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September 30th, 2011, 06:39 AM
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DH was worried that she would accept someone else and she wouldn't be able to take the baby. We talked about it Tuesday night, then I chickened out telling her Wednesday morning when I dropped off CJ. But DH asked he Wednesday when he picked CJ up if I told her anything, but he wouldn't tell her what- said it was something I had to tell her.
Then I didn't see her at all yesterday- I was on dog drop off duty DH dropped off CJ. (He also picks him up because he gets off a lot earlier than me)

So this morning I told her (she had already figured it out), and yes she can keep the baby starting next summer! She's the first person, I told her that we haven't even told out parents yet, We are still keeping it quiet a while longer.

Wonder if this will push us to start telling....
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September 30th, 2011, 06:48 AM
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I have told a person in each category of my life (family member, friend, co-worker) so I have someone to talk to if I want to. I will tell more people after the NT scan, if everything is good.
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September 30th, 2011, 07:33 AM
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It is nerve wrecking to start telling people! It was easier on JM as everyone understands what we go through but IRL I was afraid of the comments, or losing the baby all together.

I am glad she is able to keep this baby as well for you Sam!
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September 30th, 2011, 09:47 AM
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I have only told one person in IRL. The only reason why I told a good friend of mine is Dh couldn't go with me to the ultrasound and I didn't want to go by myself. My friend has had losses so I knew she would understnd if anything went wrong. Plus I didn't want to make the 2 hour car ride by myself.
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September 30th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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I am horrible at keeping it secret and pretty much told everybody by 8 weeks. I didn't FB announce until 13 weeks. But, I do understand waiting, I did worry I would have to then tell everyone I had another loss, but here I am! I hope the first tri goes by fast and you feel like you can share your great news!
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September 30th, 2011, 01:34 PM
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I'm like Lindsay and cannot keep a secret. I told everyone at 7 weeks and FB announced it at 8 weeks. LOL

Glad you told someone. It's a big step!!
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September 30th, 2011, 07:45 PM
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Wohoo for telling someone. It is scary. I only told family because I had to tell my co workers by 10 weeks.
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September 30th, 2011, 07:59 PM
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It's so scary telling people! Even with this being my second pregnancy I didn't want to tell anyone for awhile. The only people that really knew was our neighbor and dh's cousins because I ran over to their home freaked out as soon as I found out.
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September 30th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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You had to tell. I know it's hard. But, you had to make sure you had care for the baby! And, from my household,we say CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes/prayers for a happy, comfortable, and healthy PG! I am so excited for you!
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October 1st, 2011, 06:21 AM
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I agree with Missy. It was much easier to tell JM than people IRL. I'm glad that she's able to keep the new baby for you too!
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