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First - hugs! I still remember how terrified I was when I first found out. I actually didn't even realize I was late for my period, my now-DH did ( ). We went to the store, got one of the double EPT packs, and I took the first one in his apartment bathroom. I told him by walking out and showing him the positive test. I was really scared on how he'd react, but he was okay. He was definitely scared, just like I was, but he told me he'd stick with me and we'd make it work and everything would be okay - lo and behold, through a ton of hardships, we've been together now for over eight years and our son just finished kindergarten. As for my parents... well, I ended up taking the second test the next morning at my house, and just showed my mom the test without saying a word. She freaked, as did my stepdad, and they weren't exactly the nicest people to me for about a month afterwards. It was only when I took my mom to an ultrasound that she finally came around; same with my stepdad after he saw the ultrasound pictures. Now they adore their grandson and spend a lot of time with him and can't imagine life without him.
It's hard, it's stressful, and I know how scared you must be. It'll be okay, and no matter what happens, you'll be okay and you can do this. You're not alone. You definitely need to see a doctor if you haven't already, just to make sure everything is going okay in your pregnancy. I can't really tell you how to tell the father or your parents because the dynamics of those relationships are always so different from person to person. But you do need to tell them, sooner rather than later. It honestly just comes down to spilling it and praying it goes okay. I hope they all take it well, and congratulations on your pregnancy. Whatever you decide to do, good luck and the girls here are amazing if you ever need people to vent to or just need some support. Welcome!
Mom to Joshua (4.23.2006) and Dominic (12.18.2014)
I didn't even know I could get pregnant. I only get like 4 periods a year and I was told when I am ready to start trying to have kids I would have to go to a specialist. My step brother was the one that asked me to take the stupid test. The last one was a while ago. He asked about a week ago and I h ave not even told him I did it yet.
Just because you don't have your period more than four times a year doesn't mean you don't ever ovulate...I hate when doctors tell women that they will definitely need to see a specialist someday. Yes, you might have difficulty but if your having your period chances are you are ovulating at some point-and therefore could get pregnant. Sorry about the rant, just a pet peeve lol.
BUT I had already broken up with Dh (then BD) before I found out I was pregnant. So I called him and told him we needed to talk, we met up and I told him-he freaked a lot less than I did actually. My mom and dad took it okay, my grandpa just pretended it wasn't happening up until she was born-but they all love her to death now.
ok after reading the stories I think I am ready. I think you are right I do have to tell them soon. So tomorrow I will break the news. some how. Well I will wait to tell my dad since I am not seeing him till the weekend. I guess.