By Sarah Batcheller

Prepare for your heart to explode inside your chest in 3…2…1! Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their second child! UsMagazine.com reported that the royal couple are waiting on baby number two. As thrilled as their devoted admirers are, though, the couple had to make the tough decision to announce their pregnancy a little earlier than they previously desired, as the Duchess of Cambridge’s severe morning sickness, which has left her in the care of doctors in the palace, is preventing her from attending planned events with her hubby. We’ll miss seeing you about for a while Kate, but we know you’re toughing it out for your little one.

How do you  know when to announce your pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

Celebrating a new pregnancy is initially a very intimate event  between two people, and then a very special event among family and close friends. Later, comes everyone else in your world whom the information is important to. Even those of us without royal engagements in our calendars need to inform our bosses, neighbors, and general acquaintances of the delightful news. Here are some of Cupid’s suggestions on when to announce you are pregnant:

1. Wait a couple weeks before telling family: Although they should be the first to know, it’s nice to have a little time to let the news settle in before announcing your pregnancy to family.  This way, you can actually have the time to develop answers to all their questions about potential names, how far along you are, the gender, etc. Not to mention, it’s a great bonding experience for you and your partner to be the only ones who know for a little while.

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2.  Make it public three months into your pregnancy: After three months, the chances of miscarrying significantly reduce. Plus, all your family and closest friends know by this time, so it’s appropriate to post a Facebook status, Tweet, let the office know, etc. While, of course, you’ll let the most meaningful people know first, you don’t want to wait too long to share the announcement with everyone else, so that you don’t have to keep making excuses as to why you can’t have a glass of wine, why you’re so tired, or why you’re…you know…getting larger.

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3. Decide on any big changes before your announcement: Ideally, you were planning and expecting to get pregnant for a while, and any big changes to occur as a result, like a move or a new job, have already been determined. If you’re going to stop working to be with your baby, your boss will probably want to know that when you tell him/her you’re pregnant. Likewise, you’d need to inform many people that you’re relocating if that’s your decision, and there’s no sense withholding that information if they already know you’re pregnant.

When did you decide to announce your pregnancy? Share with us in the comments below!