I'm friends on FB with work people, industry people, family who I didn't get to tell over the phone, and even ex-boyfriends mom! Sheesh!
I have told everyone, and I didn't have to worry about the facebook thing because my sister in law decided she was going to announce she was going to be an Aunt and people figured it out anyway. I told immediate family around 9 weeks, and I told work at about 11 weeks.
I haven't told anyone but my boss and so far it is really great to have something private to share with my husband without the entire world putting their two cents in constantly. but... i'm starting to get a little antsy and may start spreading the news in the next week or two.
We've told whoever it seems to come up in conversation with, plus the few close friends, family members, and co-workers who we really wanted to share with.
It's funny, though, that it really doesn't easily come up in regular conversation - at least for me. Just tonight, I went to a happy hour with a bunch of friends (and ordered a soda!). I was thinking I'd tell them, but it just never fit well into the conversation at all. And I knew it would be a conversation-stopper and draw everyone's attention to me, which seemed like a weird thing to do. So I'll wait until next time. Anyone else have this experience of wanting to share, but having trouble actually doing it?
This being my 3rd kid and I have this habit to just pile on the pounds when pg, it was pretty obvious my tummy was bulging at 8 weeks. I was slim pre-pg so when the bulge showed people started looking. By my 10th week, everyone could tell immediately and asked!
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