Post # 1
Hi All – At the end of the month I will be 8 weeks pregnant and traveling to Isreal with my in-laws for 10 days. As I am not ready to tell them yet, I need a reason why I wont be drinking. Please help anyone have any clever ideas?
Post # 3
@Miss.E: Tell them you are trying to lose weight and you are limiting your calories? I never drink because I am trying to lose weight. No one ever pushes the issue anyway – i just say ‘No thanks! I’m watching my calories!
Obviously this won’t be believable if you don’t need to lose weight…but its an idea?
Oh and CONGRATS!!!!
Post # 4
You could tell them you’re on a diet…
Post # 5
You could tell them the classic lie about being on antibiotics. Or, maybe you’re trying to watch what you’re eating/drinking? If you’re not at dinner, you could always order a juice or soda and “pretend” there is an alcohol in there.
Post # 6
this might be TMI but no one will question you. say your OBGYN is having you do a cleanse with no alcohol allowed because of recurring yeast infections. you have to take strong dose of diflucan every two days for two weeks.
Post # 7
@Miss.E: I’m in a very similar situation as you- with my birthday at the WINERIES being this weekend (it’s been planned far before this surprise pregnancy has..) it’s going to look TOTALLY off and abnormal for me to not be drinking. So here’s what I did. I already texted my sister in law and mom this past week complaining about cramping and feeling like I have to pee, but can’t. This gave them the impression I had a UTI. So I told them I went to my doc (which I did, but for my prenatal appt. HA!) and sure enough, “I had a UTI”. I texted them that I was prescribed antibiotics for 10 days and how upset I was for not being able to drink this weekend..they totally bought it.
However, I don’t plan to tell until I’m near the end of first trimester, so coming up with more excuses may be difficult- but we’ll figure that out when the time comes I suppose.
You could also have your husband order your drinks for you while your in laws are not near the bar and have him get you a sprite with lime (vodka/soda) or have them pour cranberry juice in a wine glass. Ahh, trickery!
Good luck and congrats!
Post # 8
Could you tell them you’re TTC and thus not drinking at all as a precaution?
Post # 9
@LilacViolet: @tcgstar: thank you! not bad ideas, but then what if i want to pig out on all the good food =)
@MsAmandaAnn: the problem with antibiotics is that my mother in-law will ask way to many questions regarding it and I wont have any answers, haha
@profiterole: that could be good, TMI could stop them.
Thanks for all the feedback, this is not easy. So far nights out on the town are easy to fake, but 10 days is prooving to be challenging
Post # 10
@Miss.E: Jet lag? I felt like death for an entire week last time I traveled. I certainly didn’t have any booze (granted, I don’t drink much to begin with) or I woulda upchucked!
Post # 11
@dogsrule86: congrats to you too!!!! Digging the before hand set up, that could work.
Post # 12
I am not a doctor but arnt people not allowed to drink when they are on blood thinners? Make up some liw about your doctor putting you on blood thinners or something…
say youre on a diet…
OR..here is a good one, my friend is actually going through it…but it might be tricky because then you will have to also watch what you eat. My friend recently found out he is allergic to yeast and has to be a a glutin free diet. Which means he bascically cant drink any beer or liquor but if he does, it has to be clear. They told him he can basically only drink clear tequila (yuck). Do some research about alcohol alleriges and fake that for now.
Post # 13
My brother’s new girlfriend asked him if i drank when we were at a BBQ together, and he said, “Oh, I think she’s dieting”….as I’m mowing down every chip and dip that’s not nailed down to the table. Ha!!
I’ve been going with the antibiotic route or the “too hungover from last night” thing.
Post # 14
@Miss.E: you can say you have an upper respitory infection that got worse because of seasonal allergies and you are on antibiotics & steroids.
Post # 15
I’ve just been getting a seven up and cran because I usually drink vodka crans. I let the bartender know and they still just make it look like an alcoholic beverage. It’s been working so far 😉
Post # 16
Will they ask questions if you say you’re on medication? If not, do that. If so, you could get a non-alcoholic drink that looks like alcohol (eg a vodka orange looks pretty much the same as straight orange juice).