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    Default When are you telling your kids you're pregnant?

    I just found out yesterday that I'm pregnant after 9 months of trying πŸ˜ƒ We have a 3 year old, if this pregnancy is successful, she'll be about 4 years, 2 months when the baby is born. Out of anyone, this baby will have the biggest impact on her, so I think she should be told first. The clincher is, 36-ish weeks is a looooong time for her to wait, and I'd like to tell our immediate families sooner rather than later.

    So when did you tell your kids, and did you tell others before you told your kids?

    ETA I'm telling a lie - my personal trainer was the first person I told but she doesn't count because I had to tell her for safety reasons lol

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    Congratulations!! We officially told her after 12 weeks so if she blabbed she wouldnt be telling people that I didnt want to know. She was a similar age

    Eta - I told quite a few friends before I told DD. About 5 I think.

    Edited again - do you want to know whats freaky? DD wrote on her Valentine's Day thing at daycare 'i love my mummy, my daddy and my baby'. DS would have been conceived by then but I only found a few days later. So maybe she did know first
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    We told my ds after the 12 week scan. He was 5.

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    And congrats!!!

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    Congrats. We told DS when I was 20wks along we took them to the scan and showed them that way. Over the moon with joy on their face. DS is 9 and we had been trying for 4 yrs naturally and IVF.

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    We waited until 12 weeks each time & told the kids then. My reasons were that if something were to happen & the pregnancy didnt continue, I didnt want to then have to explain that to my young children. I also knew they were too young to keep a secret, so I only told them when I was ready for the secret to be out!

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    We told our DD (2 at the time) before we told other family (about 8 weeks I think). It's a long time, but she was fine and never impatient. We'd talk about how bub was growing, things he could do as he got older etc. No regrets at all.

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    Congrats😊
    Dd was only 18mths when we fell pregnant with ds but waited until after 12wks to tell her. A history of mmc meant we wanted to wait & we didn't want her to innocently mention it.

    I'm pretty sure we would have told her first as she 'made' cards for the grandparents & my brother to announce.

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    My son was 4.5 when his sister was born and he was the first to know. We told him at approx 13/14 weeks?

    with number 3, our older two were among the first to know. We told them at about 15/16 weeks.

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    Congrats! We told our kids after 12 weeks. For the same reason as family - if we had a loss, how would they handle it? I was worried about my little ones needing to process that if it were to happen.


 

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