Post # 1
I’m going on a girls weekend trip and i *may* be pregnant. The earliest I could test would be the day I leave for the trip. Even then a negative could be false.
I don’t want to tell them. Yet they are all going to highly suspicious if I don’t partake in Margarita time with them. I’m already devising little plans to sneak to the bar alone and ask the bartender to put sprite in a short glass so it looks like a cocktail. Or order a glass of wine and just secretly dump sips when no one’s looking. Faux sip?
I don’t want to tell them because we’re just not ready to share with the world we’re thinking about having a family. We really want to keep it private for a little while.
Post # 3
I had a friend who once made up a little white lie that she was on a medication that didn’t mix with alcohol, so she couldn’t partake. No one really thought much of it other than the fact that this girl likes her wine, and normally that wouldn’t have stopped her 😉
Post # 4
When my best friend was in early pregnancy we had a girl’s weekend in NYC. She claimed to have a raging bladder infection and said she was on antibiotics so she couldn’t drink. I didn’t believe her (I knew she and her hubby were ttc) but the rest of the girls did and it wasn’t an issue.
Post # 5
Yeah, I think medication is probably your best cop out. Antibiotics should take the fall nicely. 😉 And *fingerscrossed* early congratulations!
Post # 6
Antibiotics all the way!!
Post # 7
I would pull the medication card then say you’ll have just one and go get a faux drink @ the bar that looks real. That way it won’t arise any suspisions if you usually drink.
Post # 8
AWESOME! I didn’t even think the medication route! I was all ready to tip the bartender – this is much better!
Post # 9
personally I think the antibiotics/medication lie is usually a pretty obvious indicator someone is pregnant 🙂 i think being in cahoots with waiters/bartenders in restaurants /bars to bring you virgin drinks is the best way to avoid attention to the fact that you are not drinking. all other excuses usually will cause your friends to guess.
Post # 10
If you go the bartender/waitress route make sure you get a separate check! I tried this once and the waiter threw my drinks on the group tab, the check comes to our table and the girls saw “virgin margarita” all over it! I was totally busted.
Post # 11
I don’t drink when I’m about to get my period because it gives me migraines. People here migraines and period and they usually don’t want to talk about it, but if you’re with a bunch of girls it might not work. I say blame antibiotics. 🙂
Post # 12
my husband and i are trying, but i’m not pregnant and was on medication last weekend so i couldn’t drink.. they teased me of course asking if i was prego, but i just denied it and everyone went about their business
Post # 13
Don’t use the antibiotic excuse – most people know that alcohol isn’t actually contraindicated when using the majority of common antibiotics …
Post # 14
I don’t know how to keep your friends from knowing. Last Xmas hubby and I went out to dinner with our usual group of friends/spouses. One of our friends ordered water and said she was on medication. Of course everyone thought “Pregnant!” She made such a big deal about keeping it a secret that night it was almost funny because although we were happy for them, we all have our own lives and I don’t think anyone cared as much as she thought we would. I think the more you try to hide it the more obvious you’ll be and the bigger deal people will make. I would just say “we’re trying to get pregnant” and they’ll probably forget in 5 minutes. There may be others in your boat.
I realize that you aren’t ready to announce it to the world, but faking wine sips and sneaking to the bar seems like a lot of work, and pretty dramatic for what may be nothing. If you are THAT uncomfortable with telling people and you think it’s going to be an issue-I would just skip girls weekend. I just found out I was preggers a few weeks ago, went to my usual happy hour with co-workers and when they asked why I wasn’t drinking I was totally against playing the “medication/water game” because of my previous experience with our friends. I said I was pregnant, everyone said congrats and the conversation moved on.
Post # 15
The faux drinks sounds like a great idea… BUT, what if you are pregnant. When you tell the girls later down the road they may think you were really drinking…just something to think about. if you go with the medicine excuse, make sure you can come up with an antibiotic name in case they ask what you are taking (if ur friends are anything like mine, they would ask what med. I was taking). Good luck honey!!! Keep us posted on how it goes!!!
Post # 16
I think its also fair to just say, We are TTC and therefor I am not drinking to prepare my body.