We already told all 8 soon-to-be grandparents, 1 of 2 soon-to-be great grandmas, 2 soon-to-be uncles, 1 soon-to-be aunt, and 1 couple in our neighborhood. I told my boss (she has a 5 month old) and 3 friends at work. Did I just wildly, horribly, inappropriately jump the gun?
One of my coworkers is a health care professional and says she encourages her patients to only tell their families and close friends and refrain from telling the rest of the world until at least 10 weeks. If you end up having a miscarriage, you don’t want to have to go there with every single coworker and acquaintance.
So, I’ve decided to put a lid on my enthusiasm until week 10. However, I don’t regret telling the people I’ve already told. Letting the secret out put a damper on my urge to tell random strangers in the grocery store that I’m pregnant. It helps to know that somebody else knows and shares my excitement—especially at work where I spend so much of my time. And if I go through the heart-wrenching experience of a miscarriage, I’ll need people in my daily life who can support me through it.
When did you tell the world you were pregnant? If you haven’t been pregnant, do you think you’ll be able to contain your enthusiasm until week 10?