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    Yes we kept to us for a while and then few weeks before first scan we told parents etc.

    As for refusing drink like having to pick prawns out of a takeaway meal you mean...

    Russ

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    Congratulations!!

    Both my sister and sister-in-law are pregnant at the mo, the family knew pretty much as soon as they found out - Although I would say to reveal all after the 12 week scans, just to make sure every things fine..

    Oh how very exciting...ooo babies!! Aren't they the cutest things!!

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    To save a long story that you'd not be interested in; my eldest niece and my daughter were born within a week of each other, in the same hospital. Telling my folks in the gap between my brother's "private telling the parents" and the "formal announcement" caused much confusion all around.

    I don't remember actually waiting for any specific week, but it was a fair while ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    To save a long story that you'd not be interested in; my eldest niece and my daughter were born within a week of each other, in the same hospital. Telling my folks in the gap between my brother's "private telling the parents" and the "formal announcement" caused much confusion all around.
    I can imagine...

    I'm definitely waiting to tell my sister in person though... Want to be there when she realises she's going to be an Aunty.. She's been banging on about it enough!!


    I don't remember actually waiting for any specific week, but it was a fair while ago...
    Yeah... I guess the thing is that we've had friends who've tried for years and gotten nowhere and you sort of feel very wary of counting your chickens in case you jinx things...

    Right.. gotta think of something else now.. like all the money I have to start saving.. erk...

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    like all the money I have to start saving.. erk...
    Yep start with 200 for a 4D scan

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    Well, here's a lady who has had some littlies joining in.(not so little now: boys both well over 6 ft and daughter 5ft 9!)
    I would wait until 12 weeks or the first scan.
    We rang the prospective grandparents at the same time so they couldn't say one knew before the other!
    Congratulations though - you'll love it

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    Another for th 12 weeks - though with Daniel we had an early scan at 8 weeks and there was a heartbeat so we told a few people then..

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    Congratulations fella. As has been mentioned 12 weeks is a good time to wait. As PeterW has said get saving for the 4D scan they are really something else to behold.

    Here's a little something that we got given at our anti natal classes.

    Preparation for parenthood is not just a matter of reading books and decorating the nursery. Here are 12 simple tests for expectant parents to take to prepare themselves for the real life experience of being a mother or father.

    1. Women: To prepare for maternity, put on a dressing gown and stick a
    beanbag chair down the front. Leave it there for nine months. After nine months, remove 10% of the beans.

    Men: To prepare for paternity, go the local chemists, tip the contents of your wallet on the counter, and tell the pharmacist to help himself. Next, go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to its head office. Go home. Pick up the paper and read it for the last time.

    2. Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels, and how they have allowed their children to run wild. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behaviour.
    Enjoy it -- it's the last time in your life that you will have all the answers.

    3. To discover how the nights feel, walk around the living room from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds. At 10 p.m. put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep. Get up at 12 a.m. and walk around the living room again with the bag until 1 a.m. Put the alarm on for 3 a.m. Since you can't go back to sleep, get up at 2 a.m. and make a pot of tea. Go to bed at 2:45 a.m. Get up again at 3 a.m. when the alarm goes off, sing songs in the dark until 4 a.m. Put the alarm on for 5 a.m. Get up.
    Make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Try to look cheerful.

    4. Can you stand the mess children make? To find out, smear peanut butter
    onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains. Hide a fish stick behind the stereo and leave it there all summer. Stick your fingers in the flowerpots then rub them on the clean walls. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

    5. Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems: first buy an octopus and a string bag. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that none of the arms hang out. Time allowed for this…….all morning.



    6. Get an egg carton. Using a pair of scissors and a can of paint, turn it into an alligator. Now get a toilet paper tube. Using only scotch tape and a piece of foil, turn it into a Christmas tree. Last, take a milk container, a ping pong ball, and an empty packet of CoCo Pops and make an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower. Congratulations, you have just qualified for a place on the play group committee.

    7. Forget the BMW coupe and buy the people carrier. And don't think you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that. Buy a chocolate ice cream bar and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there. Get a coin. Stick it in the cassette player. Take a family-size bag of chocolate biscuits. Mash them down the back seats. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car. There! Perfect!

    8. Get ready to go out. Wait outside the toilet for half an hour. Go out the front door. Come in again. Go out. Come back in. Go out again. Walk down the front path. Walk back up it again. Walk down it again. Walk very slowly down the road for 5 minutes. Stop to inspect minutely every cigarette butt, piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue, and dead insect along the way. Retrace your steps. Scream that you've had as much as you can stand until all the neighbours come out and stare at you. Give up and go back in the house.
    You're now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.

    9. Always repeat everything you say at least five times.

    10. Go to your local supermarket. Take the nearest thing you can find to a pre-school child with you. (A fully grown goat is excellent). If you intend to have more than one child, take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goats eat or destroy. Until you can easily accomplish this DO NOT even contemplate having children.

    11. Hollow out a melon. Make a small hole in the side. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side. Now get a bowl of soggy Corn Flakes and attempt to spoon it into the hole in the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane. Continue until half of the Corn Flakes are gone. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure that a lot of it falls on the floor. You are now ready to feed a 12-month old child.

    12. Learn the names of every character from 'Barney and Friends', 'Sesame
    Street', and 'Power Rangers'. When you find yourself singing, "I love
    you, you love me" at work, you have finally qualified as a parent.

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    Ok... 12 weeks it is... It's at times like this you realise that:

    Yes it was good that the cramps and things are "normal" and now you know why her period hadn't come.

    Wonderful that you now know that you've finally practiced unsafe sex successfully and you don't have to feel bad about it or worry about her Dad/Mum beating you up or hiding your body down some mine shaft... well, you hope!

    Even good that you've proof at last that you weren't firing blanks after all and everything works as advertised... Can't help thinking that a simple test at a local clinic would have been cheaper, simpler and now you're thinking about "Coupling" and the three of them all in the room together!

    Not so great that you somehow found yourself at the bottom of a very long ladder which is allegedly eight weeks long but right now sounds more like an eternity


    ... but to round it all off you find yourself with tears running down your face from laughing so hard at the post from Synack until the reality hits you clean between the eyes where it hurts...

    Oh dear $deity.. what have I done!..

    ... and yet somehow, it's all good... Ain't life strange

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    You're all completely wrong...... wait at least 18 years and then deny everything!!!

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    Now how going to tell grand parents we gave a keyring saying grandad to better halfs dad and waited for penny to drop when he suddenly clicked.

    Russ

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    Well.. After a gruelling 13 weeks I've finally been able to tell the world and my grandma everything...

    In truth we didn't wait with a few people because they're close friends or family and it was going to be obvious as soon as the wine came out...

    We've just had our first scan today though and it's all looking good.. Turns out we were wrong in our estimation and we're at 14 weeks and one day so as Becky put it, that means less time being pregnant and feeling lousy

    Anyways... here you go...



    ... and in case you have very observant powers, we're keeping the sex a surprise so no, don't spoil it.. .. Ta

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    Congratulations

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    It's got your nose Congratulations to both of you.

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    Ahhh look, it has a 'continuous supply' thing going already!

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