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I am 9 weeks and haven't told my family yet. I want to do it in person. I am excited to tell mom and sister on Saturday.  It has been so hard to keep it a secret from them. Some days I want to tell everyone that I see or talk to and other days I want it to be my secret forever. Anyone else have those mixed feelings?  When did you or will you tell everyone your news?
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I told my dad and my husband told his when we got a positive pregnancy test (I was 5wks 1day). Then we announced it publicly after the first ultrasound (I was 9weeks 4days) when I got The all clear from my doctor that baby and me were doing good. But with my first pregnancy I told as soon as I found out. Which resulted in a miscarriage soon after finding out. So, It's all about personal choices. close family Can be a support and help.
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i feel the same way! I flip flop daily.
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Im 12 weeks,we had our 1st ultrasound yesterday. Everything looked great so we told our whole family. It was hard to keep everything a secret but we were nervous to tell everyone until we had the ultrasound. Congrats and good luck!
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Im 12 weeks 5 days. I told my sisters as soon as I found out. I told my parents when I had my first ultrasound at 9 weeks bc I wasnt sure how they would react. Then I announced it to everyone I work with today! (About 100 people) I feel relieved to not hide it:)
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I am a ftm & am 10 weeks today. I also haven't told my family & want to as well but want to wait until my ultrasound. So I have the same mixed feelings as u. I plan to tell them on father's day. Hopefully it will b a wonderful surprise. I think they already suspect that I am, but I haven't told them officially yet. I'm curious to see their reaction! Ur family will b so happy once u tell them! It's a nice secret for now, but once u share the news, u will get to celebrate & enjoy the remainder of ur pregnancy with the ones u love while having full support! Good luck on sat! :)
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Thanks! I wanted to tell my family sooner, but we live 700 miles apart and I really wanted to tell them in person to see their reactions. I know there will be tears of joy :-) I had my first ultrasound 2 weeks ago, so I have pictures to give them I am excited. I am sure I will tell extended family the following Saturday.  My cousin is getting married and everyone will be suspicious of me not drinking. Lol.
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Omgosh, your story of mis... is EXACTLY what im terrified of! I found out at 6wks, within 2days, on Mothers Day actually i and my mom had told the last member of our close,lrg family. In 2dys 14-17 people knew. Then at 6wks 8dys i had some dark mucusly like spotting. My grandmother raised my mom, aunts and thru my mom i became superstitious? Like i thought i had jinxed it. But dr told me it was something not to worry about. Last wk at 10wks 3dys i had my ultrasound where i SAW my lil peanut sized baby ACTUALLY MOVE, it kicked its lil leg stumps? Lol!!So i feel a lil better, i told 1 aunt that im close to after the pic, but havent posted on FB, and will NOT buy anything til 12-13wks. When all the drs says it safer. I truly am so sorry for the loss you and yours experienced. But thank you for sharing that. I now know im not the only one that thinks that way.
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So, I told my mom and sister yesterday. I gave them each a gift bag with a plaque/picture holder that said "The only thing better than having you for a mom/sister is our baby have you for a grandma/aunt" and the ultrasound pictures. They both cried and got really excited. It was fun :-)
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