Sunday fun-day seems like a fitting day to discuss this topic...
Not drinking alcohol around friends, family, or even an acquaintance could be a tell tale sign that you may be pregnant. But is it really okay to ask someone such a loaded question?
Pregnancy is such an exciting time in anyone’s life, but most like to keep it hush hush until it’s ‘safe’ to announce it. So many things can happen in those first 3 months, and even after that. It’s this big amazing secret that most feel they should keep to themselves until the timing is right. We were one of those couples. We waited until 14 weeks to officially announce it.
Everyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy a glass of wine, or if I’m feeling wild, a glass of whiskey. So when I told people I was doing ‘dry January’ I definitely had some skeptics. We had to lie to multiple people, even having some question us more than once. That was not enjoyable. After that I basically stayed home the rest of my first trimester. I avoided birthdays or get togethers because I didn’t want to be asked by multiple people- Are you pregnant? And have to lie to their face. We genuinely were not ready to tell people. It was a frustrating feeling to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, I also stayed home because I felt awful 95% of the time. It was just easier being home.
We finally announced it two weeks ago and it was the best feeling in the world! It was almost like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. Being pregnant has been the most exciting time in my life, I just wish people could understood what it’s like from a pregnant woman’s perspective. When someone is pregnant, they will tell you this amazing news, but on their terms, when they are ready! Please don’t try and take that away from them.
Let me know if you have experienced something similar during your pregnancy?