Sharing the happy news that you’re expecting a baby with friends and family can be one of the highlights of a pregnancy. How and when we choose to share our pregnancy news is a very personal thing. A recent survey carried out by George at Asda has shown it is changing with 33% of people opting to go online to let everyone know.
My parents live in the US so I’ve had to make each of my three announcements over the phone but I’ve loved hearing about how some other bloggers shared their pregnancy news. Here’s just a few that show how different everyone’s experience can be:
It was my Dad’s birthday and I just asked him if he minded waiting 6 months for his present – his grandchild.
I shared mine in a poem on Burns night at a party full of friends. It was a big relief as I’d had to hide it until we knew the baby was going to stay with us due to genetics. There were tears and yelps. It was lovely.
I had to tell my family the day of my grandad’s funeral. I had just found out three days before and didn’t want to tell them on the phone, but I also felt bad about waiting until after the funeral. It was an absolute disaster to say the least…
Having suffered a miscarriage at 5 months plus two further early mc’s to discover I was expecting twins blew us away. As my family is so spread out we used the phone and the squeals of delight and excitement from everyone were really heart warming. It took me a good fortnight to believe the news.
With Erin I kept it quite until after my brothers wedding. This meant changing my dress to hide a growing tummy and pretending to drink on both a hen night and the actual wedding. I told them all the week after. When I was first pregnant with Chloe I cried over the phone to my mum as I was so poorly with morning sickness. I’d been hospitalised but lived in Kent. I rang my mum in tears telling her and asking her to come and look after me!
There are even more pregnancy news tales over at George at Asda if that has whet your appetite as well as more info from the survey itself. Do leave us a comment and tell everyone how you let people know.