Accomplishments and Announcements: The End of Your First Trimester
You're quickly approaching the end of the first trimester. If you've been suffering from morning sickness and exhaustion, you may find that you'll begin to see some relief from your symptoms. Once the nausea begins to recede you may find that you are more energetic and motivated. If you want to get back to exercising now that you are feeling better, it is a great time to check out some of the prenatal yoga classes you had been considering or to start walking with friends in the evenings. You can also start to relax a bit, as your risk of miscarriage drops significantly after your twelfth week.
For many women, reaching this milestone makes them feel more comfortable with sharing the news of their pregnancy. If you've been waiting to spread the word, you might start preparing to let people in on your secret. If you've waited this long, why not come up with a creative way to share your news?
Announcing your news
Gather a group of friends or family. Ask someone to take a photo of you and your partner. As they prepare to take the picture, say “I'd like to get a great shot of the three of us.” Wait for it to sink in.
Alternatively, turn the camera around. Pose your family and friends together for a group shot. Instead of instructing them to say, “cheese,” just before you snap the photo let them know, “We're having a baby!” The resulting photo will be a great memento for the baby book.
Invite guests over for a dinner party with a theme. Baby carrots, baby greens, baby back ribs… See how long it takes before someone starts asking questions.
Custom t-shirts are an inexpensive and fun way to share the news. Make one for yourself that says, “Coming soon!” with your estimated due date. Make one for each of your parents, proclaiming them “grand.” Make one for your pet, announcing that he or she will have to share the spotlight. “My owners are having a baby, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!”