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November 17th, 2013, 03:12 PM
Platinum Supermommy
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Since I obviously can't hide it anymore. I'm not sure what I should do. I hate giving news over the phone but I'm constantly on pins thinking someone is going to spill the beans on fb which most my family is on that has yet to hear. So far my itworks team knows (I had to spill as they were shocked I wasn't wrapping), My girls scout co leader knows cause I didn't want to alarm her if I ran for the bathroom at a meeting, I've added most you girls (though I don't worry about you all spilling it), I have also told a few friends incase I need help since DH works a lot of hours. It's just becoming a huge burden to hid it. We go home for Thanksgiving which is when I was going to tell but at this point I think I just need to walk in the room so maybe I should just tell my sister and gram on the phone :/
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November 17th, 2013, 03:41 PM
bluewren's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Most of our family knows now and many friends do. I would have liked to have done a big announcement on Thanksgiving but it is a relief not needing to worry about letting something slip or making excuses for me being crabby/tired/sick/etc.

People start to think you contracted some horrible disease when you've been constantly "sick" for months at a time. lol


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November 17th, 2013, 03:44 PM
mrsdaiwa24's Avatar Amy, soon-to-be-mama of 2
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Sometimes it's just easier to tell them instead of trying to hide it, especially if your belly is going to give it away. Good luck!
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November 17th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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It's hard, I know!! If it would give you some relief I would tell them.
I am still going to wait a bit longer. But only because I am waiting a bit longer just in case! I say GO FOR IT!!

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I just might be to old for this!
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November 17th, 2013, 04:08 PM
Justjessie's Avatar Really Just Angela
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GO for it! We're all the the throes of total pregnancy =)
Thanks Kiliki for the siggy!
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November 18th, 2013, 07:47 AM
susie_q's Avatar Super Mommy
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I made my facebook so that no one can comment on the wall to help ease my mind, although I'm telling my parents tonight. Hopefully. Fingers crossed.
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November 18th, 2013, 10:22 AM
Mega Super Mommy
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We were actually talking yesterday about telling everyone since I kind of cant hide the belly as fat lol. Thanksgiving Day I'll be 13weeks thinking we might then. We have to inform some by phone since not all family lives in the state or close by. When you feel ready go for it and tell everyone.

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November 18th, 2013, 10:24 AM
Caitlin's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I made my announcement after hearing the h/b at 8w. If I hadn't, my belly would have given me away for sure. I'm kinda scared about how big I will get... only 10weeks right now and I look as big as 18 weeks last time.
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November 18th, 2013, 10:51 AM
Missymoos's Avatar 1st time Momma!
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We've told pretty much everyone but my parents and my family members who cannot be trusted not to tell my parents, lol.

I am not really showing yet - maybe a slight little tummy if I completely relax and let it out...but I cannot tell a lie...I think that little pillow was probably there already I did however become ridiculously top heavy though - I am only 5'1" and I have outgrown my triple D bras and am now in my painfully more expensive professionally fitted bras that I bought earlier this summer to wear during PMS (apparently I swelled to a size H each cycle...what the...?!?) but some of them are a bit tight already...lovely.

But yeah - my boss knew fairly early on, just so he knew why I was coming in late and had to leave for so many appointments...plus my work already knew about the past year of fertility treatments so they caught on pretty quick. We told most of our friends a couple weeks ago...and my family finds out on Saturday!

If you are feeling comfortable with telling then I say go for it! Like some of the other fellow-preggers have said, it's a relief for people to know why we are being so anti-social/sick/cranky all the time

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November 18th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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I agree with the other ladies If you're feeling ready, go ahead and tell! You can still celebrate the news at Thanksgiving, but this way, you get the chance to surprise them without your belly giving you away!
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