I never told any of my kids until I absolutely had to.
Family knew immediately.
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02-03-2016 20:51 #11
02-03-2016 20:53 #12
We have always told our other children first before anyone else.
So from day we knew they knew with exception of our last miscarriage. I didn't tell anyone as I lost it almost straight away. Dd1, my hubby and Dr are the only ones that know about it.
05-03-2016 08:31 #13
With number 2 I told my son at 13 weeks. I had planned to wait even longer but I had had emergency surgery and he happened to be with me in the ER and I felt the need to explain a little of what was going on to him.
With my third, we told him at about 16 weeks. Again I would have ideally waited longer but I was sick during the pregnancy and felt like he should know why.
I like waiting longer mostly because a pregnancy lasts forever for a child and I like to lessen the wait time for them. Having said that, I have never done big announcements with any of my pregnancies and just tell those close to us as I see fit.
05-03-2016 08:42 #14
We told our girls after 10 week scan (before harmony test). DD1 knew it was a secret and didn't tell anyone unless prompted to. DD2 wasn't really talking so it didn't matter.
05-03-2016 08:45 #15
We told DS1 immediately (as soon as I had a positive HPT) before anyone else (he's almost 21). We then waited until the harmony test and told DS2 (3 years old) and immediately after the rest of the family.
05-03-2016 08:57 #16Senior Member
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I did not want to tell family before 12 weeks as DH's family cannot keep their mouths shut. So we did tell DS first but closer to 12 weeks (he never told anyone though. He only atarted talking about it when I started showing).
I would always tell the sibling first. Because again the family would blab to DS and that is not how I wanted him to find out.
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