Monday, March 19, 2012

When to announce your pregnancy?

When to announce your pregnancy? Most people wait at least a little while to announce their pregnancy. Last time I even waited until I was well past the first trimester to make a public announcement. Well, here's my thoughts for this time around:

After a loss, some women wait to announce their subsequent pregnancy until after the point at which their previous loss occurred. Seeing that I had reached my due date with Luke, I don't think it would be possible to wait that long this go around. 

Supposedly chances are a lot higher of miscarriage in the first trimester. Well, of course, I don't want that to happen, but if it does happen, I'm not afraid to talk about it. I know some people don't want to share that information or think it would be too difficult to try to share that information. I've had to inform everyone, before, that I didn't get to bring a baby home with me. It's hard. But I know it's something I can do if I have to. 

I want to embrace this second pregnancy and love every bit of it (you can read more about that here), so I want people to know about it. I want people to know what I'm excited about.  I want people to share in my journey and anticipation. This is obviously a personal choice and will be different for everyone, but I've decided it's no secret so I am happy to share the good news as early as possible!  


  1. Shelley, you have no idea how excited I am for you! Congrats on your pregnancy again!

  2. I agree! When I get pregnant I think the whole world will know the day it happens lol. Love you

  3. i'm so happy for you, shelley! my guess is another little man child :) hope you're feeling well!

  4. Well put. Personal decision and no one should judge, and I am SO happy to know! Love you!

  5. You do not know me, but I found your blog by another angel mommy's blog! I hope to continue to read about your wonderful pregnancy! My little man was born August 8th, such a great month full of sweet little blessings and tender mercies!!! He was a full 1 lb. 1 oz of amazing miracles and passed away a couple days later due to being so small. He is our light, and we are so blessed to one day raise him! He is ours! I am now pregnant again (3 months) and so very nervous. I read your post about fear. I could not seem to get over my fear of loosing this one. I had two miscarriages before Benjamin, so I seem to be overloaded with the what if's. I appreciate your openess about your next pregnancy. You have written words that I think about often! I need to not let the fear take over me, and enjoy this little one just as I did Benjamin! I don't know the Lords will, but I trust in him! Thank you!