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How soon is too soon to celebrate?

lindypopslindypops
posted 9 years 11 months ago
I'm new on here and feeling a but wobbly:

Got up at 5am today and did the pregnancy test that I bought on Thursday. I'm not exactly sure when my period was due, but it's about now, so I thought I'd just do it and get the 'not pregnant' news over with. Except it said 'pregnant'!

But how soon is too soon to start believing it and celebrating? I don't want to jinx it!

Lin


mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Ok, firstly welcome to JP Wave I'm Mandy, mum to Lauren 3 in January and Jake 10mths. Stick around here and you will get lots of help and advice hun, everyone is lovely!

In answer to your question, i would start believing it now. A pregnant is a pregnant Yes ! However, obviously the first 3months is the danger period where there is the higher risk of things going wrong. You may want to keep your news between you and your partner until then? Shrug Or maybe not. I told my close friends and relatives as i couldn't keep it a secret and i figured if anything went wrong i would want them to know so they could help me through it. Obviously it is your decision though hun. I can tell you that by believing it is real and maybe telling one or two people you are definitely not going to jinx it No
Congratulations on your fab news and i hope everything goes great and you have a trouble free prgnancy ahead of you Thumbs Up Xx

lindypopslindypops
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Thanks Mandy, that's a really helpful and friendly post! I guess I'm just a bit scared - have been feeling vulnerable and fragile all day, which is totally unlike me usually. And posting on forums like this is helpful because it means I can discuss it with others wihtout having to take risks until I'm ready to tell other people.

I'm slowly getting used to the idea - hubby is cautious too - not a risk-taker. Perhaps that's why I'm feeling like this.

Lin

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 11 months ago
I told my close family and friends straight away.

i told close work colleges after I'd had it confirmed with the GP.

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 9 years 11 months ago
on my first pregnancy i was so excited i was telling people family, friends work colleagues etc my ex didnt tell his parents though as he was in denial about it and wanted me to have a temination when he came round to the idea of a baby unfortunately i miscarried and then it was very hard telling people that id lost it so when i fell pregnant again i told my mum my supervisors at work and a couple of people on my team cos i didnt want to do any lifting and i had to tell his parents as we were there for a family party so i couldnt drink and eat half the stuff they knew i liked knowing they didnt know about my m/c they were excited and telling everyone in the family buying things toasting the baby etc and i was only 6 weeks gone.

your best bet would be your partner and when you had it confirmed by your gp possibly both your parents and maybe your supervisors at work

samtiffsamtiff
posted 9 years 11 months ago
I tried to be all calm and not tell people but some people had to know - because I was being rubbish at work and I looked like I had flu. So I told my Mum, brother, close friends and bosses.
I have been happy but level headed, knowing that things can go wrong but not wanting to be nagative. So enjoy it!
I am now just 12 weeks (guess work as not sure of last P either) and my dating scan is on Wednesday and if I am honest I am still not convinced that it is not all in my head but the 'symptoms' are pretty impressive if that is the case.
I hope you are feeling OK.

lindypopslindypops
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Thanks for your replies - it's good to have some advice as I'm not sure who else to ask at the moment. My mum and dad are on holiday so I can't get in touch yet, which is frustrating. I phoned the doctor this morning and the next appointment I can make without having to take time off work in next monday evening! I cried when she said that! I'm a teacher, so can't just take time off work, and it's a 35 minute drive to get to school too. I'm off today, but apparently there are no appointments and they don't make any special consideration for people in my kind of job (some do). I was up for a couple of hours last night - had to sleep on the bathroom floor, I felt so sick. I figured that a day off was in order - still having tummy ache - is that normal?

L

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 9 years 11 months ago
I was celebrating from day one with all mine. I couldn't do the 'wait til 12 weeks' thing-that would be too long PLUS I don't think I could hide the tiredness and sicky bit from people. Be happy Very Happy

samtiffsamtiff
posted 9 years 11 months ago
I had tummy ache and cramps for quite a few weeks. Also my sickness was all day, everyday and has only just started to ease off. Everyone is different though.
Don't worry. Try to relax and enjoy.
I have trouble taking time off work too and my doctor and midwife can't help. All my appointments have to be in work time. It is all a bit difficult but your emloyer do have to let you have the time. Just don't let things like that worry you as it will all work out in the end I am sure.
Anyway, take it steady and get a pillow for the bathroom floor. Hug

shortie2shortie2
posted 9 years 11 months ago
i had done 5 tests between monday to wednes this week. i worked out on another site when due etc and one calculation said am 6weeks like i said in another post ave got an appoitment on next week for the doc. i told my personnel mgr and my supervisor and the lassies i work with. just so that if i ask for them to get summit for me eg if the box is heavy etc they'll ken esp if i phone in work sick etc.

cant wait till the 12 week period is over. never mind will be quick in coming around, LOL

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