Hi all and Congrats to new joiners.
I have just come back from a 2 day (overnight) wedding. It was awesome - surprising myself with how well I can enjoy myself sober! But super difficult 'hiding' my non-drinking from the many work colleagues there as I never turn down a wine!
The hen's night for this wedding was on New Years Eve, which was also the morning that I got my BFP, I'm sure tongues must be wagging now after two non-drinking nights in a row. It wouldn't be so bad except that I feel a little ridiculous - a bit farcical when I'm pretty sure that it must be completely obvious, and most of them know that we were trying to get pregnant! But at not even 5 weeks and without having told a single family member, it would be crazy to tell work colleagues and I really don't want to jinx anything - so play the game I must!
But on top of this, when my good friend (and work colleague) came round to pick me up on NYE, she announced that she wouldn't be drinking because she was 11 weeks pregnant! Well, I shrieked with excitement,(this is only an hour after getting my own BFP) and she was very suprised at my reaction. And everyone else was so excited too. Was sooo hard not saying..."me too!!"
But now, I can't stop asking her questions about how she is feeling and how it has been for her. I am so excited but I am treading such a thin line, trying not to blow my cover.
But this isn't all. In two weekends as bridesmaid for my best friend I am putting on her hen's weekend. Problem is that it is just 6 of us going away for the weekend - drinks are a given. And they are all very close friends of mine, but I will only be 7 weeks by then and in a perfect world I wouldn't be telling them... I'm really not sure what to do - also don't want to steal any thunder of the bride who gets married 3 weeks after that, when again I still will be only 10 weeks.
I am very aware of increased m/c stats as a mid-thirties mum and really would like as a few people as possible to know that I'm pregnant but really don't know how to get around this.
And what are the odds of having 2 hen's nights and 2 weddings in 6 weeks anyway? But then again...I guess, probably not that different than the odds of getting pregnant...
And I wouldn't have this any other way!
And lastly (aware that this is turning into a small novel), very few symptoms as yet, constant cramping which just feels like period cramps and an afternoon of nausea last week. But how will I know what will be happening in a few weeks when I am supposed to be a bouncy, energetic bridesmaid leading the way?
smile It does all make me smile though!