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25/03/2013 at 20:09
A girl I work with has just hash tagged her scan pic announcing she pregnant with #whoopsvodkashots!
Words fail me!
25/03/2013 at 20:17
Oh, I don't think it's that bad. Clearly meant as a joke even if there's some truth in it.
I think that is hilarious!!
25/03/2013 at 20:18
That did make me laugh, but then I don't know her so I assumed it as a joke. Some people are a bit strange like that though.
25/03/2013 at 20:21
Is it not meant to be a joke? Although I don't know the person but I would assume it was a joke iyswim
25/03/2013 at 20:22
That'd be funnier if she didn't hashtag on FB. * pet hate*
25/03/2013 at 20:24
I think that is really funny ...
25/03/2013 at 20:25
If it was a joke I would think quite witty but bless her it appears to be true! Completely unplanned with no fella and living at home. I think I'm a touchy cow around it all anyway
25/03/2013 at 20:26
What's the problem? Amusing announcement I think.
And at least if it is true she's being honest and stoping gossip in its tracks before it starts.
25/03/2013 at 20:37
Not a fan of FB announcements anyway. Think you have to be a MTTC/dttc-er to understand the (slightly irrational) over sensitivity to it. If she knew you had been having difficulties trying and this is how you found out, multiply that feeling by 20 xxx
25/03/2013 at 20:47
I'm going to be really honest and say although I didn't announce it on FB like that when telling friends face to face I did say 'gin has a lot to answer for' and other similar things- said in a joking manor but totally true (J was a surprise that came back from honeymoon)- I didn't really think much of it but since coming on here and seeing that not everyone's TTC journey is an easy one I maybe wouldn't have worded it they way I did as I have since found out one of my work friends is struggling to conceive after 2 years of trying- she never really made a big deal about it at all but since being in MD im aware she is probably hiding a lot if how she feels frommiat people (totally understandable), obviously in sure the way I told her was not the best way but then at the time I had no idea. I think it's one of those things that unless you know someone/use forums like this/ have struggled to fall pregnant yourself it wouldn't really cross your mind.
25/03/2013 at 20:50
Kk I was/am an mttcer so I do understand how insensitive something's can be. I'm not a fan if big huge announcements etc but I would have assumed this was meant in a jokey way (all be it in bad taste).
25/03/2013 at 21:10
KK, I was a DTCer (for 3.5yrs) so I do know how horrible it is to hear of pregnancy announcements but would still find that amusing ... actually some of the more serious, sickly announcements got me more.
25/03/2013 at 21:12
Yes jb I felt the same, light hearted jokey announcements I could take but sickly sweet ones were difficult x
25/03/2013 at 21:26
Its pretty amusing.. I think people are entitled to announce their pregnancy however they wish to!
25/03/2013 at 21:38
I wasn't having a go I promise! I was trying to explain why not everybody would find it funny/would be more over sensitive to it. Depending on the day and who it is I can cope with some pregnancy announcements better than others. My original point was if this girl knew about NG's difficulty conceiving then it was insensitive. If she didn't know then obviously I wouldn't expect her to be thinking about NG when she decided how to announce her pregnancy.
Hole dug out of or have I made it worse for myself??
25/03/2013 at 21:43
I get you KK but I do agree with the other DTCers/ ex DTCers that say the fluffier announcements affected me more than the funny, jokier ones.
25/03/2013 at 22:18
Lol ok!! I accept tonight I must be feeling more sensitive than normal!!
26/03/2013 at 01:21
I get you KK! Preg announcements on fb used to kill me, fluffy, jokey or however, they cut like a knife - nothing against the person at all, they just hurt which was the main reason I never did a fb thingy or mentioned my pregnancy on there at all really. So absolutely nothing against this girl and her admittedly witty announcement but If I'd seen it when still dtc-ing I guarantee I would have felt irrationally upset and angry, probably because it was true and would have highlighted the whole 'why can everyone else seem to get pregnant so easily?' Horrible thought process that sometimes took over me completely.
Of course people are entitled to announce how they wish, but I totally get why it would cut to the bone for some people when seeing that, and that's ok too, I had enough to feel bad about without beating myself up for how I honestly felt IYSWIM?
26/03/2013 at 04:47
Oh went to bed early and only just back to this. I honestly think I am over sensitive to lots of pregnant announcements in general. H told me to have a word with myself and stop being so stupid. I apologise if I've caused any offence xxx
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