Re: March 2013 Pregnancy
posted at 3/22/2013 10:33 PM EDT
WPP--I told my parents, siblings, and best friend right away each time and don't regret that. (Second pregnancy esp was some scary s*** from the perspective of my own health, and I felt they needed to know what was going on and I needed their support. Knowing it could recurr, I followed the same strategy this time around.)
My DH went ahead and told most people he talks to after our early risk assessment/NT scan at 13 weeks. I told 2 more close friends after the NT scan, but that was it. I told my colleagues and (the rest of) my friends at around 19 weeks, i.e. after my anatomy scan.
We have so far kept it off FB, and don't plan on "announcing" anything there until after baby is born. Initially, I made DH communicate a moratorium on congratulatory FB posts, since I was waiting to tell my co-workers for several weeks after he decided to share the news. At this point, it wouldn't really bother me if someone else posted something about it, but it just hasn't happened.
Anyway, it all depends on your own comfort level, and I tried to just keep in mind who I would be willing to communicate with if things didn't go as we hoped. At some point, you lose that option because people need to know or they will figure it out anyway, but I preferred to maintain it as long as possible.
...sorry that was a long-winded answer!