Post # 1
Hey bees! Here’s the deal. We haven’t officially started TTC but we did do the BD during my fertile window last week so there’s a possibility that I’m pregnant (right?). On to the problem. Tonight several friends are going to happy hour. I’m usually totally there. So it would be a bit strange if I didn’t show up unless there was a reason. Add to that, that this is sort of a special occasion because one of our friends who recently had a baby is coming after a LONG hiatus due to the baby. So I think barring an emergency, me skipping out would be really strange.
So I have decided to go. What I need is an excuse for why I am not drinking. Help!
Post # 4
You can tell them you are on an antibiotic that you cannot drink while taking, OR, slyly tell the waitress/bartender that your vocal order will be (for example) vodka/cranberry, but to ONLY put cranberry in the drink. I have had many ‘drinking’ friends pull a fast one over me when they announce their pregancy at x, y, z time, and then when I bring up ‘that night’, they said they told the bartender what I mentioned above (inserting drink of choice, of course!). Good luck!
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to avoid drinking, because you may not be pregnant. Don’t go get all out drunk, but one glass of wine or one or two drinks that you sip all night is ok.
Post # 6
Medication, headache, you’re DD, too many calories?
Or get something that could look like it contains alcohol but doesn’t (i.e. vodka and cranberry juice that is actually just plain cranberry juice).
Post # 7
I think you’re safe to have A DRINK during your TWW, but I personally wouldn’t have more than that. We didn’t tell anyone we were expecting for a few months, so there was no way I could skip every single social outing. One outing in particular, I decided to make nice with a bartender, let him in on our little secret, asked that he exercise discretion, and make me a soda water with cranberry in a cocktail glass and keep ’em coming. Worked like a charm!
You can also get a beer and nurse it allll night, or swap bottles with your SO when his is low/empty to make it look like you’ve been drinking it.
Post # 8
WOW! I knew I could count on you guys. I would have never thought to chat with the bartender/server. Thanks!
Post # 9
I am also in the “drink till it’s pink” club, but totally respect those who aren’t. I’d say that you just aren’t feeling well, you are the DD, you had a few drinks last night (?!) and are on hiatus, or you have a party tomorrow night that you are saving yourself for! LOL. Lots of bee’s use the excuse they are on meds that you can’t mix with alcohol…. that should work. Also, I have used the bladder infection line a few times when I just wanted to be safe and i think EVERY girl was like “ohhh no!!! Have some more water!!!” LOL. 😉
Post # 10
I’m in the same boat, except I don’t drink at all. Every time I tell people I don’t drink, they assume I’m pregnant. I always have to roll my eyes and say “No, I just do not drink”. I’m loving some of these suggestions here, thanks ladies 🙂