Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How Would/Did You Share Your Baby News?

So I'm not pregnant yet but that hasn't stopped me from thinking about how and at what week/month we will tell the people we care about when we finally get the good news we're waiting for. I have to admit, I have not shared this blog with my family and except for two of them, friends either.

I know that family and friends are often the biggest supporters and followers for most peoples blogs but I'm just not ready to share this yet for two reasons. 1) I guess it's because I'm not sure about opening up about my struggles to start a family with friends because I'm not sure what their reaction will be since most of my friends don't share the same desire to start a family. 2) I get to talk about things like my sister-in-laws baby shower and the real date we will be returning to the sates (it's a huge suprise for the fam) without them knowing.

Back to sharing baby news... I don't think I'm going to be one of those women who can wait til the 2nd trimester and I know I will want to shout it out on my Blog as soon as I find out. For those of you who are pregnant or have been pregnant, what special way did you tell your family that you were expecting?

One idea I read about a while ago was to gather everyone for a picture and right before the picture is taken say "your name here, is pregnant!". That way you catch all of the reactions on camera. Great keepsake. What are your ideas?


  1. For my first, I waited until the ultrasound and then announced to everybody that we were havin a boy in 4 months. Everyone was so shocked and it turned into a flurry of everyone getting ready for him to arrive. I loved keeping and then sharing that surprise!

  2. We had waited so long for our first (10 years of trying), that we literally had to tell someone the night we found out (after the 5th positive test). You've got a new follower, and welcome from Voiceboks!

  3. I couldn't wait when I found out - I've never been good at keeping good news secret. I found you through VoiceBoks and am now a follower!
    Yankee Texan Mom

  4. My friend did the "___ is pregnant" thing. It was cute! We conveniently were out of the first trimester right near xmas time so we sent out Christmas cards with us in front of the tree holding our first sonogram picture. It was really cute. We signed it, Gina Tim Roscoe (our dog) and Baby S due 6.18.11. (New follower so sorry this is a month after the post- I am reading all your posts now while my baby sleeps on me lol)


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