Okay, what’s the best and quickest ways to throw a frustrated infertile TTCer into a dark funk?
a. announce your “accidental” pregnancy
b. attend a baby shower
c. go buy a present for previously mentioned baby shower
d. optimistically make comments like “I know we’ll be doing this for you soon.”
e. all the above
Yes, all the above happened to me today. I drove to a co-worker’s baby shower for which I was supposed to have made the cake (no way! no how!). I picked up the pre-ordered cake and bought 3 of the cutest newborn outfits you have ever seen. I wrapped them in beautiful paper. I got to the shower and held the most precious newborn baby boy I have seen in years. Not kidding, he is beautiful. Another coworker mentioned that she is pregnant accidentally (f—–). I dressed really nice and smiled alot, hoping to avoid the pity of my coworkers. It didn’t work. They tried to be supportive and ask about our TTC efforts. Then they made the comment about having a shower for me soon. My answer, “Oh we’ll see, but that sounds nice.”
I thought I was fine until the drive home. My mood is foul and I am not good company for anyone tonight. When will this part end? I am ready for something new.