so you’re going to a baby shower-or another awkward event-while you’re in the midst of infertility. first of all, i feel for you. going to a baby shower when dealing with this is the equivalent to being the older single family member at a wedding.
or, in this case, when are you going to be next?
i knew it would be awkward before it was..i anticipated, as mentioned in my previous post, the questions i knew were going to be coming: “when are you having a baby??” while i knew i would think
(to myself), whenever the fertility meds work but thank you (only not) for asking. what i did not think, however, was actually saying this very thing.
my hormones, on the other hand, had other plans. for the past week, i will readily admit i have been a raging bitch. i’m not sure if it’s PMS, the anticipated stress of the shower/going back to where i’m from in general, or a combination of all of the above but they’ve been off the hook.
with that being said, i wasn’t really inclined to smile sweetly both times people asked me when i was having a baby &, most especially, when someone asked if i was pregnant too.
the hormones had some creative no nonsense responses that are as followed:
&, “Whenever the fertility treatments start to work.”
ultimately, i decided, if you’re going to make me feel uncomfortable (nearly sending me to the bathroom in tears), then i’m going to make you uncomfortable, too damn it. i was already dreading this day immensely (for myself) before anything was said, i did not ask for this event to be even harder than it was already going to be for me.
at the end of the day, all i have to say is thank you, crazy hormonal lady problems. ya sure came in handy today.