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August 16th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Mommyx12's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I usually do it pretty quick after I find out. The waiting and dread of hearing the negative comments is about as bad as hearing them. I like to tell and get it over with. Since we live away from our family I usually tell my mom and she informs the rest of the family. Plus, we're excited and like to tell our friends and the kids. And once the kids know they tell everyone because they too are excited about a new baby.
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August 16th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Hi, I told everyone except both out parents in Feb this yr...and had a m/c shortly after I got pg again and had another early m/c in may. So this time I waited till betas come back and told friends and some family...We havnt told our folks we will wait till after first u/s at 12 weeks.

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August 16th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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I usually wait a couple of months. Less time I have to hear negativity.
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August 17th, 2006, 09:28 PM
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It depends...

With my first I didnt want anyone to know considering I was only 16...LOL..so me and dh tried to hid it but that didnt last long. Talk about negativity...man, I know I was young but I did get married and me and dh took care of our blessing!

When I had my second, I was 18...not many were happy about that one either. I was so scared to tell anyone even though I was married.

With my third, I was 28 and this baby was planned. It took a year to get pregnant so we were sooo excited. We found out the beginning of December and didnt tell anyhow until Christmas day. We made it a big surprise....This was the first time EVERYONE was thrilled for me and dh. It was such a nice feeling!

With my fourth I was 33 and found out Halloween morning...since I was heading down to my moms that day, we decided to tell right away however we did it in a special way. Everyone was pretty much excited.

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August 20th, 2006, 06:43 PM
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I tell my mom right away, and my in-laws shortly after. We share the news at 11-12 weeks for everyone else.
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August 20th, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Was straight away but i had 3 miscarriages so on the 4th pregnancy i waited till we were past 12wks

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August 21st, 2006, 01:11 PM
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With my first I didn't tell anyone but my best friend and the baby's father until I was 3 months, and this is because I was 15 and didn't want my mom to force me to have an abortion (I now found out that she wouldn't have, but it terrified me). With my second child I told at 1 month, when I found out. Third child, as soon as we found out. I am 5 weeks pg with our 4th, and we have only told my mom. I have lost 4 pregnancies as well, but never got around to telling anyone while I was pregnant, but lots of people know about them.
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August 22nd, 2006, 09:25 AM
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I usually wait to tell until it is quite obvious, I am a private person essentially and don't like everyone knowing my business and talking negatively about it. I have also had a miscarriage at 10 weeks and I hated having to tell people that I wasn' t pg anymore, it hurt.

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