Every mama is different. Some choose to pee on a stick and call everyone they know. Others wait until they are in the “safe zone” to share the news…bottom line it’s YOUR choice. I never question anyone whether they share their news at 4 weeks or 15! Everyone has their reason and no one should question them. With that said..I, personally, like to wait until my second trimester to share my pregnancy with my family and friends.
You can say I am a PRO at hiding my pregnancy. Even some of my close friends came to visit and had no idea. Here are some tips I can give you all if you are not ready to share your news.
- You are on a cleanse- bring a juice cleanse bottle with you! Warn the group you may be lame tonight because you are on a cleanse and need support! (EAT THE BIGGEST MEAL EVER BEFORE YOU GO)
- Offer to be DD -no one can argue with this. (You actually need to drive and pick people up so there is no peer pressure when you get there) Make it seem like you are taking one for the team. “Its totally my turn, I owe you guys!”
- You are super hungover from the night before- “I can’t even stand the smell of alcohol right now” and Claim that you are most likely never drinking again.
- Taking a month off- my friends wouldn’t buy this personally but it’s an option because I do know NONPREGNANT people who actually do this. WHY or HOW? I don’t have that answer.
- Fake Drink: I am telling you….NO ONE is paying attention. I usually accept the drink and dump it in the nearest sink or hand it off to my husband. Declining initially puts out a red flag. Plus, If a person is watching you that closely to know you are “fake drinking” then clearly the care Way too much and you probably should just tell them. Also, for dinners with friends…get there earlier before everyone and speak with the waiter. Have a “drink” in hand when everyone walks in. Claim you have already had 3 and need to slow down.
Its funny how early on you think you are “showing”. You believe everyone will know you are pregnant because of your belly bloat. I go back at look at the pictures I took with my “belly” and can’t believe I thought I even had a bump.
Here are my go-to wardrobe pieces that help hide that first trimester belly bloat.