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Keeping My Third Pregnancy a Secret

Keeping My Third Pregnancy a Secret

This is the second little rambling I found on my phone that I want to share. It’s nice to go back to read and see how I was feeling, whilst keeping baby number 3 my third pregnancy a secret:

Keeping My Pregnancy a Secret

I’m pregnant and I’ve known for almost 2 weeks now. I’m just over 5 weeks, as I found out very early with a First Response test. I’m in those glorious days before the nausea, raging appetite and vile taste in my mouth engulf me.

To be honest there are so many days I just forget there is a sesame seed baby inside me. I look down at my slightly rounded tummy and I have that exciting reminder. I’m at the gym working out as normal and I start to wonder how much longer of this will I get away with?

The thing is I’ve kept it a secret so far. Of course close family know and one of my very closest friends, I couldn’t lie to when she asked me outright. What has also made it crazy is at least 3 people have asked me if I’m pregnant since coming back from our recent Greek holiday. And yes I’ve lied blatantly to their faces!!! I’ve not told people who will be mockingly furious when I spill the beans.

I’ve been asked on a night out with some of the school mums and I lied and said I couldn’t go. Reality – I couldn’t be bothered to go out and make an excuse to why I wasn’t drinking. I’m off out with a bigger group of school mums for a meal soon and again I’ll be faking sipping my gin and tonic. Reality was I didn’t end up making this as felt way too sick!!

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I’m enjoying having this little secret. It’s a little exciting feeling when I remember. Something only a select few know about. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to keep it quiet once any first trimester symptoms hit, especially in the first couple of weeks! I remember it’s a killer and my work mate is a very good detective, especially when I’m eating every hour in the office.

For now though it’s my secret and I’m keeping it.

keeping my third pregnancy a secret



  1. September 12, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I remember those days well and desperately trying to hide feeling ridiculously sick as well as pretending to drink!! #bloggersbest

  2. September 12, 2018 / 9:36 am

    This brings back so many memories, I remember feeling awful in the office and hating the smell of coffee in meeting rooms. I kept my third pregnancy to myself for 17 weeks till it showed to much and someone plucked up the courage to ask me! #BloggersBest

  3. September 12, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Mine was no secret! I was obviously sick — my gag reflex was working overtime!


  4. Jaki
    September 12, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I remember the early weeks with Little Man because I too found out really early. It’s a lovely secret to keep. I hope your pregnancy is going well lovely. You look wonderful! #Bloggersbest

  5. September 12, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I was taught unless you see a baby coming out of a woman or it is her bridal shower you never ask if she is pregnant! #bloggersbest

  6. September 12, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I think it’s nice you kept it mostly a secret for awhile. It’s kind of fun. 🙂 #bloggersbest


  7. Mummy here and there
    September 12, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I too kept my a secret in the early weeks, I liked having a little secret X #bloggersbest

  8. September 12, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    It’s entirely up to you when you want to tell people and having that secret makes you feel all glowy and special. And why not? It’s your body, your baby and your story to share when you want to x #BloggersBest

  9. September 12, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Didn’t you do well keeping it secret! #BloggersBest

  10. September 13, 2018 / 10:49 am

    I loved those weeks when only a few special people knew, when it was ours and ours alone. Though I’m pleased you’ve told everyone now as I’m so flipping excited for you!!! #BloggersBest

  11. September 14, 2018 / 11:33 am

    What a fabulous secret to keep 🙂
    When I was pregnant with my last baby I honestly thought I was starting the menopause and didn’t even test until I was about 6 weeks. He was a lovely surprise though and I’m so glad he’s here, even though my older kids are old enough to be his parents (which is a nice way of saying I’m old enough to be his grandma.)

  12. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    September 18, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    It is lovely and awful trying to keep it a secret! I told my closest family early in my pregnancies so that I could feel grotty and get sympathy #bloggersbest

  13. September 18, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Good for you – I didn’t tell anyone with any of my pregnancies either – not even close family or friends, partly due to losing two babies consecutively between number one and two. There’s plenty of time for everyone to find out #bloggersbest

  14. Georgina Prince
    November 5, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    it’s your secret to keep at the end of the day pregnancy always feels like its in the public domain which is weird as it’s really such a personal experience. x

  15. February 2, 2020 / 8:33 am

    I kept my 2nd pregnancy a secret for 3 months. Even from my husband(as bad as that sounds). I was afraid of disappointing everyone because my daughter was only 7 months when I found out. This time my husband and I know but we are the only ones and I am currently 6 weeks. I would like to keep it to us until we can’t anymore.

  16. Serena Sanchez
    February 3, 2020 / 5:04 pm

    So I start spotting and brown stuff to the I start bleed for one day And I take home pregnancy test Anything out negative but I’ve been noticing that I have a lot of nausea and very emotional and my clothes don’t fit me

  17. Melissa sons
    March 30, 2020 / 2:09 am

    How long did u keep it a secret??? I’m pregnant with my third child.

  18. Taylor
    April 8, 2020 / 8:12 pm

    This is what I intend to do my next pregnancy. We just lost our baby boy during stillbirth at 21 weeks and have had three miscarriages before but the public only knows about my recent loss and people Ive known a while know about the first miscarriage. So I’m terrified to announce again because after the first trimester we were so sure we were in the clear.

    • RunJumpScrap
      April 16, 2020 / 8:40 pm

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear this. Wish you all the best when you do get pregnant again xxx