+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    8,800
    Thanks
    3,389
    Thanked
    4,799
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Announcing pregnancy to older child/ren or family first?

    So when I was pregnant with my daughter, we told our parents and siblings straight away, I wasn't even 4 weeks yet. We're currently TTC and I think I might be pregnant and want to tell our families early again. We now have a 3 year old and she's our most important family member but is obviously terrible at keeping secrets. So I feel bad telling our families without telling our daughter, but also don't want her spilling the beans too early.

    What did everyone else do?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    3,221
    Thanks
    1,928
    Thanked
    2,557
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Not sure...I THINK we told our daughter first, then our family when we saw them. If you're planning to tell your family anyway, will it matter if she tells them?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,272
    Thanks
    1,519
    Thanked
    1,075
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    When I was pregnant with my daughter, my almost three year old told me I was pregnant before I had a clue. He also begun announcing my pregnancy before I had peed on a stick. This time around, I have decided he deserves to be the first to know, and I have only told one person at this stage. I lost my daughter at 38+2 and have decided to wait until I feel ready to share this time, though being baby 3 it is quite obvious and my parents have both asked me whether I'm UTD. I am thinking about telling my son next week if we can find a heartbeat and 14 weeks, and will let other people know after that.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanks
    438
    Thanked
    917
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We have a four year old and waited until the 12 week scan to tell him. We told our close family earlier but didn't want to tell DS until the scan firstly because we have had some losses and secondly because we knew he would tell everyone.

    It was hard but I am glad we waited, DS is super excited about his little sister arriving and announces it to EVERYONE, it would have been impossible to keep it under wraps

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Patience86 For This Useful Post:

    Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (02-03-2016)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    6,018
    Thanks
    4,257
    Thanked
    1,703
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Announcing pregnancy to older child/ren or family first?

    When I fell pregnant in December, we decided not to tell Our 2.5 yo DD until after our 12 week scan. The pregnancy ended in miscarriage, so I'm glad that I hadn't told her.

    We told our parents and siblings at 4 weeks.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    974
    Thanks
    571
    Thanked
    657
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Subbing.
    We have an almost 3 yo and are TTC. We don't usually tell family before 12 weeks, unless they guess (my mum tends to)
    I'm thinking next time around, number 3, it's going to blatantly obvious, so might as well tell everyone early on. So 3 yo ds1 will be the first to know.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,879
    Thanks
    5,206
    Thanked
    3,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    We only told our older kids (3&5yo) when I was obviously showing so around 24 weeks. And if was a very long 16weeks of "when's the baby coming mummy?".

    We told immediately family at 12wks.

  9. #8
    hakuna matata's Avatar
    hakuna matata is offline The artist formerly know as babyhopeful
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    5,515
    Thanks
    840
    Thanked
    2,516
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    We told my parents at around 7 weeks, only because I had to. We told DS (5) after our 12 week scan and he excitedly announced it to everyone else.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    I'm currently 7 weeks with #3 we hadn't told DS1 (3) but a couple of weeks ago we were in the car and he announced baby mummy's tummy. Lol I'm sure he has told all of his kinder

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,348
    Thanks
    2,789
    Thanked
    1,371
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    When/if we eventually get pregnant we will tell DD early on probably so that she's gentle with my tummy etc. she's a bit of a bouncer lol


 

Similar Threads

  1. When to announce our pregnancy to family?
    By bigmummahen in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 25-03-2015, 18:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
KindyROOKindyROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Come chat, Ladies who are 40+ TTC or ExpectingConception & Fertility General Chat
When did you tell people you were pregnant?Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
Hard to settle day and nightGeneral Sleeping & Settling Chat
Nub theory funSecond Trimester Chat
Delightful DecemberConception & Fertility General Chat
Hcg levels have basically plateauedpregnancy and babies through IVF
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›