Originally Posted by Jr Mouse
Glad you had it in you G! Congrats!
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I have to admit that I'm very impressed with myself. We agreed over the summer that we would just sort of not prevent it, and the next thing I knew I was an expectant father. It literally could not have happened any sooner after the decision than it did.
On the other hand, I was very much looking forward to months of "trying."
Originally Posted by in stitches
are you orthodox joooesh? i ask because its an ortho joo thing not to tell people until the woman starts to show, whereas my non jooesh friends i have found tend to tell right away. maybe i just need more non jooesh friends who are having babies to even out my stats.
Not unless there's a pork-eating, redneck sect of which I'm unaware.
There was no prevailing philosophy for us when we decided to wait to tell people; it was entirely practical. As we did with LowerCaseG, we waited until after the end of the first trimester because of the attendant drop in miscarriage risk. I've seen how hard it is on people who jump the gun with telling the whole world, only to lose the pregnancy, and I didn't want that to be us. Prior to the announcements we've been rolling out over the last week or so, we'd only told a small handful of family (basically people we'd want to be there for support if something had happened).