Keeping up with the Kardashians just got a little more interesting as Kourtney recently announced that she and her boyfriend of five years, Scott Disick, are expecting their second child. Kardashian took a pregnancy test about five weeks ago and didn’t hesitate to wake Disick with the positive results.  “Now I’m nine weeks along,” she told UsMagazine.  “You’re supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident.” The couples first son, Mason, almost 2 now, came as a surprise, but this pregnancy had more planning involved. “It wasn’t like we weren’t trying,” Disick said.  “We kind of just said, ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.'”

Why do women wait 12 weeks before announcing their pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Risks: The first 12-16 weeks are the most dangerous for the possibility of a miscarriage.  Don’t risk making the announcement too soon, and shortly after having to explain that you’re no longer pregnant.

2. Emotions:  You’re going to feel a lot of different emotions upon finding out you’re going to be a mother, so it’s important that you take time to sort out your feelings.

3. Time to settle: You and your partner are going to want time to yourselves so you can agree on important concerns that come along with having a baby.  This way you’ll be more prepared to face the bombardment of questions from friends and family.

How did you announce your pregnancy?  Share your comments below.