With social media being such a huge thing today many announce everything from getting engaged to being pregnant on it. This got me wondering how others let the people in their lives know they are expecting. How did you share with those around you the big news?
I told Jason that we first time we were expecting, and again with Evie, with a piggy bank that had a note on it saying we needed to start saving for our child’s future. Our last pregnancy we took a photo together as a family and I said “1… 2… 3… say prego!” Hoping to get Jason’s reaction in it but he didn’t react to after the photo. I still love the photo of our little family and it’s a precious memento from before that miscarriage.
At 12 weeks a long when we were expecting Evie I shared a photo on my Facebook. I had been taking weekly photos before but this one was different I’d finally reached the end of the 12 week mark and was ready to share. I made a tshirt that had the numbers 1 to 40 on it. numbers 1 to 12 will crossed off. Everyone caught on very quickly that we were sharing the joyous news that we were expecting.
With having gone through 2 miscarriages now I don’t think I could ever announce early to everyone. We do have a small group of family and friends who we have let know early each timr so that we have some support and prayer from others. I do love how creative some of the announcements out there are. I’ve seen some fun ones involving other children in the family, or a photo of the mom looking in the freezer with a bucket of ice cream and a jar of pickles on the ground.
How did you announce that you were expecting? Did you wait 12 weeks or announce early?