First off, congrats! We always told the other kids after the first tri. Our reasons: kids that age don't have a good sense of time, so eight months is a long time to wait! Second, we didn't tell other people we were pg until after the first tri so I didn't want my kids spilling the beans. Third, just in case we had a loss I didn't want to have to explain that to the kids, and although it can still happen later the odds drop after 12 weeks. And lastly, because by then I had a nice u/s pic to show as a prop, which made it more concrete to them. Actually, when I was pg with my third and told my oldest (who was then four as well) he looked at my printout of three u/s pics and said "You mean we are having THREE babies? Oh no!" LOL! Once I explained that it was three pics of the same baby he felt much better!
at 12:34 PM on Jul. 23, 2010