This year has been full of them. I am once again in the phase where it seems like almost everyone I know is pregnant. I actually have a "fall" and a "spring" phase for whatever reason, so here I am. I have given a lot of thought to pregnancy announcements over the last couple of weeks and would like to share some of them with you.
Pregnancy announcement #1: Via myspace. This was a person that I used to be related to via marriage and who knows about our struggles.
Pregnancy announcement #2: In private on our way to dinner with some girlfriends, my friend told me she was expecting.
Pregnancy announcement #3: At a party in front of all our friends, my friend tells me that she is pregnant. She and her husband know everything about our infertility and we considered them some of our closest, best friends
Pregnancy announcement #4: Via an email, my cousin announced her pregnancy to the family
Pregnancy announcement #5: Via the news. Haha - don't let your mind jump to conclusions. It is actually the weather lady on the news that I watch EVERY morning while getting ready for work. (ok, so I don't KNOW her and she certainly doesn't KNOW me, but it is a pregnancy that I am faced with every day) LOL
Pregnancy announcement #6: Via text message. A friend and sort of relative announced that she and her husband are expecting
All of these announcements have occurred between February '09 and today. All of them were announced in different ways and each made me feel like I was punched in the stomach.
I don't know what the best way of announcing a pregnancy to an infertile woman is, but I can tell you the one that destroyed me the most was the one that was announced in public at a party. That was by far the hardest announcement to go through. Especially when both of them knew how badly we want a child of our own. It was down right cruel.
Anyone care to share a pregnancy announcement? Good or Bad? Leave a comment I would love to hear of your experiences!